I've been reading some encouraging things about
including selenium in your diet. It appears to be very supportive for the production of thyroid hormone. Safer to obtain from food sources rather than supplements. Just two to four brazil nuts a day apparently will give you a good dose of selenium. Sunflower seeds also contain selenium I believe.
I've also read that extreme caution should be taken with iodine (especially in the case of Hashimoto's) but that selenium is needed in conjunction with iodine.
Always safer to obtain these things through food!
Vitamin D also apparently is something most people are either deficient in, or , in my vague understanding, Hashimoto's can prevent or disrupt proper absorption of this vitamin. Along with vitamin D it's advisable, so I have been reading that you take magnesium as vitamin D supplements can cause magnesium levels to drop.
Iron levels are often low with Hashimoto's as are vitamin B levels.
Always have your iron levels tested though. Never just start taking iron tablets unless your doctor has confirmed that you are low. Too much iron can cause serious ill health.
Post Edited (Desertrose7) : 7/30/2013 3:30:50 AM (GMT-6)