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    My husband won't stop ragging me about pizza and spaghetti. He has crohn's disease so everything wheat is out!
    I just ordered 10 packages of kelp noodles, are those okay to eat in moderation? It has a ton of iodine, no? Don't want to overdo it.

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    I don't know about the iodine content, but I imagine it's like anything else, don't go crazy on it and you'll be fine.

    On another note, I love me some kelp noodles. Spaghetti squash just did not work for me and I missed the mouth feel of noodles. I ordered a box of twelve packages from Sea tangle. There is one weird thing about them, or at least the brand I use. Boiling water does not make them pliable, but anything acidic will. So if you're adding it to a tomato sauce, no problem. Otherwise just add some vinegar(or lime juice) to the boiling water.

    Not that you actually need to boil them, they're edible right out of the package, but have a odd texture(to me). Not hard like pasta, but sort of crunchy(for lack of a better word)? I can't really describe it. But delicious nonetheless.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Issabeau View Post
      My husband won't stop ragging me about pizza and spaghetti. He has crohn's disease so everything wheat is out!
      I just ordered 10 packages of kelp noodles, are those okay to eat in moderation? It has a ton of iodine, no? Don't want to overdo it.
      You need all the iodine you can get from foods! The USA is suffering an epidemic of hypothryroid disease caused by an iodine deficiency. This is caused by bromide used in flour, city water treated with fluoride, and iodized salt not being used on packaged foods. Packaged foods are loaded with salt, but NOT iodized salt. The orientals eat up to 15 grams of iodine daily in their seafoods and Americans are getting less than 100 mcg.

      Epidemic results in:
      Symptoms of hypothyroidism generally become more obvious as the condition worsens. Common symptoms include:

      * Fatigue
      * Depression
      * Modest weight gain
      * Cold intolerance
      * Excessive sleepiness
      * Dry, coarse hair
      * Constipation
      * Dry skin
      * Muscle cramps
      * Increased cholesterol levels
      * Decreased concentration
      * Vague aches and pains
      * Swelling of the legs

      As the disease becomes more severe, there may be puffiness around the eyes, a slowing of the heart rate, a drop in body temperature and heart failure. In its most profound form, severe hypothyroidism may lead to a life-threatening coma. This condition requires hospitalization and immediate treatment with thyroid hormones given by injection. If left untreated, hypothyroidism can lead to an enlarged heart, worsening heart failure and an accumulation of fluid around the lungs.

      MANY thanks for bringing up the idea of Kelp Noodles. I just ordered Kelp supplement capsules and now I will also order the kelp noodles.

      Where can I get the best price? They seem to be expensive. The best price I could find was $3.09 for a 12 oz pack at Iherb.com
      Note $5 discount code RIZ038

      Grizz
      Last edited by Grizz; 01-10-2012, 03:38 PM.

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      • #4
        These previous threads might be of use..

        WOOHOO I COULD EAT MEAT AGAIN!!! Kelp Noodles?? | Mark's ...
        Hey Groks & Grokettes, I was wondering what you guys thought about this product. I ordered a case last week and made some primal spaghetti ...
        www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread42409.html

        Can someone school me on kelp "noodles"? | Mark's Daily Apple ...
        I didn't really see a thread dedicated to kelp here on mda. Google search yields a few commercial products that all seem to have additives. Is it.
        www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread15453.html

        Kelp noodles, a good alternative ? | Mark's Daily Apple Health and ...
        My husband won't stop ragging me about pizza and spaghetti. He has crohn's disease so everything wheat is out! I just ordered 10 packages of kelp.
        www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread46106.html

        "sea tangle" noodles | Mark's Daily Apple Health and Fitness Forum ...
        Are they dried noodles or do they come in a bag? I bought Sea Tangle kelp noodles, already in a bag. You just have to rinse them, and then ...
        www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread21293.html

        Need Help With Noodles! | Mark's Daily Apple Health and Fitness ...
        I went to Wegman's today and found 3 types of semi-Primal (maybe) noodles: kelp noodles, shirataki, and 0 calorie yam flour noodles. ...
        www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30669.html

