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KFC's 'Double Down,' and Other Outrageous Fast Foods

Monday, April 12, 2010

We all make our choices - and live and die by them.

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SUNNY332 4/13/2010 9:36AM

    Yikes. I probably would have tried it a few years ago but not now. I just just feel my arteries clamping shut on me.

Pretty Outrageous - that is for sure.

Sunny

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RAEJAMES17 4/13/2010 1:58AM

    omg that is crazy! who would have thunk

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ROX2013 4/13/2010 12:20AM

    I had just heard about the double down. bun or no bun when you check they nutritional values you could fall over from the shock. Since cutting way back on my salt I find that I don;t want fast food anymore. All I taste now is the extra salt thats in it.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/12/2010 10:08PM

    So gross. I'm sure 10 years ago I would have tried it.

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JOZIGRRL 4/12/2010 9:08PM

    I remember hearing about the double down and was trying to explain it to some of my co-workers, they just looked at me like I just fell from the sky. They couldn't and didn't believe a fast food joint would have the nerve to make such a menu item. When the articles began coming out, I just started forwarding them so they knew I hadn't made it up.

It's amazing, from what I understand KFC changed their name from Kentucky Fried Chicken to give a more healthful image, now they are peddling a heart attack in wax paper.

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BEESPARKLE 4/12/2010 8:06PM

    I really thing that fast food places should think of the health of people not the numbers they have come in. Kids are so much bigger since fast foods excised. I was glad to see that the schools are going to change the ways in the food rooms for the kids. Don't kill our kids. Help them.Live long lives. It starts when they are young to be healthy .

To be honest. What happened to prepared lunches for kids and soup Mom made in a thermos flack to take to school. Why has it stopped. Healthy Moms can prepare lunches at night . My dughter does and my daughter in-laws. When I was eight. I had milk delivered outside the school room door for lunch time. Way back we were poor families but it was avaliable the milk. You could have choc milk once a week. Fridays.

I see the famous cook from England Jamie Oliver. He has been going into the schools cafeterias and telling them it is junk and so far ten schools are cooking healthy for kids.The Principals are for it and they and most teachers have loss weight as well. How wonderful is that. Do you have that goig in America in your schools. Not started yet in Canada but it will time Jamie Oliver comes. he is a famous cook and he has showen them how to cook and with what. let us pray we can get him to the fast food places or even write to him on line. I am going to look and see if he is on line. I was told he is. This week.

Perhaps we need to go to our nearest fast foods with a partition. To wake them up. Our kids are the future. Keep them healthy by cooking healthy. If not. Our kids won't see pass 50.


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MYLIFEROCKS 4/12/2010 7:28PM

    Why are fast food companies offering such horrendous choices, when it's been reported over and over again about the obesity epidemic???

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FOOLERY_TOM 4/12/2010 7:22PM

  A friend of mine just posted a pic of KFC's new thing on his FaceBook. I just said Oh. My. Gosh. I mean, I'm surprised, actually, that there's still a market for this kind of thing. I'm glad you posted these links, and I hope others will click on them!

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CHRIS7ELLIE 4/12/2010 7:21PM

    Wow!

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WEEPINGCHERRY 4/12/2010 7:17PM

    I used to eat fast food a few times a week, I used to crave it when I was driving past and hadn't had it in a while. I haven't eaten fast food since Feb. 1st and I feel so much better cutting that out of my diet. I was so unhappy when I saw a commercial for this claiming it was a healthy alternative simply because it was missing a bun. I hope people look up the nutritional info online before eating, thanks for the link!

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Sing Unto the Lord a New Song

Sunday, April 11, 2010



Psalm 90:12
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.

Today is the 101st day, 264 left.









"We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree; but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear, not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead. All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name." Acts 10:39-43

So we are to use what talents we have, whatever we have in whatever measure we've been given, to help a hurting world who desperately needs to hear the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That sins can be forgiven. That hell does not have to happen to us even though yes, sin demands death, and we are guilty because we sinned. It is our sin that damns us, not God. The Good News is that God still made a way, by offering a sinless sacrifice, Jesus. Love found a way.

I love to sing. Love music. Love praise and worship music, and exercise music, and many different kinds of music. I love harmony and good lyrics, love the beat, love instruments.

There is just one problem.

