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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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What foods helps out the thyroid, hypothyroidism like don't eat cabbage don't drink coffee?

What foods helps out the thyroid, hypothyroidism like don't eat cabbage don't drink coffee?

No foods: These days there are no foods that help or hinder the thyroid for most americans. The days of "goitrogens" such as cabbage are long gone now that we have sufficient iodide in our diets. ...Read more

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I've been told to avoid cruciferous veggies due to my hypothyroidism. Is it ok to drink the greens as a juice? I feel that I need these in my diet.

I've been told to avoid cruciferous veggies due to my hypothyroidism. Is it ok to drink the greens as a juice? I feel that I need these in my diet.

Juice worse for you: Eating large amounts of cruciferous vegetables can suppress thyroid function, but it's not clear how much. Moderate consumption doesn't have much effect esp. if cooked. Cooking degrades the chemicals that interfere with thyroid. If you eat large amounts raw or juiced then monitor thyroid levels thyroid to see if you need to take more. Taking iodine may balance this. See http://tinyurl.com/zxpoulv ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and i love to drink coffee. Is this bad for me?

No, not at all: Coffee has no effect on your thyroid. So by all means, continue to enjoy your coffee along with taking your thyroid medication to correct your hypothyroid condition. ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol okay when you have hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism?

Is drinking alcohol okay when you have hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism?

Limited amount is ok: Many studies have shown that men who have 2 drinks a day and women who have 1 drink a day will generally live longer than those who have more or less alcohol. Alcohol does not adversely effect the thyroid. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more