Post by fishkybizniz on Sept 9, 2015 6:58:14 GMT -8
Hi spi peeps! This cord injury is making me learn faster than the rate recommended for blondes. I went looking to see if my recent diagnosis of adrenal insufficiency was related to my cord injury. And the answer is yes. I've provided a link for all of you suffering insomnia. It's not as good as reading scientific findings in our solar system to cure your insomnia, but at least in this, you might be able to help another spi peep.
fishkybizniz, very interesting! I'm wondering if the adrenal insufficiency that I have due to chronic steroid use is compounded by SCI. My doctors have not been able to account for the profound fatigue I experience regularly.
I'm just now seeing this Thread. Fishky is right, and 'good job' on finding an actual research article that says so. After my SCI, I was given a pill for hypothyroid,...yes, and the nursing home woke me up at 5:30am every morning to give it to me. No wonder I was cranky. Once I got internet and came to my senses, I bought Nori at the grocery store,. It's processed seaweed. I refused the hypothyroid pill, since the nursing home couldn't figure out how to give it to me at any time other than 5:30 am. Now that I'm home, I take Kelp tablets. Additionally, our thyroid gland needs iodine (as from kelp) in order to fight infection.
Iodine is so important. Research references are listed at the end of the online article.
www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/iodine-foods/ 7 Foods Rich in Iodine by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM Published on January 18, 2011, Last Updated on February 25, 2015 "A small bowl of seaweed salad. Foods like seaweed salad are rich in iodine which helps the thyroid to function properly. The thyroid gland synthesizes thyroid hormones and iodine is an essential trace mineral that is crucial for the thyroid to function properly. Eating foods rich in iodine ensures the thyroid is able to manage metabolism, detoxification, growth and development. Research has shown that a lack of dietary iodine may lead to enlargement of the thyroid gland, lethargy, fatigue, weakness of the immune system, slow metabolism, autism, weight gain and possibly even mental states such as anxiety and depression. The good news is that there are many popular foods with iodine, all of which are easy to incorporate into your daily diet."
These are the foods that the article lists and expounds on. Iodine Rich Foods 1. Sea Vegetables 2. Cranberries 3. Organic Yogurt 4. Organic Navy Beans 5. Organic Strawberries 6. Raw, Organic Cheese 7. Organic Potatoes