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Comment Of The Day: March 21, 2010

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In todays, How To Kick Your Thyroid’s Ass: Two Hidden Sources of Soy at Your Breakfast Table, Liz discussed hidden soy in products such as bread and orange juice, among other things. This was a great read; outstanding really. If you haven’t read it, I suggest you give it a read.

Many people shared their stories about soy, gluten and the nutritional programs they are trying and, or learning about. A great conversation was had by all. Thank you to everyone for participating!

Today’s comment of the day;

Margaret Ann says: March 21, 2010 at 3:01 pm

I am not totally free of soy and gluten ; just cutting-back, and should try to make a better effort to plan ahead and shop so I always have good alternatives for me on hand. I feel more energetic when I eat according to my blood type, which is very similar to my food allergy testing where I was determined in the 1980s to be allergic to 70% of the foods.

If you donate blood, they can tell you your blood type for free, and,  this tells about the four ways of eating according to blood type, but you have to buy the book to know what the good and bad foods are. This book in the series is more specific for hormonal balance.

Several years ago I felt weird after drinking a half-gallon of soy milk over the course of a couple days, so avoided it after that. Later I was diagnosed hypothyroid and estrogen dominant ; so it makes sense to me the phytoestrogens in the soy milk could have made me feel different. A couple years ago a coworker mentioned to me soy should be eaten only if it is properly fermented. Such information can be found here.

Wheat for me is a big problem; I notice, for instance, after eating a sandwich, I need a nap, so it’s really not worth it to eat it. Last year two days in a row I was very groggy and late for work, and then I gave the situation some thought and realized the two nights before I had eaten Hot Pockets. It is just not worth it for me to eat such things.

This is a very informative book; including hair loss can sometimes be associated with wheat consumption.

WARNING: If you eliminate a food you are allergic to, and then reintroduce it back into your diet, it is possible you can have a worse reaction. For instance, I had eczema on my hands for about ten years, then totally eliminated all cow milk products and my “chronic recurrent hand eczema” cleared gradually over two weeks. After my food challenge was over and I consumed milk again, my eczema returned to my hands ; and all over my body.

Since I have been taking desiccated thyroid and since I improved my gut health, I have noticed my allergy symptoms are significantly less severe. My current doctor has lots of good information on his website. His compounding pharmacy can be a source for people who are looking for desiccated thyroid.

Despite being unemployed right now, I am feeling pretty good, which I partially attribute to taking recently lots of vitamin D after being determined my levels were rock bottom.   I also take iodoral.  I am feeling well, but my hair needs to be thicker, and despite the obvious, that I need to lose weight. I need to use my T-Tapp videos; these exercise videos by Teresa Tapp help balance hormones.

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2 Responses to “Comment Of The Day: March 21, 2010”

  1. Margaret Ann says:

    What a nice surprise! Thank you! Yesterday I was just sharing … because I wish someone would have noticed my symptoms years ago and shared such knowledge with me, so I could have avoided years of suffering … so I was surprised one of my comments was chosen to be yesterday’s “Comment of the Day”!

  2. Margaret Ann says:

    Continuing the subject of thyroid and lack of hair …
    Liver Function and Thyroid

    A few years ago I was watching Valerie Saxion on her television program, where she mentioned lack of hair on the top of the head can be indicative the liver needs to be cleansed, and on that show she said the better functioning the liver is, the better functioning the thyroid will be. http://www.valeriesaxion.com/showNotes.html

    Also a few years ago I heard Teresa Tapp in a seminar stating in Germany milk thistle is used for liver detoxing, and there has been lots of research in Germany regarding milk thistle. https://store.t-tapp.com/categories/Seminars/ If I remember correctly, this information is on the Personal Profile Seminar CD.

    Tonight I found these two articles.

    http://www.springboard4health.com/store/iyb_8_98.html mentions the liver converts the thyroid hormone thyroxine (T4) into its more active form, triiodothyronine (T3). Inadequate conversion may lead to hypothyroidism, chronic fatigue, weight gain, poor memory and other debilitating conditions.

    http://heartspring.net/detoxification_liver_health.html discusses liver health and milk thistle.

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