a row of proud breast cancer survivors

Breast cancer is the 2nd most common cancer killer after lung cancer. Fortunately, natural remedies may improve outcomes and decrease the toxicity of treatment.

Nutritional Influence

  • Iodine

    High iodine intake cultures (e.g., Japan) have 70% lower rates of breast cancer than low iodine countries like the U.S.

  • Vitamin D

    Women with a higher vitamin D intake may be a quarter less likely to die from breast cancer than women with lower levels.


Recommended Supplements

Though larger studies are needed, early experience showed these nutrients may decrease breast cancer growth or risk.

  • Iodine

    Iodine (Tri-Iodine has 12.5 mg tablet. Take 1-4 tabs a day — if taking more than 1, do so under a holistic physician’s supervision as it may block thyroid function).

  • Vitamin D

    2,000 units a day (unless you have high blood calcium from bone metastases).

  • Coenzyme Q10

    Coenzyme Q10 chewables 200-400 mg a day. In 1 study, it helped shrink breast cancer metastases.

  • Black Cohosh

    For hot flashes from estrogen blockers (e.g., Tamoxifen), use black cohosh. It does NOT raise estrogen levels.

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Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, is one of the most frequently quoted long COVID, fibromyalgia, energy, and pain medical authorities in the world.

He is the author of 12 books, including the bestselling From Fatigued to Fantastic and the popular free Smart Phone app Cures A-Z. He is the lead author of eight studies on effective treatment for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Dr. Teitelbaum appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and FoxNewsHealth.