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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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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Can hypothyroidism lead to candida overgrowth in the body?

Can hypothyroidism lead to candida overgrowth in the body?

See below: Cancica is almost universal and any over expression or under expression of antibodies may cause cancica to cause symptoms. ...Read more

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How to know if u have candida w/o going to dr. Have gas & constipated w/mucus in stool when have bm. Im hypothyroid & wonder about a probiotic w/synth?

How to know if u have candida w/o going to dr. Have gas & constipated w/mucus in stool when have bm. Im hypothyroid & wonder about a probiotic w/synth?

Where ?: Candida/yeast can infect several areas of the body including mouth, esophagus, skin, vagina etc... White coating on the tongue or inside cheeks may be candida but the best way is to get your symptoms checked out by an expert to make sure there is nothing concerning going on. Once you know nothing "bad" is going on then you can use supplements and be assured that you are not masking anything. ...Read more

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How can I go about treating so many issues at once: lyme, candida, interstitial cystitis, high blood uric acid and urine protein, hypothyroidism, etc.

How can I go about treating so many issues at once: lyme, candida, interstitial cystitis, high blood uric acid and urine protein, hypothyroidism, etc.

Holistic approach: Unraveling multiple issues is complex & a bit like a game of pick up sticks- you need to be careful about the order. Lyme & candida may be the cause of ic, but it may be necessary to detox heavy metals to treat those. Antibiotics for lyme can aggravate candida.It's best to start with basic support- balance hormones, detox, correct nutrient deficiencies.I advise working with a skilled holistic doc. ...Read more

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Why does hypothyroidism cause canida (yeast) overgrowth?

Why does hypothyroidism cause canida  (yeast) overgrowth?

It doesn't: Hi. Correlation does not establish cause-and-effect. Having hypothyroidism ( a fairly common condition) and a yeast infection (another fairly common condition) is nothing more than a coincidental correlation, not a cause-and-effect relationship. Treat BOTH! Good luck! ...Read more

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What is brewers yeast, is it good for people that has hypothyroidism?

What is brewers yeast, is it good for people that has hypothyroidism?

Brewer's Yeast: Brewer's yeast comes from a 1-celled fungus (saccharomyces cerevisiae) used in making beer -- not bread. It's been used for years as a nutritional supplement, because it's rich in b-complex vitamins, chromium, and selenium. However, it contains no vitamin b12. Studies have shown it helpful in diabetes, high cholesterol, etc -- but no direct effect on thyroid. http://tinyurl.com/kfvkmn5. ...Read more

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Is brewers yeast good for a person having thyroids the thyroid that causes a person to gain weight, I think it's hypothyroidism?

Is brewers yeast good for a person having thyroids the thyroid that causes a person to gain weight, I think it's hypothyroidism?

Brewer's Yeast: Brewer's yeast comes from a 1-celled fungus (saccharomyces cerevisiae) used in making beer, but not bread. It's been used for years as a nutritional supplement, because it's rich in b-complex vitamins, chromium, and selenium. However, it contains no vitamin b12. Studies have shown it helpful in diabetes, high cholesterol, etc -- but no direct effect on thyroid. http://tinyurl.com/kfvkmn5. ...Read more

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Is hypothyroidism related to yeast infections at all? like is Yeast infection a symptom

Is hypothyroidism related to yeast infections at all? like is Yeast infection a symptom

No: Interesting question but not usually connected. Thyroid affects heart, lung, blood, GI tract, reproductive, neurologic, skin, eyes, general metabolism though. Yeast infection is not usually associated with being related to hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism, chronic yeast infections, dyshydrotic ezcema, fatigue, and thinning hair. I need a derm and endocrine referral. Help.?

I have hypothyroidism, chronic yeast infections, dyshydrotic ezcema, fatigue, and thinning hair. I need a derm and endocrine referral. Help.?

Help: Only a doctor seeing you can give you proper referrals, but you need proper testing and possibly diet changes. Consider looking for an integrative medicine or functional medicine physician or an nd who will treat you as a whole person. ...Read more

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What is candida yeast?

What is candida yeast?

Type of yeast: Candida is the scientific name for a group of yeasts. There are sub types like albicans, glabrata and more. Yeasts are a type of fungus. So in other words, candida is a type of fungus as opposed to bacteria/viruses.Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more