Low iodine diet

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Oreo cookies

  • By Uff · New reply February 21, 2014
  • 17 replies
  • I am about to start LID soon and exploring my options. Are Oreo cookies safe as desert while on LID? I searched on Internet and they are made of nondairy and NIH website says they use non-iodized salt ...

Food brands using non­iodized salt

  • By Dcblues · New reply February 20, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • Does everyone have this info from the NIH website? Am I missing something? There are a LOT of brands on here, but most of the discussions I am seeing indicate that most folks are avoiding most of these ...

Tarder Joe's and Chipotle use Non Iodized Sallt

  • By jdekurtz · New reply February 20, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Hi everyone, This has been posted here before but its been a while since it's been confirmed. Trader Joe's does indeed use non iodized salt in their Trader Joe's Brands. Here is their response to me ...


  • By Paula54 · New reply February 18, 2014
  • 33 replies
  • Can we all post what were some things that you ate on the LID diet. Give us some ideas please ...

1st RAI Tracer dose - Lots of Q's

  • By Lizilla864 · New reply February 11, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • I have my first "follow-up" RAI tracer does in March. I already know I'll have to get the Thyrogen injections and go on the LID, 2 weeks prior and week of dose until scan. My questions are about the the ...

creamer for coffee

  • By stacmkam · New reply February 10, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • Starting my low iodine diet wednesday but can not live without coffee with creamer. Is there any that is approved for this diet that anyone knows about ...

Metallic taste

  • By FusionJeff · New reply February 5, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • I've been on my LID for a little over a month. I had my first thyrogen shot this morning, the second tomorrow, and on Friday 130mCuries of RAI 131, then a week of quarantine/isolation. So far no reaction ...

Question on Calcium supplement during low iodine diet

  • By bevjlang2 · New reply February 2, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • I'm nearing the end of my low iodine diet and I feel really bad. I'm living with a constant headache, my arms and legs are so weak, I can hardly move and I've been getting numb/sleepy feeling in my hands ...

Does anyone know (LID ITEMS)?

  • By Styles143 · New reply February 2, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Does anyone know if you can use Deallo pasta, it says ingredients are corn flour & rice flour. What about the Del Monte Peaches in a cup (the snack cups)? What seasoning are you using Ms Dash, or Mccormick's ...

Tracer dose prep LID

  • By VAflipgirl · New reply January 28, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • I am preparing for my I-year surveillance and am back on the LID for the next 2+ weeks. How strict do you have to be when it's not the treatment dose, but the lower tracer/scan dose? The nuclear medicine ...


  • By dianeh57 · New reply January 26, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • I see on here a big difference in isolation. When my daughter went through hers it was very strict and the even had to have her eat on paper plates and she had to put all her trash in a special bag and ...

Is Caltrate ok for LID?

  • By teesal · New reply January 26, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Hi, My TT was Dec 17 and my RAI is scheduled for Feb 12. I just learned that calcium carbonate may not be safe for LID. Does everyone just stop taking calcium? Is there a safe calcium to take? Tums is ...

Starting LID Tomorrow - suggestions?

  • By Sway24aj · New reply January 25, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • Hi everyone! I start my LID tomorrow and begin tests on Feb 6 and RAI Feb 11th. I have been dreading this low iodine diet and no hormones for weeks and now it's here - and I know it's going to hard. Feel ...

Deer Meat? Other Game? on LID

  • By intownfarm · New reply January 24, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • So My hubby has RAI next month. We normally substitute deer or waterfowl (duck/goose) for all red meat in dishes. We butcher & process it ourselves. So nothing is added. I see meat is allowed but game ...


  • By 66nova · New reply January 19, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • Can you still continue to take prilosec when on LID ...


  • By shenandoah519 · New reply January 19, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • Just wondering what everyone else thinks on this. I completely understand the low iodine diet when having RAI, which I had last May. I'm having a WBS next week and have been following the low iodine diet ...


  • By shenandoah519 · New reply January 18, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • This is just some information for people who either don't have time to cook or don't like to cook. I'm not saying it's entirely healthy, but I see so many people fret on here about the diet. There are ...

Low Iodine Diet

  • By dianeh57 · New reply January 18, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • me, my daughter, and now my husband have thyroid cancer and he is soon to go on the low iodine diet. they gave us the big diet book but still some things we question. anyone got any good ideas for food ...

Campbell Soup Brands

  • By ConnieJBradshaw · New reply January 17, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • I saw a link somewhere on here (still figuring out how to navigate this site since I am new) the other day about food brands using non-iodized salt. It was a publication from 2009, so I did a live-chat ...

Blood Levels

  • By voyds9b5 · New reply January 16, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • I go for the initial blood work tomorrow before beginning the first two trace scans this coming Monday and Tuesday. Can anyone tell me the if Thyroglobulin Level test and the Tsh level test is fasting ...

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