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…

August 26, 2013

Gender Longevity Explained

Posted in OFF TOPICS tagged , , , , , , , , , at 4:33 pm by PCOSLady

GENDER LONGEVITY EXPLAINED
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Women normally do outlive men!
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Psychology of Women by Juanita H. Williams
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The average woman in the US can expect to outlive the average man by eight years… The difference has increased drastically in the last fifty years due the increase of men getting cardiovascular diseases and lung cancer… Add the decline of women from causes related to pregnancy and childbearing…

Compared to women, men are more than twice as likely to die from seven major causes: coronary heart disease, lung cancer, emphysema, motor vehicle and other types of accidents, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide…

These cause account for three-fourths of the sex difference in mortality in the US…

Her book explains more…
~ ISBN: 0-393-95567-2

September 19, 2012

Magnesium ~ Epsom Salts

Posted in MINERALS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 7:39 pm by PCOSLady

MAGNESIUM ~ EPSOM SALTS
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http://www.ehow.com/how_4887228_epsom-salt-number-of-ways.html
~ EHow …
Increase your magnesium levels in your body by soaking in Epsom salt bath water three times weekly. While it is extremely difficult to get enough magnesium in our systems through our diets, it is readily absorbs into our systems through our skin. Magnesium is needed by our bodies for many functions; however, a doctor should be consulted prior to extensive use, particularly for those with kidney problems. Magnesium works to activate many other enzymes our body needs.
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Magnesium is useful in the treatment of asthma, COPD, fibromyalgia, ADD, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, angina, cardiac arrhythmia, congestive heart failure, fatigue, kidney stones, migraine and tension headaches, complications due to pregnancy and premenstrual syndrome. Our bodies cannot properly use serotonin without the assistance of magnesium. Serotonin is a natural chemical created within the brain responsible for feelings of well being and relaxation. So maybe there is something to that saying “Calgon take me away”?
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Importance of Magnesium is Far Greater than Previously Imagined
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/12/17/magnesium-benefits.aspx?e_cid=20121217_DNL_art_1
~ Dr Mercola … Importance of Magnesium is Far Greater than Previously Imagined… A number of studies have previously shown magnesium can benefit your blood pressure and help prevent sudden cardiac arrest, heart attack, and stroke. But its role in human health appears to be far more complex than previously thought, and—like vitamin D—its benefits may be more far-reaching than we’ve imagined. GreenMedInfo.com‘s database project has indexed over 100 health benefits of magnesium so far, including therapeutic benefits for: Fibromyalgia, Cardiovascular disease, Atrial fibrillation, Migraine, Type 2 diabetes, Aging, Premenstrual syndrome, Mortality… As you age: Age — older adults are more likely to be magnesium deficient because absorption decreases with age and the elderly are more likely to take medications that can interfere with absorption… Diabetes, especially if it’s poorly controlled, leading increased magnesium loss in urine…
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Read more: How to Use Epsom Salt in a Number of Ways | eHow.com … http://www.ehow.com/how_4887228_epsom-salt-number-of-ways.html#ixzz26votQLuH
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SITES
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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), Complex Regional Pain
http://www.rsdfoundation.org/
~ International Research Foundation for RSD/ CRPS … Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, RSD, is a chronic neurological disease which affects millions of people here in the United States (US) and around the world.
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GOOGLE:
epsom salts
magnesium
magnesium deficiency
RSD
rsd
RSD forums

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