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In praise of green smoothies

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Brunneria, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. Susikav

    Susikav Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    :eek::eek: Thank you CE - I will cut down immediately... I feel sure there is something in it, my nails are such a mess again when I thought my meds were balanced at last... :(
     
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    Susikav Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Blimey, having just read bout the dark side of Kale, well - all the other veggies were a no no too, and they are the ones that diabetics can eat.
    Mind you I don't think a small handful of Kale is going to have it in for me.
     
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    Rose28 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    When I've got an abundance of herbs growing in the garden, I cut them, mix with a little water or homemade vegetable juice and freeze in ice cube trays. Perfect to add to smoothies when fresh herbs aren't readily available.
     
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    I have had a Nutribullet for a couple of years now and love it to bits. I got mine from Ideal World as it was on offer, but Asda now sell them. It's got a small footprint and is very easy to clean.
     
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  7. Susikav

    Susikav Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It won't do you anything but good a few times a week, I'm sure, but it blocks my hypothyroid meds apparently, so if you have a thyroid problem it's not good to eat too much apparently... spinach, broccoli and green tea too... mind you, that information came from an American source, not UK... have to keep researching maybe... :(
     
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    Susikav Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Apparently, there is research going on into the connection between thyroid problems and diabetes... it would seem as though they are linked somehow... a lack of balance in the body over a long period maybe?
     
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    Susikav Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You are so good... :) I am so disorganised and spend more time packing and unpacking and catching up with all the animals to remember to do stuff like that... that's my excuse for being feeble, anyway... :p
     
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    I have thought that for a long time. I just think my auto immune system is broken, so it's not surprising I have developed these diseases
     
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    Do you take levothyroxine? Until recently I could get Eltroxin in Saudi, which is natural, not synthetic, but I can't seem to get it any more.. I have never managed to get balanced since I had to start taking the levothyroxine they give me in the UK... we had such a lot of trouble in Bahrain with hooky drugs coming from India and Pakistan that I decided to ask the NHS for mine, to be safe... I have ulcerative colitis too, and that's auto-immune... since the day I started low-carbing in October I have never had a day's illness with it - and it has plagued my life constantly until then, since I was a teenager... amazing, isn't it? The deadly carbs I suppose... :)
     
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    @Totto uses a natural option for thyroid treatment.

    I think.

    Pls correct me if I am wrong, Totto. :)
     
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    I do indeed! Usually Erfa and/or Nature-throid, wonderful little pills!
     
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    Susikav Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Really? That sound interesting... I'd be much happier doing things naturally... I never mind paying for my own meds, but it's finding the right thing that's the difficult part.... I'm away such a lot it's the only way I can do things often... I have sent for supplies for my meter to be delivered out here as I cannot find them anywhere... Bless you Amazon... :)
     
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    What a prompt answer - thank you Totto... I will research immediately... I am on 125mcg at the moment - I have only had a sort of balance since last year - it took 15 years to get there... :p
     
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    Susikav Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Stopthethyroidmadness.com
     
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    Totto Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Susikav, yes I did see it but I think mine are the old formula, I haven't had any problems yet anyway.
    Levo never did much for me but NDT is magic.
     
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    To people who take prescribed thyroid medication, please alert your G.P. if you decide to use natural products.
     
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    Yes I am prescribed Levothyroxine, I'm on 200mcg now, it took a couple of years to get a correct diagnosis, and the dosage has been increased every two years or so, as I keep dipping :-(
    I've read about non-synthetic thyroxine which a lot of people seem to find more effective, but I've also read that it's often difficult to get a consistent dosage per tablet. Not happy with my current treatment, but I don't think there's an acceptable alternative. Someone said in an earlier post that we never get back to the way we were prior to developing this condition, and I totally agree with this, I've never felt well, and can trace all my current ailments back to developing hypothyroidism.

    I also agree with what you have said about ulcerative colitis - I don't have this, but I have had lots of gastric problems since I was a teenager, and over recent years have had a lot of problems with tummy upsets ( I'll spare you the details!) but this seems to have settled down since I started lchf in October last year
     
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