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…

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June 27, 2015

Iodine Deficiency Symptoms ~ QP

Posted in QUICK PRINTS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 7:15 pm by PCOSLady

Iodine Deficiency Symptoms ~ QP

~  Quick Print List
….
Iodine Deficiency ~ Silent Epidemic!
https://pcoslady.wordpress.com/2015/06/15/iodine-deficiency-silent-epidemic/

Iodine Deficiency ~ Silent Epidemic!

The Silent Epidemic of Iodine Deficiency

http://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2011/10/the-silent-epidemic-of-iodine-deficiency/page-01

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Nearly 74% of normal, “healthy” adults may no longer consume enough iodine.

 You will discover iodine’s vital role in thyroid function and its link to obesity, cognitive impairment, heart disease, psychiatric disorders, and various forms of cancer.

~ Iodine can help ward off breast cancer and fibrocystic breast disease.

The US recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for iodine is 150-290 micrograms (mcg) for adults, while the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine has set the tolerable upper limit at 1,100 mcg.

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PCOS LADY ~ ASK YOUR DOCTORS 

“Why are you chastizing me on my issues, when you know it is most likely caused by an iodine deficiency you learned about in med school?   ?!?!?!

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These guidelines may be inadequate to address certain health conditions.

They were first established as sufficient only to prevent goiter. Daily doses for optimal health of 3,000-6,000 mcg have been used without side effects in studies of people with other iodine deficiency-related health conditions such as polycystic breast disease.

By way of comparison, the average daily Japanese consumption of iodine ranges from 5,280 to 13,800 mcg of iodine, with no harmful effects and a host of benefits. The Japanese experience is shedding new light on the importance of iodine, not only for thyroid health, but on other body functions as well. In particular, compelling evidence is emerging about the role of iodine in maintaining breast health, a major concern for millions of American women.

http://www.stopyeast.com/iodine-symptoms.html

O

Symptoms of Iodine Deficiency

~ hormonal imbalances (iodine is important in the production of all hormones in the body)

~ concentration/focus problems ~ brain fog ~ dry/flaky skin ~ dry mouth/eyes ~ immune system disfunction ~ short term memory ~ acid reflux ~ chronic constipation ~ chronic parasite/candida/viral problems ~ fibrocystic breasts ~ ovarian cysts (PCOS- polycystic ovarian syndrome) ~ excess phlegm ~ hypertension ~ fatigue ~ chronic headaches/migraines ~ vaginal infections ~ hypothyroidism

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The Importance of Iodine

It has been written that the “fundamental building blocks to health are WATER, SALT, SODA and IODINE”. Of these, iodine seems to be the least understood and the most neglected.

O

Signs of Hypothyroidism
(which may indicate iodine deficiency)

~ brittle nails ~ cold hands/feet ~ cold intolerance ~ constipation ~ depression ~ difficulty swallowing ~ dry skin ~ elevated cholesterol ~ essential hypertension ~ eyelid swelling ~ fatigue ~ hair loss ~ hoarseness hypotension ~ inability to concentrate ~ infertility ~ irritability ~ menstrual irregularities ~ muscle cramps ~ muscle weakness ~ nervousness ~ poor memory ~ puffy eye ~ slower heartbeat ~ throat pain ~ weight gain

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Why is iodine so important?

  • ~ Iodine helps resist disease and kill germs, bad bacteria, viruses and candida as blood passes through the thyroid.
  • ~ Iodine helps the body to detoxify from candida, parasites, bad bacteria and viruses.
  • ~ Iodine is linked to increased energy and endurance.
  • ~ Iodine calms the body and releases nervous tension helping you get a good nights sleep.
  • ~ Iodine supplementation reduces brain fog and increases focus and concentration.
  • ~ Iodine supplementation helps with all kinds of female issues (hormonal imbalance, fibrocystic breasts, ovarian cysts, breast pain during menstruation, menstrual cramps and more).
  • ~ Iodine help you produce enough stomach acid.
  • ~ Iodine is essential for the heart; not enough iodine can contribute to heart arrythmias.
  • ~ Iodine deficiency may be related to Parkinson’s disease.
  • ~ Iodine is important in the growth of a baby and deficiency may be related to infertility.
  • ~ Iodine may help to rebalance hormones and stop unexplained weight gain.
  • ~ Iodine increases the ability of the body to sweat
  • ~ Iodine deficiency may also be related to hoarseness, dry skin/mouth/eyes, cold intolerance, constipation, and more…

