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Could Cherry Anginomas Be Related to Bromide Toxicity?

  • Published on: 05 November, 2014
  • Last update: 04 June, 2018
Thank you to my beautiful friend (who is a doctor speaking truth), Jessica, for enlightening us about this topic on her Instagram. You sparked some excellent research and I’m always grateful for you!

Cherry Anginomas. What are they? Where do they come from? Are they a “normal part of life” like we’ve been told, or is there something deeper?

The answer to the last question: they’re absolutely not a natural part of life. The body makes no mistakes. It was built perfectly. If you have a symptom (such as cherry anginomas) it’s a sign from your body that something is wrong. It’s a cry for help that leaves a clue (in the form of a big red dot) that there’s a much larger root issue.

Any time something appears on the surface of your skin, it’s a sign that your body is trying to push toxins out to get them away from your organs. In fact, the fat on the surface of your body is also a defense mechanism to store toxins your outside, away from your precious liver, kidneys, and more.

A major reason people hit a “plateau” or have trouble losing weight in the first place is because their fat is serving a crucial purpose to their body. When we ingest toxins (pesticides, plastic, fluoride, chemicals), the body quickly pushes them to your fat cells in order to save your organs. This is why a skinny person with an unhealthy lifestyle can be in more danger of symptoms and sickness than a person who is slightly overweight and has an unhealthy lifestyle. 

Cellulite is an extreme example of this built-in defense mechanism. The reason some people develop cellulite and some do not is because cellulite is what your fat cells turn into when they’re at their limit of toxins. Someone with cellulite is in a more advanced state of toxicity than someone without (or they are carrying toxicity heavily in one specific place). Even though you may be working out and trying to lose weight, if you’re not properly detoxing toxins and chemicals, you won’t budge. Your body is trying to protect you. Flush the toxins, and you’ll flush the weight! This is also why low-calorie chemical-laden diets don’t work or last. Yes, you’re eating a 200 calorie Weight Watchers meal… but it’s filled with synthetic ingredients that are telling your liver, “I’m coming to get you! You better store me away in some fat cells if you want to survive!”

Bottom line: Your body stores toxins in your fat AND YOUR SKIN (pimples, anginomas, skin tags) to help minimize how much toxicity your vital organs are exposed to. Cherry Anginomas are not normal. They are a clue from your body telling you that something is acting as a poison.

What exactly are these anginomas?

Cherry angiomas are cherry red papules on the skin containing an abnormal proliferation of blood vessels… Cherry angiomas are made up of clusters of capillaries at the surface of the skin, forming a small round dome (“papule”), which may be flat topped. They range in color from bright red to purple. (Source)

What class of toxins cause them?

According to Dr. A. D. Cohena, Dr. E. Cagnanob, and Dr. D. A. Vardya, cherry angiomas are most likely caused by bromine poisoning (Source). Research conducted by their team showed a distinct correlation between bromine poisoning and these pesky skin disturbances.

“Mysterious red moles appeared on researchers’ bodies after working for extended periods of time with brominated compounds. Bromine poisoning, stored in the fat tissues, is a halogen. It is a known disruptor which prevents the absorption of iodine in the body. The body attempts to move the toxin away from vital body organs storing it in fat tissues and in the skin where it resides as ‘red dots’.” (Source)

How are we being poisoned with bromide?

Our food and drink these days has a plethora of unnecessary ingredients used only to benefit the manufacturers who care little about our personal health. One ingredient is bromate, which comes in the form of sodium or potassium benzoate in bread; brominated vegetable oil (BVO) in Sprite, Mountain Dew and Gatorade; or as methyl bromide in pesticides. I personally hypothesize that pesticides are our largest source of exposure.


Other products that contain bromide:

  • Brominated vegetables
  • Asthma inhalers
  • New furniture, carpeting, bedding, cars
  • Fire retardants especially in children’s clothing
  • Electronics
  • Toys
  • Cosmetics
  • Hair permanents and coloring

 Bromide is related to fluoride or iodine in the family of elements and is toxic to humans. In fact, it is in so many common products that it competes with the iodine receptor sites in the body and displaces iodine from important sites like the thyroid, breast and other endocrine sites. This leads to dysfunction, uprooted metabolism and hypothyroidism. It also can lead to breast cancer.


As the body tries relentlessly to properly use iodine despite massive exposure to bromide, it hoards the bromide in cherry papules or angiomas at the surface of your skin. As I stated earlier, his is a telltale sign that your body is desperately trying to function properly by ushering away the toxic bromide from internal organs. Your body exhausts every effort to heal itself but you must do your part to be aware.

We can also develop bromide dominance when we have an iodine deficiency. Almost every single person in our Western society is iodine deficient. We are eating miniscule amounts of food that contain iodine (SEAWEED and seafood).

Detoxing bromide:

I’m not a doctor, but I’m pretty darn good at navigating my body (with the help of my sidekick Lily). All I can tell you is my thought process and what I do to detox bromide in my particular body.

