I'm having a hard time learning new ways to cook, now that I need to keep iodine low in my diet. Eating out is a freakin' minefield. I know that shrimp is out (sob), remembered too late that seaweed is out (no more veggie sushi double sob). Salmon seems to be OK.
Iodine isn't listed on ingredient labels or nutritional charts. How am I supposed to figure it out? I've read that canned and frozen foods are high in it. This makes cooking a little inconvenient but not as bad as I was afraid of. The tough part is just keeping whole fresh foods in the house all the time. I need to avoid all preservatives/additives as much as possible.
When I get too much iodine, the hot flashes are merciless. Just horrible.
Any recipes? Suggestions? I also need advice on vitamins that aren't high in iodine. A lot of supplements seem to be based on kelp, or ocean minerals. What about condiments like soy sauce?
My endocrinologist has agreed that since the meds seem to work on my Graves disease we can keep managing my thyroid that way, instead of nuking it to death. I'm relieved for a few reasons...I don't feel strong enough for another medical procedure, I won't be sick/recovering from the nuking during the holidays, gets me one step closer to my goal of getting up to Kansas to visit my dad who is very ill.
So all I need to do now is avoid iodine, all preservatives, quit smoking, exercise, avoid stress. LMAO at that one in my life but that's another story.