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Doctor insights on: The Paleo Diet And Hyperthyroidism

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What sort of diet should I have with hyperthyroidism?

What sort of diet should I have with hyperthyroidism?

A good one: You need iodine that may have to be given as a supplement. The japanese get their iodine from eating seaweed. Otherwise eat only god-made food and leave out all the "junk" as we all should do. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Please suggest me the proper diet for hyperthyroidism.

Please suggest me the proper diet for hyperthyroidism.

Varies: A specialized diet for hyperthyroidism can vary from person to person. It may depend upon the dose of meds you may be taking, your present diet, supplements, exercises, etc. I would talk to a Dr. Who is well versed on this subject and has all your history. ...Read more

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I am a vegitarian for 1 year, I now have hyperthyroidism. Can my diet cause this?

I am a vegitarian for 1 year, I now have hyperthyroidism. Can my diet cause this?

Unlikely: Very unlikely. If you had a goiter, and if you lived in an iodine deficient part of the world (the us is not one of these), and if you greatly increased your dietary iodine, it could precipitate hyperthyroidism. More likely it is coincidental graves disease. Do thyroid problems run in your family? ...Read more

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Would you recommend the virgin diet and thryoid soothe to a now normal hyperthyroid person?

Would you recommend the virgin diet and thryoid soothe to a now normal hyperthyroid person?

Virgin Diet: If followed correctly, the virgin diet may be helpful to anyone who wants to learn how their body reacts to particular foods. Thyroid soothe, however, is a mixture of multiple homeopathic remedies that is not individualized to your case. So, I cannot recommend it for you or anyone who has not had his/her case extensively taken by a well-trained homeopath attending to your unique symptoms. ...Read more

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My dad's diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. What best practices can we adapt (diet, etc) to avoid further complications? He's prescribed with methymazole

My dad's diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. What best practices can we adapt (diet, etc) to avoid further complications? He's prescribed with methymazole

Avoid iodine: The only recommended dietary restriction is avoid excess iodine, such as in kelp, seaweed, sushi. Depending on the cause for the hyperthyroidism, he may need additional treatment than methimazole. No smoking is important. He should avoid overexertion until thyroid levels are normal. ...Read more

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Can I still do juicing on my diet since I have hyperthyroid?

Can I still do juicing on my diet since I have hyperthyroid?

Yes, but...: Juice is fine, but one should avoid excess amounts of juices that contain sugar (such as fruit juice). Too much sugar is not good for the body. ...Read more

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Hello. My mom suffers fro hyperthyroidism and disbeted. What kind of diet works for both taking into account that she has lost weight from the former?

Hello. My mom suffers fro hyperthyroidism and disbeted. What kind of diet works for both taking into account that she has lost weight from the former?

Healthiest: The healthiest diet for both is an unprocessed whole foods nearly (19 of 21 meals a week) vegan diet of brown rice/quinoa, vegetables except potatoes, beans of any kind, small amount of fruit/nuts/seeds. This is high fiber, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, high potassium, high magnesium, against constipation, and is also ideal for cancer prevention. H Robert Silverstein MD, FACC ...Read more

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Besides hormone imbalance or hyperthyroidism or diet is there any orher condition that cancause rapid weight gain?

Besides hormone imbalance or hyperthyroidism or diet is there any orher condition that cancause rapid weight gain?

Weight Gain: You lose weight in hyperthyroidism even with voracious appetite. On the other hand, you gain weight if your thyroid is under active. Do you have any swelling of leg or abdomen? Do you take too much salt? See your PCP for blood tests. ...Read more

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Will diet, exercise and natural remedies help hyperthyroid - graves disease?

Will diet, exercise and natural remedies help hyperthyroid - graves disease?

No: Graves' disease is an autoimmune thyroid disease that needs to be treated with medication, radioactive iodine or surgery. While diet and exercise will help with other aspects of your life, it will not do much for the graves'. There is no natural remedies that will treat graves' disease. ...Read more

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Have essential tremor. Can having hyperthyroid levels from to much levothyroxine make hands tremble/ jittery worse? Lost Wt. From diet, Adjust meds.

