Julie Bove <julieb...
: "Karen" <kquilts+noviruswan...
@earthlink.net> wrote in message
: > On Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:22:55 -0600, in alt.support.diabetes, bj
: > <address...
: >>Trawley Trash <tr...
: >>> On Mon, 12 Nov 2012 20:21:13 -0800
: >>> Ordinary salt is enriched with iodine (iodized). Special salts like
: >>> sea salt and Kosher salt do not.
: >>Some Kosher salt does have iodine added.
: >>There are countries where it is difficult to get non-iodized salt due to
: >>local regulations.
: >>Fortunately for us in the USA, non-iodized salt is easy to find in any
: >>general supermarket, usually next to the "regular"salt & prominently
: >>labeled as not containing iodide.
: >>Sea Salt is, like everything else from the sea, not allowed on a Low
: >>Diet (done to prep for I-131 thyroid cancer treatment or scans). There is
: >>no way to know just from the label "sea salt" how much natural iodine is
: >>If you think diabetes teaches you about reading labels you should try
: >>a good LID! That requires lots of time reading very small print on every
: >>food product label (unless you're a rare person who uses no prepared,
: >>canned, frozen, jarred, baggied, plastic-wrapped, shrink-wrapped, dried,
: >>deli, bakery, or other type of packaged, processed or prepared-by-another
: >>food or non-raw ingredient); little or no restaurant food too. (Tune up
: >>those rusty cooking skills...and plan, Plan, PLAN Ahead....)
: >>And also, in case you don't know, any dairy product from any mammal
: >>contains iodine. Egg yolks are also on the not-for-LID list. (yes, I know
: >>some here do not eat any eggs &/or dairy products.)
: > So true. I've done the LID diet twice, and it can be a challenge
: > finding foods that do not contain iodine. Anything premade that
: > contains salt is suspect. We did actually find it easier just to buy
: > raw ingredients and prepare all food from scratch. Even the bread had
: > to be made at home. There are some good cookbooks out for the LID.
: > I think Julie should ask her doctor before adding an iodine
: > supplement. Too much can be a problem as well as not enough. Since
: > so many foods contain it, I think it may be rare to be deficient in
: > it.
: At this point we don't even know if there *is* a thyroid problem and if
: there is, *what* there is. So I would not add it right now. There probably
: is some in my multiple vitamin. I'll check it.
It may well be present in all the prepared foods , like predooked
hamburgers, that you include in your diet as they include salt which is