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Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Thursday, March 29, 2012, 11:51am
I think both my daughter and I are rather low in Iodine. :-/

1) First off almost all Danes are low due to our soil.

2)We eat very small amounts of fish - my daughter none except a few scallops and prawns a month.:(

3)I eat some dairy - my daughter only cheese and butter.

4) I don´t use salt with added iodine. or food that contains added iodinezed salt

Both of us seem tired, fatigue and cold at the moment.
( and our  vit D and Ironlevels are fine- my iron a tad low but not much :-/)
My daughter hands are freezing.... and we both have rather dry skin.
Both of us have low blodpressue and a tendency to get dizzy.
She is slim but have some issues with frequent and rather prolonged but not heavy periods.
My periods are pretty heavy and frequent ( every 26-28 days- used to have a cyclus of 31 days for most of my life)
and I have a small fibroid-that I keep ok with the protochol for hormones( vitex etc)

I can´t do the test with Iodine since we can´t get the product here- and really it is hard to get any iodine supplements.

But I was wondering if it would be enough to add some seaweedsalt to our diet ( I use reg seasalt)  and maybe some bladderwack tablets.???

OR should we try some iodine supplement. ??)
I can get one with Potassium iodide- is that ok ?
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Thursday, March 29, 2012, 1:12pm; Reply: 1
There's not a whole lot of iodine in sea salt. Some, yes, but not a lot.\

IMO, it's best to  get nutrients from foods rather than chemical formulations. Since you have access to bladderwrack tablets (that's a kind of seaweed, right?) I'd guess that's a better choice than the potassium iodide.

OTOH, if bladderwrack is an "avoid" for somebody, that individual would probably do better with the potassium iodide.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Thursday, March 29, 2012, 1:20pm; Reply: 2
Quoted from ruthiegirl
There's not a whole lot of iodine in sea salt. Some, yes, but not a lot.\

IMO, it's best to  get nutrients from foods rather than chemical formulations. Since you have access to bladderwrack tablets (that's a kind of seaweed, right?) I'd guess that's a better choice than the potassium iodide.

OTOH, if bladderwrack is an "avoid" for somebody, that individual would probably do better with the potassium iodide.


I agree Ruthie- I prefer to get my nutrients from food.

Since Emma is O and I B - Bladderwack tablets ( seaweed Fucus Vesico- can´t spell it) should be OK for both of us.

Posted by: deblynn3, Thursday, March 29, 2012, 3:23pm; Reply: 3
I'd start with the bladderwrack  to build up your systems.

I believe Lin posted a list of food that were good for thyroid health:

these foods are for the Iodine; in addition to sea veg, are seafood, clams, shrimp, haddock, oysters, salmon, sardines.

A secondary source eggs, asparagus, lima beans, mushrooms, spinach, sesame seeds, Swiss chard, and garlic.

The list covers other vit. and min needed for your thyroid.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Thursday, March 29, 2012, 3:36pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from deblynn3
I'd start with the bladderwrack  to build up your systems.

I believe Lin posted a list of food that were good for thyroid health:

these foods are for the Iodine; in addition to sea veg, are seafood, clams, shrimp, haddock, oysters, salmon, sardines.

A secondary source eggs, asparagus, lima beans, mushrooms, spinach, sesame seeds, Swiss chard, and garlic.

The list covers other vit. and min needed for your thyroid.


Thanks  :D
I wish I could afford/like more fishfood/sea veg.

Asparagus will be ready in no time  ;D
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Friday, March 30, 2012, 1:31am; Reply: 5
http://www.livestrong.com/article/250604-which-foods-contain-iodine/
Posted by: deblynn3, Friday, March 30, 2012, 1:39am; Reply: 6
Nice article PC.  Balance view. Good warning about over doing with vit. and supplements or even iodine
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Friday, March 30, 2012, 6:29am; Reply: 7
Thanks PC - the troble is that none of us really get much of the high Iodine food.

