Fluoride, Chloride and Bromide displace Iodine causing iodine deficiency.

My name is Lydia. My goal is share my journey to maximize my physical performance and mental clarity, body composition, and most importantly my overall health with a wholesome diet and exercise.

Fluoride, Chloride and Bromide displace Iodine and cause iodine deficiency.
Also see the Symptoms below.


  1. Drinking and bathing in chlorinated tap water contribute to iodine deficiency as fluoride, chloride and bromide chemically displace iodine and cause iodine deficiency.
  2. Medications such as antidepressants, including Paxil and Prozac.
  3. Sucralose: Chlorine is even present in the sugar substitute Sucralose.
  4. Commercially-produced bread and baked goods contribute to iodine deficiency. The bromine compounds used by the baking industry, as dough conditioners, displace iodine in our tissues.
  5. Bromine is also used as an agricultural fumigant, and treated crops have elevated bromine levels. Bromine is also found in medications such as nasal sprays and inhalers.
  6. Some carbonated drinks, and even some Gatorade products, contain brominated vegetable oils.





The references to medical articles from which the data was taken are in this link: http://poisonfluoride.com/then Select Symptoms of Fluoride Poisoning/IDD(1998)

Do you have any of these symptoms?

  • Abnormal Sweating
  • Acne
  • ADHD/Learning Disorders
  • Allergies
  • Alopecia (Hair-loss)
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Anaphylactic Shock
  • Anemia
  • Apnea (Cessation of breath)
  • Aorta Calcification
  • Asthenia (Weakness)
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Arthralgia
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autism
  • Back Pain
  • Behavioural Problems
  • Birth Defects
  • Blind Spots
  • Body temperature disturbances
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cachexia (wasting away)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cataracts
  • Change in blood pressure
  • Chest pain
  • Cholelithiasis (Gallstones)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Collagen breakdown
  • Cold Shivers
  • Coma
  • Concentration Inability
  • Constipation
  • Convulsions
  • Crying easily for no apparent reason
  • Death
  • Decrease in Testosterone
  • Dementia
  • Demyelinizing Diseases (damage of myelin sheath of neurons of the nervous system)
  • Dental Abnormalities
  • Dental Arch smaller
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental enamel more porous
  • Dentral Fluorosis (Mottling of teeth)
  • Delayed Eruption of Teeth
  • Depression
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dystrophy
  • Early/Delayed Onset of Puberty
  • Eczema
  • Edema
  • Epilepsy
  • Eosinophilia
  • Excessive Sleepiness
  • Eye, ear and nose disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Fearfulness
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgla
  • Fibrosarcoma
  • Fibrosis
  • Fingernails: Lines/Grooves
  • Fingernails: Brittle
  • Forgetfulness
  • Gastro-disturbances
  • Gastric Ulcers
  • Giant Cell Formation
  • Gingivitis
  • Glaucoma
  • Goitre
  • Growth Disturbances
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Heart Disorders
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hepatitis
  • Hemorrhage
  • Hives
  • Hoarseness
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoplasia
  • Immunosuppression
  • Impotence
  • Incoherence
  • Infertility
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inner Ear Disorders
  • Irritability
  • Joint Pains
  • Kidney Failure
  • Lack of Energy
  • Lack of Co-ordination
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Loss of Consciousness
  • Loss of IQ
  • Loss of Spermatogenesis
  • Low Birth Weight
  • Lung cancer
  • Lupus
  • Magnesium Deficiency
  • Memory Loss
  • Mental Confusion
  • Migraine
  • Monisiliasis (Candidasis)
  • Mouth Sores
  • Myalgia (Muscle Pain)
  • Myotrophy (Muscle wasting
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Muscle Stiffness
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Muscoskeletal Disease
  • Nausea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Otosclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pins & Needles
  • Polydipsia
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyurea
  • Pyelocystitis
  • Premature Delivery
  • Pruritis (itchy Skin)
  • Pulminary Edema
  • Recurring Colds
  • Respiratory Complications
  • Restlessness
  • Retinitis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Scleroderma
  • Skin Pigmentation
  • Secondary teeth erupt later
  • Sensitive to light
  • Seizures
  • Shortness of Breath
  • SIDS
  • Sinus Infections
  • Skeletal Changes
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Slipped Epiphysis
  • Sluggishness
  • Skin Irritations
  • Spondylitis, ankylosing
  • Stillbirths
  • Swallowing Difficulties (Dysphagia)
  • Swelling in Face (Angioedema)
  • Telangiectasia
  • Testicular Growth/Alteration
  • Thirst
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tingling Sensations
  • Visual disturbances
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Urticaria
  • Uterine Bleeding
  • Uterine cancer
  • Vaginal Bleeding
  • Vas Deferens Alterations
  • Vertigo
  • Vitiligo (white spots/skin)
  • Weak Pulse
  • Weight Disturbances
  • Zinc Deficiency

 Disclaimer: The content of this email is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor as a substitute for medical treatment, nor as an alternative to medical advice. Use of recommendations is at the choice and risk of the reader.

