Learning the intricacies of healthy eating and nourishing my body the right way.
I am not bald, that is a Vitamin D collector. Time to Grok and Roll!
Eased into a primal diet starting at Christmas 2011. Goal weight - 205 started: 240 pounds waist 40, now 227 pounds and waist 38 Summer 2012 - weight =215 and waist is actually still 39"
ljbprrfmof = LJ = Little John = John
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Chemicals found in mattressesBEWARE OF MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS CHEMICALS
None of my family (husband and two dogs) were hypothyroid until we got a
Tempur-pedic mattress. Within 6 months on that bed I was very sick and
continued to get sicker. Complete brain fog, zero energy, goiter,
swollen lymph nodes for over a year, exercise intolerance (my adrenals
went too). It took us 4 years to figure out that the bed was making us
sick, but by that time all four of us were hypo. I started to feel
better as soon as that bed was out of the house. I no loner have brain
fog or swollen nodes. I still have a goiter and we all still take NTH,
but I'm no longer a zombie. I had horrible detox symptoms when I
started to take iodine and I'm currently covered (like someone sprinkled
pepper over my whole body) with tiny cherry angiomas from the bromide
So don't believe the lady at Tempur-pedic. I did research a year ago and
they won't divulge their chemical mix for their flame retardants, but
whatever it is, it attacks the thyroid and quite possibly the adrenals.
----- in Chicago
Wow, -------, that is very interesting that you say all this. My health too has
drastically gotten worse over the last few years and all this after getting a
Tempur-pedic! I have gone severly hypo and my adrenals are very weak. I also
have cherry angiomas all over my body (some not so small). I have not slept on
that mattress in almost 5 months, but now I also have a Tempur-pedic pillow
Thanks for making the connection. I would never have thought to look at my
I have been taking Iodoral for a year and a half and I don't seem to notice much
improvement. Maybe that is due to the mattress?
Hi -----, I was concerned about this too. We bought our tempur pedic bed last
fall and I love it but have had a lot of symptoms. I traded the free pillow for
a buckwheat pillow which I LOVE! It is the best thing I've ever used for my
neck. As for bromide in the bed, I bought an organic mattress cover like for
dust/ mites, so I hope it is reducing our exposure. Amazon carries these items.
We have a Queen Sized memory foam mattress (similar to the TempurPedic) from Amazon.Com, $400 including delivery. We just LOVE IT. However we wrapped it into a zippered plastic bag to keep the chemicals out of the room. We always wrap our mattresses into this plastic zippered bag, and we have no such health problems.
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Also...I've been using memory foam toppers & pillows both personally & in my bodywork practice for about 12 years. Some of my past clients have had chemical sensitivities & I was hesitant to switch from organic cotton futons & pillows to foam. After reading up on the subject & talking to some foam specialists in Calif, all I did was cook my brand new foam products in the sun for a couple of days right from the store when I brought them home. Voila! No more chemical smell. As for Chiropractors not being Doctors....well they are Drs of Chiropractic, fwiw... And NAET DOES WORK, fat least for some people it does. I have a friend in Calif it totally worked for to get rid of allergies that had plagued him most of his life... Again, fwiw...
"Science is not belief but the will to find out." ~ Anonymous
"Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart." ~ Gandhi
"The flogging will continue until morale improves." ~ Unknown
Welcome to our fun & battle scarred thread ! And many thanks for your tip to get rid of the chemical smell. I'll cross post your solution to the thread where this discussion is taking place !
Putting our mattress into a zippered plastic bag (to prevent mites) has worked out perfectly for us. No chemical smell, and no health problems.
Betorq, you know I adore you and your dimple but NAET is way far off into the land of Woo.
Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
And the founder of it, Devi Nambudripad has some accreditation "issues" as well. from the wiki link:
"She is licensed as a chiropractor and acupuncturist in California. She also identifies herself as an M.D.. Her website states that she received the Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Health Sciences Antigua (UHSA) in January 2002. The California Medical Board does not list an active license, and it does not recognize medical degrees from UHSA as valid, listing it as a "disapproved" school since 1995."
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Those others may be legitimate holistic practices, I have used a chiropractor myself several times, but they do not equal any sort medical training that I would trust to assess and prescribe treatment for the above noted areas of physical illness.
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“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.
Hiya, Betorq. Really, this thread isn't bad if you skip the longer posts.
I think it's ironic that people in the iodine thread are demanding all sorts of mainstream research. Isn't MDA itself stuffed full of N=1 experimentation and people who fly in the face of CW? For all we know, Grizz could be the Gary Taubes of Iodine. (Now, if only Grizz were a little more systematic like Taubes was.)
I for one am more interested in the history of how Iodine came to be ignored. Or, more studies on bromine. It's been observed that breast cancer rates are higher in areas where iodine is depleted from the soil. What about areas with more bromine contamination? Any connection there? Or what about the connection between obesity and higher rates of breast cancer? Makes me wonder if both are caused by bread made from brominated flour: the wheat makes you fat and the bromine give you cancer...
Just stuff to think about.
5'0" female, 44 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently keeping food tracker.
I (try to) follow by-the-book primal as advocated by Mark Sisson, except for whey powder and a bit of cream. I advocate a two-month strict adjustment for newbies. But everybody is different and should tweak Primal to their own needs.