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 Post subject: Allergy to Iodine
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:34 am 
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I am allergic to iodine and of course the norms of cat scan dye,shell fish.
But I wonder if I should be avoiding Sea salt? Also could someone give me a list of other foods with Iodine ?

Also allergic too Sulfa drugs, sulfites... Reactions also to chocolate )c: and POUNDING migraines from MSG.

Thank YOU~ :happydance

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 Post subject: Re: Allergy to Iodine
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:13 am 
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Here is an interesting article on sources of iodine:
http://www.iccidd.org/pages/iodine-defi ... iodine.php

Iodine deficiency is a real problem for amny so most articles speak from that perspective.

I suspect chocolate contains iodine. Indeed milk is a source of iodine so look for choclates that do not contain milk.

MSG headaches are ccommon.

Glad you found us.

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 Post subject: Re: Allergy to Iodine
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:38 pm 
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Thank you for the welcome Susan~
My concerns are whether I should be eating sea salt, or if it too has iodine in it...being that it is a product of the sea.

I get skin reactions and bumps but have not identified the source. I think it may be from food with iodine that we eat every day~

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 Post subject: Re: Allergy to Iodine
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:42 pm 
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What does your allergist say about iodine and sea salt?
According to Thyroid Cancer Survivors, sea salt is high in iodine but Kosher salt isn't (unltis it says that it is iodized salt or sea salt)
http://www.thyca.org/rai.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Allergy to Iodine
PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:00 am 
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Thank YOU!!
I do not go to an allergist, due to a bad experience when I took my son years ago.
Seeing how many foods that have iodine in them that I eat and LOVE... helps me to discern which of my symptoms may be allergy related. Now I will know what to cut back on in order to test symptoms tho.

Thanks again (c:
Deb~

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 Post subject: Re: Allergy to Iodine
PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:25 am 
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I can understand how an unpleasant experience might make you hesitant to put yourself in a situation where it can occur again. There are all kinds of people in any profession, some good and some bad. I happen to get along very well with my allergist and I know others who really don't like him.

It's important that you find a professional whom you can work with. There are advances in research and medicine all the time. You cannot stay up to date on your own. You certainly don't want to wait until there is an issue that sends you to the allergist before you start the search for a good one. You don't want to place yourself at risk, yet you don't want to restrict your diet unnecessarily.

You know what I'm saying, I really suggest you find an allergist who you can work with to obtain optimal health.

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 Post subject: Re: Allergy to Iodine
PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:35 am 
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You make very valid points~ Since hearing from you ~ I have been reading A LOT from the links you provided..and leading to other links. I see how many products also have hidden msg and other 'contaminants' under different names of which should be avoided....
Have a blessed day Susan~

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