        Anyone ever tried these noodles? | Mark's Daily Apple Health and ...
        Chabbo is offline Junior Member. Join Date: Dec 2010; Location: Northeast; Posts: 9. I think kelp noodles are much better as a pasta substitute. ...
        www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread18485.html

        Help! Kelp! | Mark's Daily Apple Health and Fitness Forum page
        Hey everyone, I love love love kelp. So much that I impulsively bought these weird kelp noodles. They're totally primal, with net 0 carbs. I can't.
        www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread20567.html
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        • #5
          I often use kelp noodles when the family is having spaghetti. I don't eat grain noodles, but I love the meaty sauce. The noodles come right out of the bag, rinsed, shaken of their excess water and thrown into a bowl . . . followed by a generous helping of sauce - then I dig in.

          The acid from the tomatoes rapidly softens the noodles and makes them just like regular pasta. SO GOOD!

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          • #6
            Ah sweet, thanks guys and gals.
            Looking forward to my package now

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            • #7
              Issabeau,
              You are a SWEETHEART for bringing this subject up. We have been looking for something to replace wheat noodles for over 2 years, and this is IDEAL. Get our grain free noodles and a natural iodine supplement, too ! FANTASTIC kill 2 birds with one stone. I ordered a dozen packs from Iherb.

              Grizz

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              • #8
                I just ate the kelp noodles with my dish and OMFG...they are awesome!!!
                I'm so glad I bought 10 boxes of them
                And husband likes them, too, so that's really good.

                And the minor crunchiness went away when the noodles were burried under my meat sauce. Dang i'm so happy, this opens up the possibility for new meals!

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                • #9
                  Hmm, I'm going to have to try these. Good luck trying to get my wife on board, though.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TitswcorthChrist
                    I don't know about the iodine content
                    The iodine really isn't a problem. People in many coastal areas eat kelp foods regularly, at least several times per week, with NO problems. Heck... I've eaten kelp several times a week here and there wit no issues... seaweed salad at the sushi bar, wakame in miso soup plus the kombu used to make the dashi for the miso soup = a double kelp whammy. NO problem... unless a person has a RARE specific diagnosed medical reason to avoid it, just like any other nutrient.
                    Dr. Terry Wahls, who sent her progressive stage 2 MS into remission with a high veg Paleo diet, recommends kelp once a week!
                    “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                    ~Friedrich Nietzsche
                    And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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                    • #11
                      Does anyone know if whole foods or trader joes sells them? I'd like to give them a try.
                      Primal since March 2011

                      Female/29 years old/5' 1"/130ish lbs

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                      • #12
                        Kelp is perfectly paleo - eat, enjoy!
                        Paul
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                        "... needs more fish!"

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                        • #13
                          I'm very excited to try these. I ordered some from Amazon - a little more expensive, but free two day shipping for me as I have Prime.
                          Christine
                          Wag more, bark less

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                          • #14
                            My favorite dish my whole life used tobe meat sauce on spaghetti noodles, rice or potatoes.
                            Since going primal I haven't made my favorite dish in 2 years!!! Because I don't eat those starchy staples anymore.
                            These kelp noodles have 0.1 gr of Carbs!!!!!! (they have to be listed as a whole number on Carb so it's rounded up to 1%.
                            Now I can enjoy my favorite dish with almost no carbs...how awesome is that?

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                            • #15
                              Here is my BEST reference to be found on the subject of Iodine. This confirms what the Japanese get in Iodine from their seafoods.
                              Bottom line, 15 mg iodine a day from seafoods is ideal for health, by Dr. Michael B. Schachter:
                              Iodine

                              PS) I got these noodles from iHerb for only $3 per 16 oz package with free shipping. Far less expensive than Amazon.
                              We have also tried them in our Turkey Stew. . . GREAT !

                              Issabeau, THANK YOU for starting this thread.
                              Grizz

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