Question for the Thyroid Experts Out There

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  • canadjineh
    canadjineh Posts: 5,396 Member
    Ugh, didn't realize that about the nuts, @KnitOrMiss - luckily I have no nut allergies at all and try to buy organic, raw, unsalted and in season nuts from a local Dried Fruit & Nut importer that I've trusted for 20 yrs.
  • Foamroller
    Foamroller Posts: 1,041 Member
    edited June 2017
    RalfLott wrote: »
    Foamroller wrote: »
    canadjineh wrote: »
    Thanks, @RalfLott, maybe I'll try adding a couple mg to my supplement regimen. I don't have flouridated water (on a well) or get bromide from bread since I am gluten free, and I hate regular iodized salt (tastes gross) although I do eat sea vegetables and my salt is Grey Sea Salt from Ile de Noirmoutier, France.
    What I had read lately was that we get enough in our diet but we are low on selenium which enables uptake of iodine.

    Sigh.... one more pill to add to my daily 26 already. :|

    You don't have to use supplements for selenium or iodine. Thx to @baconslave from a hair loss thread...I eat 2 Brazil nuts for selenium. For iodine I eat japanese roasted seaweed, nori. I know you know, but for the others...don't overdo intake of iodine. The "more is always better"-mentality can be harmful when it comes to micronutrients and hormone balance. If seaweed doesn't do the job...maybe splurge on some oysters now and then ?

    Just so happens I've got a bag of Brazil nuts next to a box of seaweed chews where boxes of crackers once dwelled, and I don't buy new furniture (cats}...... Still, is there a downside to adding a kelp pill?

    First look up symptom of iodine "overdosing", so you know what to look for. That goes for any supplement you take in large quantities...

    Try the kelp...but be wary of possible side effects or placebo :)
  • canadjineh
    canadjineh Posts: 5,396 Member
    Bull kelp makes awesome crispy salty snacks. I have a bag in my cupboards as we speak.
  • RalfLott
    RalfLott Posts: 5,036 Member
    Foamroller wrote: »
    RalfLott wrote: »
    Foamroller wrote: »
    canadjineh wrote: »
    Thanks, @RalfLott, maybe I'll try adding a couple mg to my supplement regimen. I don't have flouridated water (on a well) or get bromide from bread since I am gluten free, and I hate regular iodized salt (tastes gross) although I do eat sea vegetables and my salt is Grey Sea Salt from Ile de Noirmoutier, France.
    What I had read lately was that we get enough in our diet but we are low on selenium which enables uptake of iodine.

    Sigh.... one more pill to add to my daily 26 already. :|

    You don't have to use supplements for selenium or iodine. Thx to @baconslave from a hair loss thread...I eat 2 Brazil nuts for selenium. For iodine I eat japanese roasted seaweed, nori. I know you know, but for the others...don't overdo intake of iodine. The "more is always better"-mentality can be harmful when it comes to micronutrients and hormone balance. If seaweed doesn't do the job...maybe splurge on some oysters now and then ?

    Just so happens I've got a bag of Brazil nuts next to a box of seaweed chews where boxes of crackers once dwelled, and I don't buy new furniture (cats}...... Still, is there a downside to adding a kelp pill?

    First look up symptom of iodine "overdosing", so you know what to look for. That goes for any supplement you take in large quantities...

    Try the kelp...but be wary of possible side effects or placebo :)

    Aha! How do I recognize a placebo effect? :o Is it like a snipe or the US Supreme Court's definition of "pornography"? (Or maybe the effective cost/oz. of urine?)

    I'm with @canadjineh in liking kelp. Is it safer if I think of it as food? :blush: