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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)

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

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What foods are good for you if you have hypothyroidism?

Healthy food : If you replacing your thyroid hormone and the hypothyroidism is unrelated to low iodine, goiterogenic foods like cabbage, then diet modification is not indicated. ...Read more

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Please describe a good diet for someone with hypothyroidism?

Please describe a good diet for someone with hypothyroidism?

None: Diets are not important. If you thyroid replacement meds place your thyroid function in the normal range, that is all you need. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I find a good diet for hypothyroidism?

Wanted to know where can I find a good diet for hypothyroidism?

Diet not important: The only effective therapy is to take thyroid replacement med to normalize your thyroid function. ...Read more

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Why do I have all the symptoms of hypothyroidism with good numbers?

Why do I have all the symptoms of hypothyroidism with good numbers?

Many other causes: Every symptom of low thyroid hormone can be found in many other conditions-even when one has "all the symptoms." lack of exercise, depression, sleep apnea are just a few examples. ...Read more

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May i know that ice creams , chocolates are good for hypothyroid ?

No: Ice creams and chocolates are good for eating and are not substitutes for thyroid replacement if you are hypothyroid. See your doctor for a proper prescription. ...Read more

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Any intuitive books on what to eat and what not to eat if you have hypothyroidism? I've heard certain vegetables are not good to eat, why is that?

Any intuitive books on what to eat and what not to eat if you have hypothyroidism? I've heard certain vegetables are not good to eat, why is that?

No problem: I am not aware of any food restrictions for people with hypothyroidism under treatment. People with untreated autoimmune thyroid disease should avoid excess iodine in their diet. Once you are on thyroid hormone replacement, you just want to make sure you take the medication on an empty stomach and wait at least 40 min before eating. ...Read more

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What is a good diet for for pre-diabetes and hypothyroidism?

What is a good diet for for pre-diabetes and hypothyroidism?

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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Is focus factor a good multi vitman to take for someone that has hypothyroidism?

Is focus factor a good multi vitman to take for someone that has hypothyroidism?

Thyroid support ...: .. A good multi in general is Pure Encapsulation's O.N.E. as a base... then add Pure Encapsulation's Thyroid Support for about 2 months. That should optimize both adrenal and thyroid function. Read the book pictured it will shed a lot of light. Also www.GetMyThyroidFixed.com is another helpful web site. Consider NDT vs T4-only (Synthroid) JP ...Read more

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My son has symptoms of hypothyroidism but blood work came back good. What does that mean?

Other source for Sx: If thyroid function tests are normal, the symptoms your son is experiencing must arise from another process. A review of the history, exam and any testing with your physician should point you to the next area to explore for an answer. ...Read more