July 5, 2015

Iodine Deficiency Risk Factors

Posted in FYI, NUTRIENTS, SILENT ISSUES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:18 pm by PCOSLady

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iodine_deficiency

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RISK FACTORS ~ May Lead To Iodine Deficiency

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Following is a list of potential risk factors that may lead to iodine deficiency:

  1. Low dietary iodine
  2. Selenium deficiency
  3. Pregnancy
  4. Exposure to radiation
  5. Increased intake/plasma levels of goitrogens, such as calcium
  6. Gender (higher occurrence in women)
  7. Smoking tobacco
  8. Alcohol (reduced prevalence in users)
  9. Oral contraceptives (reduced prevalence in users)
  10. Perchlorates
  11. Thiocyanates
  12. Age (for different types of iodine deficiency at different ages)

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In the U.S., the use of iodine has decreased over concerns of overdoses since mid-20th century, and the iodine antagonists bromine, perchlorate and fluoride have become more ubiquitous. In particular, around 1980 the practice of using potassium iodate as dough conditioner in bread and baked goods was gradually replaced by the use of other conditioning agents such as bromide .

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SITES:

…. Goitrogens And Thyroid Health — The Good News!
https://www.womentowomen.com/thyroid-health/goitrogens-and-thyroid-health-the-good-news/
~  Women to Women by Dr Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN, NP
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…. EPA: Fact Sheet: Final Regulatory Determination for Perchlorate
http://water.epa.gov/drink/contaminants/unregulated/upload/FactSheet_PerchlorateDetermination.pdf

~ Perchlorate is both a naturally occurring and man-made chemical that is used to produce rocket fuel, fireworks, flares and explosives. Perchlorate can also be present in bleach and in some fertilizers.

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…. Wikipedia … Thiocyanate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/

~ Thiocyanate (also known as rhodanide) is the anion [SCN]. It is the conjugate base of thiocyanic acid. Common derivatives include the colourless salts …

Potassium thiocyanate – ‎Thiocyanic acid – ‎Sodium thiocyanate – ‎Mercury(II)

~ Thiocyanate overload and thyroid disease.

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…. Bromide
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=bromide

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….  Bromide Toxicity

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=bromide+toxicity

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…. Avoid This if You Want to Keep Your Thyroid Healthy – Mercola

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/09/05/another-poison-hiding-in-your-environment.aspx

~   Sep 5, 2009 – bromine, bromide, endocrine disruptor, toxin, toxic, thyroid Bromides are a common endocrine disruptor. Because bromide is also a halide, … Bromines are common endocrine disruptors and can be found in a number of places in your everyday world, including pesticides, plastics (used to make computer), bakery goods, soda, medications, fire retardants, and bromine-based hot tub and swimming pool treatments.

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….  Selenium Deficiency

http://www.healthambition.com/symptoms-of-selenium-deficiency/

~ 6 Symptoms of Selenium Deficiency and How to Avoid Them

~ Some studies have shown supplementing with selenium may reduce your cancer risk, especially lung cancer, colorectal cancer, bladder cancer and prostate cancer in men.

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….  Fluoride
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=fluoride

~   Brand names: Aquafresh, Biotene, PerioMed, Fluor-a-day, Kolorz, Ludent, Gingimed, ControlRx, Dawnmist, CaviRinse, OrthoWash, Amerfresh, FluoriSHIELD, Xylashield, Vortex, Apatite, Dentree, Omni
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….  Sodium Fluoride vs Calcium Fluoride
https://www.google.com/search?q=sodium+fluoride+vs+calcium+fluoride&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

~  The synthetic industrial version is called sodium fluoride. … the negative affects of sodium fluoride vs. the natural existing calcium fluoride.
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….   Fluoride Articles
http://fluoride.mercola.com/

~  Dr Mercola … Several studies showed lowered scores on cognition and IQ for those showing it. But there’s more trouble – cancer, thyroid problems, kidney disease, fractures, and ADHD…