Have essential tremor. Can having hyperthyroid levels from to much levothyroxine make hands tremble/ jittery worse? Lost Wt. From diet, Adjust meds.

Yes: We ned to know more but thyroid medication can add to this. But your physician who knows more about you can clarify these tess, decide whether this is increasing your essential tremor ...Read more

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Can severe caloric restriction over a period of 1 year on a low protein diet lead to hyperthyroidism/hypothyroidism?

Yes: If your diet results in low iodine and gas increased goitrogenic food you may end up with hypothyroidism. Check your TSH if your showing symptoms or to reduce your concerns. ...Read more

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What is a paleo diet?

What is a paleo diet?

Primitive diet: The idea of the Paleo diet is that we should eat what primitive man ate and this should make us healthier. Many doctors are concerned that this diet is too high in red meat and does not allow vegetable oils such as olive oil, both of which may increase your heart attack risk. Additionally, no dairy products are allowed which may cause calcium deficiency. Also no grains or legumes are allowed. ...Read more

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Rare rutabagas ok in paleo diet?

Rare rutabagas ok in paleo diet?

Don't use a Paleo: Diet. Check out www. Drmcdougall. Com and www. Nutritionfacts. Org for information on a healthy diet. Both doctors cite lots of research on the benefits of a low-fat, plant-based diet and the dangers of a high-protein, high-fat diet. ...Read more

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What is your opinion of the paleo diet?

What is your opinion of the paleo diet?

Paleo Diet: I'm a fan of the paleo diet - here's a quick start guide http://doccarnahan. Blogspot. Com/2013/02/a-quick-start-guide-paleo-diet. Html. ...Read more

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Is the Paleo diet suitable for Coeliacs?

Is the Paleo diet suitable for Coeliacs?

Sort of.: Coeliac is a reaction to wheat protein (gluten). Paleo diet certainly does not require gluten and has a trend away from it. Certainly a paleo diet will avoid the gluten that is hidden in very many processed foods (soy sauce, most sauces with flour thickeners, etc.) ...Read more

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Is paleo diet really a way we should eat?

Is paleo diet really a way we should eat?

They don't do it: Right. None of the published books even include a single recipe for bugs! Bugs are nutritious, no transfats, most studies of eating bugs show beneficial effects on cholesterol.
https://www. Kickstarter. Com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet
(note: cavemen rarely lived past 50; on the other hand, nutrition/health/height declined with cities--and lower calories less meat more disease). tricky, but bugs. ...Read more

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What are the medical critiques of the paleo diet?

What are the medical critiques of the paleo diet?

Paleo diet: The Mediterranean diet is the only one with relatively well documented outcomes associated with it. For the others such as paleo diet, the outcomes are mostly speculative rather than evidence based. ...Read more

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Are there any psychological benefits of the paleo diet?

Are there any psychological benefits of the paleo diet?

I think that: Psychological benefits would be greater if one were looking to adopt aspects of the paleolithic lifestyle in to to (vice diet alone). Paleolithic life
style reflects the life of paleolithic (stone age) forager- hunters. Diet incorporates meats, fish, fruits, nuts ; vegetables w attempts to avoid junk foods ; grains. Frequent, varied exercise, use of complex natural body movements, exposure to sun, . ...Read more

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What are the nutritional benefits of the paleo diet for teenagers?

What are the nutritional benefits of the paleo diet for teenagers?

Paleo diet: The diet is rich in protein but is laking in cabohydrates, namely grains. Ifyou are involved in sports you will need an overload in carbs which this diet does not offer. ...Read more

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If the paleo diet consists of no carbs or grains how is a hypoglycemic person supossed to follow it??

If the paleo diet consists of no carbs or grains how is a hypoglycemic person supossed to follow it??

