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Which foods cause thyroid?

Which foods cause thyroid?

Diets: Diets that are associated with low iodine can cause goiters but that is not typical seen in the industrialized world. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

A condition in which the thyroid gland can't make enough thyroid hormone to keep ...Read more


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Is regularly consuming raw spinach and kale bad for hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's)? Are they goiterogenic?

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

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Can consuming goitrogens or soy help with Graves disease?

Can consuming goitrogens or soy help with Graves disease?

Theoretically yes: but in REALITY NO!! Graves disease is NOT "simply" a thyroid disease its also an EYE disease and is SYSTEMIC (thyroid. Pituitary and effect on other glands) It requires PHARMACOLOGIC, RADIOLOGIC or SURGICAL Treatment! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

Iodine good.: foods from the sea have iodine good. ones that bind up iodine bad (these are all the healthy broccoli family foods like broccoli, kale, cabbage). Just have more good than bad and don't do silly amounts of either ...Read more

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Can gluten diet, milk and soy products dangerous for Hashimoto's patients?

Can gluten diet, milk and soy products dangerous for Hashimoto's patients?

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 more

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Some foods interfere with thyroid medication absorbtion for hypothyroidism, are drumstick (moringa), Ivy gourd and Jaggery safe to consume?

Some foods interfere with thyroid medication absorbtion for hypothyroidism, are drumstick (moringa), Ivy gourd and Jaggery safe to consume?

Thyroid Rx: Some foods interfere with thyroid medication absorbtion for hypothyroidism, are drumstick (moringa), Ivy gourd and Jaggery safe to consume? ANS: always take thyroid meds on empty stomach and do not eat for 1 hour. ...Read more

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Foods shoulb be avoid in multinoduler goiter?

Foods shoulb be avoid in multinoduler goiter?

No food restrictions: Worldwide, the common reason for goiter is a lack of iodine, known as iodine deficiency. In order to absorb as much iodine from the bloodstream as possible, the thyroid gets bigger due to an increase in thyroid cells. In america, people get enough iodine in their diet (usually through iodine added to salt), so there aren't good nor bad foods with regard to the thyroid problem. ...Read more

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What foods help thyroid?

What foods help thyroid?

Iodine: Foods with iodine. More important are the foods that interfere with thyoid function: foods that suppress thyroid function: broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, kale, spinach, turnips, soybeans, peanuts, linseed, pinenuts, millet, cassava and mustard greens. Flaxseed oil due to cyanogenic glycosides. L-tyrosine (500 mg 2-3x daily) helps support normal thyroid function. ...Read more

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Can vegan diet solve Graves' disease?

Can vegan diet solve Graves' disease?

No: Veganism is a moral choice, not one for health promotion. Despite all the huckstering, it cures nothing. I'm sorry someone deceived you. The most recent big studies show no benefit of vegetarianism for longevity or any category of illness when you control for the fact that these people tend to have other healthy lifestyle features. Graves' will kill you if you neglect it. Be smart and treat it. ...Read more

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Will gluten free diet shrink a thyroid nodule?

Will gluten free diet shrink a thyroid nodule?

No: No. There is little you can do to shrink a nodule. Some docs put you on levothyroxine to "rest" the thyroid in the hopes it will shrink, but it usually does not work. If the nodule is benign (needs ultrasound and biopsy), don't worry about it. See your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Can tapeworm infestation give you a diary intolerance, celiac (maybe), chronic gastritis, high TSH (thyroid fine), low iron?

Can tapeworm infestation give you a diary intolerance, celiac (maybe), chronic gastritis, high TSH (thyroid fine), low iron?

?: Lactose intolerance can happen as your recover from a stomach bug. You varied symptoms / lab abnormalities are not necessarily related, and tapeworm would not be a good explanation (or likely explanation) for all of them. ...Read more

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Would avoiding gluten cure my hypothyroidism?

Would avoiding gluten cure my hypothyroidism?

No: Hi. If you have celiac disease, avoiding gluten will help that, but in the absence of celiac disease and presence of hypothyroidism, avoiding gluten will do nothing to cure your hypothyroidism (nor will anything else, by the way). If you are in fact hypothyroid, you need to take thyroid hormone replacement. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are gluten free foods healthier?

Are gluten free foods healthier?

Not necessarily : Of course by avoiding gluten many bad foods are excluded but being gluten free does not make it neccessarily more healthy then another product. ...Read more

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Does Synthroid (thyroxine) contain iodine?

Does Synthroid (thyroxine) contain iodine?

Thyroid hormone: Contains iodine, and synthroid (thyroxine) is thyroid hormone, so there's a very small amount of iodine in it, but not enough to cause problems, even in people who are allergic to iodine. ...Read more

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Can gluten/lactose intolerance cause hypothyroidism?

Can gluten/lactose intolerance cause hypothyroidism?

Thanks for asking!: Celiac disease, which is gluten intolerance (not lactose intolerance) can be associated with thyroid disease and other auto immune disorders. Patients with celiac disease, especially when not on gluten free diet can have lactase deficiency and therefore lactose intolernace. Some patients with treated celiac disease can have lactose intolernace due to lactase deficiency, jus like any other person. ...Read more

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Can taking too many iodine supplements cause an overactive thyroid?

Can taking too many iodine supplements cause an overactive thyroid?

There are: Certain thyroid conditions that can develop into an overactive thyroid with ingesting of very large amounts of iodine, but it is uncommon except when you get iodine contrast intravenously. ...Read more