As always, I am interested in your thoughts on these topics. Is there any topic that I can research for you? Please let me know. Thank you.

 May you Live Long Healthy.

Yours truly,

Lydia Polstra



Gut issues? Do you suffer from any of these?

I was reading some of the comments in my newsfeed regarding Ketogenic Diet.  A good 80% that I read just last night asked about gut issues. 

I say why not follow the Ketogenic Diet ratios for fat, protein and carbs BUT fill our meals with gut friendly foods. 

Today we am asking you if you suffer from any of these gut issues?

Digestive disorders: IBS, IBD, gastritis, colitis, esophagitis, celiac disease.

Autoimmunity: multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes type 1, osteoarthritis, lipus, interstitial cystitis, psoriasis, alopecia.

Arthritis, ME, allergies, asthma, eczema, hay fever. Endocrine disorders: thyroid, adrenal, PMS.

Migraines, neuropathy and other neurological conditions. Chronic cystitis.

Food intolerances.

In the link below, Dr. Mercola helps us understand the cause Leaky gut. It is a condition that occurs due to the development of gaps between the cells (enterocytes) that make up the membrane lining your intestinal wall.

These tiny gaps allow substances such as undigested food, bacteria and metabolic wastes, that should be confined to your digestive tract, to escape into your bloodstream — hence the term leaky gut syndrome.

Once the integrity of your intestinal lining is compromised, and there is a flow of toxic substances “leaking out” into your bloodstream, your body experiences significant increases in inflammation.

Also, your immune system may become confused and begin to attack your own body as if it were an enemy (autoimmunity).

Most often, leaky gut syndrome is associated with inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, or celiac disease, but even healthy people can have varying degrees of intestinal permeability leading to a wide variety of health symptoms — and this can be influenced heavily by the foods you choose to eat.




Grains — Especially Whole Grains — Increase Intestinal Permeability

Are Grains Causing Your Leaky Gut Symptoms? This Food is the “Antidote”

Disclaimer: The content of this email is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor as a substitute for medical treatment, nor as an alternative to medical advice. Use of recommendations is at the choice and risk of the reader.

As always, I am interested in your thoughts on these topics. Is there any topic that I can research for you? Please let me know. Thank you.


How your blood panel values respond to a Ketogenic diet presented by Jeff Volek, PhD, RD

Today’s video is presented by Jeff Volek, PhD, RD. He has been on the Ketogenic diet and researching the diet for 15 years.

Jeff Volek talks about research he has done an other research that shows how a diet high in fat, moderate in protein and low in carbohydrates causes positive changes in blood lipids. His talk makes it clear that this way of eating is quite healthy.

He explains the health markers such as Cholesterol. He places more importance on inflammation.

I found it helpful to follow along using the Transcripts.

He is a co-author of the book, The New Atkins For a New You.


I am not a doctor, so I attach this Disclaimer: The content of this email is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor as a substitute for medical treatment, nor as an alternative to medical advice. Use of recommendations is at the choice and risk of the reader.

As always, I am interested in your thoughts on the topics I post.  I welcome your comments.

May you Live Long Healthy.

Yours truly,

Lydia Polstra

Healthy Gut, Healthy Human. Good Health Is Our Birth Right!

Our bodies have complete power to keep themselves healthy, to repair any damage and heal themselves.

Unfortunately, many of us pollute our bodies with processed foods and chemicals and we use and abuse our bodies with our modern self-indulgent life styles.

When the body becomes ill from this abuse, it starts calling for help. We get pain, stiffness, inflammation and other symptoms.

But, instead of listening, we get drugs to stop the pain, to stop the symptoms.

Today we suffer from epidemics of man-made degenerative diseases: Heart disease, atherosclerosis, cancer and other maladies. We created these epidemics ourselves by adulterating our food and polluting our bodies with man-made poisons.

Good health is our birth right! Let us keep that right firmly in our own hands by keeping well-informed and making correct choices!

To learn more, please watch this 14-minute video presented to the 21st International “New Scientific Outlook” World Congress by Dr. Natasha McBride, the author of:

The Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS)


Healthy Gut, Healthy Human


Ketogenic Diet – Dr. Jong Rho, MD – How Ketones Affect Whole Body Metabolism and Inflammation.

