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My health food store trip...

Posted on 03/15/2011 12:42:13 PM PDT by djf

Just got back from the health food store.

I went to get some Xylitol. Xylitol is a natural sugar that helps with sinus infections, that sort of thing.

Phone was ringing off the hook. Gal behind the counter was automatically answering "Sorry, we're sold out"...

Anybody guess what people were wanting?


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: japanearthquake; ki; nuclear; potassiumiodide; radiation
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1 posted on 03/15/2011 12:42:16 PM PDT by djf
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To: djf

Potassium Iodide?


2 posted on 03/15/2011 12:44:02 PM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: djf

potassium iodine tablets


3 posted on 03/15/2011 12:44:23 PM PDT by ldish (Looking forward to Independence Day)
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Iodine??? Due to fears of radiation clouds from Japan?

Are we really at risk of a radiation cloud?


4 posted on 03/15/2011 12:44:36 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: djf

Natural,whole grain yuppie bread?


5 posted on 03/15/2011 12:44:50 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: djf

Imodium A-D?


6 posted on 03/15/2011 12:46:33 PM PDT by ransacked
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To: djf

Did they have it?


7 posted on 03/15/2011 12:46:48 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: djf

Cheese?


8 posted on 03/15/2011 12:46:55 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: djf

We went to the Health Food Store yesterday and got a bottle of Kelp which has the iodine in it. They had plenty of it.


9 posted on 03/15/2011 12:47:03 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: djf

Or maybe that strange lettuce that Obama likes; agrula (spelling?)


10 posted on 03/15/2011 12:47:44 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: RetroSexual

Bingo.

I have quarts of antiseptic Iodine solution and tincture of iodine, so I don’t sweat it. Plus I eat alot of shrimp and seafood.

But there were obviously tons of people who don’t...


11 posted on 03/15/2011 12:47:44 PM PDT by djf (Dems and liberals: Let's redefine "marriage". We already redefined "natural born citizen".)
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To: Inyo-Mono

The gov-nazis have banned most iodine because of meth labs.
We were trying to get the large gallons at the feed store last year for our mining but noooo, that is too dangerous for the peasants to buy. We finally found some on the internet at a medical supply company.


12 posted on 03/15/2011 12:47:55 PM PDT by Cowgirl
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To: djf

Kelp.

Or anything with iodide.

I think the left coasters should all consider a nice big dose of Prussian Blue. Maybe wash it down with pink lemonade. /sarc


13 posted on 03/15/2011 12:48:00 PM PDT by SargeK
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To: BenLurkin

Nope. Totally sold out. Gal was talking on the phone and said she asked the distributor and there was no set date when they would get more in.


14 posted on 03/15/2011 12:49:39 PM PDT by djf (Dems and liberals: Let's redefine "marriage". We already redefined "natural born citizen".)
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To: SargeK

Or table salt- use extra with each meal.


15 posted on 03/15/2011 12:53:09 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Will work for chocolate)
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To: Squawk 8888

The amount of table salt (iodized) that you would have to eat to saturate your thyroid if you are deficient is enough to kill a horse!!!

NEVER try to get Iodine from table salt!


16 posted on 03/15/2011 12:56:17 PM PDT by djf (Dems and liberals: Let's redefine "marriage". We already redefined "natural born citizen".)
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To: djf
How about not worrying. Just go spend a couple of days in an all-brick building and you will get the extra amount of radiation the west coast may possibly receive.
17 posted on 03/15/2011 12:57:55 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: djf

Organic, free-range 30-06 ammunition?


18 posted on 03/15/2011 12:59:02 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: All

Go to the manufacturer and skip the middle man - http://www.anbex.com/index.php

Except they are sold out until mid April.


19 posted on 03/15/2011 12:59:34 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: djf
Wonder if these guys still have any?
20 posted on 03/15/2011 12:59:34 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

LOL.


21 posted on 03/15/2011 1:02:38 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: RetroSexual

I have a bottle of Potassium Iodate, KIO3,which is supposed to be safer. My knowledge of such things is pretty low, so I can’t be sure it really is safer.


22 posted on 03/15/2011 1:03:51 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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23 posted on 03/15/2011 1:04:09 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: djf

I guess I am in trouble here. My endocrinologist told me to avoid foods with iodine in it. :-)


24 posted on 03/15/2011 1:04:21 PM PDT by imskylark
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To: Squawk 8888

Table salt, even if it claims to have iodine often has none, the american iodine intake is incredibly low to almost non existant. When we grew iodine was in bread and all kind of things, now they use bromide which tricks the thyroid but in the end doesn’t work the same and is behind a ton of health issues in this country.

