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I have been gluten-free for a year but still have trouble with dh not as bad but its still there. I was woundering how you know what kind of salt your getting when all they list is sodium percent?I also work in a potato chip factory which might have something to do with it.Also cured meats like smoked bacon and ham.

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If you are buying table salt they will clearly state if it is iodized or not on the carton. Sodium does not naturally contain iodine, unless it's sea salt. Sea salts have varying levels of iodine in them. Some manufacturers list it, others don't.

As for prepackaged foods you won't know unless you ask the manufacturer. Most pickled items won't use iodized salt since it makes the solution cloudy.

As far as working in a potato factory - I don't know. The skins are high in iodine but I don't think it will affect you through touch but I really don't know.

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If you are buying table salt they will clearly state if it is iodized or not on the carton. Sodium does not naturally contain iodine, unless it's sea salt. Sea salts have varying levels of iodine in them. Some manufacturers list it, others don't.

As for prepackaged foods you won't know unless you ask the manufacturer. Most pickled items won't use iodized salt since it makes the solution cloudy.

As far as working in a potato factory - I don't know. The skins are high in iodine but I don't think it will affect you through touch but I really don't know.

thanks alot for the tips its nice to ask others with the same issues !!!

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If you work in a potato chip factory, I'd also be on the look-out for MSG, depending on whether items with MSG are also packaged in the same facility or on the same lines. I had to give up anything by Frito Lay, for that reason. I might have to figure out how to make my own chips, since another brand I found says they are made in a facility that also packages gluten-y foods. And yet another brand uses several possible different oils, one of which may be soy which I avoid. Drat!

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I believe that commercial salt used in processing is not iodised, though it is worth checking. But I would be more concerned about the possibility of gluten in various flavourings of the chips.

I eat plain crisps regularly without a problem, but I avoid all the flavoured varieties.

MSG is not an issue for celiacs specifically, although many celiacs may coincidentally be sensitive to MSG.

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If the poster doesn't have a problem with MSG, why should she/he be watching out for it?

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thank you all for your helpful tips I will look into all of them!!! How nice is this to have questions and get the right answer from those who know.thanks again

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If I reduce my Iodine intake do I need to get some sort of supplement from my doctor, for thyroid?

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You just REDUCE your iodine intake not cut out iodine completely. And you really should only do it for about a 2 week period. That doesn't mean to go hog wild on iodine after the 2 weeks is up but if you avoid the really high iodine foods & large quantities of them then you will still be getting enough iodine. A lot of people get a LOT of iodine & maybe even over the recommended max. because of the foods they eat. People who eat lots of seafood on a regular basis are probably getting way more iodine than they need & perhaps TOO much.

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You just REDUCE your iodine intake not cut out iodine completely. And you really should only do it for about a 2 week period. That doesn't mean to go hog wild on iodine after the 2 weeks is up but if you avoid the really high iodine foods & large quantities of them then you will still be getting enough iodine. A lot of people get a LOT of iodine & maybe even over the recommended max. because of the foods they eat. People who eat lots of seafood on a regular basis are probably getting way more iodine than they need & perhaps TOO much.

thanks alot that sounds alot better!!!!!

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YVW, and you do know the low iodine list is here:

http://www.thyca.org/ click on "low iodine cookbook" on the left under support services.

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YVW, and you do know the low iodine list is here:

http://www.thyca.org/ click on "low iodine cookbook" on the left under support services.

I did not know thank you!!!!

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Sure thing. Let us know how you progress.

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