The connection between the Ketogenic Diet and the Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) has fascinated me.  Dr. Rho supports that connection in this very informative interview. Sit back and relax while Dr. Rho tells you how you can improve your health by diet.

Dr. Rho’s Elevator Pitch: The primary lesson from the ketogenic diet is that a simple alteration in the type of foods we eat is the basis for preventing disease, treating disease and is something that can be done pragmatically without billions of dollars and the decades needed for drug development. Fats are not bad. Through the unfounded philosophy that fats are bad, we have created a health problem throughout the world.

Dr. Rho attended Cumming School of Medicine at University of Calgary. He is Professor of the Departments of Paediatrics, Clinical Neurosciences, Physiology and Pharmacology and Section Chief, Paediatric Neurology, Alberta Children’s Hospital.

Health - Diet - Ketogenic explained by Dr. Jong Rho


The Show Notes are available when you scroll down.

01:30 Interest in the Ketogenic Diet:

02:48 Attributes of Beta Hydroxybutyrate

04:01 Cancer Research:

04:51 Ketogenic Diet and the Disease State:

05:36 Impacts upon Metabolism:

07:02 Impacts of Fatty Acids:

08:57 Brain Development and Ketones:

10:46 Reducing Inflammation

12:32 Ketones and the Mitochondria

15:46 Carbohydrate Restriction:

17:20 Diabetic Ketoacidosis:

18:39 Mitochondria Cell Death:

21:56 Superoxide Dismutase Upregulation

23:01 “Fat is Bad for You”:

25:10 Ketogenic Diet and Your Microbiome:

27:47 Homeostasis: Diseases produce shifts.

28:25 The Big Picture:

32:18 Diet Response

33:53 Making the Ketogenic Shift:

35:56 Brain Cancer Survivors:

36:12 Autism and Ketogenic Diet

As always, I am interested in your thoughts on the topics I post. Please comment with your thoughts. Thank you.

May you Live Long Healthy.
Yours truly,

Ketogenic Diet Expert Dr. Volek Explains the Diet.

Dr. Volek a leading expert on the Low-Carb (Ketogenic) diet.

BACKGROUND: Dr. JEFF VOLEK is an Associate Professor in the #1 ranked Department of Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut where he teaches and leads a research team that explores the physiologic impact of various dietary and exercise regimens and nutritional supplements.

** Dr. Volek’s most significant line of work has been a series of studies performed over the last 15 years aimed at better understanding what constitutes a well formulated low carbohydrate diet and their impact on obesity, body composition, adaptations to training and overall metabolic health. **

This line of work has shown profound effects of carbohydrate restriction on overall health and well-being, as well as peak performance. … He has published 250 scientific manuscripts and presented over 100 talks at scientific and industry conferences in eight countries. He was co-author of the New York Times Best Selling “The New Atkins for a New You” published in March 2010, and has subsequently self-published two books “The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living” and “The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance” that delve deeper into the science and application of low carbohydrate diets.

Here is the link to the four short videos, under 10 minutes each. They helped me understand the diet.

You can learn more by purchasing his book: The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living
Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/New-Atkins-You-Ultimate-Shedding/dp/1439190275

It is my wish that this posting helps you to further understand the Ketogenic (Low-Carb) Diet.

I welcome your feedback.

Wheat Makes You Fat In Three Ways

Wheat Makes You Fat In Three Ways
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I know we love our bread, but did you know….
There are three major hidden reasons that wheat products, not just gluten is a major contributor to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, dementia, depression and so many other modern ills.
Today’s wheat products is made from a scientifically engineered food product developed in the last 50 years. It is different in three important ways that all drive obesity and more.

  1. It contains a Super Starch — amylopectin A that is super fattening. (It fluffs up Bread and Cinnabons).
  2. It contains a form of Super Gluten that is super-inflammatory. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, spelt and oats.
  3. It contains forms of a Super Drug that is super-addictive and makes you crave and eat more.
    • Bottom line: wheat is an addictive appetite stimulant.
A major study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that hidden gluten sensitivity (elevated antibodies without full-blown celiac disease) was shown to increase risk of death by 35 to 75 percent, mostly by causing heart disease and cancer. 
How Eating gluten causes inflammation, heart disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer.
  • Most of the increased risk occurs when gluten triggers inflammation that damages the gut lining.
  • Then all the bugs and partially-digested food particles inside your intestine get across the gut barrier and are exposed your immune system.
  • Your immune system starts attacking these foreign proteins, leading to systemic inflammation that then causes heart disease, dementia, cancer, diabetes and more.
As always, I am interested in your thoughts on the topics I blog.  Please send me your comments. Is there any topic that I can research for you? Please let me know. 
May you Live Long Healthy,
Yours Truly,
Lydia Polstra