Monthly Archives: October 2014

Student Blog S2 Wk.12: If I can just focus a bit longer….

So this week has been all about preparing for the next 2 weeks.  I finish classes for semester 2 officially in week.14.  I have numerous quizzes and projects to be handed in, but I think I have time managed enough to be able to do everything without a huge amount of stress.  If I can just focus a bit longer and really push through this weekend, getting my 2 final essays done, then I’m good to study next week.  I just have to keep my nose to the grind stone.  I would love to post some really, really interesting study articles, but unfortunately I just do not have time to read through them as of yet.  I will definitely be posting them when classes are done and things are a little less hectic.  I’ve got a couple on how micro-nutrients effect heavy metals in the body, as well as some studies on fluoride and its effects.  Pretty interesting stuff to come.  Wish me luck this weekend to get it all done!!  Thanks, and be aware and eat with care 🙂

Article: Iodine Deficiency in Pregnancy: The Effect on Neurodevelopment in the Child

Link to : sess 20 req read iodine

Click on the underlined link above to read a really interesting study on Iodine and pregnancy/foetal development.  Iodine is a trace mineral, which means that our body’s need a very small amount of it.  Without this essential mineral, as seen with deficiencies, the body cannot growth and develop normally.  This leads to a whole host of problems, but specifically thyroid issues.  The thyroid gland produces hormones that help with our immune system, helps regulate other hormones in our body, as well as, its vital role in the regulation of the growth/development.  Without Iodine the thyroid gland cannot do its job properly and this is especially damaging to a growing foetus.  Mental retardation is the major side effects seen in babies where their mothers did not have enough Iodine in their diet when pregnant. One of the easiest and cheapest ways to get your daily Iodine is through Iodised salt.  Its that simple!  Read the article above to learn more about this essential trace mineral.  Thanks and enjoy.  Be aware and eat with care 🙂


Sheila A. Skeaff
Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Nutrients 2011, 3, 265-273; doi:10.3390/nu3020265

Student Blog S.2 Wk.11: Bring on the stress!

So this is was pretty much like last week.  Starting to get down to the most stressful period of the semester and it’ll all be over in week.14 (at least for this semester).  I didn’t do the work I needed to this weekend so today is going to be work, work, work day.  Unfortunately I do not have much to say this week, nor did anything enlightening happen to me.  I finished my dry month this week and that is why I didn’t get anything done like planned.  Its funny how drinking wastes time, I noticed.  It was such a beautiful day yesterday and I was too hungover to even go outside.  During my dry month my weekends were busy and bustling.  I could get up at 7am and start my day with no worries.  This is my second day of recovery from Friday night’s shananigans, and I’m still feeling it.  I guess I did reach a little enlightenment.  If you want to get things done and actually enjoy the weekend, then don’t drink.  Huh seems so easy.  Well hopefully I’ll be able to put that into practice these next couple weeks as its crunch time.  Bring on the stress!  Thanks for reading.  Be aware and eat with care 🙂