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Digestive problems from eating too much raw cabbage/seaweed?

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is it possible? i could do nothing but barf three times today...

 

the seaweed i tried eating raw (several days ago) was chung jung one seaweed... i don't think it was the exact cause.. but who knows..

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Hmmm... 

 

Not to alarm you Alex, but did the package of chung jung one seaweed look like this?

 

Iodine-levels-in-dried-seaweed-behind-re

 

It was recalled due to excessive iodine. In general, sea vegetables can have an obscene amount of iodine even on a good day, and so should be consumed in tiny amounts unless you're sure it is a low-iodine variety.

 

Symptoms of iodine poisoning include vomiting.

 

Or, maybe you just have a flu bug.

 

My motto - don't each too much of anything. Such a strategy helps reduce pesticide exposure, and the deleterious effects of excess micronutrients like iodine...

 

--Dean

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Dean beat me to it. Even absent acute poisoning, long-term consumption of iodine-rich seaweeds such as kombu is very well-documented to savage the thyroid, leading to autoimmune thyroiditis. The levels in many spp are high and wildly variable; avoid them, except in teensy-tinesy quantities.

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yup... that package looked like *that*...

 

Maybe that was it... I also ate an obscene amount of chia seeds the past few days (as in, they were the primary source of my calories, though I think I was able to limit calories in spite of that).

 

at least i got a day of inadvertent intermittent fasting...

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