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by 598 · about 21 hours ago

Just how much iodine is too much? Some seem to think it's pretty much "the more the better" within the realm of reason. People point out, for instance, that the Japanese get many many times more iodine than Americans. I've been supplementing... (more)

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somestranger 0 · November 23, 2013 at 7:12 PM

As long as you're taking around 200mcg/day of selenium then you can go upwards of 50mg/day on iodine. I think if you are iodine sufficient then about 1-5mg/day (from Lugol's solution or Iodoral which contain both iodide and iodine) would be a... (more)

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by 17103 · about 22 hours ago

Can kelp supplements cause or trigger an dormant autoimmune Graves disease, and what actually causes Graves disease? Is it something like grains, which can cause like Hashimotos also responsible for Graves, or can it be caused by other things... (more)

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Beth_15 0 · October 01, 2013 at 6:10 PM

I'm not a doctor, but I believe she can get well using mineral balancing (and paleo). I did. I refused to get the RAI treatment or to have my thyroid removed surgically. The meds did not work for me. Once I started the correct minerals, I got my... (more)

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by 181 · about 22 hours ago

After finding out that my worsening sebaceous cysts are probably caused by an Iodine deficiency I have began to supplement. I am currently putting kelp granules (Laminaria Digitata) onto all my food, as well as taking a 250mcg Potasium Iodine... (more)

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Ryanyum 0 · September 05, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Not sure about toxins in the kelp granules, but i'd make sure to supplement with a yeast based form of selenium for at least a few weeks before hand(250mcg). As supplementing with potassium idiode has caused quite a few people some issues, and... (more)

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by 571 · about 22 hours ago

I had some bloodwork done and it all looks good except for my thyroid panels. T3 came in low at 2.0 and TSH is 1.48. I believe this indicates an iodine/selenium deficiency. This is not surprising since I don't eat fish or use iodized salt. Add to... (more)

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Anondson 0 · February 28, 2013 at 1:35 AM

The Perfect Health Diet (2nd edition) recommends selenium that comes to about the equivalent of 2-3 Brazil nuts per day (selenium comes from lots of sources though), and about 1,000 mcg of iodine per day. They recommend that iodine be titrated... (more)

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by 6229 · about 22 hours ago

What do you use and how much? Do you have any thyroid issues?

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SarahH 0 · May 04, 2012 at 3:53 PM

I use Icelandic kelp for my iodine intake - potassium iodide has a -lot- of iodine and should only be used if you are in a severe radiation zone. I have no thyroid issues, but there is a noticeable difference if you are iodine deficient. I would... (more)

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by 550 · about 22 hours ago

What would be the pros and cons of a product like Main Coast Kelp... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · April 27, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Pros. The kelp and cayenne flakes make a bowl of steamed spinach taste really good.

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by 4111 · about 22 hours ago

How do selenium and iodine support each other? Can you do blood or urine tests for deficiencies in either? I got this idea from over at Perfect health diet. Where he recommend 200 mcg selenium for every 50 mcg of iodine, I believe. Can you get... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · May 10, 2012 at 3:48 PM

I'm not sure on what the ideal balance is in terms of micrograms, but my understanding of selenium and iodine for thyroid health goes like this: The enzyme that converts T4 to T3 (a "de-iodinase," since it removes one iodine) requires selenium to... (more)

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by 473 · about 23 hours ago

I'm kinda craving of some noodle soup and wonder where to get kelp noodles other than Whole Foods? I don't have one nearby and the closest one is at least 30-45 mins drive which I won't do just to pick up one thing. Or other online... (more)

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Anastasia 0 · February 25, 2011 at 11:34 PM

These guys sell by the case from their website: http://www.kelpnoodles.com/products_seatangle_noodles.html I use these as spaghetti every now and then - not bad. But I just made chicken noodle soup with them, and it tastes authentic! I couldn't... (more)

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by 571 · October 21, 2014 at 4:15 AM

I went to Whole Foods today in search of kelp noodles. I looked all around the section which had kelp and dulse flakes and seaweed snacks and couldn't find anything resembling the clear thin spaghetti-like noodles I see in pictures online. My... (more)

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Varelse 0 · February 14, 2013 at 4:16 AM

I don't know about Whole Foods specifically, but at my local grocery store they're in the refrigerated section with the "health foods" like Tofurkey and soy cheese. (No, I have not actually eaten them.)

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by 3742 · October 21, 2014 at 3:44 AM

I ordered 6 packages from Amazon and after trying the first am hoping that I didn't just waste a bunch of money. Those of you who have them, how do you eat them? I tried cooking them in butter with spices like I used to eat pasta but it was gross.... (more)

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blueballoon 0 · March 25, 2012 at 1:37 AM

I think they're great in Asian recipes. I use them with stir-fried shrimp and veggies with garlic, ginger, and fish sauce, and in pad thai type things. Also, make sure you let them soften enough when you use them in recipes, or they'll be crunchy.... (more)

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by 2861 · October 21, 2014 at 3:32 AM

TSH - 4.550 uIU/ml Thyroxine (T4) - 7.3 ug/dL T3 Uptake - 35% Free Thyroxine Index - 2.6 I got these results back in May but at the time I was more interested in my liver numbers and didn???t really pay too much attention to these other... (more)

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cliff_1 0 · November 18, 2011 at 1:14 PM

The best and easiest way to test thyroid function is with body temp. You want your temp to be ~97.6 upon waking and ~98.6 after your first meal. also be careful with the iodine supp, according to ray peat its extremely easy to OD and mess with... (more)

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by 5 · October 20, 2014 at 4:06 AM

I ate some kelp and about an hour later a new zit pops up. Considering my skin had finally started to settle down with a strict diet, I was kind of peeved. Just to make sure it wasn't something else in my diet, I waited a week and ate some more... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · January 25, 2014 at 7:28 PM

A lot of people are intolerant to seaweed, simply because they don't have the enzymes to break it down. I think it was in this forum that some people cited in the past some studies that said that pretty much, only Japanese people have the full... (more)

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by 78 · October 20, 2014 at 3:56 AM

Just wanted to see people's feelings on this. So, yours truly has been for many years has been dealing with symptoms that pointed to possible hypothyroid (cold feet/hands, cold intolerance, sluggish bowels, fatigue, thinning hair) and yet all my... (more)

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Ryanyum 0 · April 24, 2013 at 4:53 AM

don't supplement, eat kelp i'm sure you won't have ill effects from having a decent amount of kelp. Think about it, if you eat ridiculous amounts of green vegetables you're not going to od from the zinc or magnesium in the veggies.

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by 4991 · October 20, 2014 at 3:28 AM

I have been taking vitamin D3 and zinc just after breakfast. Lately, I've added vitamin C, K2 and sea kelp. Is it better to take some with lunch and some with dinner, or all at once? Since adding sea kelp, vitamin C and K2, my libido has... (more)

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wildwabbit 0 · January 26, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Well, gee, you should really read the most recent Free The Animal blog posting by Richard Nikoley - may shed some light. Based on his report, the answer would be: K2. And I suspect alot of people are going to start buying K2 supplements... (more)

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by 213 · October 16, 2014 at 3:51 AM

Is there a seaweed with higher iodine and lower heavy metals?

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tbunchylulu 0 · January 18, 2013 at 10:57 AM

I use dulse (2 tablespoons/day) from Maine Coast Sea Vegetables as my regular supplement. When I make bone broth I throw in a piece of konbu and I use nori when I make sushi. I am assuming that since the seaweed is from Maine it's ok. ALso I... (more)

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