Hypoglycemia: A spike in blood glucose (from eating sugar) is followed by a spike in insulin (which moves sugar from the blood into the cells) but these insulin spikes often "overshoot" resulting in hypoglycemia. So interestingly it is the high sugar levels which CAUSE the sugar crash/hypoglycemia later. Eating paleo will actually improve hypoglycemia AND hyperglycemia giving you steady glucose levels all day ...Read more

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Should I be on the low Carb/Paleo diet? Is it healthy? I won't be totally avoiding starchy veg, just restricting intake.

Should I be on the low Carb/Paleo diet? Is it healthy? I won't be totally avoiding starchy veg, just restricting intake.

Fad: It's just a fad. At 17, you're too young to have seen all the other fad diets that have come and gone over the years. Trust me: The Paleo diet isn't here to stay. I would urge you to be sensible and eat a balanced, healthy diet. Be well. ...Read more

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Is the paleo diet safe for kids. My daughter has auto immune issues and this was recommended to me by their trainer to help.

Cave man diet: Or paleo diet focuses on meat fish, nuts and fruit,
It excludes milk legumes grains oil and salt
This can affect the growth of a growing child and it is not easy to manage in a child
Make sure you give a non genetecally modified food to your child
Things like corn syrup and additives and preservatives should be identified and avoided
autoimmune should be evaluated and treated ...Read more

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2 Question. 1) The paleo diet says no beans/legumes. Why? & 2) If I abandon beans how do I get 20-25g per day of soluable fiber?

2 Question. 1) The paleo diet says no beans/legumes. Why? & 2) If I abandon beans how do I get 20-25g per day of soluable fiber?

Legumes are good: Hi. Beans/legumes are a very healthy diet component. The paleo diet is a fad, and no one says it's good for you (although there are no doubt components of it that are). It's ridiculous to eliminate beans/legumes from the diet, however, just to comply with the paleo fad. Eat healthily, exercise regularly, and don't smoke. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is the paleo diet really good for someone who has auto immune illness? Also hypoglycemic? Confused on which foods can and can't have on it.?

Is the paleo diet really good for someone who has auto immune illness? Also hypoglycemic? Confused on which foods can and can't have on it.?

Try healthy balanced: There is no specific diet for autoimmune dz which has been proven to affect the disease. Many individuals notice certain food senseitivities. If you find foods bother you stay away from them. With hypoglycemia you need a balanced diet and more frequent small amounts. ...Read more

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Will the paleo diet help me safely lose weight while breastfeeding? I was told breastfeeding would help me lose weight... That is not true for me.

Will the paleo diet help me safely lose weight while breastfeeding? I was told breastfeeding would help me lose weight... That is not true for me.

Only if low calories: "dieting" is not needed, as long as the breastfeeding woman eats only as many calories as needed to maintain her normal (pre-pregnant) weight. For example, if she was 120 pounds before pregnancy and is now 145 pounds, she should eat just enough for a 120 lb woman. Her 25 lb excess will be gradually used up in the production of breastmilk (25 ounces of breastmilk contains about 500 calories). ...Read more

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How to practice paleo diet?

How to practice paleo diet?

"Practical Paleo": If you want to learn more about the paleo food plan, diane sanfilippo has a helpful book called "practical paleo" that explains the process and provides many recipes. The idea is really to eliminate processed foods, sugars, grains, etc in favor of "real food, " including grass-fed meats, eggs, vegetables. Occasional fruits, etc. Her blog is helpful also: http://balancedbites. Com/practicalpaleo. ...Read more

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Do you believe in the paleo diet?

Do you believe in the paleo diet?

Many people: Benefit from this change in nutrition/ lifestyle. Paleolithic diet
reflects the life of paleolithic (stone age) forager- hunters. The assertion is that man's body has not acclimatized to diets that are heavily impacted by industrialization ; crop cultivation. Diet incorporates meats, fish, fruits, nuts ; vegetables w attempts to avoid processed ; junk foods as well grains. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid, " is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked ...Read more