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and thanks for the sympathy too



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I hope you like it!

That's just my recipe, but you could prolly modify it to suit your own tastes better.

The jist of it is to make a huge pot of the base, and add protein and more fresh veggies, as you need it for a meal.

You could also add cooked or sprouted beans... another bargin!

Its nutritious, fast and cheap...fills you up!

I've gotten to the point of acceptance now, that accept I can't eat like a Normal person.
This made me unhappy for many years. I thought it was so unfair.


But I look at food differently now. Its kinda my "frenemy". ha
So I choose wisely and spend less time around it!

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The upside is that by eating less, I have more room in my budget for things I could not afford before and/or for higher quality food. And I'm healthier and slimmer for it! That's a pretty awesome trade off.

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5/24/15 7:15 P

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emoticon I copied and saved the recipe .. yes had struggled with getting food most of my life - farm helped a lot - chickens and the garden..free range so no expense they liked the garden too LOL.. have some fish in the freezer emoticon



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5/24/15 3:55 P

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HI Spirit!

I saw this on another team I am on and thought immediately of you!
Mabbe you can use some of these tips?
My personal fav is the pot of soup deal.

What I do it make a "stock"... brown an onion in olive oil, add 8 chopped plum tomatoes, 3 carrots, 4-5 cloves of garlic, tablespoon of tumeric, teaspoon of chili powder, a tablespoon of cumin seed, a half teaspoon of black pepper and about 3 ounces of the prewashed organic spinach and a bunch of water. I keep this in the fridge and use it as needed.

I buy a 4 pound bag of tilapia at Walmart (its about $12).
The tilapia filets are vacu-packed individually, so I'll take out however many I want based on how hungry I am, remove them from their packet and defrost them quickly under hot water. They don't even have to be thawed.

When I want a meal, I simply transfer some of the soup stock I've already made into a smaller pot, break the tilapia filets up, put them in the pot and dump more spinach on top, heat everything up. When it comes to a boil, I stir it and let it sit for about 5 minutes.

Then eat it with brewers yeast, or sumac, both of which I think add a bunch of flavor. You could put parmesan cheese on top, or just add salt.

If you don't like fish, you could add some chicken or ground meat that you have precooked and leave in the fridge or freeze.

This is quite inexpensive and tasty... I'm all about being thrifty! (reformed dumpster diver).

Well here's the article...
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Have a fun day!
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5/23/15 8:03 P

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My sympathy emoticon

so sorry - my son was killed a year ago just after mothers day - his service was today last year .. so understand ..

my older brother has myathemia ? gravis .. can't spell it - now has MRSA..
both parents had cancer - mother died from breast cancer .. other relatives had breast cancer too - figured that would be my major health issue - NOT .. many other issues



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5/23/15 5:38 P

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Two cups of water is a pound.
I have what I call a "swing" meaning that I can be 140 in the morning and 143 in the evening!
It all seems to depend on what I've had to eat and drink, some days I hold onto water, other days not so much.

I have an enormous struggle trying to stay where I am weight wise since thyroid disease. I've always eaten healthy and exercised, I have been known in my family as "the health nut", so its ironic that I have thyroid disease.

Things could be worse, though, both my sisters had cancer, the younger passed from it.

And so it goes... Life is short and sweet, make the most of your time here...

Be well
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hey also lost a pound this week - funny how I can gain 5 lbs- but to loose 1 is a piece of work LOL



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I looked it up on swansons .. looks affordable.. on disability & food stamps.. so choose only what I need.. new ins took away my script of lidocane patches for the pain .. so stay off feet now .. have left overs when I am on my feet a lot .. why not keep using the B12 too as it is cheap .. and works - I can be worse .. have crutches if needed ..



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ask your neurologist about benfotiamine.
It's not b12, it's a form of thiamine (another Bvitamin) that has been used to treat neuropathy, primarily in Europe.

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ok.. yes take mag, D3, but the B12 2 xs aday helps a lot as neurologist told me to try ..been doing all this and more for years ..



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Spirit

If you have neuropathy you might be interested in checking out
benfotiamine
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benfotiamine

I've also found magnesium to be immensely helpful, particularly if you are supplementing vitamin D.