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Recommended usage to eliminate iodine deficiency:

  • ~ Place 1-2 drops of iodine on the skin each day.
  • ~ Keep an eye on how long the iodine patch takes to disappear each day – the amount of ~ time it takes to disappear should increase each day.
  • ~ 1-2 drops may not be enough if you do not notice a significant improvement in the ~ time it takes the iodine to fade then you may need to take more.
  • ~ Just work up slowly to a maximum of 3-5 drops each day if necessary.
  • ~ Do not increase by more than 1 drop per day.

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Conditions Treated With Iodine:

~ ADD ~ ADHD ~ Asthma ~ Atheroscerosis ~ Fibrocystic Breast Disease ~ Cancer ~ COPD ~ Diabetes ~ Excess Mucus Production ~ Hemorroids ~ Headaches ~ Hypertension Infections ~ Keloids ~ Liver Diseases ~ PCOS (Ovarian Cysts) ~ Parotid Duct Stones ~ ACNE (Sebaceous Cysts) ~ Thyroid Disorders (hypo, autoimmune and cancers)

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SITES:

…. Iodine on My Mind ~ Iodine and Heart Health
http://www.iodineonmymind.com/photos

 

June 15, 2015

Iodine Deficiency ~ Silent Epidemic!

Posted in FYI, NUTRIENTS, SILENT ISSUES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 10:00 pm by PCOSLady

Iodine Treats these and more symptoms in you...

Iodine Treats these and more symptoms in you…

Iodine Helps do this in you...

Iodine Helps do this in you…

The Silent Epidemic of Iodine Deficiency

http://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2011/10/the-silent-epidemic-of-iodine-deficiency/page-01

The Silent Epidemic of Iodine Deficiency

By Nancy Piccone

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In 2008, researchers concerned about the growing threat of iodine deficiency analyzed 88 samples1 of iodized table salt—the main supply of this critical micronutrient for most people.

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Less than half of those tested contained amounts of iodine sufficient for optimal health.

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Coupled with the trend of reduced salt consumption, rates of iodine deficiency are now reaching epidemic levels.

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In the developed world, iodine deficiency has increased more than fourfold over the past 40 years. Nearly 74% of normal, “healthy” adults may no longer consume enough iodine.

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In this article, the latest data on this dangerous trend are presented. You will learn of iodine deficiency’s profound impact on overall health. You will discover iodine’s vital role in thyroid function and its link to obesity, cognitive impairment, heart disease, psychiatric disorders, and various forms of cancer.

~ Iodine can help ward off breast cancer and fibrocystic breast disease.

~

The US recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for iodine is 150-290 micrograms (mcg) for adults, while the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine has set the tolerable upper limit at 1,100 mcg.

PCOS LADY ~ ASK YOUR DOCTORS 

“Why are you chastising me on my issues, when you know it is most likely caused by an iodine deficiency you learned about in med school?   ?!?!?!

These guidelines may be inadequate to address certain health conditions.

~

They were first established as sufficient only to prevent goiter. Daily doses for optimal health of 3,000-6,000 mcg have been used without side effects in studies of people with other iodine deficiency-related health conditions such as polycystic breast disease.

~

By way of comparison, the average daily Japanese consumption of iodine ranges from 5,280 to 13,800 mcg of iodine, with no harmful effects and a host of benefits. The Japanese experience is shedding new light on the importance of iodine, not only for thyroid health, but on other body functions as well. In particular, compelling evidence is emerging about the role of iodine in maintaining breast health, a major concern for millions of American women.

