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    Quote Originally Posted by Finnegans Wake View Post
    Of course, you know that selenium works in tandem with... iodine. I wish there were a punchline in there, although even just mentioning iodine any more may be its own punchline.

    Selenium isn't something I think I need to supplement, since it seems to come from a variety of plant and animal sources. There is some discussion of selenium being depleted from US soils, but it appears that selenium content is pretty solid in large sections of the country, including food grown around your area.

    You do have to be careful not to overdo it. If you want to boost selenium, sounds like a few brazil nuts every now and again is a fine option.
    RDA is less than 100mcg, upper intake limit (according to the RDA) is 400, but you can go upwards of 800.

    I eat seaweed and fish often enough to justify taking a bit of selenium. It's only 100mcg, perfectly safe to supplement even once a day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fpsjosh01 View Post
    RDA is less than 100mcg, upper intake limit (according to the RDA) is 400, but you can go upwards of 800.

    I eat seaweed and fish often enough to justify taking a bit of selenium. It's only 100mcg, perfectly safe to supplement even once a day.
    I'm sure 100 mcg is fine, it's just always good to know there are toxicity levels (if applicable). Looking at the foods that contain selenium, I wonder how many people eating PB are deficient? Now, supplementing with iodine or iodine-rich foods might be best paired with that extra selenium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finnegans Wake View Post
    I'm sure 100 mcg is fine, it's just always good to know there are toxicity levels (if applicable). Looking at the foods that contain selenium, I wonder how many people eating PB are deficient? Now, supplementing with iodine or iodine-rich foods might be best paired with that extra selenium.
    This was my understanding. I eat a LOT of seaweed .
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenn26point2 View Post
    I can't find brazil nuts that aren't in a can of mixed nuts, compromised by peanuts! Egads!
    What cannot be found with 1) Google or 2) Amazon? Not sassing you, just saying, you can find damned near everything. Back in my day we didn't have your fancy "Brazil nuts" or even peanuts. We ate acorns, and we ate rocks. We didn't have an "Internet," we had Uncle Cletus who lived a day's walk into the mountains. Sometimes Cletus could find the answer to life's questions, and sometimes Cletus was blind drunk. It was a roll of the dice hiking to Cletus's cabin, and that's why you took a bag of acorns. Or a bag of rocks. They both hurt coming out, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fpsjosh01 View Post
    This was my understanding. I eat a LOT of seaweed .
    I love seaweed salad, but it's all made with sugar. Tried making my own, and it's OK, but nothing to jones for. I do add seaweed to broths and stocks when I remember to.

    Costco had some tasty seaweed sheet snacks but I haven't seen them for a while.

    What kinds of seaweed do you chow on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finnegans Wake View Post
    I love seaweed salad, but it's all made with sugar. Tried making my own, and it's OK, but nothing to jones for. I do add seaweed to broths and stocks when I remember to.

    What kinds of seaweed do you chow on?
    Seaweed salad with raw chopped ahi piled on it... NOMnomNOM!
    Sweet Valhalla help me, but I totally cheat on my "No Salt" restriction every 2-3 months with a monster bowl.
    I regret it every time... just not enough to stop me the next time!

    I used to eat tons of hijiki/wakame/black moss/and such in Miso soup (little soup, lotta seaweed)... I LOVE miso. Once again... my "no salt" issue foils me.
    Seaweed on it's own just isn't the same. Bleh.
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    I know the salt has a neuro effect, but what is it again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finnegans Wake View Post
    I know the salt has a neuro effect, but what is it again?
    Salt/sodium causes fluid retention... increased fluids increases brain pressure... increased brain pressure = DERP! aka, a major increase in all neurological symptoms such as speech and motor impairment, confusion, disorientation, special brain shutdown/zone out moments, pain from pressure headache.

    I miss salt. REALLY. F'rserious.
    Way more than I miss sugar and fluffy bread things!
    But I also have learned how overly accustomed to salt I had become.
    Things I used to enjoy will now actually feel as if they are burning my mouth and make me want to spit them out because the salt is TOO much.