Yep I can't sing. Don't have the voice for it. When singing voices were passed out I must have been in a different line.

When my niece was 4 and we were in church, she tugged on my skirt until I looked down, and then she said, with all the honest sincerity of a child, "Don't sing, Auntie; don't sing!"

But the Bible commands believers, over and over, to sing! Sing unto the Lord! It doesn't make an exception for "those with bad voices".

So I sing, circumspectly in public, but I do sing and I do enjoy singing.

There is another way to sing. There is another way to demonstrate the astonishing beauty of your voice, no matter how good or how bad or nonexistent your voice is. Make your LIFE a song of praise. On days when you're brokenhearted and don't have much to sing about, let your song be a sacrifice of praise. Let people see the Risen Saviour in your LIFE when they look at you. You can sing a beautiful song without sounding a note.

Now THAT, is quite the SONG.

"Praise the Lord! How good it is to sing praises to our God; for he is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting. The Lord builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names. Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure. The Lord lifts up the downtrodden; he casts the wicked to the ground. Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre. He covers the heavens with clouds, prepares rain for the earth, makes grass grow on the hills. He gives to the animals their food, and to the young ravens when they cry. His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the speed of a runner; but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love." Psalm 147:1-11



One of my new goals, is to make my life Sing.

LifeSong - Casting Crowns
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_MAOMAO_ 4/12/2010 12:19AM

  Oh Carol, I love this blog. I love singing at church on the w/e. But at prayer meeting, I just have to pretend to be singing more than I do. I don't want to frighten anyone with my off-tune singing. When it's more crowded and there's a praise team on the platform, it's easier to stay on tune anyway!

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YW84FRIDAY 4/11/2010 4:00PM

  I love it! Thanks for sharing so freely and openly about our Creator.

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MRS_LOOMIS 4/11/2010 1:42PM

    Beautifully written! Amen and amen!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/11/2010 1:04PM

    Love the pictures and the sentiment. Sing away. We can take it.

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MICHELLENRGZED 4/11/2010 11:32AM

    What a glorious entry! & so true! :) I'm not a professional singer, but I am a good one, according to all who tell me so, & there are legion who do. I love singing & have been singing longer than I can remember. I absolutely adore music & love to lift my praises up to the Lord.

One of my very dearest friends has a gorgeous voice & a heart that LOVES to worship! When she's singing, I just have to stop & listen to her. I can't sing when Kyla's singing because the Holy Spirit is worshipping through her. Our friend Sarah agrees with me 100% about listening to Kyla when she sings.

The thing with Kyla is that she can't carry a tune in a bucket or anywhere else! She's been given voice lessons, but she just isn't choir or professional worthy. HOWEVER, none of that matters to God, does it? What DOES matter is that she's praising Him with her voice, as you do, & her spirit is lifting up in worshipful song to Him.

It's broken my heart more than once when she's been put down for this & other things, but this is one of the worst things. Some people are far too critical of those who don't measure up to a certain standard, but, really, what does it matter when God is pleased with the praise of His people? & Kyla is most definitely one of His people, as you are.

So keep singing & don't listen to the naysayers! :) I totally agree with the others here who've said this very same thing. You're a blessing & a joy when you sing just because you're singing praises to our Saviour. :D Thank-you! :D

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ILOVEPEOPLE 4/11/2010 11:14AM

    As a professional singer myself I must echo the previous responce. It gives me great joy to praise God with song and to watch others sing praise to Him regardless of the quality of their singing or musicianship.
You are spot on about living our lives as songs in honor of him. My life verse is Psalm 119:54 " Your decrees are the theme of my song wherever I lodge."
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WISLNDR 4/11/2010 10:42AM

    I am a professional singer and much of my time is spent singing in church. There is no greater sound to me than a person who doesn't think they sing well singing their praises to the Lord in full voice! They're making music for God!

Thank you for a wonderful blog!

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 4/11/2010 10:27AM

    Thanks Michelle I added it to my blog! emoticon

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ZELLAZM 4/11/2010 9:45AM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaia
32TsPq0

Your post reminded me of this song.

Blessings today,
Michelle

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SUNNY332 4/11/2010 9:40AM

    I can't sing either but that doesn't stop me when I am alone. I make that "Joyful Noise". Isn't it great that someday we will sing in perfect pitch?

Hugs to you my friend and do have a Blessed Day.

