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Addison's and Too Much Zinc sid

Posted by IsoM on May 16, 2002, at 20:13:31

In reply to What's Addison's ? (nm) katekite, posted by sid on May 16, 2002, at 18:43:01

Yes, sid, you can overdo the zinc & selenium both, so a small amount in a supplement is much better than a large amount. In fact, a little zinc is good for good immune function but too much has the opposite effect. I prefer my B vitamins in food form - lots of wheat germ & good old nutritional yeast flakes stirred into juice. So if the B complex tablets do give you headaches, try them as food instead. When I've recommended to friends to give their cats yeast flakes on their food, they come back later to tell me how thick & luxuriant their pet's fur has become.

Taking extra protein in the form of soy (tofu) is good but be aware that large amounts of soy can slow thyroid function down. It's not nearly as bad as many would like people to think, but certain plants have that effect on the thyroid gland, such as too much vegetables in the cabbage family (brocolli, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, etc) & soy. If your thyroid is normal now, the tofu *may* lower it enough to have a negative effect on you.

Addison's disease is a insufficiency of the adrenal gland resulting in a host of health problems. Here's a link with a quick but good breakdown of the symptoms & causes:
http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health/endo/pubs/addison/addison.htm

Thinning hair (diameter) as you mentioned if not corrected slowly through a better diet is most often hormonal. I sure hope an improved diet works to make you feel better overall.


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