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Old 07-11-2008, 11:48 PM   #11
Bobbi Beglau Salvini
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Re: Clean Eaters at Risk for Iodine Deficiency

The connection between clean eating and iodine, is that people that eat a lot of junk food get a lot of salt, much of it probably iodized, and if you eat sea salt, as many careful people do, or only real food, you may be at risk of not getting enough of this nutrient. It depends on what you eat. Some people think fish oil is a good substitute for seafood.

Thank you for all the great information. A comment was made regarding the location my M.D. advised for placing the tincture, on the belly below the waist. I figure this is as good a place as any; it doesn't get on my clothes, furniture and etc. and I donít have to explain it to anyone. We were joking around that you could be a red neck for the day, or write ďI hate BurpiesĒ on the back of your legs, pain body art, or even secret notes. ;-) Works for me.

Regarding comments that were made that were derogatory about my M.D. I offer the following. I visited six different specialists and had MRIs, two sleep studies and seven different sets of blood work, and went to two different dentists for tooth pain, etc. and none of them helped me. I was having numbness in my jaw, cluster migraines, an ear ache, fatigue, and loss of muscle mass. I was having emotional jags, loss of memory and cognitive ability, and was only getting four hours of sleep a night. The list goes on, and it was so bad, I dented in three different corners of my car in 4.5 months. She ran some spit tests, gave me a list of over the counter products and a couple of prescriptions, and got me off the anti-depressants and sleeping pills the other M.D.s had put me on. I feel like a million bucks; all symptoms are gone, even my dandruff is gone. I have seen drastic changes in my work outs too. I have learned a lot from this woman. She has degrees in obstetrics, endocrinology and nutrition and I have run into people that said she and her group of PAs are amazing.

She said she was seeing many people that were responding to iodine treatment. I have also done research and found that the chemical used to bind thyroid hormone in blood work is chloramine. Just search thyroid and chloramine on the WEB and you will get thousands of hits from various research projects. Interesting, most major agencies switched to chloramine for water disinfection in 1991. You can find many agencies that include a detailed discussion of this topic by searching under water supply and chloramine. So the question is... does Chloramine bind to the thyroid hormone in your body? I have copyrighted a paper on this topic that I will publish soon.
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Old 07-11-2008, 11:51 PM   #12
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Re: Clean Eaters at Risk for Iodine Deficiency

Some salt trivia.....I have seen salt mining from both old sea bed deposits, and from a salt flat. One of the largest salt mining facilities in the world is near Trona California. Itís also supposed to be the source of one of the cleanest raw salts in the world. Itís interesting that the salt crystals that are the most pure, form a crust on the surface of the flat which had a thin layer of water over the salt base. I got to meet the owner, and he told us he cuts this crust daily with a piece of equipment designed by his great grandfather. He gave this machine a whirl so we could see it in operation; the engine is from an old model T Ford. The first cut is very clean and used for table salt and is shipped for further processing. Then the second cut is used for road salting.

When I was in Hawaii, the local shops offered different colored salts from different parts of the world. These were evaporated from sea salt and they ranged in color from green to pink.

If you look at the labeling of salt, there is a big difference in mineral content between brands and sources.
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Old 07-12-2008, 01:45 AM   #13
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Re: Clean Eaters at Risk for Iodine Deficiency

Chloramines are the byproduct of chlorination. They are caused by the reaction of organic matter and chlorine. They are carcinogenic.
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Old 07-12-2008, 02:19 AM   #14
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Re: Clean Eaters at Risk for Iodine Deficiency

See the link under similar threads “Iodine question.....” dated 5-7-06.

Dr. G posted some very good reliable information. I have done significant research on disinfectant disruption of thyroid hormone, and he is right on.
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Old 07-12-2008, 02:38 AM   #15
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Re: Clean Eaters at Risk for Iodine Deficiency

Chloramine is the chemical reaction between chlorine and ammonia. If you recall the warning on a bleach bottle it tells you not to mix bleach with ammonia cleaning products. The chloramine gas it produces is deadly. It also does a great job disinfecting the water supply. In a water source such as a river, water is pulled off the river, used, and the sewage is treated and returned to the river. Five miles down stream the next city does the same. For example, in the City of San Diego, the water source includes over one thousand permits upstream to use the water. Urine in the water supply converts to ammonia. Ammonia is very difficult to remove. If the water is chlorinated, it reacts with the ammonia and produces chloramines. In this process organic products are turned to a cadre of nasty carcinogens. For this reason, municipalities at the top of the water supply often still use chlorine, and the rest usually use laboratory produced chloramines. Since the Chlorine is already bound to the ammonia, any free ammonia has no chlorine to react with.

The EPA has recently changed their standards, and as a result, most agencies are in the process of building facilities to use ozenation as the form of water disinfectant.
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