Alternative Medicine/iodine in pregnancy


Dear Dr. Melamed,

I was wondering if the dose of 12.5 mg of iodine is considered safe during pregnancy?  I read in a book by Dr. David Brownstein, ("Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can't Live Without It") that the amount of iodine that Japanese women get in their diet is around that amount. I have been taking that amount for over a year, but I am currently six weeks pregnant and stopped it because I was not sure if I should continue it. I am getting 220 mcg in my prenatal as well as some in Kyo Green which I take every day.  I started taking the iodine because I heard it was a good breast cancer preventative (my mom has breast cancer) and helps prevent early miscarriage (I have had early miscarriages.)Thank you for your opinion.



  Dear Melodie.

I believe that after the year of taking Iodine it helped you to be pregnant and improve your total health.

I use it usually in my healing program to increase fertility. I agree with Dr. David Brownstein that there is no good health without Iodine and now you need it for your future child, as well. If you are my patient, I will recommend you to continue it as before.

Have healthy pregnancy.

Peter Melamed, Ph.D.

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I have MD degree and decades of the experience in holistic medicine, acupuncture, herbs, cleansing techniques’, diet and drinking healing mineral water, nutritional supplementation and hypnosis. I think, I can answer many questions in the area of non-drug treatment of various chronic diseases, especially gastrointestinal disorders. I am a holistic practitioner at Biotherapy Clinic in San Francisco, California


I worked as an MD (anesthesiology, intensive care, gastroenterology, Men’s health, etc) in USSR. PhD in Western Medicine. Alternative medicine practitioner in the Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic in San Francisco for 20 years.

I published many articles in internet and EBook: "Healthy Pancreas, Healthy You" 550 pages and more than 300 references. References 1. Peter Melamed, Ph.D., Felix Melamed, LAc, MSTCM. EBook Healthy Pancreas, Healthy You. Publisher Biotherapy, Inc, September 2014 2. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. Chronic Metabolic Acidosis Destroys Pancreas. JOP. J Pancreas (Online) 2014 Nov 28; 15(6): 552-560 3. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. Short Review of Our Work - "Chronic Metabolic Acidosis Destroys Pancreas" with Focus on the Functional Exocrine Pancreatic Disorders JOP. J Pancreas (Online) 2015 Jul 08; 16(4):365-368 4. Peter Melamed, PhD, and Felix Melamed, MS. Acidity Kills the Pancreas. Townsend Letter, the Examiner of Alternative Medicine. August/September 2015, p. 74-80 5. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. The Role of the Metabolic Acidosis in the Development of Chronic Pancreatitis. SM Group (USA) Chronic Pancreatitis: Recent Advances. 2015, Aug 10

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