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Posted on Sunday, October 11, 2009 - 4:18 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I would like to know what kind of salt to use that would have enough iodine in it? I don't think canning salt has any idodine in it and Koshier salt does not have enough iodine?
Deb A.
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Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 7:27 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I take thyroid medication, so have to stay away from iodized salt. Anyone else use iodized salt. Just be sure to find a salt that does not contain alginate as the flowing agent. Some flowing agents or carriers for the iodine contain glutamate.
EmilyS
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Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 11:45 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I use a combination of iodized salt and plain canning salt. I haven't received a reaction from the iodized salt but to be safe I mix it with the canning salt.
kristy
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Posted on Saturday, October 17, 2009 - 3:08 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have to suggest Celtic sea salt. It is moist, grey natural sea salt that contains natural iodine, not synthetic. I have real trouble with any synthetic supplements so I have done a lot of reading on the subject. Natural is always preferable to synthetic in supplements just as it is in everything else.

This salt also tastes much better and stronger than regular salt so add less than called for then taste. It is moist so it will clog up shakers, but I just made a salt cellar (half pint wide mouth mason jar with plastic lid). I really love this stuff.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 3:16 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I am wanting to make dog food for our dogs. Is there such a thing as a plain white rice with out anything added to it? Than I will add some vension to it and maybe some vet's.
EmilyS
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Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 6:53 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My understanding is, the FDA requires that refined rice must be fortified. You can simply rinse the vitamins and fillers off the rice before cooking it. Just look for plain white rice (not minute rice).
kristy
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Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 1:16 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anonymous, I don't know what issues your dog has, but I would like to suggest this site:
http://www.rawfed.com/.

Raw feeding brought one of my cats back from the brink and has improved the health of my dog and other cat as well. I was reluctant to try it at first, but the results speak for themselves. If I ever get another puppy or kitten, I will start them this way from weaning.
Mariann
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Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 6:58 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have been trying to find this info in the previous postings, but no luck. I just realized that as careful as I am about cooking from scratch and watching everything I eat, I still get Migraines that I can't account for. Today I suddenly thought of the contact lense solution that I use. I have an appointment with my eye doctor next week and I need to think about using glasses instead of the contacts (that I love). If I can get rid of these last migraines it will be worth it. The ingredients read sterile aqueous fluid containing sorbitol,tromethamine,pluronic F127,sodium phosphate dihyrogen,dexpanthenol,edetate disodium dihydrate and preserved with polyhexanide 0.0001%. Holy mackeral that's a lot of stuff. I just wonder if it piles up until I reach a saturation point and then I get a migraine. I go a week sometimes 10 days feeling great and then it hits in the middle of the night. I have gotten your book Deb and am making the most incredible meals and even desserts now. My grandkids don't feel sorry for me anymore and they are very careful about reading labels now themselves. You have saved my life, and now I just need to get these last kinks out. I hope someone out there uses contacts and has an answer for me or can at least give me some help with the ingredients in the solution that I use. I did pick up a tip about using Mydreacil instead of another dilating drop at the eye doctors. Please keep up the good work, there's so many of us out here checking on the discussion board and making our lives more worth living. I look forward to some feedback on this question Mariann
EmilyS
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Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 3:37 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi Mariann, I had lasik surgery several years ago so I don't have any advice for the solution- I hope you are able to find some answers soon.

My husband suffers from migraines and his diet is only part of the equation. By eating clean foods he is able to get rid of most of his migraines but he also has other triggers.

It may be helpful for you to keep a daily journal on how often you are eating, your stress level and how much sleep you are getting and see if any of these make the connection for your additional migraines.

For my husband, as long as he gets 8 hours of sleep, keeps his stress level down and eats every 2-3 hours he does great. But if he goes longer than 3 hours without eating, by the end of the day he has a migraine.

