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Hypothyroid- Food and Vitamin/ Mineral List

Posted by on Aug. 4, 2010 at 6:02 PM
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I thought we should have a masterlist of what promotes our health and what depletes it. So I am posting what I have come up with through the reading and research I have done. So if anyone has anything to add or comment, please grow the list!
 
I don't have this list referenced yet. Occasionally you come across contradictions when researching diet on this so pay attention to how food makes you feel :)
 
 
 
Healthy for Thyroid:
***coconut oil (choose this over butter or olive oil as much as possible)
***Sea Vegetables: KELP, dulse, chlorella and algaes, (high doses of iodine)
radishes
eggs
flaxseed (strangely craved this when I was pregnant!!)
coconut milk
fish (obviously not too much tuna or anything high in mercury levels or other toxins, research before you eat any type of fish)
 or fish oil
soya oil
canola oil
chia seeds
pumpkin seeds
sunflower seeds
leafy veggies
walnuts
cranberries
sodium alginate
evening primrose oil (helps with depression)
selenium
horsetail
gotu kola
alfalfa
maca
zinc
licorice
Vitamin C
Vitamin E
Vitamin A beta carotene
Vitamin Bs
Folic Acid
gamma linoleic acid
bladderwrack
 
Goitrogens and Other Hypo Don'ts:
***soy
***peanuts
white flour
refined wheat flour
vegetable oil
cabbage
Indian mustards
casava roots
pine nuts
millet
refined sugars
grains
sweets
caffeine
brussel sprouts
spinach
broccoli
turnips
kale
beans
avoid any meat or dairy grown with synthetic hormones as they throw off hormonal    balances in your body
avoid any vegetable or fruit grown with pesticides
by on Aug. 4, 2010 at 6:02 PM
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momathrift
by Group Owner on Aug. 5, 2010 at 12:52 PM

Thanks for the list. I know some of the don'ts you can actually steam for 3mins and it releases the chemical that is bad for your thyroid.

momof2girlsinwv
by New Member on Jul. 12, 2011 at 9:08 PM
this is helpful to me because I was born with Hypothyroidism. I will print it out. thanks
RaynMartinsMom
by New Member on Jul. 12, 2011 at 9:14 PM
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lruff1989
by New Member on Dec. 27, 2013 at 12:49 AM

Wow this is eye opening, the doctor i have has not taught me any of this.

michellewhitt
by New Member on Jan. 3, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Most doctors won't tell their patients this unfortunately...usually because they don't know and don't stay updated on thyroid disease ....they just want to prescribe a pill a day and leave it at that


Quoting lruff1989:

Wow this is eye opening, the doctor i have has not taught me any of this.


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