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Chocolate And Hypothyroidism
Is regularly consuming raw spinach and kale bad for hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's)? Are they goiterogenic?
Caution re: kale but: Eating large amounts of cruciferous vegetables like kale can suppress thyroid function, but it is not clear how much and moderate consumption, esp. If these are cooked, should not have much of an effect. If you eat very large amounts of raw kale then monitor levels of thyroid hormone to see if you need to take more. Spinach is safe. See http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=george&dbid=250 ...Read more
Gluten, if celiac dz: There's an association between celiac disease &autoimmune thyroid dz(eg:Hashimoto's).Celiac disease is an inherited intolerance to proteins in wheat,rye,&barley (glutens);get abnormal immune system activation.Symptoms can include smelly, floating stool, gas, weight loss, anemia, vitamin deficiencies, osteoporosis/easy fractures, more. Ask doc before trying gluten free diet-it's quite restrictive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am detected with hashimoto's hypothyroidism (TSH 4.67) and taking levothyroxine. My salt has iodine.Should I change it to non iodized salt?
Is caffeine present in all chocolates and chocolate drinks?Does 'serious mass' weight gainer contains caffeine? Thank you.
Dark chocolate: Caffeine is higher in dark chocolate than milk chocolate. Any of the serious mass weight gainer that is chocolate would contain some caffeine. Red bull is 80 mg of caffeine per serving and caffeine in milk chocolate is about 12 mg. ( red bull is 7x the caffeine of regular chocolate) it might help to cut back on red bull. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have hypothyroidism, metabolic syndrome and am pre-diabetic., with gallstones. Will metformin and Synthroid (thyroxine) help?
See below: Synthroid (thyroxine) can help hypothyroidism, dosing should be started by your dr.Metformin can help with blood sugar control, though there is no specific recommendations when it cones to pre-diabetes. Exercise and proper diet should be part of the treatment as well. Be well. ...Read more
Is there a link between endometriosis, hypoglycemia, and low tolerance to fatty foods, meat and sugar?
What are the dietary restrictions in Hashimoto's hypothyroidism.Can I have eggs and dairy products? and Wheat? any restrictions please?
No restriction.: Eat anything you want. No restriction.Get a more detailed answer ›
Fatigue and weight gain. Blood work shows mild hypothyroidism (TSH slightly over 5) but no cold intolerance. Are my symptoms still related to thyroid?
Likely: The information you provided is consistent with thyroid deficiency and you should consult your doctor for replacement therapy. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Maybe: Pure chocolate is ok (tastes bad), but it's the combination of chocolate and cocoa butter (like pure chocolate, a product of the cacao beans), sugar, milk (in some cases) and other ingredients that make "chocolate" such a taste sensation. And those other ingredients are where any gluten-related problems are introduced. There are some "gluten free" chocolate bars made though. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have hypothyroidism and take thyroxine , is it ok for me to eat cruciferous vegetables and soya products?
Yes, however...: Eating large amounts of cruciferous vegetables & soy can suppress thyroid function, but it is not clear how much and moderate consumption, esp. If these are cooked, should not have much of an effect. If you eat very large amounts of these then monitor levels of thyroid hormone to see if you need to take more thyroxine. See www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=george&dbid=47. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have hypoglycemia and sjogrens and irregular heart beat and low bp.What supplements can help me lose weight and feel better other then diet and run?
Complex question: You have some difficult conditions, and you also want to lose weight ; feel better. But you don't want to change your diet or exercise. You want to take supplements instead. The hard truth is that for sustainable weight loss, supplements alone will not do the job. Some such as fish oil, sea buckthorn oil, and/or borage oil may help the sjogren's dryness. Work w/nutritionist on your food plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My cholesterol is on boarder line and all tests like Fasting insulin all hormones are fine. No meat diet is good can PCO cause choles.7yrs infertility?
Hypothyroidism and high cholesterol on medicine for both. I can't get cholesterol down or lose weight. I diet and exercise. Any ideas?
Thyroid and chol: You make the great observation about the connection between the two disease states. For the vast majority TSH treated to the narrow range of normal (i use 0.5-2.0) gives normal hormone function with appropriate change in cholesterol. If the LDL remains high, you may be one of the many people who also has hyperlipidemia -- possibly due to pathology in the LDL receptor. An endocrinologist may help. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers