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what to eat for underactive thryroid

#1 Postby Comingtocyberspace » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:04 pm

So I read that goitrogen foods can slow your thyroid. Did anybody have any luck regulating thyroid without meds? What did you cut out of diet or add to diet to get thyroid back on track

Sample list of goitrogen foods
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Peanuts
Pine Nuts
Sweet Potatoes
Spinach
Pears
Millet
Strawberries
Bamboo
Shoots
Kale
Collard
Greens
Cauliflower
Brussels Sprouts
Broccoli
Mustard Greens
Radishes
Rutabagas
Turnips
Cabbage
Canola
Bok Choy
Horseradish

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Re: what to eat for underactive thryroid

#2 Postby beforewisdom » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:18 am

You should see a medical doctor (MD).

Many thyroid issues can not be controlled with diet alone and nobody here is qualified to prescribe treatment for you.

Once you are on thyroid medication "goitrogen" foods should not matter:

Thyroid Issues And Still Eating Soy?

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Re: what to eat for underactive thryroid

#3 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:20 pm

It wouldn't hurt to start consuming some kelp (you can buy it as food although technically it's classed as a herb) which is a really good source of iodine. T3 and T4 are the two hormones that are produced by the thyroid gland, and iodine is essential for the thyroid gland to produce them.

This is a good, simple starting point for any person with hypothyroidism but you should still continue to monitor your T3/T4 levels with your doctor.
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Re: what to eat for underactive thryroid

#4 Postby Gaia » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:00 pm

Getting iodine from kelp or any seaweed plant is a good source, but that might not be the problem. You could be getting enough iodine, but eating something that interferes with its metabolism. Caffeine has this effect, so coffee and green tea would then be a culprit. You need to first find out what the problem is, not just deal with the symptom. This is where tests and working with a doctor you can trust would be the most beneficial.

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Re: what to eat for underactive thryroid

#5 Postby Comingtocyberspace » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:11 pm

Did the thyroid blood tests and levels were off. I think it was from diet since I ate lot of goitrogens foods such as broccoli, kale, millet, peanuts, etc . Been trying to avoid a lot of goitrogen foods to see if that helps.

Thanks for the advice in regard of iodine.

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#6 Postby stcalico » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:53 pm

In the western world iodized salt or a supplement are the only reliable sources of iodine.

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Re: what to eat for underactive thryroid

#7 Postby Comingtocyberspace » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:09 pm

great info in regards of iodine. I'm not sure if I will like Kelp because it has a lot of sodium. Anybody taking an over the counter iodine supplement. If so what would you recommend.

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Re: what to eat for underactive thryroid

#8 Postby bobbins » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:48 pm

Hi. I'm new to this board and just looking around, but this post caught my eye.
I was diagnosed with a hypoactive thyroid 16 years ago and have done tons of research on trying to regulate it by diet or natural methods. i was determined that i would find a way to keep my levels normal without having to take a pill for the rest of my life, but have finally come to the conclusion that it is regulated and I feel much better when taking my prescription.
I am on synthroid .125 mg and get my blood tested regularly. Since taking the prescription I have experienced less hair loss, not as cold or sluggish and have a lot more energy.
There may be a way to regulate it properly without meds, but in my opinion....the meds work best.
Good luck to you!
S.

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Re: what to eat for underactive thryroid

#9 Postby lepiante » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:36 am

Vitashine?

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Re: what to eat for underactive thryroid

#10 Postby Comingtocyberspace » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:22 pm

Bobbins,

Are you male or female. If you are a female -- Did you not get your periods when you were hypothyroid

What is vitashine?



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