Celtic Sea Salt is (on this site) taken with iodine supplements. From what I've read and how I understand it is that the iodine receptors in our bodies don't know the difference between iodine and fluoride, chloride or bromide. The celtic sea salt flush binds to these 3 ides removing them from the iodine receptors so the iodine can bind to the receptors, allowing it to be used in our bodies. The ides are then flushed with the celtic sea salt. You can learn more about all this in Gay Panda's journal (near the end - last 20 pages or so) or if you have the time, you can read the iodine anyone? thread.
It's 10 am and I still haven't eaten my breakfast. Starting to feel hungry again. If I eat now, I will have fasted for 16 hours.
Thanks. So much info on this site, it's hard to absorb it all.
[QUOTE=Judg;813185]Thanks. So much info on this site, it's hard to absorb it all.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=jenn26point2;813099]I fear that I'm too low on carbs, but not long enough to go into ketosis and stay there, but with my fatigue and other symptoms pointing to a thyroid condition, I don't want to exacerbate any problems by consuming too few carbs.
I reduced my lexapro from 20 mg to 10 mg. I haven't noticed any problems other than I wake up with withdrawal symptoms now, but I know they'll go away once my body adjusts to the reduced dosage. I can't help but wonder if I should be consulting with a medical professional about all my supplementing and medication self-adjustments.
I better stop rambling, but I do want to mention one more thing. When I finally get hungry enough to eat breakfast, I will be having my usual 3 boiled eggs and 3 sausage links, but I'm pairing all that with some baby spinach - probably 2 cups worth. Since I will likely IF through the lunch hour, I figured I better add some greens or other healthy carbs to my breakfast to avoid the carblessness. Again, thyroid considerations. [/QUOTE]
jenn...from what I'm learning after discovering my own thyroid & adrenal issues, people like us (& Lex) should not be fasting. It jacks up the adrenals to release more cortisol & messes with the balance. Only people that don't have thyroid issues can fast safely. Just something I thought I'd mention. I don't know if you're eating broccoli, cauliflower, kale etc...but we should be eating that cooked & not raw. Raw interfere's with thyroid.
I would also like to caution you about reducing any meds. I would talk to your doctor about wanting to taper off the Lexapro & see what he says. I am not a big fan of doctors...but they are a necessary commodity in this day & time. I've become very cautious about "self medicating"...without doing lots & lots of research. My MIL spends tons of money on this supplement & that supplement or this herb or that herb, looking for the "magic" that will take care of her problems. She is on thyroid medication because the doc said her TSH was low. They didn't check her T4 or free T3 or anything else, nor try to get to the bottom of why it was low. He's just a regular MD & she didn't question him on anything...& she should know better. Anyways...the whole point I was trying to make was to be careful. I think I've mentioned before that a good naturopath is wonderful!!! But you still have to question everything they tell you too. I'm a big "why" person! lol
17 supplements??? man I couldn't take that many. I'd gag. I'm taking about 5 & that's plenty for me to get down. I'm a firm believer now that proper nutrition is the key to so many problems. With some added supplementation here & there.
ok...sorry I went on & on. Congrats on your progress so far!!! Have a great day!!
Wouldn't it be funny if your sister has gone primal, but doesn't want to talk about it, either? :)
I was thinking the same thing Sabine!!! LOL I wonder how many may be following a primal lifestyle but hesitant to say anything, just like we are!!! ;)
My sister would not go primal... She's not open minded enough to try the different foods. She's too picky about food. If anything, she may have decided to try Paleo, but I don't think she'd go primal.
PC, here is the breakdown of my supplements and why I'm taking them.
D3 (2), B12 (1), Cod Liver Oil (3), and Zinc (1) for depression/anxiety
Stress Tab (1), Calcium (2) for adrenals
Iodine (1), Celtic Sea Salt, magnesium (1), vitamin C (1), and sellenium (2) for thyoid
Lexapro (1) and l-methylfolate (1) for depression/anxiety
It is my intent and the sole purpose of going primal to eliminate my need for anti-depressants all together. Reducing my dosage is a test much like taking all these supplements. I've researched them and their interactions with my medications. I've spoken to countless pharmacists and explained why I was taking the supplements. My doctor has only cautioned me on taking the iodine saying that she's never seen any research that justifies it... but not seeing it doesn't mean she's ever looked for it either.
I'm not open to eating organ meats yet. I have a significant aversion to them. Until I become open enough to try them, I'm ok with taking supplements.
But, man, this celtic sea salt flush is horrid. Can't I just sprinkle it on my food??? Is there a way to make it taste better?? Seriously!
On the topic of people going primal and no one knowing... there is a guy who works in my building who wore 5 fingers to work on Friday... anytime I see someone wearing 5 fingers who isn't a long distance runner, I instantly think they must be primal.
I also want to stress that I'm not IFing on purpose. I'm just eating when I'm hungry. If I'm not hungry, I'm not going to eat... as such, it's 11 am and I'm just now eating breakfast.
I'll second what PC said up there about thyroid/adrenal problems (interchangeable almost because they're so connected). A lot of us have had a long habit of not feeling like we need breakfast and, at first, this seems like a strength or advantage. The truth in many cases is that cortisol/adrenaline might be so high in the morning that it suppresses appetite. If we're suffering from a thyroid or adrenal problem, we need to reduce the amount of cortisol our body uses as much as we can. Eating breakfast, even if you're not that hungry, helps lower cortisol levels and replaces the glucose you used up while sleeping. It's called breakFAST because when you wake up, you've already fasted through your sleep.