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  • #16
    Thanks for your input paleobird, I saw my chiropractor today & he was talking with me about iodine & thyroid function. He's going to check these things out for me starting with iodine level. I try to get to bed early but I hardly accomplish it. If I do happen to get in bed by 8, I just lay there. Very frustrating considering all day I've been tired. I've read some things here about iodine so maybe he's onto something.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by fatfran View Post
      Thanks for your input paleobird, I saw my chiropractor today & he was talking with me about iodine & thyroid function. He's going to check these things out for me starting with iodine level. I try to get to bed early but I hardly accomplish it. If I do happen to get in bed by 8, I just lay there. Very frustrating considering all day I've been tired. I've read some things here about iodine so maybe he's onto something.
      Careful with the iodine supplementation. Yes I know there is a huge thread claiming it cures everything from cancer to hangnails but, until a real MD runs tests and finds a deficiency, I wouldn't jump into supplements. They can do as much harm as good if not more depending on your situation. I'm sure your chiropractor is a great practitioner but he/she is not an endocrinologist.

      I hope you sort it out soon and feel better.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
        Careful with the iodine supplementation. Yes I know there is a huge thread claiming it cures everything from cancer to hangnails but, until a real MD runs tests and finds a deficiency, I wouldn't jump into supplements. They can do as much harm as good if not more depending on your situation. I'm sure your chiropractor is a great practitioner but he/she is not an endocrinologist.

        I hope you sort it out soon and feel better.
        Thanks for the cautions, I won't take them lightly. I've never been a fan of any sort of pill. I didn't even like taking the 1 iodine pill for the test which consisted of a 24 hour urine collection. Going to get that sent off today. I'll post back with the results.

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        • #19
          9 Steps to Perfect Health – #4: Supplement Wisely


          Iodine also plays a crucial role in thyroid function, and it prevents brain damage and strengthens the immune system. The amount iodine needed for thyroid function is incredibly small: we need about a teaspoon of iodine over a lifetime to avoid deficiency. I’m not convinced humans need to supplement with iodine above what can be obtained from seafood, but some research does suggest that increased intake of iodine is beneficial. This is especially true if you’re fighting a chronic infection or dealing with a hypothyroidism caused by iodine deficiency.
          i'd be eating seaweed and more seafood before i started messing around with iodine supplementation.
          As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

          Ernest Hemingway

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          • #20
            I installed F.Lux on my computer to cut out blue light, and I try to go to bed when the sun goes down, or at least limit my light exposure at night, seemed to make my sleep much better quality, and it's okay to eat carbs time to time, maybe have a potato or rice after a workout.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by noodletoy View Post
              9 Steps to Perfect Health – #4: Supplement Wisely

              i'd be eating seaweed and more seafood before i started messing around with iodine supplementation.
              +1. A plate of sashimi and a side of seaweed salad and you're good.

              Originally posted by wolfman View Post
              I installed F.Lux on my computer to cut out blue light, and I try to go to bed when the sun goes down, or at least limit my light exposure at night, seemed to make my sleep much better quality, and it's okay to eat carbs time to time, maybe have a potato or rice after a workout.
              +1 on cutting down the blue light. I found some glasses that are designed to do this too.
              Carbs are an individual choice. Some people need less, others more.

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              • #22
                Hey Paleobird, I met with the chiropractor today & my iodine level was the only one he has had so far came back good. He is baffled by this, even his was abnormal & he leads a very healthy lifestyle. He is wondering where I'm getting my iodine from. I eat primal of course & only drink coffee & water. I was also the only test subject to drink enough water to use a 2nd test vial which also surprised him. I can't pretend to know what all this means since I'm just learning but I'd love some more info on the whole subject of adding sea salt &/or manganese. I was just reading another thread where someone added the sea salt & the only change was blood pressure. I have to keep an eye on mine but since going primal I rarely need medicine. I feel very uneducated & if someone could suggest some reading, I'd appreciate it.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by fatfran View Post
                  Hey Paleobird, I met with the chiropractor today & my iodine level was the only one he has had so far came back good. He is baffled by this, even his was abnormal & he leads a very healthy lifestyle. He is wondering where I'm getting my iodine from. I eat primal of course & only drink coffee & water. I was also the only test subject to drink enough water to use a 2nd test vial which also surprised him. I can't pretend to know what all this means since I'm just learning but I'd love some more info on the whole subject of adding sea salt &/or manganese. I was just reading another thread where someone added the sea salt & the only change was blood pressure. I have to keep an eye on mine but since going primal I rarely need medicine. I feel very uneducated & if someone could suggest some reading, I'd appreciate it.
                  Many of the SAD foods can block uptake of iodine particularly wheat products. So someone could be consuming a healthy amount of iodine but not getting the benefit from it especially if you are still eating all those "healthy whole grains". The Primal diet just gets all the blocked receptors cleared and lets nature do it's thing.

                  We really don't need huge amounts of iodine. We just need to get out of our own way.

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                  • #24
                    Doc just called & ran another test. It showed too much fluoride in my system. He had them run more tests because he thinks I am not properly absorbing iodine & just passing it since my test came back 91% for iodine. Where the heck besides toothpaste & the occasional reluctant consumption of city water would I get "too much" fluoride? He is wanting to give my iodine supplements but I'm very reluctant.

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                    • #25
                      It is probably something you are eating that your body does not want. This has been happening to me lately. If I eat something that my body doesn't want (and a lot of times I didn't even know these foods weren't for me.. ex: eggs, bacon, nuts, even some fruits), I get tired shortly thereafter, and crave more foods that my body doesn't want. The reason you are probably getting tired is your body is using all of it's energy to fight off the food, and you become fatigued.

                      Pay close attention to everything you eat. Eat outside if possible, it helps to really feel how foods make you feel.
                      Last edited by ryan54; 08-13-2012, 03:11 PM.

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                      • #26
                        Make sure you are eating enough calories. I found when I made the transition that replacing many of the calorie dense, nutritionless SAD foods with vegetables led to a significant reduction in calories. I have to eat more quantity now consciously to get enough food to have energy and lose weight. I know that sounds strange, but it's been my experience.

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                        • #27
                          Please don't neglect the comments about sleep. I found that once I had my sleep dialed in, my body did a terrific job of healing all sorts of out of whack things I didn't even notice before. I think long periods of hyper stress / bad sleep (and I've lived through them!) deplete your body no matter what supplements you take, and can undermine all of the other good improvements you're trying to implement in other areas.

                          Limit blue light, find ways to manage stress or better yet de-stress, do all of the CW things about a routine in the evenings and so forth, consider blacking out your bedroom. 5-7 hours of sleep on a regular basis is sleep deprivation for most people.

                          Your body needs the proper nutrition -- ideally more from food than supplements -- but also truly needs adequate deep rest. Make it a priority!
                          "If man made it, don't eat it." ..Jack LaLanne
                          "It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are.
                          If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." ..Richard Feynman

                          beachrat's new primal journal

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