~

http://www.stopyeast.com/iodine-symptoms.html

O

Symptoms of Iodine Deficiency

~ hormonal imbalances (iodine is important in the production of all hormones in the body)

~ concentration/focus problems

~ brain fog

~ dry/flaky skin

~ dry mouth/eyes

~ immune system disfunction

~ short term memory

~ acid reflux

~ chronic constipation

~ chronic parasite/candida/viral problems

~ fibrocystic breasts

~ ovarian cysts (PCOS- polycystic ovarian syndrome)

~ excess phlegm

~ hypertension

~ fatigue

~ chronic headaches/migraines

~ vaginal infections

~ hypothyroidism

O

The Importance of Iodine

It has been written that the “fundamental building blocks to health are WATER, SALT, SODA and IODINE”. Of these, iodine seems to be the least understood and the most neglected.

O

Signs of Hypothyroidism
(which may indicate iodine deficiency)

~ brittle nails

~ cold hands/feet

~ cold intolerance

~ constipation

~ depression

~ difficulty swallowing

~ dry skin

~ elevated cholesterol

~ essential hypertension

~ eyelid swelling

~ fatigue

~ hair loss

~ hoarseness hypotension

~ inability to concentrate

~ infertility

~ irritability

~ menstrual irregularities

~ muscle cramps

~ muscle weakness

~ nervousness

~ poor memory

~ puffy eye

~ slower heartbeat

~ throat pain

~ weight gain

O

Why is iodine so important?

~ Iodine helps resist disease and kill germs, bad bacteria, viruses and candida as blood passes through the thyroid.

~ Iodine helps the body to detoxify from candida, parasites, bad bacteria and viruses.

~ Iodine is linked to increased energy and endurance.

~ Iodine calms the body and releases nervous tension helping you get a good nights sleep.

~ Iodine supplementation reduces brain fog and increases focus and concentration.

~ Iodine supplementation helps with all kinds of female issues (hormonal imbalance, fibrocystic breasts, ovarian cysts, breast pain during menstruation, menstrual cramps and more).

~ Iodine help you produce enough stomach acid.

~ Iodine is essential for the heart; not enough iodine can contribute to heart arrythmias.

~ Iodine deficiency may be related to Parkinson’s disease.

~ Iodine is important in the growth of a baby and deficiency may be related to infertility.

~ Iodine may help to rebalance hormones and stop unexplained weight gain.

~ Iodine increases the ability of the body to sweat

~ Iodine deficiency may also be related to hoarseness, dry skin/mouth/eyes, cold intolerance, constipation, and more…

~

Recommended usage to eliminate iodine deficiency:

~ Place 1-2 drops of iodine on the skin each day.

~ Keep an eye on how long the iodine patch takes to disappear each day – the amount of ~ time it takes to disappear should increase each day.

~ 1-2 drops may not be enough if you do not notice a significant improvement in the ~ time it takes the iodine to fade then you may need to take more.

~ Just work up slowly to a maximum of 3-5 drops each day if necessary.

~ Do not increase by more than 1 drop per day.

O

Conditions Treated With Iodine:

~ ADD/ADHD

~ Asthma

~ Atheroscerosis

~ Fibrocystic Breast Disease

~ Cancer

~ COPD

~ Diabetes

~ Excess Mucus Production

~ Hemorroids

~ Headaches

~ Hypertension Infections

~ Keloids

~ Liver Diseases

~ PCOS (Ovarian Cysts)

~ Parotid Duct Stones

~ ACNE (Sebaceous Cysts)

~ Thyroid Disorders

(hypo, autoimmune and cancers)

O

SITES:

…. Iodine on My Mind ~ Iodine and Heart Health
http://www.iodineonmymind.com/photos

January 30, 2013

Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO)

Posted in WAKE UP FYI tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:15 pm by PCOSLady

