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
Ncbi has this current 2018 study. Sadly, it’s one of those studies that only let’s you see the Abstract unless one makes further financial investment. I’m posting it anyway because it supports my belief that a diet rich in iodine-containing food can improve thyroid health.
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29374374 “Constant iodine intake through the diet could improve hypothyroidism treatment: a case report. Abstract Currently, hypothyroidism is usually treated only with drugs; patients are never told that they could regulate their levels of iodine with dietary recommendations in a complementary way. The objective of this work was to explore the effect of a constant iodine intake through the diet in a postmenopausal woman with subclinical grade II hypothyroidism, who also had mild hypercholesterolemia and obesity. Baseline anthropometric nutritional, pharmacological, and habit data were obtained, then the woman was scheduled for 1 month a diet in which she was provided food naturally containing iodine, so that the recommended requirements (iodine 150 μg/day) were met. All the information about which foods contain this mineral was supplied and explained to the patient. This diet was also designed to help her to gradually lose weight, and was more balanced and closer to the nutritional recommendations. The results obtained in this work were satisfactory, having achieved improved blood levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (1.78 μIU/mL) and reduced total cholesterol levels (198 mg/dL). Statement of hypercholesterolemia was demoted. In addition, a significant improvement in relation to weight and body volume was reached (body mass index fell from 30.13 to 28.5 kg/m2), an important fact since it has impacted the overall well-being of the patient. In conclusion, it was demonstrated that a constant iodine intake through the diet for this patient with grade II hypothyroidism was very effective, and therefore, this aspect should be also considered during hypothyroidism treatment.”
My DHEA is less than 10 (normal 102-1185), my cort is 1.5 (normal 3-16)......................BP high, weight low (92 pounds), ferritin high 230 (normal 13-200), INR low, 1 (normal 2-3), Intrinsic factor blocking AB: Positive A, WBC high +1, MCV high +1, Abs neutrophils high +2, homocysteine high 18.5 (norm, less than 15, cholesterol 290: HDL 150, LDL: 115, Other 140 -- hey HDL is 150--avocados, papaya and olive oil.
Post by fishkybizniz on May 27, 2018 15:31:25 GMT -8
vintage Your post about Nori is impressive. I'd like to add that Nori is cheap purchased at asian markets. The crispy green sheets can get stale fast. Be sure they're in a zip bag if package is void. There are other seaweeds for good health. You can take pictures to look up later. The downside of seaweed, because it's loaded with iodine, people with allergies need to be careful. I happen to be allergic to iodine. My upper body breaks out in hives and I get slightly asthmatic. If that happens to any of you !!Quickly!! Dunk down 2 Benadryl pills. If the rash keeps spreading to connect into a larger mass, get your butt to an ER. I still eat Nori when dining on sushi. I also eat musabi's at family gatherings.
No, my Pituitary gland stopped working for my adrenal system. 5 or 6 months? ago my doctor said we'd go over my medications. So I decide to research my medicines and find a FDA study on Gabapentin causing Adrenal Insufficiency. I posted a thread about it on the site. Since the discovery I score 4. It's at the threshold of normal range. We don't know where this is going because it's a new discovery. I still need Cortef if I get an infection. My pituitary is still slow on the trigger. Sometime this year we'll repeat the stress test and see what my adrenal glands are doing. Blood work shows us the pituitary, but we don't have any way but stress testing to measure the glands.