Be well!
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B12 is water souluable ( can't spell it ) I have severe neuropathy pain in feet & legs neurologist told me to take B12 2 xs a day and it is ok to keep it above normal to help with pain - can not tolerate narcotics - insaids - or any of the drugs they claim work... I was using lidocain pads at night and they help tremendously - outside instead of inside .. now new ins company wont pay for them.... just be in pain ...
I am also on D3 5,000 a day and mine is in range .. have been on this for years .. and will stay on it ...
I also have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and it went up again - gyn is helping me as no one else listens .. just got a new script - although upped it on my own 2 weeks ago.. can't be slowly raised does not work on me - have to jump it then lower as needed... its awful...



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hey B!
What was your vitamin D number and reference range for the test you were given?

Thats great you can cut back, one less thing to supplement!

The RDA is 400IU.
Sunlight is one way to get it, 20 minutes at a time, if you're not concerned about photo-aging... wrinkles and spider veins, losing skin elasticity. I really wish I'd limited my sun time as a youth.

Do you eat fermented foods, like kimchi and saurkraut?
What about kefir and yogurt?
I realize you are a vegetarian but some eat dairy.

Your high B12 is prolly due to bacterial fermentation in your intestines.
How is your iron?
Do you find yourself bloating an hour or so after meals?

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Hmmm, just got my lab work done several weeks ago and my vit D levels were high that my GP told me to stop taking the D supplements. I was taking 1000 IU /day.
I have Hashimoto's.
I probably walk outside a min of 4 days/ week.
My B12 is abnormally high still ....despite being a vegetarian for many years and I haven't supplemented.


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My pleasure!
Thanks for the positive feedback... I try to share what I've learned with members here, as I know first hand how miserable thyroid disease can be.

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Thank you so much! I went to an endocrinologist because I was not getting satisfactory results for my hypothyroidism from my internal medicine doctor. Now I feel limited by the information given by my endocrinologist. As an RN, I know that there has to be more information out there somewhere. I am very impressed with the information that you have given on the Thyroid Community.

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Welcome to our team, Curry!

Glad to hear you are getting your vitamin D levels up!

Something to think about... you need magnesium in order to effectively process the vitamin D. Or you can get headaches.

There's several forms you can take.
Magnesium oxide is the most common but its also poorly absorbed.
Magnesium glycinate, magnesium citrate and magnesium malate ares thought to have the better absorption profiles.

Magnesium malate has the added benefit in that the malic acid portion of it can be utilized in the energy cycle of the cell. Important if you have aches and pains.

I love a hot soak in Epson Salts (magnesium sulfate.. to be had in Walmarts for under $3 a bag) in winter... along with some lavender essential oil, glycerin and vitamin C added to the water. So relaxing before bed.

Here's an article about vitamin D, magnesium and the other co-factors necessary for good health, that I would encourage you read. Just click on the cofactor and it will bring an article up:
www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitami
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I am new to SparkPeople and the Thyroid Community, so I don't know if I am adding this information in the correct place. Anyway, I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. When I was still exhausted when my levels were within normal range, my endocrinologist checked my Vitamin D levels. My Vitamin D Level was 7 (this is very low). She put me on a 50,000 Unit once a week pill for a period of time. My next lab was much better: 38. I will need to take Vitamin D supplements for the rest of my life (obviously, levothyroxine as well at higher and higher doses). I also found it interesting that migraines are a symptom of Hashimoto's. I am seeing a neurologist for migraine treatment. Neither doctor mentioned that migraines could be a symptom of Hashimoto's.

Anyway, thank you for listening.

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thx, Mom!

As the article suggested, they are finding more and more autoimmune diseases associated with vitamin D deficiency. although its hard to say which came first, the autoimmunity or the low D.

For example, there is some reason to believe that the incidence of MS (Multiple Sclerosis) correlated with lack of vitamin D, since distribution patterns tend to favor a higher incident of MS in the Northern latitudes that receive less UV light, which is what creates vitamin D in our skin.

I read somewhere a while ago that people with thyroid disease actually have less vitamin D receptors on their cell membranes. HHhhhhh.

Anyways...

The Vitamin D Council has a wealth of good information... as well as offering at home vitamin D tests. You will have to prick yourself with a preloaded lancet and squeeze out some of your own blood onto a blotter (been there, done that!) much the way a diabetic has to, in order to get a blood sample for glucose monitoring.

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blog.vitamindcouncil.org/2013/02/03/
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Blog about Vit D and Hashimotos. I don't think it's really anything new but it's always interesting to see what's being said and studied.

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