Story that created my post on BVO:
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Teen Sarah Kavanagh is making headlines after raising questions about the safety of an ingredient in Gatorade. “TODAY” reports she noticed brominated vegetable oil, or BVO, on the ingredient label. She Googled it and was shocked to find out what it was. In extreme cases, BVO has been found to cause convulsions and heart beat malfunction. Fox News reports Gatorade will release BVO-free versions of the drinks. BVO is banned in other countries, including Japan, India, and parts of Europe.
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Source: Morning Rush
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Tags:morning rush,brominated vegetable oil,bvo,gatorade
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What is BROMINATED VEGETABLE OIL?
http://whatisthatingredient.com/ingredient.php?id=65
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Mountain Dew has it!
Gatorade did have it! (Pepsi removed it)
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http://www.nutrition411.com/education-materials/miscellaneous-topics/item/2306-brominated-vegetable-oil-bvo
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Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO)
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Manufacturers can legally add brominated vegetable oil (BVO) to citrus-flavored beverages in the United States and Canada in controlled amounts (no more than 15 parts per million (ppm) by weight). However, BVO is banned in more than 100 countries. The US Food and Drug Administration classifies it as “suspect.” In 1990, the United Kingdom banned bromate in bread, and in 1994, Canada did the same. Brazil also recently outlawed bromide in flour products.
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Bromine is extracted from sea water and is deadly in either liquid or vapor form. Bromines are endocrine disruptors and are part of the halide family of elements, which also includes fluorine, chlorine, and iodine. If you are exposed to a lot of bromine, the body cannot retain iodine as it should. According to some experts, this iodine deficiency causes an increased risk for cancers of the breast, thyroid gland, ovary, and prostate.
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Symptoms of bromine toxicity
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Bromine is a central nervous system depressant and can lead to psychological symptoms, such as acute paranoia. It is estimated that no less than 20% of all hospital admissions for acute paranoid schizophrenia between 1920 and 1960 actually were misdiagnosed brominism. Until 1975, bromine was used in sedatives.
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Other symptoms of bromine toxicity include:
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~ Skin rashes
~ Severe acne
~ Loss of appetite
~ Stomach pain
~ Fatigue
~ A metallic taste in the mouth
~ Cardiac arrhythmia
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Where bromine is found
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Bromine is found in:
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~ Pesticides
~ Plastics
~ Bakery goods (used in flour as a “dough conditioner” called potassium bromate)
~ Soft drinks (including Mountain Dew®, Gatorade®, Sun Drop®, Squirt®, Fresca®, and other citrus-flavored sodas) in the form of BVO
~ Certain medications, including some inhalers and nasal sprays
~ Toothpastes
~ Mouthwashes
~ Hair dyes
~ Textile dyes
~ Automobiles
~ Fire retardants
~ Hot tub and swimming pool treatments
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Some companies, such as Pepperidge Farm®, make their products using only unbromated flour.
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BVO is a vegetable oil which has had its density increased to that of water by combining it with bromine. BVO is used in:
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~ Soft drinks
~ Citrus-flavored beverages
~ Ice cream
~ Ices
~ Baked goods
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Soft Drinks and Sports Drinks: Would You Drink Flame Retardant?
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http://wellnessandequality.com/2012/01/06/before-you-drink-soft-drinks-and-sports-drinks-would-you-drink-flame-retardant/
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Here are some alternatives to consider:
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Need your caffeine fix? Brew a cup of organic coffee. (Yes, tea is probably healthier than coffee, but if you’re used to soft drinks, the level of caffeine in coffee will give you a more comparable caffeine kick.)
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Like the sweet taste of sports drinks? Add a splash of 100% fruit juice to your good old H20.
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Do you prefer drinks with carbonation? Add carbonated water to your 100% fruit juice.
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Worried about electrolyte balance? Although electrolyte balance may become important in extreme cases (marathons, ultramarathons, Ironman competitions, etc.), many sports drinks don’t have the appropriate ratio of electrolytes to effect levels of electrolytes anyway. Good news: Your body is designed to balance its own electrolyte levels. In fact, some of the so-called “performance boost” athletes find from sports drinks may come from the brain’s response to the taste of sugar. If you’re an extreme athlete, consult with your coach, but remember, humans got along just fine before Gatorade.
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Just can’t give up sweetened drinks? At the very least, check the label. Don’t buy drinks with brominated vegetable oil (or BVO) listed as an ingredient. Even better, choose all-natural and organic drink brands.
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Drinks to Avoid: Mountain Dew, Squirt, Fanta Orange, Sunkist Pineapple, Gatorade Thirst Quencher Orange, Powerade Strawberry Lemonade and Fresca Original Citrus.
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SITES
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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:
BVO
BVO side effects
brominated vegetable oil
brominated vegetable oil side effects
bromine toxicity
bromine toxicity symptoms
halide family of elements

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