What bugs me is people self-diagnosing based on the latest guru's book and then mega dosing with the supplement of the month. Right now it is iodine. Yes, iodine is necessary and a deficiency is not good but extra iodine can be even more harmful. There are people on that iodine thread being told to take iodine based on vague symptoms such as "I feel tired" or "I have acne". Excess iodine will trash your thyroid.
This is more dangerous than just flushing some expensive pee.
It also strikes me as silly when people bemoan the fact that organic and grass fed cost more but are willing to shell out serious bucks for a shelf full of supplements.
I was reading something earlier about the idea that short term supplementation is good for rebalancing O6:O3, but that long term the increased oxidation from all the PUFA intake could be bad. The over-all percentage of PUFA in your diet just increases if your only attempt to balance the ratio is by adding MORE of a different kind of PUFA.
Trying to balance O6:O3 through the elimination of seed oils and eating grass fed animal fat makes the most sense to me. Focusing on natural food sources makes the most sense, but it's still a guess as to how much fish we should actually be eating. Does anyone have good information on the healthiest ratio of PUFA to Total Fat?
i'm pretty new here and just started delving into that iodine thread. jiminy. yeah, the list of symptoms could apply to about a million other ailments. i bought some seaweed today, lol, but am too skeered to add much else. have enough other issues, but a seemingly healthy thyroid. want to keep it that way.
As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.
– Ernest Hemingway