February 7, 2013

Metabolism Plateau

Posted in LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:41 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady:
Many of us will hit a plateau, stuck in losing, a block, etc… You just have to try different things to get over it and keep losing weight…
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Issues and factors do play a roll in this for some people…
~ Aging is a natural thing and can pack on pounds making you think you did something wrong or hit a plateau…
~ Drugs for high blood pressure, especially diuretics and the drugs known as beta-blockers, can make your body extremely resistant to weight loss… Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs also keep you from losing weight and they’re potentially dangerous as well… Dr. Atkins, “The majority of oral medications for diabetes have a weight-gain effect. The one drug that does help diabetics control their blood sugar and lose weight is metformin, marketed under the brand name Glucophage®.
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http://www.low-carb.com/at-art5.html
~ Low-Carb … Informative on breaking your plateau…
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Jacqueline Eberstein, R.N., director of medical education at The Atkins Center, figure out if you really are on a plateau. “The scale is the least reliable reflection of fat loss, ” she points out. “Look at other markers. Are you feeling better? Do your clothes feel loser? If you’re losing inches but not pounds, your fat cells are still shrinking. Also, check whether you are in still in lipolysis/ketosis by using ketone test strips. You’re only on a plateau it there’s no change at all for more than four weeks.”
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http://www.low-carb.com/ketonestrips.html
~ Ketone Test Strips
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Dr Oz
Overcome Your Metabolism Slump
~ Lose 20lbs in 4 weeks
Overcome Your Metabolism Slump
http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/overcome-your-metabolism-slump#cmpid=em020713
~ Dr Oz … Overcome Your Metabolism Slump – video peek … Lose 20lbs in 4 weeks … Aired 2/7/13 & 2/7/13 … A top nutritionist reveals the real reason why you’re not losing weight – and it’s not your fault! Get the three-phase plan to boost your metabolism and jump start your weight loss!
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Dr Haylie Pomroy ~ https://www.facebook.com/hayliepomroy … Book: “The fast Metabolism Diet”
~ http://www.fastmetabolismdiet.com/
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Dr Frances Largeman Roth ~ https://www.facebook.com/frances.largemanroth
~ www.franceslargemanroth.com/
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Overcome Your Metabolism Slump | The Dr. Oz Show
www.doctoroz.com/episode/overcome-your-metabolism-slump
~ Dr Oz … Show episode …
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http://www.tv.com/shows/the-dr-oz-show/episodes/
– Jumpstart Your Body – Metabolism one…
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GOOGLE:
Dr Haylie Pomroy
Dr Frances Largeman Roth
fast metabolism diet
the fast metabolism diet
diet plateau
metabolism plateau
diet plateau meds
weight loss plateau
weight loss plateau tips

April 16, 2012

2004 PCOS Statistics

Posted in FACT tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:47 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady: I found these statistics posted on a blog or site in 2004 or 2005… Makes you think how the numbers have increased and maybe decreased over the years… This was the reality of PCOS in 2004!
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PCOS
2004 Statistics

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•~ 6-10% of all Females; ages 5+ years, are PCOS
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•~ 30% of all PCOSers register as Insulin Resistant
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•~ 50% of all PCOSers are overweight
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•~ 40% (up to) of “Unexplained Infertility” patients are actually PCOS and don’t even know it!
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•~ 30% of all PCOSers do not present cysts
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•~ 20% of “Abnormal Glucose Tolerance” tests are PCOS
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•~ 40% of “Abnormal Glucose Tolerance” develop diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance by age 40
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•~ 20% of all infertility patients deal with ovulation problems
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•~ 5% of all infertility patients treat their infertility
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•~ 15% of all infertility patients treat their infertility in a mandated state for infertility coverage insurance
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•~ 75% of all IVF patients deliver a singleton
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•~ 20% of all IVF patients deliver twins
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•~ 5% of all IVF patients deliver triplets
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•~ 25% of normal pregnancies end in miscarriage
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•~ 35-40% of PCOS pregnancies end in miscarriage. This is a 10-15% increase risk over ‘normal’ pregnancies.
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I hope these statistics show you many things… 1st your doctors might be unaware of PCOS and its extremes… 2nd it effects your young girls… Bullying is an epidemic today, weight being a main cause… 3rd you may need to change your direction of testing, treatments, etc… 4th you may gained peace of mind in knowing more of what “it” might be or is… ETC… “IT” depends on YOU since PCOS effects every woman differently… Treatment varies for each woman too!
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I am a firm believer many relationships, marriages and abuse of various degrees would be decreased IF we all know about PCOS…
~ If a female gains 100lbs over a year or close to it, she may have PCOS… Many females fall in to depression or hurt themselves when the weight will not go away!
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* Have them tested for PCOS, a thyroid disorder or another hormone imbalance… Might be something else…
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SMELLS WRONG! NUMBERS INCREASING, DOCTORS INTERPRET PCOS ANY WAY THEY LIKE, ETC.... SOMETHING HAS TO HAPPEN! 2004 THE AACE MADE PCOS A DOCTOR'S PRIORITY!

