March 16, 2012

Iodine (the good and dificiencies)

Posted in MINERALS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:48 pm by PCOSLady

Iodine
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Iodine is a chemical element found in trace amounts in humans and is vital to the function of the thyroid gland. The function of iodine in the body is in the synthesis of thyroid hormones: thyronine T4 and triiodothyronine T3, which aid in growth and development.
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Thyroid hormones stimulate basal rate of metabolism, oxygen consumption and heat production. Most of your body’s organ symptoms are directly or indirectly influenced by thyroid hormones.
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Iodine Deficiency Symptoms
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What is iodine deficiency?
Iodine is an element that is needed for the production of thyroid hormone. The body does not make iodine, so it is an essential part of your diet. Iodine is found in various foods.
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Common symptoms that can occur with prolonged iodine deficiency include:

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~ Constipation
~ Depressed mood
~ Dry skin
~ Fatigue
~ Goiter (enlargement of the thyroid, creating a mass in the neck)
~ Increased sensitivity to cold
~ Menstrual cycle abnormalities
~ Protrusion of the eyes
~ Thickening of the skin
~ Thinning and brittleness of the hair and nails
~ Unintended weight gain
~ Weakness
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Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition,
In some cases, iodine deficiency can be life threatening. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of these life-threatening symptoms including:
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~ Being a danger to oneself or others, including threatening, irrational or suicidal behavior
~ Bleeding while pregnant
~ Change in level of consciousness or alertness, such as passing out or unresponsiveness
~ Change in mental status or behavior change, such as confusion, delirium, lethargy, hallucinations or delusions
~ Chest pain, chest tightness, chest pressure, palpitations
~ Respiratory or breathing problems, such as shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, labored breathing, wheezing, not breathing, or choking
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CHARTS:
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http://www.thyroid.org/iodine-deficiency/
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Common Sources of Dietary Iodine:
~ Cheese
~ Cows milk
~ Eggs
~ Frozen Yogurt
~ Ice Cream
~ Iodine-containing multivitamins
~ Iodized table salt
~ Saltwater fish
~ Seaweed (including kelp, dulce, nori)
~ Shellfish
~ Soy milk
~ Soy sauce
~ Yogurt
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Median Population Urinary Iodine Values and Iodine Nutrition
~ Read at http://www.thyroid.org/iodine-deficiency/
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SITES:
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http://www.thyroid.org/patients/patient_brochures/iodine_deficiency.html
~ Thyroid Organization
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http://www.progressivehealth.com/iodine-deficiency.asp
~ Progressive Health Nutrceuticals
http://www.localhealth.com/article/iodine-deficiency/symptoms
~ Better Medicine from Health Grades
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http://www.breastcancerchoices.org/bromidedetoxsymptomsandstrategies.html
~ Breast Cancer Choices… Interesting read…
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http://www.thyroid.org/iodine-deficiency/
~ Thyroid Organization
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http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/01/11/brominated-vegetable-oil-in-us-soda.aspx
~ Dr Mercola … The Psychosis-Inducing Beverage Ingredient You’ve Probably Never Heard Of… January 11, 2012
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Google:
iodine deficiency symptoms
sources of iodine

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Fibromyalgia and Magnesium Connection

Posted in Fibromyalgia tagged , , , , , at 9:25 pm by PCOSLady

The Connection Between Magnesium and Fibromyalgia
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Some women with fibromyalgia also have PCOS, sleep apnea, hypothyroid condition and/or more…
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http://voices.yahoo.com/the-connection-between-magnesium-fibromyalgia-113958.html
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Fibromyalgia is not classified as a disease; therefore there are no tests that can reliably confirm its presence. At present, physicians rely on a special technique called “Mapping”. This exam focuses on eighteen specific areas of tenderness. The patient must have pain in eleven of these eighteen areas for at least three months.
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Studies show that 90-95% of the U.S. population is deficient in magnesium. Most American adults do not obtain the recommended daily allowance of 400-500 mg. Additionally, a large majority of Americans consume a diet of processed and cooked foods, which increases the body’s demand for magnesium.
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Home Test: (may help as well)
I suggest a hot bath with a box of Epsom Salts dissolved in it… You should feel better in minutes… Your body will absorb the magnesium… I hope this will ease your pain… It cured a woman diagnosed with RSD…
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SITES:
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/use-epsom-salts-13-wonderful-ways.html
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http://web.mit.edu/london/www/magnesium.html
~ The Role of Magnesium in Fibromyalgia…
An investigatory paper by Mark London
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http://www.easy-immune-health.com/fibromyalgia-and-magnesium.html
~ Easy Immune System Health
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Google: fibromyalgia magnesium

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