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post #81 of 236
Thanks ChristSavesAll for all the great info! You've inspired me with the story of your husband. I'm going to march back down to Whole Foods and get some liquid dulse and start with just one drop. Surely one drop can't hurt me.
post #82 of 236
ChristSavesAll, how much liquid dulse would you recommend giving an 11 month old?
post #83 of 236
Thread Starter 
I'd go with four drops for a while, course you can build up to that if you'd like since you are doing that yourself.. 1mg should be a good amount to get to and that would be about 16 drops if I remember the amount per drop correctly... but of course you'd want to build up to it, say one drop a week that'll be about 4 months so any detoxing would be slow and easy... though you will want to giver her Omega 3's and a multi as well as the iodine at the very least...

Isn't she still bfing? If so then she'll get it from your breastmilk (even if she only feeds a couple times during the day, I'd rely on this as long as possible before supplementing, imo) once you are taking a higher dose yourself. If you are going to rely on your breastmilk then you should definitely also be sure to take the cod liver oil, multi, magnesium and higher vitamin c at the least for you and her...

I hope I made some sense...
post #84 of 236
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Originally Posted by ChristSavesAll View Post
According to this, vitamin C helps the body produce glutathione.. Looking for more sources..

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...0/ai_12512551/
Vitamin C helps to recycle glutathione, yes. It does not help in it's production.
post #85 of 236
I got my supplements ordered, and hope they make a difference. I really am so tired of everything.
post #86 of 236
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Vitamin C helps to recycle glutathione, yes. It does not help in it's production.
Actually it does both.. it doesnt help make it on it's own it requires.. something else I found another link and forgot to post it, lemme see if I can find it...
***Update***
Ok I haven't been able to find the link.. I thought I saved it but I guess not and I havent had time to do extra research because of the munchkins so at this time I agree with Jacqueline that it does recycle glutathione and not help make it.
post #87 of 236
I found out that my multi (that I take semi-regularly) has 150 mcg of iodine. (as potassium iodide). I also just bought Nature's Life Icelandic Kelp with 225 mcg Iodine from kelp and 41mg kelp. How much would you suggest starting with and how much should I be taking once I've built up for optimum health?
post #88 of 236
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I found out that my multi (that I take semi-regularly) has 150 mcg of iodine. (as potassium iodide). I also just bought Nature's Life Icelandic Kelp with 225 mcg Iodine from kelp and 41mg kelp. How much would you suggest starting with and how much should I be taking once I've built up for optimum health?
I guess you haven't read all the way through this thread or maybe I didn't name it.. hmm.

Anyways, Icelandic kelp is the one I originally bought and then found out after researching online that a mother and daughter were taking high amounts of this to (what I assume) build up their iodine stores.. this is processed with arsenic and has high enough levels taken at high doses to kill a person.. The mom died from taking this. Please return and get another source of iodine.

Here is a link about the kelp product...btw the higher amount of iodine they took was not a contributing factor, it was the about 1mg..
"The kelp samples analyzed in the study had consistently elevated levels of arsenic.."
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0406140955.htm

Pay attention to the urinary arsenic concentration and the amount found in the supplements.
http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2...6-33273928_ITM
post #89 of 236
From the second link:

Although Amster et al. (2007) noted that the arsenic concentration found in most of the analyzed supplements exceeded FDA tolerances for residues in meats and eggs, they did not compare consumed arsenic from these separate sources.

Daily consumption of 5 oz chicken—about one-half a chicken breast [the amount of food from the meat or beans group needed daily by women > 51 years of age, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) current food pyramid (USDA 2007)]—at the allowed arsenic concentration of 0.5 ppm would contain 71 μg arsenic. To take in the same amount of arsenic from the tested samples of Icelandic Kelp, the patient would have needed to consume between 2 g (at 34.8 ppm arsenic) and 45 g (at 1.59 ppm) of these tablets daily. Although she may have used an amount at the lower end of this range, her symptoms would be just as likely to be observed in persons eating more than half a chicken breast each day.


Pat
post #90 of 236
Been taking the kelp granules for a week. Worked up to 1 tsp a day. Have a wicked headache for days now, despite my Brazil nuts, green smoothies, nuts and Epsom salts, and even some extra vit C. Gonna add some Milk Thistle today!

Also, have a lot more energy, and am getting more done around the house and outside in the garden.


Pat
post #91 of 236
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WuWei, Magnesium in the amount of 250-750mg will help alleviate the headaches.
post #92 of 236
Or the sea salt flush.
post #93 of 236
Already get plenty of magnesium. I added salt to my water and that seemed to help.

Thanks, Pat
post #94 of 236
Not sure if the salt flush has been linked, so I'll add that...

http://drshevin.com/patient_educatio...giene/salt.php
mentions 1/4 tsp while the next says that people are finding 1/2 tsp to be more helpful.....

http://www.breastcancerchoices.org/b...trategies.html

I can't verify that it works, I didn't have any symptoms from starting iodine.

eta: I didn't have any negative symptoms from starting iodine, some of my hypo symptoms eased a bit, so it was somewhat helpful for me.
post #95 of 236
Pat, even though there are other more significant sources of arsenic, the small amounts, IMO, do matter for those of us with mercury issues. Arsenic is excreted (or not) by the same pathways as mercury, and given your likely issues and my known issues, I don't think my body would respond well to even small additional amounts. It's like my son, for example--he's got visible issues from the mercury, so even just a tiny bit more mercury from whatever source (the reason we're not doing seafood right now) would be problematic for him, while a tiny amount for another kid wouldn't be an issue.

And that chicken breast is likely the reason that my daughter's hair test had arsenic out to the red zone. My years of poor detoxification and eating chicken and probably a lot of other tiny exposures that just added up for me and thus the kids.

Just something to weigh given all our individual circumstances.
post #96 of 236
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My years of poor detoxification and eating chicken and probably a lot of other tiny exposures that just added up for me and thus the kids.
Why chicken?
post #97 of 236
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Why chicken?
There's arsenic in conventional chicken feed, Pat's quote above mentions it, but I'd seen discussion of it before. Good argument for pastured animal products, but that never occurred to me til a few years ago (when it was a bit too late ).
post #98 of 236
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Originally Posted by TanyaLopez View Post
There's arsenic in conventional chicken feed, Pat's quote above mentions it, but I'd seen discussion of it before. Good argument for pastured animal products, but that never occurred to me til a few years ago (when it was a bit too late ).
Oh for... :
post #99 of 236
Nope, not going to worry about the arsenic. Folks can purchase kelp which has been certified organic by OCIA and is voluntarily tested for heavy metals, chemical exposure, and microbiological contaminants. I'm opening my detox pathways and love all the benefits of sea vegetables!

Kelp is high in vit K.

http://www.sunfood.com/buy/1/101/Kom...anic-1446.aspx
http://seaveg.com/shop/index.php?mai...products_id=14
http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/organic_kelp.htm


Pat
post #100 of 236
I don't mean to threadjack, but how do you all know whether or not your body is properly processing all these various metals and toxins? How could one test for those levels?
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