Sunny

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PASTORJEFF2 4/11/2010 9:40AM

    Thanks for sharing with us today

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Beware of Easter Identity Theft

Saturday, April 10, 2010































Psalm 90:12
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.

Today is the 100th day, 265 left.



How was everyone's Easter Week? (I call the week before Resurrection Sunday, Holy Week, and the week after, Easter Week.) Today I have to do some chores I've been putting off, not looking forward to those. Also some cooking, and washing the car plus the inside car windows. For some reason I always hate doing the insides of the windows and neglect them, so they need done really bad, especially the inside of the rear windshield. I don't mind washing the outside. I'm visiting a couple churches tomorrow and am going to ask about teaching FPU there, are they open, and are they open to a single female member doing it. I'm not looking forward to being brave enough to ask those questions, but need to find a church and get settled. I found out alot of additional thyroid information this week, read two natural thyroid websites, called the Armour website number, etc. It's amazing how much there is to learn; as with most things, you don't know HOW MUCH you don't know. I dropped some more teams to declutter, and am trying to breathe life into one that I don't want to disappear. I'm going to read threads on the thyroid team and see if, informationally, it's worth joining or would it just be another team (which I don't need).

I worked this week to try to do pre-planned food, water, exercise, and sleep everyday for a Team challenge. M-F I succeeded in f, w & e 4/5 days. I succeeded in f, w & s 3/5 days. The exercise and sleep bumps in the road occurred on dif days; so I only succeeded on ALL FOUR 2/5 days.

This is something fascinating I never noticed before I started tracking it.

2/5 is NOT good.

And yet I worked so hard this week to even qualify for the 2/5!!! This is making me face sobering facts. I am not nearly so far along in my SparkJourney as I thought I was! While on one hand I knew that, and on the one hand that's, hello, WHY I created the challenge; on the other hand, 2/5 still comes as a disappointing surprise. I have to improve those numbers.

It is always good to check up on oneself objectively. Even when the results are not pleasant, it is eye-opening. I feel like I'm in my own rehab program or something.

Even with this spotty consistency, my attempts to do all four resulted in some weight lost this week. But I'm waiting to see if it's "real" weightloss before moving the tracker.

Also the week is not over yet; I still have today. So doing ALL FOUR today, food, water, exercise, sleep, will greatly improve my tracking numbers, to 3/6. Which is incentive for me to stay on track today, and to go to bed early tonight.

ONE DAY AT A TIME I need to focus harder on doing ALL FOUR. This has been eye-opening.

How was everyone's Easter Week?

Today is the 100th day of this year. That was sobering, too. What do I have to show for the first hundred days?

Stay tuned for the next edition of, "As the SparkJourney Walks".

  
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MICHELLENRGZED 4/11/2010 12:45AM

    Yes, good ol' Easter identity theft! Too many people think that Easter is bunnies & eggs & cute lil' animals. While they're cute & all & sell goodies, they're not what Easter's really all about. I agree with you about "Holy Week" because that was a very hard week for our Lord & when He had the hardest time on this Earth.

Thanks for the rest of your entry, too! :D I like how you ended up the entry with something that'd be a perfect SP soap opera title! :)

My cat liked the pix of all the cute lil' animal babies. :D He was looking at them very closely.

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ASMPP1 4/10/2010 4:21PM

    emoticon identity theft?!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/10/2010 1:17PM

    I love the identity theft. I am doing better- recovering. I am going to get back on plan too as soon as I am able.

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LADYIRISH317 4/10/2010 1:01PM

    Adorable photos -- thanks for starting my day with a laugh!

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NELLIEC 4/10/2010 1:01PM

    I suppose the difficulty with the inside car windows is that they tilt away from you and are more difficult to reach properly.

Cute pics!

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SUNNY332 4/10/2010 12:42PM

    Cute blog!

I am having a good Saturday - cleaning the spare bedroom in preparation for DH's Aunt from Florida. We will drive to St. Louis next Saturday to pick her up. It will be so nice having her
here for a while.

Have a Blessed weekend and hope you find a church home. That is something I need to be looking for also. We have attended several but need to find a place to call home.

Take care and Hugs to you, my friend.

Sunny

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WARMSPRINGDAY 4/10/2010 11:34AM

    Love your pics.

