In this episode I interview one of the leading pioneers in iodine research and application, Dr. Jorge Flechas. Dr. Flechas discusses how iodine deficiency has led to dramatic increases in cancer, thyroid diseases and hormonal imbalances. He highlights that iodine is found and needed by the breast, ovaries, thyroid and muscles. When examining Countries with low incidences of cancer, Dr. Flechas reveals that Japan has the lowest rates of breast and prostate cancer despite being hit with two nuclear bombs.
Iodine plays a dramatic role in balancing hormones and is needed to ensure ovarian health and thyroid health which is essential to fertility. Dr. Flechas details how a majority of the U.S. has become deficient in iodine and what can be done about it. Also iodines crucial role in brain development. Pregnant women consuming adequate levels of iodine have children with much higher than average IQs! Learn how this incredible element can protect you from cancer and keep your thyroid healthy.
About Episode Guest
Jorge D. Flechas, M.D., M.P.H., is the Medical Director of Flechas Family Practice in Hendersonville, N.C. In addition to family practice, Dr. Flechas’ subspecialities include Iodine Therapy for thyroid and breast disorders, bio-identical hormone replacement for both men and women, and diagnosis and treatment of cardiac-related issues such as coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis, and hypertension.
Dr. Flechas was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and is fluent in both English and Spanish. He majored in Physics at Southern Missionary College in Tennessee and achieved both his Doctorate in Medicine (1977) and his Masters Degree in Public Health (1979) from Loma Linda University in California.
Dr. Flechas has been in medical practice for 35 years. You can find more about Dr. Jorge Flechas at his website.
His experience and his devotion to the continual study of medicine allow him to diagnose and treat a wide variety of both common and not-so-common medical conditions.
As an internationally sought-after speaker, Dr. Flechas regularly speaks at medical conferences. His lectures have informed many doctors on new and effective treatment protocols for a wide spectrum of medical disorders. He is also the man behind the website HelpMyThyroid.com.