So many Americans have thyroid challenges and are not even aware that they have them. They are tired, sluggish, not sleeping well, gaining weight, losing hair and are cold frequently. These of symptoms of hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is a slow or sluggish thyroid, while hyperthyroidism is a fast functioning thyroid. neither one is good, you want it to be balanced. The question I receive the most is, what should I eat if this is a problem? Let's check it out!
Dr. Mark Hyman has a Thyroid Solution video that is a great resource. I purchased a Thyroid Solution Paper for my doctor several years ago, and that is the basis for this article.
Let's break down the foods based on the minerals, vitamins and nutrients needed.
Iodine rich foods:
Omega 3- fats:
green leafy vegetables
This is great way to take certain items and put them in your daily meal rotation. I do this. For a simpler formula here is what you should and should not do!
Eat only whole, unprocessed, real foods
Eat mostly plant foods -- vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and beans
Eat small amounts of lean animal protein – sardines, wild salmon, lean poultry
For your thyroid add special foods like sardines, scallops, Brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, seaweed like hijiki, wakame, arame, dulse, nori, and kombu, dandelion greens, and other green leafy vegetables.
Eliminate all edibles that are NOT real food
That means processed foods; junk foods; artificial sweeteners; trans fats; anything in a box, package, or
can; and anything with ingredients you don’t recognize or can’t pronounce.
It means eating ONLY whole foods – not derivatives of real whole food like refined sugars and flours or sweetened drinks.
It also means taking a 4-week break from uppers and downers – stimulants and sedatives – like caffeine
and alcohol (and obviously nicotine)
And it means eliminating all the foods that many of us have developed allergies to – foods that can interfere
with thyroid function by creating inflammation – such as gluten, dairy, eggs, corn, yeast, citrus and nightshades.
I personally do this and supplement, because we can't get everything through diet alone, especially if you have an imbalance or deficiency.
PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE TAKING ANY MEDICINE OR CHANGING YOUR MEDICAL REGIMEN
I use these supplements with the permission of my physician and naturopathic doctor. These are great options that are natural and not conventional medicine.
Triple Action Thyroid
Vita Logic Thyroid Formula
I hope this information helps.
Happy New Year!!
I am with you and in your corner.