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Selenium and its incredible powers for boosting immune system function

Selenium is more than just for conversion.

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200mcg is the suggested amount for Hashimotos sufferers. Some say 400 - Izabella I believe....

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Ah, but is that because selenium helps conversion? Thyroid hormones optimal = good health?

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Could very well be. But not necessarily...

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My selenium intake is a few Brazil nuts in my fruit and nut snacking ....don't know if that's good or not,but very enjoyable and keeps me away from unhealthy snacks.

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That's what they advise us to do. But the problem is, we never know just how much selenium is in them.

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Yes true.I have read not to have more than three but I would find that hard.I do eat them most days so perhaps when I next get blood tests I might ask for selenium to be added.

I also add walnuts and raisins .....only question is how many calories are involved ? I put them in a ramekin and have them watching TV........ An indulgence and much more enjoyable than supplements in bottles!! .....well we thyroid sufferers need something !

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Well, they usually say three or four, which in itself is vague. Forget the calories! Eat what is good for you. I think you'll find it hard to over-eat on nuts. They are full of good fats, very nourishing.

Myself, I used to love brazil nuts! Now, I'm sick of the sight of them! lol I've got a drawful right next to me, and it never occurrs to me to eat one. Don't want to eat one. I think you can have too much of a good thing.

Another varialbe, though, is how much you are digesting and absorbing. If you have trouble absorbing nutrients, the only other recourse is something out of a bottle.

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I didn't know you shouldn't eat too many, I just grab a handful each day. Perhaps I should cut back a bit.

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I'm the same too,but I don't seem to suffer any ill effects......just enjoy them.x

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Maybe you should get a test and see how your doing. Grabbing a handful occassionally is probably alright, but not on a daily basis unless you keep a careful check.

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Yes I appreciate that.I must admit I feel quite fortunate when I read how much some of our members have to cope with.I hope you don't have to suffer too much.I feel sorry for anyone having to line up the bottles of supplements as it must be a bit of a nightmare fitting them in to the daily menu of meds.

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Well, I do have to take rather a lot of suppléments, but I take my T3, magnesium and zinc at night, and the rest in the morning. It's ok, you get used to it.

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Yes,My husband has to take lots of pills these days and it always amazes me how well organised he is especially as before he had heart surgery in 2009 he would never take any pills for anything unless absolutely necessary.

It has been a good discussion Greygoose........ Keep well.

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You, too, Marfit! Best wishes to your husband. x

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......to make you laugh...hubby just said"Thank you Greygoose.....I am grey too" !!!!!!!!!!

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lol Sweet of him! Unfortunately, I'm not completely grey - I used to be, but now Brown bits keep popping up so it's really salt and Pepper. I'd love to have silvery grey hair - come to that, I'd love to have hair! lol (It's a bit sparse!)

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You are funny .....it's good to laugh.My hubby just said perhaps if you have no hair that you may be a man! This promptly made me look at your profile and I reassured him that you were all woman.......just off topic....I have painted in France staying in

Angles Sur L'Anglin.what a wonderful place that was.We drifted down the river to paint in a small punt and anchored mid stream.I was imagining I was Monet!!....... All before Thyroxine days ........We can but dream x

PS I have that silvery hair you speak of ....the only trouble is if you wear dark colours the hairs that fall out are all over your shoulders.

We'll never be happy will we?

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I would put up with the hairs on my black clothes - usually wear black, I find if soothing - apparantly, that means something in Chineses medecine, but I don't know what...

Yes, I am definately a woman! But I lost all my hair last year, probably because I was suffering from malnutrition but my doctor said all my levels were 'perfect'! Blithering old goat! My B12 was 350 and he refused to check the rest... so, all my hair came away in my hands when I washed it one day! Let that be a lesson to everyone! And, whereas I was completely grey before it fell out, it's now growing back multi-coloured! Never mind, hair is hair!

I don't know the part of France you mention - what department is it in? Strange though it may seem, I've never travelled much in France, too busy going abroad! But I have visited some beautiful places. Last year we went to the Dordogne, that was wonderful, didn't want to come home to the gloomy Oise. But, one has to be where the work is - not that I work anymore but... it gets complicated!

This planet is a beautiful place - where man hasn't ruined it! And if I had to choose where to live, wherever I liked, I wouldn't know where to chose. I love Kent, but also love Cairo. Dublin is bliss, but then so is Brussels... and Jérusalem... and Lisbon... and... But what are the chances of me moving now? Unfortunately, I think the next time I move, it'll be in a wooden box! I just haven't got the physical strength nor the cash to go anywhere anymore.

But I digress! lol Just assure your husband that I am a woman, and not a man. Or a goose! lol

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Oh Dear ....you've had a real struggle haven't you ?

I know I appreciate my natural surroundings now that I am no longer chasing through those years of raising a family.I do not envy people who are continually chasing time.

I now have time to " Stop and Stare"

We too have been to some wonderful places, enjoying seeing different cultures,lifestyles and most of all the natural colours that make up the scenery.

The Oise means only one thing to me......Vincent Van Gogh whose painting style I love.I have stood alone in the Olive groves of St Remy in Provence where he spent much time when he was ill and I felt quite emotional to know that those ancient trees that I was seeing on my visit were the very ones he painted.

Angles Sur L'Anglin is in the Vienne department of Poitou - Charantes in Western France it is one of the Beaux Villages of France and very picturesque.If I had ever moved to another country I would definitely be in New Zealand which I love.In England,the place we love to visit every year is Lymington and Milford in Hampshire ( New Forest area)

Well,it has been an enjoyable escape talking to you of something other thanT4/T3 and of course selenium.....Nuts.

Have a good weekend and Best Wishes to you.x

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:) Nice talking to you, too. x

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I have thyroid eye disease and have been told to take 200mg of selenuim a day, what they didnt tell me was the price i got it anyway and waiting to see if it works

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Really? It's not that expensive on Amazon :

amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss...

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