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What are healthy ways to get selenium, molybdenum & iodine in our body.

What are healthy ways to get selenium, molybdenum & iodine in our body.

Nutrition answer: For selenium, brazil nuts are loaded. Salmon, shrimp and crab are good secondary sources. For molybdenum, legumes are highest (beans, lentils). Grains and nuts are secondary sources. For iodine, the 3 highest sources are seaweed, seaweed and seaweed. After that it drops off dramatically to iodized salt, cod fish and cow's milk. Don't be down on supplements. Nothing wrong with a bit of insurance. ...Read more

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How to shrink a multi-nodular toxic goiter? I am taking iodine / selenium. I am vegan. Goiter has been slowly growing over the last 10 years. Currently about the size of a golf ball. My levels are t4 18.6, t3 (liothyronine) 6, tsh 0.01

How to shrink a multi-nodular toxic goiter? I am taking iodine / selenium. I am vegan. Goiter has been slowly growing over the last 10 years. Currently about the size of a golf ball. My levels are t4 18.6, t3 (liothyronine) 6, tsh 0.01

Abnormal: Your thyroid lab work is normal you need a face-to-face visit with an endocrinologist and appropriate testing and treatment of your thyroid you may have an overactive thyroid which can be very serious medical problem seek medical attention the next few days ...Read more

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Which foods are high in iodine?

Foods: High in iodine include fish, shellfish, seaweed, yogurt, eggs, cows milk. Table salt also has a high concentration of iodine. Iodine can also be toxic if consumed in large quantities. Best bet is to consult with a nutritionist. ...Read more

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Which type of foods can I have on a low iodine diet?

Limited diet: You can get a list of things that you can eat or shouldn't eat as well as some recipe ideas at www. Thyca. Org. ...Read more

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Can the salt in prepared foods contain iodine?

Look at the label: Not all salt contains iodine--if you have a list of ingredients it should tell you. ...Read more

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Is vegan food good for low iodine diet since it contains no dairy products?

Is vegan food good for low iodine diet since it contains no dairy products?

Get help: If you are sick enough that an evidence-based practitioner has urged a low iodine diet, then you need serious dietary guidance rather than "pop" advice. Get with someone with whom you can get sound advice or you can end up extremely sick. It's the truth. ...Read more

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If I eat a lot of iodine based foods before my nuclear scan, will it harm the results?

If I eat a lot of iodine based foods before my nuclear scan, will it harm the results?

Depends on…: …what type of scan you will be having. Those involving the thyroid gland may be affected by dietary iodine, but the majority of other scans use a different radiopharmaceutical. Contact the nuclear medicine department where your scan will be done for further information. They usually provide preparation info prior to a scan if any special prep is required. ...Read more

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Is Himalayan salt safe for fibromyalgia has 84 elements in it including iodine from health food store?

Is Himalayan salt safe for fibromyalgia has 84 elements in it including iodine from health food store?

Yes: Himalayan salt is knows a "white gold" and contains many anecdotal health benefits from it's 84 elements that are formed under tectonic pressure. This salt has been purported to help with aging, rheumatoid arthralgia, fibromyalgia and other autoimmune diseases. This salt reportedly helps with blood vessel, respiratory, blood pressure and many other preventive health issues. All anectdotal but safe ...Read more

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Think I am allergic because I had a bad reaction to iodine. What foods have iodine and does the mango have iodine?

Iodine: There is no iodine in food and no cross reaction between an iodine allergy and any food allergy, not even shellfish, so eat what you want and mango is good too. ...Read more

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Is a cup of plain yogurt everyday good for you? I heard plain yogurt is rich in iodine which is good to treat hypothyroidism naturally.

Is a cup of plain yogurt everyday good for you? I heard plain yogurt is rich in iodine which is good to treat hypothyroidism naturally.

Yes, ideally organic: Yogurt is one of the best dietary sources of iodine- see http://www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=nutrient&dbid=69.
Plain yogurt is a good choice as sweetened yogurt tends to be high in sugar (though you can add fruit). I advise choosing organic yogurt if possible. Iodine is not only essential for thyroid function but has other important health benefits- see http://www. Mbschachter. Com/Iodine. Htm ...Read more

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With hyperactive thyroid would you think limiting iodine foods from my diet would help?

