Fibrocystic breast changes are very common, affecting approximately half of women in their lifetimes. Though the condition is benign, it can cause tenderness, pain, and swelling, and other uncomfortable symptoms. In this interview, Natural Medicine Journal's Editor-in-Chief, Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO, explains how she uses iodine supplementation for women with fibrocystic breast changes. She also describes mechanisms of action and the various forms and sources of iodine. For more information on this topic, refer to Kaczor's 2014 Natural Medicine Journal paper on the topic.
Approximate listening time: 15 minutes
About the Expert
Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO, is editor in chief of Natural Medicine Journal and a naturopathic physician, board certified in naturopathic oncology. She received her naturopathic doctorate from National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, Oregon, and completed her residency in naturopathic oncology at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Kaczor received undergraduate degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is the past president and treasurer of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians and secretary of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology. She has been published in several peer-reviewed journals. Kaczor is based in Eugene, Oregon.
About the Sponsor
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