Common sense: if fluoride, bromide, and iodine are all halogens… and too much fluoride/bromide displaces iodine… put the iodine back in to displace the bromide!

My favorite form of iodine is Nascent Iodine.

I feel a huge difference when I remember to put this liquid gold in my water. Nascent Iodine is a consumable iodine in its atomic form rather than its molecular form. This means that the iodine atoms can hold an electromagnetic charge. This “charged” state is held by the atom until diluted in water and consumed, whereby it gradually loses energy over a 2-3 hour time span. During this time, Nascent Iodine is recognized by the body as the same iodine that is produced by the thyroid and is absorbed effortlessly by the body.

It speeds up my thyroid, gives me energy, and boosts my metabolism (hello hunger!) I started with just a few drops and worked my way up to my personal sweet spot. Everyone is different.

Have you tried Nascent Iodine before? What was your experience? Let me know in the comments!

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Abuawad, Robert

Beautiful Ladies: Sorry, but I forgot to mention that when Idionine is lacking for the proper function of your thyroid, it has been depleted by Chlorine and dangerously replaced by Bromine. That is the exact cause of cherry angiomas or red spots. When that happens it means that in general you have hormone imbalances, called estrogen dominance. It is the most devastating phisycal and emotional distress for women and to a lesser extent in men. It is tremendously problematic, difficult to diagnose and overlooked by MDs because of ignorance and profits. They want you to be ill as long as they can make a profit out of you….hard working, mothers raising kids and wife’s at the same time…. Please DO NOT EVER go into a Hormone Replacement Theraphy, it will da,age you forever. Look up for the ways to lower estrogen levels rather than increasing progesterone levels NATURALLY…but here is something very much interesting and awesome…..Please google: Beetroots and carrots are the best and scientifically proven to eliminate and to diminish the damages caused by elevated estrogens and boost the detox of the liver to increase the production of progesterone NATURALLY. I was amazed to discover this simple and powerful way to overcome this terrible problem nowadays….One juice a day of beetroots, carrots and lemons and also aspralagus in just a few weeks will make the difference. Ladies …go for it ….and get rid of that burden that stops you from having a better quality of life. Sorry for this long comment but I sincerely believe you deserve it and shame on the health system that only knows drugs as the cure for illnesses..”.. Bob

Abuawad, Robert

Following…all complex B vit, SELENIUM to boost glutathione levels, buy Superoxide Dismutase and Catalese supplements, drink green tea, buy revestrarol powder, milk thistle, alpha lipoid acid, eat organic, avoid all refined flours and sugars. Eat fruits and vegetables with no guilt and keep all meats for the weekends and have dairies daily in reasonable amounts. Investigate the most you can about NUTRITION and become your own medical adviser, Do NOT let others run your health, you are intelligent enough to do it yourself. Insecurity will be at the start, but later you will master it all. Relief will come and then…confidence…. Do not worry….do it yourself and be happy… Best wishes for you…. Bob

Abuawad, Robert

Dear Ladies: Please consider that although Iodine is the mineral involved in thiroid issues, the master supplier of cholesterol and other substances is the liver. Do not ever underestimate the importance of the liver. Check your liver periodically and also check that your cholesterol levels are sufficient enough. If hormone issues are present, without any doubt you Ladies are mineral deficient. give your entire bodies the minerals, vitamins and proteins needed to function optimally. Be sure you take as much antioxidants as you can at the beginning and then level it and then proceed for the rest of your happy lifes. We are actually been under pressure for more than 10 000 chemicals and we MUST help our bodies. Also consider vit A, C, D, E, complex BBall)


I suggest dvd to watch by Dr.Klaper: Salt, Sugar and Oil: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – With Michael Klaper MD Michael Klaper MD (Actor)


Hello Olivia, Could you tell me where I can buy these things in Italy or Germany? I really love your blog. Hope my life will get better..and my english too 😀 Xoxo Jenni

Gabby Barrera

so the big question is, will the anginomas go away followingg the above suggestions? or will new ones cease to emerge? thanks!


Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge on so many relevant topics. Your website is a great help to me. I have thyroid issues and just noticed a cherry anginoma on the side of my nose. I also have a lot in my lower chest. Is there anything I can try to remove the one on my nose?

Erin S

Want to start slow with the Nascent Iodine just bought it but not sure how much to take each day..and how do I take it ..mix with water or juice??..and how long do you take it?? one week? one month?? please let me know…thank you 🙂


Hi Olivia – <br />Is this a good iodine supplement?


Will this still work if you no longer have a functional thyroid? Mine was irradiated due to Graves Disease about 20 years ago. Can your body still properly process iodine without a functional thyroid?


Hello Olivia! Do you think it is safe to take Lugols 5% if you are already taking medication (levothyroxine) to treat hypothyroidism?

Denisse Rodriguez

Can you tell us how to use the iodine? I got an iodine protocol emailed to me by an IG user and now i dont know it if is too strong :-/

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