People in the U.S. consume an average 240 micrograms (µg) of iodine a day. In contrast, people in Japan consume more than 12 milligrams (mg) of iodine a day (12,000 µg), a 50-fold greater amount.

The dose required to truly protect a person from radiation (at least in the thyroid area) is 130-mg.

If anyone here things they are safe because they eat shrimp a few times a week or plan to add a little extra salt they are truly delusional.

The Japanese get thier iodine from Kelp mostly, which also is heavily contaminated with Arsenic. Most brands of iodine you get at health food store are from kelp and have healthy doses of arsenic. Also, they are too low in amount to truly protect a person.

I recommend, if you need to keep some around, Iodoral, it’s not from kelp, and potent enough to protect you, and it’s production is controlled.

http://www.optimox.com/pics/Iodine/opt_Iodoral.htm


25 posted on 03/15/2011 1:05:11 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: PGR88

Organic, free-range 30-06 ammunition?


Lead free buck shot ?


26 posted on 03/15/2011 1:08:35 PM PDT by maine yankee
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To: djf; Nachum

Went to buy first doses for wife and self shortly after 9/11 at a chain drug store. was told they keep it behind the counter at the pharmacy.

Ambled back there with my black yarmulke tillted HARD to the right, and lo’ and behold, blow and be bold, the pharmacist was wearing a burka.

“May I ask why do want to buy these tablets?”

“Why do you think?!!?”

Grimace....

GLARE.... and a “shakran” to you too as I left

(”thank you” in Durka!)


27 posted on 03/15/2011 1:09:00 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Yehuda

Farm supply stores sell iodine solution as a general wound treatment and antiseptic.

For about 7 bucks, you can buy enough Iodine to last ten lifetimes.

I use it to sterilize stuff (I homebrew beer) and also have a supply I can use to treat water if I ever need to...


28 posted on 03/15/2011 1:13:53 PM PDT by djf (Dems and liberals: Let's redefine "marriage". We already redefined "natural born citizen".)
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To: djf

Thanks, I am not sure how much iodine solution and in what strength = the tablets, but living here in the hellhole of NYC, I do know there aren’t any FARM SUPPLY STORES HERE ( : >)

(wish I was living somewhere else, Pilgrim!)


29 posted on 03/15/2011 1:17:27 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Yehuda

You might check veterinary suppliers...
That sort of thing...

I doubt you have anything to worry about in NYC, heck, that’s another 2500 miles farther away than I am from them.

Besides, doesn’t NYC have the minimum daily requirement of Iodine in the air?

(Jus kiddin! IT WAS A JOKE!!)


30 posted on 03/15/2011 1:22:23 PM PDT by djf (Dems and liberals: Let's redefine "marriage". We already redefined "natural born citizen".)
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To: Squawk 8888

I know I’ve got a big box of expired KI tablets around here somewhere.

I’m gonna make a fortune.


31 posted on 03/15/2011 1:22:41 PM PDT by SargeK
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To: SargeK

You very well might.

You know the way things work: when there is a disaster or need, people rush like crazy to get something.

Then, a week after it’s done, they rush like crazy to forget about it and watch American Idol.

Even after this incident, I would bet that one month from now only ten percent of Americans have any KI or way of dealing with it.

And I would win that bet. Ten percent might even be a huge overestimate!


32 posted on 03/15/2011 1:31:06 PM PDT by djf (Dems and liberals: Let's redefine "marriage". We already redefined "natural born citizen".)
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To: djf
Are you snorting the Xylitol? Mixing it as a flush?
33 posted on 03/15/2011 1:35:06 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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Abt 1/4 tsp Xylitol, 1/4 tsp sea salt, and enough warm water to fill a 4 oz or so spray bottle.

It’s supposed to help quite a bit with ear infections as well, I don’t have ear problems but sometimes in the spring my sinuses act up a bit, and it seems to work way better than plain store-bough nasal spray.


34 posted on 03/15/2011 1:41:14 PM PDT by djf (Dems and liberals: Let's redefine "marriage". We already redefined "natural born citizen".)
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To: djf

I will have to try it.


35 posted on 03/15/2011 1:47:08 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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Have you tried colloidal silver in a spray?
I’m prone to sinus problems, and this has prevented said problems since I’ve started using it.


36 posted on 03/15/2011 1:49:32 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: djf

People who live in the plume exposure pathway (i.e. within 10 miles) of an operating nuclear plant are wise to keep a small stock of KI on hand. Their county or state emergency management agency probably supplies it.