And you are doing awesome in your own rehab. Don't beat yourself up. You are working on a lot of things at once. But that is some really good stuff - I should try that. I have had too much going on the last 6 weeks, but I think things are settling to a dull roar and I may be able to start focusing more on my goals and how to meet them.

Great blog.

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CAHUNO2 4/10/2010 11:12AM

    Great pics - thanks! emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 4/10/2010 11:06AM

    The photos are adorable. Thank you for posting them. Have a wonderful day.

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Banish Discouragement & Feelings of Impossibility

Wednesday, April 07, 2010



Psalm 90:12
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.

Today is the 97th day, 268 left.



Healthy Reflection: What We Can Learn About Patience From a Diamond

"Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no result, one day a light that is in exact proportion to them will flood the soul." -- Simone Weil



Healthy Reflection Cont'd: Trying (but failing) to see your goals realized can be frustrating. Margaret Thatcher once said "You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it," and she was absolutely right. You've got to believe that you will succeed! Never admit defeat as long as time and effort remain. Our greatest asset is patience; our greatest weakness is throwing in the towel. Banish discouragement and feelings of impossibility by working hard, doing more, and not giving in! A diamond was only made beautiful after millions of years as a lump of coal.



But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary of doing good.
2 Thessalonians 3:13

Don't give up:
And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint. Galatians 6:9



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WORK as if it all depends on us.
PRAY as if it all depends on Him.

  
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MZLADY77 4/13/2010 11:53AM

    I like your blog! emoticon

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DAYHIKER 4/11/2010 6:26AM

    This is a beautiful post, Carol, and also a wise one. I'm in that having to fight a battle more than once phase!

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MICHELLENRGZED 4/9/2010 7:20PM

    I love your entries! This one's amazingly beautiful & full of God's love & hope because of what He's created. Thank-you for sharing your heart in this way. :D

I especially love the quote by William Penn that's on a SP inspirational picture quote. Gorgeous! :D

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ZELLAZM 4/9/2010 1:33PM

    Such a pretty post, full of the hope of springtime!

Blessings and happy weekend!
Michelle

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TODAYSAGIFT 4/7/2010 6:14PM

    Simply gorgeous post!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/7/2010 10:12AM

    Wonderful pictures!!!!

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SUNNY332 4/7/2010 8:35AM

    I love your last graphic. I have this also in my collection and it tell me that He will provide the strength if I do the work.

Thanks so much for a very inspiring blog - the time absolutely perfect and was everything I need to hear today.

Hugs, Sunny

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JANC319 4/7/2010 8:15AM

  I always love your blog!
Always uplifting and inspirational - Thanks!

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    Well said! emoticon

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About Thyroid

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Here is what I know about thyroid so far, from hearing Dr John Apsley and Dr Mark Starr and others speak:

Synthetic thyroid (synthroid, levoxyl, etc) is mostly T4, which is inactive in the body.
The body has to convert it to T3.
How the body converts it, is in the liver; the liver converts it from T4 to T3.
But the liver requires enough active thyroid to be able to convert it!, and if you're already low in thyroid then the liver can't convert the T4.

The Most Accurate Blood Test for Thyroid Function According to Dr Apsley Is:
The best thyroid test is NOT, Not, not T4, TSH, T3, etc.
The best thyroid test is to take the RATIO, between the FREE T3, divided by the REVERSE T3.
There is a ton more reverse T3 and reverse T3 does not work, and it also blocks the free T3.
So if you have too much reverse T3, it will block your ability to use what free T3 you ARE producing, even if your numbers are normal.

An additional problem with thyroid bloodwork is that normal bloodwork has a 1400% difference between it's "high" normal and it's "low" normal reading. Any statistician will tell you that span of difference, between the high and low normals, makes the test not as accurate, as when the test had a smaller range between the two.

In the case of taking your temperature under your arm, there's only a 14% difference, between the high and low normal range.

Dr Apsley says there is an underlying common denominator between raging inflammatory response, cancer, c-reactive protein (re, heart disease), and obesity: not enough free T3 in the body.

Underarm test: place a digital thermometer within easy reach of your bed. You need a basal temperature, that means at least five hours sleep. In the morning before moving and before getting up, place the thermometer under your arm in your armpit, when it beeps, turn it off and then on again without reading it and without moving it. When it beeps a second time, then remove it and read it. Normal is 98.0, plus or minus .2. Which is 97.8 - 98.2. A lower temp than 97.8 indicates low thyroid.

