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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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Banana good for hypothyroid?

Banana good for hypothyroid?

It is OK.: Foods rich in tyrosine, a thyroid hormones precursor, are favorable for hypothyroidism. Tyrosine-rich foods include animal proteins, dairy products, almonds and bananas. ...Read more

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Is cranberries good for hypothyroid?

Is cranberries good for hypothyroid?

Wont make a differen: the key to treating hypothyroidism is to take your thyroid hormone pills regularly without missing any doses. hypothyroidism means your body cant make enough hormone and you need to take thyroid hormone replacement. Missing thyroid pills often leads to under replacement. Bottom line is take your thyroid pills regularly and you should be ok. ...Read more

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Is mustard oil good for hypothyroid?

Is mustard oil good for hypothyroid?

No: The only effective treatment for hypothyroidism is thyroid hormone replacement; there is no evidence that mustard oil or any other non- hormonal therapy is of benefit. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroid disorder and am trying to be a vegetarian, but is that a good idea?

I have hypothyroid disorder and am trying to be a vegetarian, but is that a good idea?

Why?: Hypothyroidism is always treatable. I happen to be so. It is a problem that 8percent of the population deals with. Oncedxed, non-problem. While i respect food choices, a vegetarian lifestyle is one i cannot endorse. It is a social & psychological decision. Humans have never been vegetarians! ...Read more

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I heard that soy is not good for people with hypothyroidism, is this true? Thanks in advance

I heard that soy is not good for people with hypothyroidism, is this true? Thanks in advance

Should be fine: I am not aware of any evidence that soy products will cause thyroid problems or interfere with treatment. It remains the standard recommendation that thyroid hormone supplementation be taken on an empty stomach. ...Read more

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Is a cup of plain yogurt everyday good for you? I heard plain yogurt is rich in iodine which is good to treat hypothyroidism naturally.

Is a cup of plain yogurt everyday good for you? I heard plain yogurt is rich in iodine which is good to treat hypothyroidism naturally.

Yes, ideally organic: Yogurt is one of the best dietary sources of iodine- see http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=69. Plain yogurt is a good choice as sweetened yogurt tends to be high in sugar (though you can add fruit). I advise choosing organic yogurt if possible. Iodine is not only essential for thyroid function but has other important health benefits- see http://www.mbschachter.com/Iodine.htm ...Read more

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Is marijuana good for hypothyroidism?

Is marijuana good for hypothyroidism?

No: It's not good or bad. The only treatment for hypothyroidism is the proper dose of brand name T4 replacement. ...Read more

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What is good for hypothyroidism: thyronorm or eltroxin?

What is good for hypothyroidism: thyronorm or eltroxin?

Both same drug: Both of these Brand Name Thyroid drugs are generic name LEVOTHYROXIN and are equally effective for treatment of Hypothyroidism ...Read more

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Are chia seeds good for hypothyroid?

Are chia seeds good for hypothyroid?

No: No they are not. Thyroid replacement therapy is the only effective treatment. ...Read more