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    I'm with quidam on this issue. Perhaps because I...

    I'm with quidam on this issue. Perhaps because I have metabolic issues and spent a long life morbidly obese as a result, I needed to count calories to lose close to 200 lbs--and maintain that loss...
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    My neighbor was on prednisone--and he blew up...

    My neighbor was on prednisone--and he blew up like a balloon--but it saved his life. Since you're a medical professional, you know that ALL Rx have negative side effects, and a good doctor will...
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    I don't have any known allergies, BUT I get...

    I don't have any known allergies, BUT I get severe reactions to MSG in any of its many forms. It's troublesome because my symptoms escalate with every exposure, and the last one almost sent me to...
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    I avoid all sugar and grains, so I try to order...

    I avoid all sugar and grains, so I try to order accordingly if I'm eating in a restaurant. If a tiny bit sneaks in, it's no big deal. I eat only food I prepare myself 95% of the time because I DO...
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    No, if you have Hashi's (I do) iodine is the last...

    No, if you have Hashi's (I do) iodine is the last thing you should deal with. What's normally in food is OK, but any supplementation will cause problems for anyone with Hashi's.

    I'm grain and...
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    I would suggest tracking your food carefully for...

    I would suggest tracking your food carefully for 2 weeks to try to locate the problem.

    Many times, we're eating 'differently' than we think we are. If you still aren't losing weight, and your...
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    But that was my point. You may be absolutely...

    But that was my point. You may be absolutely correct about the problems with his medical treatment--or you may be completely wrong. EVERY Rx has many negative side effects, but sometimes the Rx is...
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    If he was just diagnosed a month ago, I can...

    If he was just diagnosed a month ago, I can totally understand his perspective on this. Learning of a serious auto-immune condition and trying to understand the medical prognosis and treatment is...
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    Listen to Doc Jim! NOTHING you can get OTC can...

    Listen to Doc Jim!

    NOTHING you can get OTC can affect your thyroid. Only Rx hormones, and they need to be prescribed (and monitored) by a qualified physician.

    Broda Barnes used body...
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    I would like to second Jenny on this. I, too,...

    I would like to second Jenny on this. I, too, suffer from an autoimmune disorder and have been eating Primal for about 5 years, very strictly, and although my health is otherwise excellent, I am...
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    Elliot- Just WHAT is your obsession with...

    Elliot-

    Just WHAT is your obsession with hypothyroidism? Are you hypo yourself? You seem to see it as the cause of all medical problems in life.

    Since I happen to be hypothyroid myself, I...
  12. It is dangerous to self-treat ANY thyroid issues....

    It is dangerous to self-treat ANY thyroid issues. If you feel that you need to go off your meds, you need to discuss it with the doctor who originally prescribed them.

    However, I find it odd that...
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    The issue isn't which diet is 'best' for...

    The issue isn't which diet is 'best' for controlling blood glucose but the ability of the patient to be compliant with whatever he/she chooses.

    Personally, I think it's easier for most people to...
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    No, it's only the opposite. If you are...

    No, it's only the opposite. If you are hypothyroid and untreated, your LDL can rise, and will be lowered with optimum Rx.

    BUT unless you have a thyroid problem, you don't 'raise' your thyroid...
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    Elliot--Please don't let your anti-low carb bias...

    Elliot--Please don't let your anti-low carb bias influence the issue of diabetes!

    You continue to post opinions as facts.

    No, diabetes doesn't present a danger of 'hypothyroidism'--and...
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    If you want to lower your blood glucose, I...

    If you want to lower your blood glucose, I suggest you check out Dr. Richard Bernstein's Diabetic Solution (he has both a book and website). I can tell you already that a 'high carb day twice a...
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    You might refer him to the work of Dr. Richard...

    You might refer him to the work of Dr. Richard Bernstein of Diabetes Solution (it's a book but he also has a website). Dr. B is himself a Type 1 diabetic, and he not only advises diabetics in terms...
  18. emilios- You ask very good questions, and...

    emilios-

    You ask very good questions, and I'm no physician, but I can share what doctors have told me. I have very high HDL (the envy of my doctors) and low trigs (thanks to low-carb eating),...
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    I was only citing dentists. If you have other...

    I was only citing dentists. If you have other information, that's fine, but I tend to go by professional opinions.
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    No, 80% of health is not diet--it's genetics. We...

    No, 80% of health is not diet--it's genetics. We like to assume it's diet because that puts it under our control. But every single medical professional I've ever discussed this with says it's...
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    I totally agree with the idea that we don't know...

    I totally agree with the idea that we don't know enough about the variables in our bodies--which is why I dislike the constant refrain of low calories/low carb leading to thyroid problems.

    At age...
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    It's not fat that gets you into ketosis but the...

    It's not fat that gets you into ketosis but the reduction in carbs--to 20g or fewer.

    The association of fat with ketosis is for those with severe metabolic resistance. Dr. Atkins had advised that...
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    First of all, the down regulation of metabolism...

    First of all, the down regulation of metabolism in response to lower calories and carbs is NOT a 'serious problem' because it's too slight to actually interfere with weight loss. This has been...
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    Neckhammer- The carb/calorie reduction...

    Neckhammer-
    The carb/calorie reduction effect on the thyroid is all over the internet--but nowhere in medical literature is there ANY connection between diet and the autoimmune disease...
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    The only problem with your 'analysis' is that 7...

    The only problem with your 'analysis' is that 7 of 10 hypothyroid cases in the U.S. are due to Hashimoto's, an auto-immune disease that is not 'caused' by diet.

    The notion that the metabolism...
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