What to Eat on Low-iodine Diet

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What to Eat on Low-iodine Diet

by Kmwhit39 on Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:00 AM

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What a challenge. I've been to 7 stores to find the low-iodine stuff I can eat in prep for the RAI treatment in November. Anyone know any particular stores or products that will make this easier to stomach. I'm already getting tired of nothing but fruits and veggies. I got the list off thyca.com but the low-iodine products are sooo expensive and any suggestions would be great! Karla

Where to Buy Low Iodine Food

by Mshypo on Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:00 AM

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Try Trader Joes.

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by Critter on Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:00 AM

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Natural Food stores are your best bet.  Most of them have one of the Peanut butter making machines.  Make sure you use the unsalted one.  I add my own salt at home.  A really good snack is to add honey to the PB and dip apple slices into it.  Also, look for unsalted rice cakes.  A friend brought me some, the only ingredient is brown rice.  They are suprisingly good.  I also top these with PB, banana, and honey.  Very good.

RE: What to Eat on Low-iodine Diet

by Shemay on Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:00 AM

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Hi Karla.....I follow a strict cancer diet and peanuts are not allowed in any form. I use almond butter and almond milk, both delicious. Here is just one website that may be helpful for a low iodine diet. http://www.gourmania.com/recipeslid/almond_milk.htm

On 10/18/2006 Kmwhit39 wrote:

What a challenge. I've been to 7 stores to find the low-iodine stuff I can eat in prep for the RAI treatment in November. Anyone know any particular stores or products that will make this easier to stomach. I'm already getting tired of nothing but fruits and veggies. I got the list off thyca.com but the low-iodine products are sooo expensive and any suggestions would be great! Karla

RE: What to Eat on Low-iodine Diet

by Kelliekjwb on Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:00 AM

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On 10/18/2006 Kmwhit39 wrote:

What a challenge. I've been to 7 stores to find the low-iodine stuff I can eat in prep for the RAI treatment in November. Anyone know any particular stores or products that will make this easier to stomach. I'm already getting tired of nothing but fruits and veggies. I got the list off thyca.com but the low-iodine products are sooo expensive and any suggestions would be great! Karla

 

Karla,

Try a margarine called Mother's Maragrine.  I was able to find it at a Marsh Store.  It is not at any of the health food stores that I have found so far.  It taste like butter and I have been using it on my baked potato.  You can only eat the inside of the potato not the skin.  I bought kosher salt to use.  It is ok.  DO NOT use sea salt as recommended by some people on the site.  Sea salt has natural iodine in it.  Kosher is fine to eat.  It is the iodine not the sodium.  I called a local Jewish school and ask where their families buy their kosher food and they gave me the Marsh location.  I have also bought the almond butter that someone else posted on the site.  It is fine to eat.  Buy some raw honey and mix with it. It is quite tasty on celery and apples.  Some applesause is ok if it does not contain sodium as most sodium contains iodine.

Hope this helps!

Kellie

RE: What to Eat on Low-iodine Diet

by K_C_1 on Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:00 AM

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Dear Kellie;

DO NOT use sea salt as recommended by some people on the site.  Sea salt has natural iodine in it.  Kosher is fine to eat.  

Could you explain more about your above statement. Is it only the iodine that causes you concern. I've been told that sea salt is the way to go. Far superior to other salts.

Thanks;

Kevin 

RE: What to Eat on Low-iodine Diet

by Oncrx on Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:00 AM

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I agree sea salt should be avoided in low iodine diets.  Rememeber the diet is LOW iodine, not NO iodine.  Here is another site that may help.

http://www.thyca.org/Cookbook1pgEng.pdf

RE: What to Eat on Low-iodine Diet

by loving_spiritt on Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:00 AM

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i do not know where you are located but there is a store called Trader Joes. its all health food store .I am now preparing for my radiation and ISOLATION.

RE: What to Eat on Low-iodine Diet

by renee0922 on Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:00 AM

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Hello Everyone ~

 I was diagnosed last Friday (01.30.09) with graves disease.  My thyroid produces too much hormones.  I went to the hospital and have an appointment in two weeks for the nuclear iodine IV test.  Therefore, I have to have the low iodine diet.  My friend printed the 90-page cookbook from www.thyca.org and my husband was wonderful enough to go to the grocery store today and purchase groceries for me.  I am, however, terrified of what I am really allowed to eat.  Can I eat unsalted pretzels?  Can I eat regular peanut butter?  Can I have fruits & vegetables?  I have been practically starving for the past couple days because I'm so scared to eat anything.  I do NOT want to have to go through this diet thing again.  Whatever help anyone could provide would be GREATLY appreciated!  Thank-you and have a wonderful evening!

 Respectfully,

Renee

RE: What to Eat on Low-iodine Diet

by Cagirl0811 on Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:00 AM

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I am on a low iodine diet here are some help.

As far as what you cannot eat is is just iodized salt, diary products, eggs, seafood,chocolate and soy products.

SNACK IDEAS

popcorn, applesauce, dried fruit, raw vegggies, unsalted crackers, soda, fruit juice, home made bread or muffins made with non iodized salt.

MEAL IDEAS

Oatmeal, rice, grilled meat, salad with oil or vinegar dressing, sandwhich with unsalred peanut butter and jelly. Baked potatos with margarine., baked fruit,

any other questions email me at

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