For those of you with hypothyroid

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Dowa
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   Posted 1/10/2010 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I have read about low thyroid for years and have read many articles but came upon something today that I have never seen before. This article had a list of vegetables that LOWER your thyroid levels (they are called goitrogens) and the list is:  broccoli, cauliflower,  brussel sprouts, cabbage, turnips, spinach, kale, horseradish and red radish. Also yellow mustard. This doc said that these vegetables are as good at lowering thyroid  function as medication. Strange huh? Any of you ever seen this list? Thought I would pass it along ( too bad, as I eat many of these every week). Take care~  D

Nicky D
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   Posted 1/10/2010 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Darn! I eat a lot of spinach and broccoli.

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   Posted 1/11/2010 12:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Interesting. Thanks for posting this.
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   Posted 1/11/2010 6:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I used to eat spinach salads every day (was much smaller then too). I have hashi's now, although most prominently hypo symptoms with weight gain and although I tested allergic (yes, allergic) to spinach a couple of year's ago, I now eat it occassionally.

There are many things (and as many constantly added) on the avoid list. I always suggest moderation in those things that show no obvious problem to you and avoidance to those that do. So many items on the list have benefits that over-ride the disadvantages for the most part.

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   Posted 10/15/2014 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
My tsh recently went from 3.75 to 19.24, I was stunned. I eat a lot of spinach.
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   Posted 10/16/2014 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I knew about all but spinach, horseradish and radish. I didn't think of those being in the cruciferous family. My doctor said I could cook broccoli and cauliflower until they were mushy, but I don't care for mushy vegies. Collards should be on that list too. I looked it up to see if chard was on the list too, but it wasn't, so I'll have to see where it belongs.
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Roxie60
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   Posted 10/16/2014 1:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Can't win for losing. We need to eat healthy. If lyme and coinfections are doing this to us how many of us does it take before our financial loses impact this countrg enough yo warrant a positive response to our condition and needs?
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   Posted 10/16/2014 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Flax seed and the herb motherwort will interfere with thyroid function a lot more than those foods will - so be careful with those as well.

It a careful balance and we must find what we can't tolerate. I can tolerate many greens, but when I use flax, I can' actually feel the difference in my thyroid. Always consult with your doctor about these things.
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   Posted 10/16/2014 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I've heard of the list. I think a lot of the problem and I've been told there is an epidemic of low thyroid cause were not consuming enough iodine and selenium.

Then you have us Lymies who get the hashimoto or hypothyroid and I would suppose from the spirochete robbing us and wrecking havoc on all systems in our bodies.

So how to eat healthy when it cuts out some of the best veggies for us, I still eat them hoping the benefits out way the other.
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   Posted 10/16/2014 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow, my pcp kept telling me to take flax seed or flaxseed oil. I tried ut never thought it may have caused me issues. How in tge heck are we suppose to figure this all out ???
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   Posted 10/16/2014 9:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Trav, do you know what the trigger is in flax seed?
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   Posted 10/17/2014 7:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Nope, I remember a thread on here, and that my own thyroid was going wonky at the time, so I stopped using it and the swelling in my thyroid went down some. By stopping the flax, I didn't stop the thyroid issues, but it did help reduce the swelling, but it took a while.

A look on the internet about this subject shows that it's still very controversial, with little support from medical literature - although our treatments that are very effective are often described in the same way!
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