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questions about salt

How little salt is too little?  I mean table salt, but I wonder if the salt I don't use at home even matters based on what I've read.  See, I seem to have some symptoms of thyroid problems, & I just don't like salt very much, it's a constant bone of contention between my husband & I (he salts EVERYTHING).  Available info is very confusing, and apparantly iodized/not iodized salt in processed foods is impossible to determine.  I've read that processors don't use iodized, & I've read that about half the time they do.  Which is right?  I would like to know more before I embarrass myself by asking my doctor.  I'm eating Chili-Cheese Fritos right now, and the third ingredient on the label is SALT, but iodine is not listed.  Anyone have any ideas?  Thanks in advance.
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I'd like to know how salt affects the thyroid as well, I stopped using salt in my cooking because of the swollen hands,legs and feet.If you touch me anywhere, you will leave a handprint because of the fluid retention,Someone had told me that you need the iodine in salt for your thyroid, so what do I do?
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