Iron deficiency - shows in my nails
We've previously discussed DIM and some issues I'd had with more frequent bleeding when starting on progesterone cream. You advised that the bleeding was likely due to the progesterone, and upon upping the dose, I experienced relief, while still taking the max dose of DIM. Good call!
I have another question, not quite related to progesterone, but everything seems to be so integrated, I think you probably will have some advice on this one for me.
I am currently on a comprehensive program to address this breast lump I have. I do not believe in the traditional treatments for cancer, so have not gone through the motions to obtain a "diagnosis". If the lump is cancerous, I'll treat it naturally anyway, so am assuming it is, and making changes in my life that I need to make anyway. Have not been very successful in making these changes previously, but having the assumption that I have cancer and am fighting for my life allows me to stay motivated and not stray from my plan. If the lump is not cancerous, I'll still have improved my situation.
Anyway, I am on Iodoral, which is purported to help with breast issues and cancer, along with the recommended companion nutrients - Selenium, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Niacin, as well as Vitamin D3 (10,000 mg) and Vitamin K, and a few others. I am also on the Budwig Protocol, of cottage cheese and flax oil with ground flax seeds, as well as vegetable juicing and organic diet. I feel better in many ways, and believe I'm on the right track. It's been not quite 3 months that I've been on this program.
Prior to starting this program, I had been taking iron supplements due to spooning of my thumb nails. I had a history of very heavy menstrual bleeding, so wasn't surprised I'd be iron-deficient. The spooning improved. In researching my program, I came across many references to iron being bad for cancer, so switched from iron to lactoferrin. Haven't been on the lactoferrin very long, but am seeing a new spooning at the base of my thumb nail just in the last few days. Am concerned about going back on the iron, which could exacerbate cancer if I have it, but if the deficiency is bad enough to show in the nails, I feel I need to do something. Any input based on your experience and research over the years?
Thanks so much for your obvious dedication to helping others. You're truly amazing!