Fluoride, bromine, and chlorine reduce the ability of the thyroid to function by blocking the iodine receptors in the thyroid gland. I have eliminated fluoridated water and fluoridated toothpaste. It's also in commercially bottled drinks, which I don't buy. I have stopped buying "healthy" bread and grain and stuffing and breaded products, anything that contains flour, because bromine is added to flour. (I will buy organic flour when I start making homemade bread, and will do without until then.) I have non-chlorinated water now, when I move into an apt I will get a reverse osmosis system (to remove Fluoride and chlorine), and will install a chlorine-filtering shower head.

I've also tested myself, I am charting my underarm temp tests which are always low, way beneath the minimum, and I have made a list of my other thyroid symptoms. I want to have an integrative doc located and be ready to go in, the moment I get a job. I'm logging my symptoms and temp tests chart results, for when I go in. I'm eliminating fluoride, bromine, and chlorine, as they clog up and block the iodine receptors within the thyroid gland. I'm also taking over-the-counter thyroid supplements from swansonvitamins.com and vitacost.com. I don't work for them and am not selling anything. I am going to read this book:
www.amazon.com/Hypothyroidism-Type-E
pidemic-Mark-Starr/dp/0975262408/ref=s
r_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1270532132&sr=8-1


The low thyroid symptoms listed in SP's Health A-Z are:
Lack of energy
A constant tired feeling
Constipation
Abnormal sensitivity to cold temperatures, which can develop gradually
Muscle cramps and stiffness
Weight gain (often in spite of a poor appetite)
Dry skin and hair
Hair loss
Hoarseness or husky voice
Slowed heart rate
Psychiatric symptoms, including depression

Other sources also list the following as symptoms:
-Less stamina than others
-Less energy than others
-Long recovery period after any activity
-Inability to hold children for very long
-Arms feeling like dead weights after activity
-Chronic Low Grade Depression
-Suicidal Thoughts
-Often feeling cold
-Cold hands and feet
-High or rising cholesterol
-Bizarre and Debilitating reaction to exercise
-Hard stools
-Constipation
-No eyebrows or thinning outer eyebrows
-Dry Hair
-Hair Loss
-White hairs growing in
-No hair growth, breaks faster than it grows
-Dry cracking skin
-Nodding off easily
-Requires naps in the afternoon
-Sleep Apnea (which can also be associated with low cortisol)
-Air Hunger (feeling like you can¡¯t get enough air)
-Inability to concentrate or read long periods of time
-Forgetfulness
-Foggy thinking
-Inability to lose weight
-Always gaining weight
-Inability to function in a relationship with anyone
-NO sex drive
-Failure to ovulate and/or constant bleeding (see Rainbow¡¯s story)
-Moody periods
-PMS
-Inability to get pregnant; miscarriages
-Excruciating pain during period
-Nausea
-Swelling/edema/puffiness
-Aching bones/muscles
-Osteoporosis
-Bumps on legs
-Acne on face and in hair
-Breakout on chest and arms
-Hives
-Exhaustion in every dimension¨Cphysical, mental, spiritual, emotional
-Inability to work full-time
-Inability to stand on feet for long periods
-Complete lack of motivation
-Slowing to a snail¡¯s pace when walking up slight grade
-Extremely crabby, irritable, intolerant of others
-Handwriting nearly illegible
-Internal itching of ears
-Broken/peeling fingernails
-Dry skin or snake skin
-Major anxiety/worry
-Ringing in ears
-Lactose Intolerance
-Inability to eat in the mornings
-Joint pain
-Carpal tunnel symptoms
-No Appetite
-Fluid retention to the point of Congestive Heart Failure
-Swollen legs that prevented walking
-Blood Pressure problems
-Varicose Veins
-Dizziness from fluid on the inner ear
-Low body temperature
-Raised temperature
-Tightness in throat; sore throat
-Swollen lymph glands
-Allergies (which can also be a result of low cortisol¨Ccommon with hypothyroid patients)
-Headaches and Migraines
-Sore feet (plantar fascitis); painful soles of feet
-now how do I put this one politely¡­.a cold bum, butt, derriere, fanny, gluteus maximus, haunches, hindquarters, posterior, rear, and/or cheeks. Yup, really exists.
-colitis
-irritable bowel syndrome
-painful bladder
-Extreme hunger, especially at nighttime
-Dysphagia, which is nerve damage and causes the inability to swallow fluid, food or your own saliva and leads to ¡°aspiration pneumonia¡±.