March 24, 2012

Sugar, Sweetners, Stevia

Posted in LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 10:18 pm by PCOSLady

Sugar & Sweetners
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This site was advertised on TV… I felt the info was important and factual…
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PCOS Lady, my opinion…. I, however will stay with white sugar, brown sugar and honey… I’m funny when it comes to manmade and processed foods… I am a firm believer people lived longer years ago and today because they consumed the basics in food…
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www.SweetSurprise.com
http://www.sweetsurprise.com/frequently_asked_questions.php
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Sugar, Honey, and High Fructose Corn Syrup
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What are caloric (nutritive) sweeteners?
There are many caloric (nutritive) sweeteners like:
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~ table sugar
~ honey
~ high fructose corn syrup
~ fruit juice concentrates
~ glucose
~ evaporated cane juice
~ hydrolyzed cane juice
~ fructose
~ dextrose
~ invert sugar
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The most common low-calorie sweeteners approved for use today are:
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~ acesulfame potassium (Ace-K)
~ aspartame
~ saccharin
~ sucralose
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The most common reduced-calorie sweeteners include:
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~ sorbitol
~ mannitol
~ xylitol
~ maltitol
~ maltitol syrup
~ lactitol
~ erythritol
~ isomalt
~ hydrogenated starch hydrolysates
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http://coolinginflammation.blogspot.com/
~ Dr Art Ayers … Healthfulness of Sweeteners
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Healthfulness of Sweeteners
–from Most Healthy….
~ Stevia – is a protein that is sweet, doesn’t raise blood sugar, no insulin spike and no AGE
~ Glucose – raises blood sugar, spikes insulin and produces AGE
~ Xylitol – is a sugar alcohol that inhibits dental bacteria, doesn’t raise blood sugar, no insulin spike or AGE
~ Corn Syrup – raises blood sugar, spikes insulin, produces AGE, low sweetness
~ Sucrose – raises blood sugar, spikes insulin and produces AGE, and liver damage
~ Honey – is half fructose and half glucose, raises blood sugar, spikes insulin, produces high AGE and may damage liver

~ Artificial Sweeteners, aspartame, sucralose, saccharin, etc. – don’t raise blood sugar or produce AGE, but may have other risks, including hunger

~ HFCS – is high fructose corn syrup, raises blood sugar and spikes insulin, produces very high AGE and causes liver damage
~ Fructose – doesn’t raise blood sugar or spike insulin, produces very high AGE and causes liver damage
~ Agave Nectar – is fructose, doesn’t raise blood sugar or spike insulin, produces very high AGE and causes liver damage
…to Least Healthy or Health Risk–
~ AGE: advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which contribute to the symptoms of diabetics. http://coolinginflammation.blogspot.com/search/label/AGE
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Stevia, the new craze!
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http://www.stevia.com/
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Stevia is a South American herb used as a natural sweetener for centuries. The leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant have a refreshing taste, zero glycemic index, zero calories and zero carbs. It is 25-30 times sweeter than sugar, and far more healthy!
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FACT:
Stevia is widely used all over the world. In Japan stevia claims over 40% of the sweetener market…
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http://purehealingfoods.com/infoSweeteners.php
~ Pure Healing Foods, very informative!
Source: www.NaturalNews.com
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Stevia has many helpful properties.
It has:
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~ No sugar and no calories.
~ Anti-inflammatory effects.
~ Is 100 percent naturally derived.
~ 250 to 300 times the sweetness of sugar.
~ Heat stability to 200 degrees Celsius (392 degrees Fahrenheit).
~ No fermentation properties.
~ Flavor-enhancing qualities.
~ Plaque-retardant and Anti-caries properties to help prevent cavities.
~ Been recommended for diabetics because it does not spike insulin.
~ Anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties.
~ Been shown to lower blood pressure in those with hypertension.
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Over 100 phytochemicals have been discovered in Stevia, and it is rich in terpenes and flavonoids. Besides having been in use for hundreds of years, extensive testing in animals has demonstrated no harmful effects. Its main sweet chemical, stevioside, has been found to be nontoxic in acute toxicity studies with rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and birds. It also has been shown that it does not cause cellular changes nor affect fertility. The natural stevia leaf also has been found to be nontoxic and has no mutagenic activity.
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Stevia can be used in cooking and as a tabletop sweetener.
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SITES
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This Makes You Flabby – and Virtually Forces You to Overeat…
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/10/14/why-this-sugar-make-you-and-most-others-fat.aspx?e_cid=20111014_DNL_art_1
~ Dr Mercola … This Makes You Flabby – and Virtually Forces You to Overeat…
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Sugary Drinks Tied to 25,000 U.S. Deaths a Year
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=168622
~ Medicine Net … By Amy Norton .. HealthDay Reporter .. Tuesday, March 19 (HealthDay News) — More than 180,000 deaths worldwide in 2010 were linked to a high intake of sugar-laden drinks, a new study estimates, including 25,000 deaths in the United States.
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These latest findings do not prove that sugary drinks kill people. They only show a correlation between high consumption and deaths from heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers.
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“Sugary beverage consumption is often paired with other unhealthy food choices or behaviors,” said Sandon, who was not involved in the study. “Chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, are the result of many factors, not just excess sugar intake.”

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