With hyperactive thyroid would you think limiting iodine foods from my diet would help?

Unlikely, in fact...: It's important to determine the cause of your overactive thyroid. If you have Grave's disease there's evidence that supplementing with iodine may actually help! See
http://www. Uptodate. Com/contents/iodine-in-the-treatment-of-hyperthyroidism
& http://theiodineproject. Webs. Com/hyperthyroidandiodine. Htm
Some with thyroiditis shouldn't take iodine but the amount in your diet makes little difference. ...Read more

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What food contains iodine needed for the thyroid gland's production of thyroid hormone?

What food contains iodine needed for the thyroid gland's production of thyroid hormone?

Many foods: The us diet has adequate I levels both in the food and added as stabilizers in many foods and other products as toothpaste and shampoos. If you are hypothyroid you need thyroid hormone in this country. ...Read more

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Can all food contain iodine needed for the thyroid gland's production of thyroid hormone?

Can all food contain iodine needed for the thyroid gland's production of thyroid hormone?

Variable amounts: Plant food sources contain variable amounts of iodine, depending on the soil content of this mineral. In us you may use iodized salt that would cover the requirement. ...Read more

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2 weeks on low iodine diet for thyroid cancer whole body scan. Is vegan food ok during diet since it contains no dairy?

2 weeks on low iodine diet for thyroid cancer whole body scan. Is vegan food ok during diet since it contains no dairy?

Yes: A vegetarian diet should not be a problem. This webpage has a list of food to avoid and ones that are OK.
http://www. Thyca. Org/pap-fol/lowiodinediet/ ...Read more

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How long will I be in hospital for radioactive iodine treatment when can I get around people again are here any foods or alcohol I should not eat or drink?

How long will I be in hospital for radioactive iodine treatment when can I get around people again are here any foods or alcohol I should not eat or drink?

Not long: You go home right after. A distance of 1 arm's length should be maintained between the person treated & others who spend more than 2 hours next to the patient in any 24 hour period. Brief contact is acceptable, but sleeping together, watching tv, going to movies, long car/plane trips should be avoided for about 11 days after treatment. Drink lots of water and flush twice. Don't share food. ...Read more

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Think I have got graves' disease confused, is it lack or excessive iodine? Thought it was lack of iodine, so I've been eating foods high in iodine

Think I have got graves' disease confused, is it lack or excessive iodine? Thought it was lack of iodine, so I've been eating foods high in iodine

Graves is autoimmune: While the thyroid depends on iodine to function properly, it does not cause graves disease. Graves disease is an autoimmune disorder of the thyroid gland. Your thyroid function can vary so you should consider seeing an endocrinologist to get it straightened out. ...Read more

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Radioactive iodine uptake scan, should I go to work after? Am a food service clerk. How long should I stay away from pregnant daughter and toddler.

Radioactive iodine uptake scan, should I go to work after? Am a food service clerk. How long should I stay away from pregnant daughter and toddler.

Only scan and uptake: Hi. If all you had was scan and uptakes, you don't have to stay away from anyone or anything. The isotope used for scan and uptakes is 123-I, and is completely harmless to your thyroid (or anyone else's). If you were treated with 131-I after the scan and uptakes, that isotope is harmful to the thyroid, but doesn't come out of your skin! You can work and be around others. It comes out in your urine ...Read more

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My aunt has been diagnosed with thyroid gland enlarged due to lack of iodine. Doc said to wait for 6months before doing the surgery. Wht food r good?

Salt and bread: Unless you like outside the us and in one of a very few countries, it is difficult to become iodine deficient. Leafy vegetables, iodized salt, multivitamins w/iodine, and bread (as long as it's mass produced in a factory) are all sources of iodine. Thyroid hormone can also shrink the thyroid. For many (or even most) people, proper treatment should eliminate the need for surgery which has risks. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my husband is a alergic to iodine and is having a myelgram is there anything else they can give him, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my husband is a alergic to iodine and is having a myelgram is there anything else they can give him, what do you suggest?

