No, I'm saying the soy sent my already borderline thyroid into a
Trust me, what's going on with me wouldn't be a good thing for anyone.
I've just got back from the endocrinologist. Turns out I have two
large nodules on either side - huge, as a matter of fact. And lucky
me, they had a spot open for a needle biopsy on each one today. So,
after anesthesia that hurt like hell and five needle punches to either
side of my thyroid I'm home. They'll know in a week if they're ok.
Hopefully they are, as my thyroid levels are totally normal now (I
credit the herbs, the lack of soy and the adjustment to my vitamins).
I do feel like I've been punched in the trachea from two sides :o(
I think the less processed the soy the better. Edemames are fine.
I've even eated a bit of non-gmo tofu, without too many problems. I'm
never drinking soy milk again.
Ann, gardening in Zone 6a
South of Boston, Massachusetts
I'm sorry. :-(
Needle biopsies can hurt.
Mine used to be swollen, but no lumps.
Do you get enough Iodine in your diet to prevent Goiter?
Anyway, keeping fingers crossed that they are normal! Can you take
Ibuprofen for the pain?
I can't stand soy fake dairy. It's just gross!
Black soy beans come out a lot like Pintos.
I've only had Edamames once and did not like them, but I may not have
cooked them right.
We like to use Tofu in some asian style dishes.
She did a saliva test she got at that People's Pharmacy and is waiting
for the hormone results now. I did tell her to check her DHEA levels.
I wish I could take it. I used to take it and I felt great. I can't
have it now.
I seem to recall reading somewhere too that Iodine supplementation (in
excess) can help reduce the effects of Hyperthyroidism?
Not 100% sure. Just a vague memory but you could research it a bit.
I have the opposite problem Hypothyroidism. :-P
I read a bit about it but it advised to only fiddle with iodine under
a doctor's care, so I'm waiting....it's taken three months to get an
appointment with an endocrinologist, my appointment is (finally!!)
tomorrow at 9:30 am.
My problems were mainly a dramatic weight loss - I'm not heavy at all,
I've always had trouble keeping weight on (and believe me, that isn't
a good thing, but no one with a weight problem believes it), so at 138
losing 8 1/2 lbs within a month scared me a bit. The details are
long, involved, and not related to gardening so I'll leave it at that.
Things have stabilized, though, and I've even put two back on, but I'm
going through the motions to make sure there isn't a serious issue.
Ann, gardening in Zone 6a
South of Boston, Massachusetts
I understand. :-)
I have trouble keeping my T4 in normal range, even with meds.
I'd love to have a higher thyroid level!
As long as it's not causing "bug eyes" and tachycardia......
Good luck with your appointment.
Just remember tho', if they kill your thyroids with radioactive Iodine,
you will have the reverse problem and be fighting the complications of
HYPOthyroidism for the rest of your life, and have to supplement thyroid
Tread carefully and consider all the aspects before accepting treatment.
Good move. :-)
All too many docs fail to take lifestyle and diet into consideration (it
can SO influence lab values!) and prescribe drastic treatments before
looking at lifestyle changes first it seems.
Actually, I take milk thistle daily. It also helps some with the
inflamation in my joints. I order it online and it's called "Maximum
Milk Thistle." I'm a grown woman of 52, but my mom insists on paying
for it. It comes automatically. I was pretty surprised when my
conventional western medicine gastroenterologist told me to take milk
Some docs are learning. ;-)
Did you take a look at the mushroom website?
They sell some starter kits for some of those at a very reasonable
price. As soon as I can set aside some space for some where I can
control the temp better (it's too hot here to even attempt to grow them
outdoors), I want to try some of his indoor patches. Oyster at the very
I love the idea of growing cellulose consumers. The ultimate in
recycling! And mushrooms have some interesting chemistry, nutrition and
Yes, plus I do believe we have excellent doctors in this city where we
live. Actually, I have a team! I received my prescription pay out
from last year and our insurance paid over 25,000 in prescription
drugs and treatments! I consider myself so fortunate to have medical
insurance which is not reflected in "Sicko." I do know there are
people who do have such horrible insurance.
I bookmarked it.
One year I bought everyone I know a kit and the mushrooms I produced
were oysters and they were very tough. I may have done something
Probably not enough water.
The stems ARE tough but the caps are decent.
They have some even more interesting varieties tho' and the spawns are
very similar in price.
I'd like to try growing Maitake personally.
Still too subtle. What are you saying? Not trying to be difficult,
just want to understand the reference. Personally, I was not created
in a test tube. I'm way too old and they didn't have the technology.
Sigh! Did your parents have sex in order to produce you? If they did and
you agree that we are all "terminal" then you have a "sexually transmitted
It can also apply to "test tube" babies too though since "sexually" in a
biological, reproductive sense means a fusion of male and female gametes.
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