I assume you are also avoiding aspartame- this was my husbands biggest trigger. It was hidden in the gum he was chewing.
Mariann
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Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 10:41 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Emily, thank you for your response, I really appreciate it. I do keep a daily record, or I should say my husband does for me. He is like a drill sargent in keeping a list of what I eat on a calender and marking an X if I get a headache and a straight line if I don't. It has helped so very much in narrowing things down. I do have other triggers that I am aware of during my cycle, even though I am out of that at age 65, it seems my body still adheres to certain hormonal type stimulis. I know I sleep properly, but I do not eat in a timely fashion. I had heard of that, but frankly never gave it serious consideration, I will now. I do avoid aspartame and wine and chocolate. I have come from having 4 or more migraines a week to having one every 7 days or so. Sometimes I can go 10 days, sometimes only 4 or 5, but it is a great deal better than I was doing. Like many people on this eating program, I have lost about 35 pounds, no complaints about that of course. I am going without my contact lenses right now, my appointment is on Monday, so by then I might have an idea. I may just get the prescription written for glasses and for contacts and I will hold off getting them until I try this out. If I don't get a headache for a serious amount of time and go back to them with a headache resulting I will have an answer. I do still hope someone will have some insight into the lens solution that I am using. Again thank you so much Emily, I have read many of your postings and they have been a great help for me. You have given me a lot of good ideas. There are many of us out there that have been reading this discussion board and being silent, I only recently started to send in questions and comments. So thanks to all of you that supply such good info and especially to Deb for sending out the life line to all of us. I started having migraines at age 11 and they got continually worse over time. My Mom cooked very simple safe home made foods so I didn't get sick often, but it was memorable. As I got older and more Msg was being used I got sicker. When we got successful and ate out more, I got sicker. Now I am moving forward and in charge of my health and my life. Mariann
EmilyS
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Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 3:47 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi Mariann,

It's good to hear from you, please keep posting. We all enjoy the interaction from each other traveling on a similar path and there is so much we can learn from each others post.

I hope eating every 2-3 hours will help with your mysterious migraines. My husband and I eat breakfast, lunch and dinner with snacks in between. We try to have proteins and carbs with each snack and it really helps.

I'm glad to hear that my random posts and ramblings have helped. Please keep posting questions, together I'm sure all of us can figure out some answers.
Karen
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Posted on Monday, October 26, 2009 - 12:23 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Really appreciate all the help Kristy and EmilyS.
Can someone tell me what is the best medical test for vitamin D? I live in the north country and we do not get much sun here, to many cloudy days here this time of year.
Karen
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Posted on Friday, October 30, 2009 - 1:54 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have a appointment to have my vitamin D levels checked. I was wondering if there is anything else that needs to be checked out as far as vitamins or minerals goes before taking a supplement to see if it is low or not?
MikeS
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Posted on Friday, October 30, 2009 - 6:11 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There's a 25-hydroxyvitamin and a "125" test. You want the "25".

I think the official range is 32 to 50 ng/mL.

Optimal is 50-60

My score was 18 in march. I'm fair skinned, deliberately avoided ALL sun without sun screen.

After my test, I supplemented with 4,000 IU/Day and made it a point to tan 25 minutes, flip over, 25 minutes other side as much as I could.

I got my level up to 55 by July 1. I'm sporting a tan for the first time in 15 years!!!

Vitamin D is so VERY VERY important. I'm glad you are having you level checked.

Mike
-Mike
Karen
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Posted on Saturday, October 31, 2009 - 3:22 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mike thanks for the reply. It is hard to figure all this out. Glad to hear your vitamin D level is up. i have never had mine checked before.
I am also wondering about the veggie caps also. I was thinking if a person doesn't take medication in the capsules, I would think it doesn't get into where it is suppose to go. I was also thinking about ordering the Veggie caps....
MikeS
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Posted on Saturday, October 31, 2009 - 3:30 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I believe a regular veggie cap merely dissolves in the stomach. If you ate just the contents, it would end up in the stomach after a couple swallows, so I don't see much of a difference.

The only exception I can think of is Enteric Coated capsules (which means it doesn't dissolve in stomach, but later on in the small intestine).

It only dissolves under certain PH conditions which are not met in the stomach.

So, for example, if you took an enteric coated probioitic, and ate the contents, you would likely kill the friendly bacteria in the stomach acids. The presumption is they are trying to bypass the stomach and get the probiotic to the small intestine.

Mike
cheezeweeze
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Posted on Monday, November 21, 2011 - 9:35 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mariann,

I realise this is an old post but I thought I would add my 2 cents for anyone else who may be suffering with migraines.

In a book I read by Dr. Don Colbert called Seven Pillars of Health he talks about a patient he had that had suffered with migraines her whole life and he found she was dehydrated. Once she increased her intake of purified water her headaches disappeared.

Dr. Ted Broer recommends half your body weight a day in ounces of RO or distilled water so if you weigh 100 pounds you should drink 50 ounces of filtered water.

If you use distilled be sure and supplement because from what I've been told distilled is so pure that it pulls minerals out of the body.

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