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Suggestions for supplements, any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Commented on May 27, 2014
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Hello everyone! I eat a diet high in sardines, grassfed beef, pastured eggs, conifeious vegtables, leafy greens, MCT oil, coconut oil, and ghee with smaller amounts of nuts carrots, berries, and lemon/limes. The supplements I currently take are vitamin D3 2000iu and magnesium 400mg. I'm unsure if should be adding anymore in. The ones I would am thinking most about come with their own set of problems. I think I should get a bit more calcuim even though I eat alot of sardines with the bones but I heard a calcium supplement does more harm than good. I eat alot of pastured eggs and ghee which I understand is high in K2 but is it enough? I don't eat dairy and the issue with the supplement is that is from soy. The last one is iodine. I eat a lot of the coniferous vegetables which I understand competes for iodine. From my research is seems the sardines can vary greatly with the amount of iodine they contain. And the problem with the supplement is that is could possible have heavy metal (kelp powder). I'm very much stuck, any help would be absolutely amazing! :)

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on May 27, 2014
at 11:03 PM

Pastured… totally optional.

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on May 27, 2014
at 10:20 PM

Yeah the sardines are a bit tricky because they vary so much in iodine! I'm a broke college kid so the filtration is kinda out but If I land a job I will certainly take you advice! Thanks a bunch for your post!

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on May 27, 2014
at 10:17 PM

I will be on the look out! Thanks for writing!

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on May 27, 2014
at 10:16 PM

I'm 22 years old and my parents insurance doesn't cover things like this otherwise I would. Thanks for your comment!

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on May 27, 2014
at 10:14 PM

I can't get any pasture raised chicken in my neck of the woods or otherwise I might! Thanks for your comment!

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on May 27, 2014
at 10:17 AM

I wouldn't be worried about the goitrogens in crucifers (I don't think you mean coniferous - those would be pine trees?), you'd have to literally eat entire bags of raw kale for it to make any difference - the only way to achieve that practically is to juice the stuff. But there's enough other halogens in the environment from bromide based fire retardants in couches and other furniture, to fluoride and chlorine that compete with iodine intake.

Some of the best things to do: get a good water filter for your drinking water, something that can remove fluoride, and also get shower filters installed - we get most of our chlorine by breathing in shower steam, so those two will help.

Then, you can supplement if you feel the need, but you'd probably get enough from sea food including various sea weeds like the stuff used to make sushi (though most of the ones I've found are made with corn oil!). But yeah, there should be enough in sardines if you eat them often enough (as well as n3's).

If you haven't done this, it would probably would be a good idea to supplement some iodine initially to drive out any bromides your thyroid might be holding on to, maybe just one drop of Lugol's in a quart of water and drink that slowly over a few days.

Iodine has a U-shaped curved where both too little and too much are bad for us. You won't want to overdose on the stuff as that can turn off your thyroid for something like 3 weeks.

It's summer, so you probably don't need to supplement D3, just get some sun, try to get 15 minutes a day if you can at least. That will usually be plenty. You can test your D levels of course.

There's plenty of K2 in pastured egg yolks and liver. Maybe add a couple of raw yolks to your bulletproof coffee, or otherwise try to keep the yolks uncooked when you eat them. :)

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Yeah the sardines are a bit tricky because they vary so much in iodine! I'm a broke college kid so the filtration is kinda out but If I land a job I will certainly take you advice! Thanks a bunch for your post!

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on May 27, 2014
at 10:19 PM

Try South African Biltong. We do make it - it is USDA approved and we can have it shipped to you fresh! 0 carbs, 0 sugar and 15% protein! Please see www.NoJerky.com. Thanks.

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on May 27, 2014
at 09:53 AM

No liver ? My choice is chicken liver, which gives more methylated folate than others and tastes good.

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on May 27, 2014
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I can't get any pasture raised chicken in my neck of the woods or otherwise I might! Thanks for your comment!

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on May 27, 2014
at 09:51 AM

For iodine you can try green walnut hulls or leaves, they're very bitter and small amounts must be enough.

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on May 27, 2014
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I will be on the look out! Thanks for writing!

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on May 26, 2014
at 11:45 PM

i usually supplement based on blood work. have you had any done recently- complete metabolic panel, vit d, iron, calcium/magnesium? you might as well not waste your money on any supplements unless you are lacking in your blood work.

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I'm 22 years old and my parents insurance doesn't cover things like this otherwise I would. Thanks for your comment!

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