Low iodine diet

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Pacific Natural Foods Non-Dairy Original Hemp Milk

  • By intownfarm · New reply April 9, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • Can we drink Pacific Natural Foods Non-Dairy Original Hemp Milk on LID? It no salt or sea salt but has Disodium Phosphate. I read in another post that Disodium Phosphate has no iodine. Any info would ...

Iodine Level

  • By ReseUT · New reply April 5, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • Does anyone know what their iodine level was after the low iodine diet? Mine was 113 and I am wondering if that was good. I was strict on the diet and hope I gt my levels low enough for the RAI ...

Does Aleve have Iodine??

  • By ReseUT · New reply March 30, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • I am currently on the low iodine diet and Mother Nature decided to make a visit. I usually take Aleve for my cramps but can not find anything online about whether or not Aleve has Iodine. Does anyone ...

What can I eat?

  • By NelliesMom · New reply March 27, 2014
  • 19 replies
  • Had my post-surgical checkup today and that went well. Until I met with the endo (first time) and was told I needed RAI treatment. Not expecting that at all. Through this whole thing, I haven't cried ...

Got To Go!

  • By simonsgrammy · New reply March 24, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • I just started my LID. I'm preparing for my WBS.. Off meds. Hate to ask this question but is a huge, painful problem. Does anyone else have trouble with constipation during this time? If yes, what do ...

RAI food news for NZ and Oz

  • By kelea · New reply March 19, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • If you are from New Zealand or Australia, you will be overjoyed to know that Olivani olive oil table spread has no dairy, and NO iodised salt. I rang the helpline ...

CoffeeMate Creamer LID Safe?

  • By Tsafko · New reply March 19, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • I am new to the area and will be starting my LID diet in a few weeks, and going to get everything setup in advance if possible. I have been reading up and according to their website, CoffeeMate Creamer ...

Found reason for no sulfur on LID

  • By CT14 · New reply March 19, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • I have been doing a lot of searching for foods to eat on the LID diet. I like many others have wondered why not dried fruit and why is unsulfured molasses ok? I did a little searching and found the answer ...

LID and gluten free

  • By JenC24 · New reply March 18, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • I have found some old posts about eating gluten free on the LID, but wanted to know if anyone else had some recipes or ideas before I start the diet in 2 weeks. Any bread or muffin recipes? Is the quinoa ...

Dealing with constipation on LID

  • By Mg1973 · New reply March 18, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • On a very personal note...has anyone that been on the LID experienced problems using the restroom? If so what did you do? I thought of prune juice,as I feel we can drink that, but once in 10 days is not ...

Favorite recipes? Suggestions? ISO?

  • By Dcblues · New reply March 16, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • I know the Thyca cookbook has a ton of good choices, but anything you really love? Anything you've been hoping to find but haven't come across yet? This is my fave so far, Penne Pasta with Meat Sauce ...

Coconut Milk Creamer Substitute Allowed on LID?

  • By adwarrenz · New reply March 16, 2014
  • 14 replies
  • I have been looking for Rich's Creamer for use during my LID diet, but have not been able to find any in my area. At Safeway I did find a no-dairy, no salt substitute, but am not sure if it meets the ...

heinz no salt ketchup

  • By msticdrmr · New reply March 16, 2014
  • 13 replies
  • I am kind of confused as something clicked this morning. The heinz no salt ketchup contains alsosalt which is a salt substitute but no salt substitute is in the avoid list. However I have read where it ...

LID dinner for St. Paddy's Day!

  • By Bjornhilda · New reply March 16, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • I'm not letting my LID stop me from having a great Irish meal! Dry Irish Stout Beer Bread and Jamieson Orange Pork Chops along with veggie salad. The LID cookbook is such a big help! Thank you ...

High Anxiety on LID?

  • By msray · New reply March 15, 2014
  • 15 replies
  • Hi All, This will be my 9th day on LID. I'm prepping for RAI. I'm curious to know if high anxiety is associated with starving your body of all iodine. My diet has been going well, thus far. There have ...

Green tea and thyroids.

  • By mgouelle · New reply March 13, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • I put this under the LID topic but its actually more of a general dietary question as well I love to drink tea. I love loose leaf teas of all kinds including green tea. I wouldn't say I drink it all the ...

Soy confusion

  • By PamSK · New reply March 11, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • I'm a little confused on the soy guidelines. I know that soybean products are off-limits on LID, but that soybean oil is ok. Most brands of nondairy coffee creamer are made with partially hydrogenated ...


  • By msticdrmr · New reply March 10, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • Does anybody know which mustards contain non iodized salt if any ...

Crisco shortening

  • By Suzsea · New reply March 10, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Hi - Just curious if you can use Crisco shortening during LID? I have a choc chip cookie recipe and others that I could use it for. I know it is not the healthiest thing to use but it could provide me ...


  • By Rob5 · New reply March 9, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • Ever since I've been on the LID, I have craved salty things. Salt and vinegar popcorn has been my favorite snack so far. I pop a handful of kernels in a brown paper bag in the microwave and then put it ...

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