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Heather Shorters Low-Iodine Blog for Thyroid Cancer Survivors

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#101 Heather



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Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:29 PM

I'm so sorry you have to go through this again, and hope all turns out well for you. I've never had to adhere to a diet like this, but I've really appreciated reading about your experiences and creative determination to continue to eat well. The community is rooting for you!

Thank you! I really appreciate that. :-) It's better than having cancer, is what I remind myself.

I've thought about self-publishing as an e-book, but hadn't really looked into it closely. Finding time to write is a real challenge these days.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:29 AM

For those of following along, this is the list of foods I will not be able to eat:

iodized salt or sea salt
Dairy products (milk, butter, yogurt, ice cream, cheese)
Vitamins (most multis add iodine)
Food and meds that contain Red dye FD&C #3
Egg yolks, whole eggs, or food containing them
Seafood (fish, shellfish, seaweed, kelp)
Foods that contain the additives: carragen, agar-agar, algin, algin= ates
Cured and corned meats
Breads with iodate dough conditioners
Chocolate (milk added)
Soy and soy products (soy sauce, tofu, soy milk)
Potato skins
Some beans (pinto, navy beans, lima beans, red kidney beans,)
Restaurant food
Processed foods, since there is no reliable way of knowing what kind of salt is used

I'm going to spend the time until my doctor calls with the scan date compiling recipes.

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