"Natural foods that boost your thyroid function include carrots, spinach, asparagus, olive oil, avocado, sunflower seeds, whole grain cereals, bananas, bran, Brazil nuts, tuna, onions, tomatoes, and broccoli." My note: be sure to lightly steam, never eat raw, broccoli family veggies (cruciferous) with thyroid issues.
Source: www.natural-cures.org/hypothyroidism
.html


I am just sharing info, not prescribing or recommending anything.

Helpful links:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/thyroidd
iseases.html


www.tennantinstitute.com/

www.amazon.com/Hypothyroidism-Type-E
pidemic-Mark-Starr/dp/0975262408/ctoc


thyroid.about.com/

www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/

www.bellaonline.com/articles/art5744
0.asp


www.21centurymed.com/

www.anapsid.org/cnd/thyroid/thyroid6
.html

  
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MOUSTER 4/7/2010 11:12AM

    very good info! i've done a lot of that testing. i didn't know about dividing. Also if your liver is clogged up with it being fatty or from other drugs you take the liver has issues converting t4 to t3. My t3 levels have always been really good. i've tried armour that i couldn't get enough t4 and t3 made me so jittery.

i should have my naturopath run the reverse t3 and free t3 and see what happens we've ran them before and they were good, but something is up lately. i know as my body heals things will change so i could be going through some changes.

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BRATS4 4/6/2010 2:18PM

    thanks for the infor.i had a fast and they burnt part ,so now it is very slow.

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MOM-OF-SIX 4/6/2010 1:16PM

    I've been hypothyroid for 12 years, at least diagnosed that long. Last year I finally got off of levothyroxine and started my journey to better health. I agree with all of the thyroid information you have listed. I've gotten a lot of help from the "Stop the Thyroid Madness" movement. Be sure to get your ferritin levels checked, as well as B12 and Vit D. Ferritin is your storage iron and the optimal range is 70-90. Mine was 7 last year, which made switching to dessicated thyroid difficult. My Vit D level was also low, and that can complicate things. I'm now fixing my reverse T3 issues with Cytomel. Oh yeah, don't forget to read about adrenal fatigue. That makes it hard to switch to dessicated thyroid also, if left unaddressed.

The more people we can educate about proper thyroid treatment (not what the greedy pharm companies want) the more people we can help to actually feel better and live well with thyroid problems.

I highly recommend the Stop the Thyroid Madness website. It's a patience led movement to change thyroid treatment options. There are also good discussion groups on Facebook for Stop the Thyroid Madness and Save Natural Thyroid.

Thanks for helping to spread the word!
Chris

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ASMPP1 4/6/2010 1:04PM

    Thank you for sharing!

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DIANE7786 4/6/2010 12:40PM

    This is a very timely blog for me. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism last Friday. It was a surprise because I don't have many symptoms. All other tests were normal. Like you, I'm being proactive by reading everything, although some information conflicts. We have well water and reverse osmosis so my only floride is in toothpaste. I was already moving toward a gluten-free diet. No illness is good, but at least the pills should help me lose weight!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/6/2010 11:44AM

    Interesting.

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SHIRLEYX 4/6/2010 9:29AM

    Thank you so much for the info.

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SUNNY332 4/6/2010 7:58AM

   

Thanks for the great information.

Sunny

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SUNRISE14 4/6/2010 7:41AM

    This is great that you passed on this info! I take a thyroid pill and until they found out what was wrong with me i thought i was gonna die! I was so sick sometimes i didn't even feel like turning over in bed! All my arteries are over 80% blocked so my heart doctor passed it off to that causing the problems but i told my husband i'm gonna die anyway so i might as well check with a regular physician. I went to my husbands doctor and within 4 days was dignosed and on medicine. It took about 5 weeks to feel human again but i know i would have died an early death if i hadn't got help! THANK YOU FOR YOUR BLOG! emoticon

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UGOGIRL2009 4/6/2010 2:07AM

    Wow, thanks for sharing such important information.

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