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    Another piece to my health puzzle found - adequate choline intake!

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    About the same time that I got the diagnosis for hypothyroid, I was also diagnosed with early, mild fatty liver infiltrates. I assumed that the hypothyroid was likely the cause of both the fatty liver and my elevating lipids. I am seeing improvements in the lipids since going primal, but still not where they need to be. So, I am having my thyroid tested and treated by the new DO, as I've mentioned here. Now, after reading Mark's article this week on choline, and following the link and reading Chris Masterjohn's article as well, I am thinking that choline deficiency is also likely involved.

    I haven't eaten nearly as many eggs or liver (until going primal) in recent years as I used to. I didn't start supplementing choline until after getting the fatty liver diagnosis - and I was doing it for brain function and evidently not taking a high enough dose. Now, my new Nutreince supplements have the recommended 425 mgs for women and I eat eggs every day and liver as often as I can find it grass fed. Plus, chicken breast is a good source and I eat lots of chicken breast. Salmon is also a decent source and I eat that regularly, too. Oh, and according to Chris when we eat butter we increase our need for choline so its a good thing that I am eating almost no butter right now as well as increasing my choline intake.

    So, I am looking forward to having a repeat ultrasound when I get my weight down to normal and seeing what's happening with reversing the fatty liver deposits. I believe that the diet and supplements that I am doing now are approaching ideal for healing my liver, restoring normal weight and normal lipids.
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    More good news. I bought my husband a copy of the DVD "In Search of the Perfect Human Diet" when it first was released. He has watched it, says he liked it and it made a lot of sense to him, and he has started shifting his diet toward primal! Yay!

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    Yay, yay, and yay!!!

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    Hi Justaseeker. Glad to hear you have found another piece of the puzzle. That's very interesting about the choline. So is it safe to say that you are still feeling good about your Nutreince supplements? The taste isn't enough to turn you off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaLeaf View Post
    Hi Justaseeker. Glad to hear you have found another piece of the puzzle. That's very interesting about the choline. So is it safe to say that you are still feeling good about your Nutreince supplements? The taste isn't enough to turn you off?
    Hi BananaLeaf - Thanks. Yes, I am happy with the Nutreince - and just ordered a six month's supply. I've even gotten used to the taste. Wouldn't say that I like it but it doesn't make me go BLECH any more. I'll be having a complete micro nutrient testing this fall so I'll know more about my actual status then.

    My new DO approved my nutrient program overall, but made one change. I am now taking a new form of D3 that is supposed to be more bioavailable - its an emulsion that I put in my soup - taken separate from the Nutreince. The brand is Biotics Research Corp's Bio-D-Mulsion Forte.

    I am taking the max 10,000 IUs of D3 now but not getting the expected results - so we're starting with changing forms before considering increasing the dose or testing for metabolic issues causing me not to utilize the D3 better. She also changed my thyroid medication to a complete natural replacement - RLC Lab's Nature-Thyroid - and both changes should result in my serum vitamin D moving higher up in the optimal range. I have a 37 now, and she wants me to be in the 50-60 range if possible.
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    Yesterday I had the new patient visit with the iodine friendly DO. The visit went really well and I got just what I was looking for. I left with a plan for the next several months - and natural thyroid medication to replace the synthetic I was taking and a better form of vitamin D3 - as I just mentioned. I'll be having thyroid and other testing in two months to see how I am doing with the changes and if further changes are needed. More testing in the fall for micronutrients and the first iodine loading with bromide and fluoride then as well. And, I start the basic Rolfing series this Friday with concurrent massage. This program will integrate well with my previous physical therapy and my exercise program. So, now that the diet is in place the focus is on improving the exercise part of things.

    For anyone who isn't familiar with Rolfing:

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    I am excited for you!! I had heard of Rolfing but I had never explored it. You got all this accomplished in one office, right? I mean, they offer all those services right there, don't they?

    I think you will be climbing mountains in no time!
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    Wonderful news that the new doctor took the approach you were looking for!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwynn View Post
    I am excited for you!! I had heard of Rolfing but I had never explored it. You got all this accomplished in one office, right? I mean, they offer all those services right there, don't they?

    I think you will be climbing mountains in no time!
    Gwynn
    Right, its a large clinic with many services all in one building. They also have a good selection of items like Celtic Sea Salt and even had the iodine loading test kit available. Its really posh, doesn't look/feel like a medical clinic, but all the equipment is there. Truly "pampered" time !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamsc View Post
    Wonderful news that the new doctor took the approach you were looking for!
    Thanks, Pam.
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