Other drugs possible: Be sure the hospital knows and they will use something that does not have iodine in it. Trust me, they don't want anything to go wrong during the test either! ...Read more

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I'm consuming a suplement tablet which contains selenium 100mcg + vit. E 200i.U + vit. C500mg + vit. A 5000i.U every morning. Is it good or too much? Tx

I'm consuming a suplement tablet which contains selenium 100mcg + vit. E 200i.U + vit. C500mg + vit. A 5000i.U every morning. Is it good or too much? Tx

Vitamins can be toxi: The doses you are consuming are probably safe, and helpful. Your only concern is with vitamin a dose. The vitamin dose must be added to your food content. Some people eat a lot of vit-a, and take extra zinc, which causes vitamin a to be formed. Check a level of a after supplementing for two months, compare it to your baseline level. If the elevation of the vit-a is rapid, then reduce daily dose, . ...Read more

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I'm 66, in good health, bought vit. For women 50+. Many ingred. Go way over the dv%; i.E. Selenium is 225mcg, 321% of dv. Is this harmful?

I'm 66, in good health, bought vit. For women 50+. Many ingred. Go way over the dv%; i.E. Selenium is 225mcg, 321% of dv. Is this harmful?

Follow label: As long as you bought the vitamins through a reputable place and you follow the directions, don't take more than recommended amount, you should be ok. ...Read more

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I'm on armour thryoid. Dr. Never addressed it but do I still need to take iodine?

Defer to doctor: We do not have your lab results to review. Please, this question must be asked of the physician caring for you. ...Read more

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I'm on levothy-100mcg and liothy-50mcg. In addition, my DR wants me to take tyrosine 500mg, ithyroid 6.25mg, selenium 200mcg, and zinc 30mg. Is this ok?

I'm on levothy-100mcg and liothy-50mcg. In addition, my DR wants me to take tyrosine 500mg, ithyroid 6.25mg, selenium 200mcg, and zinc 30mg. Is this ok?

It's totally absurd: Hi. Sorry to insult your quack, but taking tyrosine and elemental iodine makes ZERO sense for someone with hypothyroidism. It makes me question the diagnosis in the first place. The l-thyroxine and T3 (liothyronine) doses you're on would make many people HYPERthyroid (that's a high T3 (liothyronine) dose I only used to use temporarily in stages of thyroid cancer treatment...WITHOUT l-thyroxine). Please see an endocrinologist! ...Read more

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If I'm allergic to iodine and I get stung by a jellyfish, should I be concerned?

No: Most people with "iodine allergy" had reactions to xray contrast. This is not an actual allergy (i.e., immune reaction) to iodine, but a side effect of the chemicals in the contrast dye. Even though fish and sea life contain a relatively high amount of iodine, there is no risk for cross-reaction to the contrast material. But, you can become allergic to jellyfish themselves if stung often. ...Read more

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I'm on Levothy 100mcg-Liothy 50mcg. In addition, my DR wants me to start taking:Tyrosine 500mg, iThroid 6.25mg, selenium 200mcg, zinc 30mg. Is this ok?

I'm on Levothy 100mcg-Liothy 50mcg. In addition, my DR wants me to start taking:Tyrosine 500mg, iThroid 6.25mg, selenium 200mcg, zinc 30mg. Is this ok?

Weird stuff: I don't know what your doctor is treating, but I can say that these are very unusual treatments. The mineral supplements are probably harmless, although ineffective (and expensive; is your doctor selling them?); the levo/lioth combo is probably making you hyperthyroid, which will hurt you in the long run, and make you addicted to a daily thyroid rush. See a reputable endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Does pickle contain iodine?

Depends: If the pickle was fixed in brine which contains iodized salt, then it will contain iodine. Otherwise it might not contain iodine. ...Read more

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What is the half-life of iodine 131?

What is the half-life of iodine 131?

8 days: Iodine-131 has a radioactive decay half-life of about 8 days! ...Read more

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