    Sorry to hijack 'Wondergal!
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    This has reminded me to order some more Brazil nuts though.
    I take a very low dose of iodine because I get nearly zero from diet due to the sodium restriction, and figure a couple of nuts a day won't kill me along with it. Besides... I LOVE Brazils.
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    I haven't ventured into the world of ordering food online yet. Most of what I need is available in the "Healthy Market" section of my grocery. Brazil nuts just aren't one of those things... Brazil nuts were always the ones I'd pick out of the mixed nuts and toss...
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    Trader Joe's has them, I don't feel comfortable buying nuts online. Not sure why, it just seems shady somehow.

    No babies for this gal, the period has arrived. I did have a weird baby dream the other night, probably stemming from anxiety over waiting for cycle to start. I dreamt that I found out I was pregnant and was really happy about it (had decided I was going to keep it because "we could make it work" and no money for abortion). Then Boyfriend asked me if I was sure and I realized I hadn't even taken a pregnancy test, so I did, it was negative, and I was sad. Shut up, hormones, no babies. Worth noting that I have not had any serious pregnancy-anxiety in a while, mostly because we've been very careful after a long adjustment period to not having hormonal birth control, though I did take a test last month. -1 for anxiety, but not really because that was a month ago.

    Exercise: 30 crunches, 30 reverse crunches (legs in the air, arms on the floor, lift butt up), 80 KB swings with no break. 13 bent over rows on each side, only 2 overhead presses on each side. Tummy looks glamorous today, and by that I mean my once-was-outtie belly button is more visible than usual. Combination of the right kind/amount of carbs and temporary visible muscles from the crunches, I think. I approve! I need to work on my squat form. It's time to make them deeper b/c I don't want to increase weight yet, but when I try, it immediately makes my lower back hurt, so I think I'm doing them wrong.

    Food: Stew is a-brewin' today. I cut everything up last night and refrigerated it in the crockpot ceramic thingy, then put it on the cooker and added the broth this morning. We picked up some Himalayan pink salt in a grinder the other night and it's tasty. Two cookies last night and dammit, they were delicious. Boyfriend used the Trader Joe's chocolate chip bag recipe instead of Joy of Cooking's classic wartime recipe. It skimps on flour and...well, basically everything, and they were very flat. New batch is fluffy and amazing. NO MORE COOKIES YA FUCKING IDIOT. I bought ice cream the other night when we went shopping and I felt dejected >< Ffuuuccckkkkk I am NOT succeeding at sticking to my budgeting! This is getting really maddening, all this self-sabotage with money and food that does bad things to me.

    Mood/Brain: Okay, as you can probably tell, I am not in the best of moods today. Could be period. Could be tryptophan-failure. Could be wheat exposure. It doesn't seem fair to rule Tryptophan out while I'm bleedy since hormones are not trustworthy, but I really want to give up if I'm still feeling on and off shitty in 6 days. Of course, that doesn't leave me with any answers, just more pills to try.

    Sleep: Felt restless, woke up too early (something Tryptophan is supposed to help with). I had to kick Boyfriend out because he kept moving around and was keeping me awake (I was also just having a hard time falling asleep, probably too much Diablo III close to bedtime-- dudes, Monks are the shit). I felt guilty for it this morning and apologized when I kissed him goodbye and he was all sweet and sleepy and said it was okay so I think he was up late and unable to sleep anyway.

    Rubbing orange peels on the threshold and edge/bottom of the bedroom door stopped the cat from clawing at it, but she still pawed at it for a little while, once last night and once this morning. Stupid cat, if you are hungry, there is still food in your bowl from overnight! I don't blame her for wanting a fresh bowl, I'm sure the closer-to-raw biologically appropriate dry food isn't good when left out all day/night. I will rub more orange peels the next time I eat an orange at home, to make sure it's pungent/fresh. We need to invest in claw trimmers.

    No lunch today, had time, but no energy. If I'm desperate, I have an orange, though I suspect that will just make me feel more hungry.
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