People who live on the left coast of the US and who are panicking about a reactor (or three or four) that is in trouble thousands of miles away across a vast ocean need a hobby. Could detectable amounts of radiation reach that far? Maybe. But there is a big difference between detectable and dangerous.

People on Long Island who are scrambling to find KI tablets because they are afraid of what’s happening in Japan are just victims of public school educations.

Gaseous radionuclides, especially radioiodine could possibly cross the oceans. Along the way, they’d be decaying and washing out. Heavy stuff like Sr-90 and Cs-137, I just don’t see that making it across in any quantity of concern.

Now, were I immediately downwind of that plant, I’d be bugging out. But that’s the difference between 50 miles and two or ten thousand miles.


37 posted on 03/15/2011 1:52:24 PM PDT by SargeK
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To: MrB

Where/how do you get the spray colloidal silver?


38 posted on 03/15/2011 2:00:35 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: djf

We’ve got some Iosat tablets, enough to last 12 days; maybe we’ve got some more iodine somewhere in the bunker. Not organized very well here. Got tired during Y2K; then along came 9/11.


39 posted on 03/15/2011 2:02:49 PM PDT by Twinkie ( PEACE)
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To: Deaf Smith

http://www.amazon.com/Source-Naturals-Wellness-Colloidal-Silver/dp/B0014H1MKU


40 posted on 03/15/2011 2:05:50 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Yehuda
“May I ask why do want to buy these tablets?”

Did you get them?

41 posted on 03/15/2011 2:09:07 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: MrB

Thanks


42 posted on 03/15/2011 2:28:39 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: djf

Not to disparage the health food store industry but I’ve always noticed that the people who own/work in health food stores are in dire need of protein and some sun.( and a little make-up, for the women )


43 posted on 03/15/2011 2:55:06 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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A hundred years ago, when the soil was still pretty fortified and people ate fish on Fridays, I probably would have agreed with you.

But not anymore.


44 posted on 03/15/2011 3:41:03 PM PDT by djf (Dems and liberals: Let's redefine "marriage". We already redefined "natural born citizen".)
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To: Nachum

“Did you get them?”

OH YEAH!

And replaced a year or so when they expired...

(another source, also out but may be taking back orders...)

http://www.anbex.com/


45 posted on 03/15/2011 4:06:55 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: djf

I dunno. I go to the health food stores around here for stuff for my wife and these folks look pretty pasty and thin.


46 posted on 03/15/2011 4:07:35 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: djf
My brother, who lives between two nuclear reactors called this AM to ask if I was aware stores are selling out of iodide pills. I asked if he had bought any, and he (a liberal - not buying into the liberal media/press hype) said he has no intent to do so.

Here's a couple of articles that made me wonder what happened to these pills?

Post office buys pills in case of nuclear blast

Snip: 2002 The U.S. Postal Service is purchasing 1.6 million doses of potassium iodide pills to protect its employees against thyroid cancer in the event of a nuclear explosion or meltdown.

Taking a cue from the anthrax scare a year ago, the postal service is spending nearly $293,000 to give its 750,000 employees the opportunity to have two days' worth of potassium iodide tablets waiting for them at work.

County ready to give out KI pills, potassium iodide protects the thyroid from radiation. Handout begins next month (local)

Snips: August 2002 Oswego County has nearly 113,000 potassium iodide pills set aside to be given to residents who live within 10 miles of its three nuclear plants.

In September, the county will begin distributing the pills, one per person, to the estimated 42,000 residents in the 10-mile zone. Stockpiles of pills…..

47 posted on 03/15/2011 4:08:20 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: djf

Natural air fresheners for their Subarus? You can’t swing a dead skunk at our natural store without hitting a Subaru.


48 posted on 03/15/2011 4:24:57 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Dengar01

bump


49 posted on 03/17/2011 11:10:16 AM PDT by DvdMom
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To: djf; Quix
I don't know if we need to start a thread on this. I am not making this up. I live in Illinois Chicago Suburbs called CVS was told they were out and were out of prescription form.

An acquaintance of mine was downstate in far south rural Illinois was told by a pharmacist that "The United States Government has taken full control of the potassium iodide pills in the United States and every pharmacy, health food store, ect... was instructed to pull the product off the shelves.

Which Government Official would have the power to make such a dictatorial decision?

With NO MEDIA COVERAGE!!!

50 posted on 03/17/2011 4:58:36 PM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Blackhawks!!! Go Bulls!!!)
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