I am getting some bladderwrack tablets today - and monitor how both of us feel the next month or so. :-/
Posted by: RedLilac, Friday, March 30, 2012, 1:24pm; Reply: 8
Try the seaweed whatever you can get in your country.  When my energy is dragging I chew on Lavor Nori seaweed.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Saturday, March 31, 2012, 10:05am; Reply: 9
Quoted from RedLilac
Try the seaweed whatever you can get in your country.  When my energy is dragging I chew on Lavor Nori seaweed.


How does it taste ???
- I dont really like the taste of fishy things and I had some nori seaweed and it tasted slightly fishy

I just noticed that on my swami
kelp. kombu. nori, wakame  and spirilina are all diamonds  :B
So i should look into the seaweed I guess ::)

I have tried the wakame as a salad - and that was ok  :)

I got some bladderwrack tabl yesterday - and will try the next month and see if we feel better.

Posted by: logan, Saturday, March 31, 2012, 12:06pm; Reply: 10
Dr Oz had a doctor on his show a month or so ago and he explained what the all the different seaweeds were good for. The best seaweed to use for iodine was Kombu. You break one piece in half add it to 4 cups of water and allow it to simmer for 20 minutes. Then you drink the water and discard the kombu.
Posted by: RedLilac, Saturday, March 31, 2012, 12:50pm; Reply: 11
It tastes salty not fishy.  I chew it dry.  I also put Dulse flakes on my salad.  You can cook it too but I’ve never done that.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Saturday, March 31, 2012, 12:59pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from logan
Dr Oz had a doctor on his show a month or so ago and he explained what the all the different seaweeds were good for. The best seaweed to use for iodine was Kombu. You break one piece in half add it to 4 cups of water and allow it to simmer for 20 minutes. Then you drink the water and discard the kombu.


Interesting
and thanks red llac- I just have to be brave ;) with  eating seaweed.
Posted by: 312 (Guest), Saturday, March 31, 2012, 3:14pm; Reply: 13
I used to get a noticeable " warming" from bladderwrack.  The only form of it I have now is in my deflect.....hope it helps you and DD ;)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Saturday, March 31, 2012, 4:11pm; Reply: 14
Thanks :)
Posted by: deblynn3, Saturday, March 31, 2012, 5:54pm; Reply: 15
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How does it taste ???
- I dont really like the taste of fishy things and I had some nori seaweed and it tasted slightly fishy

I just noticed that on my swami
kelp. kombu. nori, wakame  and spirilina are all diamonds  :B
So i should look into the seaweed I guess ::)


spirilina taste like spinach to me. I sprinkle it on my eggs, and I like it on my rice cake, with melted cheese than sprinkle it, with garlic on top.  (pizza)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Sunday, April 1, 2012, 8:43am; Reply: 16
Sounds good- I found a nce website selling seaweed so I will try some new varities  :K)
Posted by: RedLilac, Sunday, April 1, 2012, 2:42pm; Reply: 17
Quoted from Henriette Bsec


Interesting
and thanks red llac- I just have to be brave ;) with  eating seaweed.


I forgot about Kombu so I have cooked with seaweed.  I've put it in stews.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Monday, April 2, 2012, 4:43pm; Reply: 18
Seaweed is definitely an aquired taste. It does have a salty/fish taste to it. Different varieties have slightly different flavors, but there's no getting around the "sea flavor" in sea veggies. It's something you need to either "suck up and get used to" or take in  tablet form so you don't have to taste it.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, April 2, 2012, 5:10pm; Reply: 19
Quoted from ruthiegirl
Seaweed is definitely an aquired taste. It does have a salty/fish taste to it. Different varieties have slightly different flavors, but there's no getting around the "sea flavor" in sea veggies. It's something you need to either "suck up and get used to" or take in  tablet form so you don't have to taste it.


;) maybe try different things- since I find the wakame ok.
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