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What to eat for healthy thyroid?

There are so many diets out there to choose from and so many different advices it is so very hard to know where to turn since we react so differently to diets. Found this article useful in understanding what kind of challenge our bodies are confronted with when eating greens.


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I think you are right😊You can use an extreeme diet for a short term to get ridd of kilos or symptoms or medically like the keto diet used in some illnesses. But long term there mostly always will be trouble.


And there again

Who to believe? Personally I would go with advice from Nutritinist - which Ross Bridgeford is.

I work with 2 doctors who trained with Mark Hyman in Functional Medicine, in addition to working in the NHS. The one common denominator on what is good to eat from the modern wave of doctors is helpful is - green, leafy veg - most denfinately those grown without pesticide use.


Perhaps one thing to take seriously is the science of what in the greens in fact do disrupt metabolism ( listed above). Can we get the good of vegies by minimizing these disruptive elements? Through preparation in different way like cooking? Seems to work sometimes. Eating in moderation? Listning to your stomach, how it reacts to raw greens? Is digestion hard, bloating and so on.

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We certainly all react differently to different foods and we need to pay attention to our bodies and listen to them. Certainly any pesticides used will have an adverse affect and personally, I would only use organic produce because of that. In fact I think this is the biggest factor of any chronic condition.

The trouble is when we remove any food group we need to be very careful as each food has crucial nutrients and benefits. When I had IBS I followed a very radical diet but was warned to only do it for no more than 6 weeks - it consisted of ONLY eating vegetables but well cooked vegetables and very gradually introducing less well cooked greens until I could tolerate raw foods. It worked! After that I was encourage to eat a very wide range of foods and for thyroid white fish and whole milk and seaweed - for iodine - essential for healthy thyroid functioning.

THE one thing that nutritionists and dietitians - very different trainings by the way - have in common is that they all advocate eating a wide range of foods including green, leafy vegetables every day. To my mind there has to be good reason for this so I am immediately suspicious of any article that says not - as the Independant states (see link below). I am sure there are a small number of people who cannot tolerate green leafy veg (or just don’t like them) but for the vast majority of us they are an essential part of a healthy diet.

There are many theories out there, there are many, many conflicting research studies - to really understand what influences a study it is important to understand the maths, the science and most importantly - who funded the study.

You may this article of interest


Dr Megan Rossi is probably the most knowledgeable person on nutrition and gut - quoted in the article above


Another reliable source of information


In particular this statement

Thyroid diet

Although a tailored diet isn’t considered helpful to treat thyroid problems, a healthy diet can help manage the weight problems associated with thyroid disorders.

The type of thyroid diet that will be recommended will depend on the nature of your condition (underactive or overactive). It will typically involve a variety of foods to ensure you get plenty of nutrients and maintain a healthy weight. Seeking help from a nutrition professional can be beneficial for making the right food choices for particular thyroid problems. They will be able to devise a tailor-made diet plan to meet your specific needs.

Before you change your diet, you should always consult your GP.

Please follow the links to find out more about hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) and hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) and to explore further the benefits of a specific thyroid diet for helping to make living with the condition more acceptable, and easier to manage.

I have been studying what is ‘healthy’ and ‘good’ to eat for over 40 years and have come to the conclusion that all good, original food - plants, meat, fish, dairy etc - is healthy and good for us in moderation and using a wide number of foods. Any food like substances which come from any manufactured or processed foods will have dangers. There are some exceptions for some specific conditions - or those on meds which interact with things such as grapefruit - unless you have been warned by your doctor the wider the variety the better.

Hope this helps explain my post and my thinking which is to read everything, discriminate between what is useful to me and not, and act accordingly.

Very best wishes CD.

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There is so much controversy about various diets - what I read on the link was lots of reasons to not eat leafy, cruciferous veg for thyroid. Whereas most other views tend to favour lots of green, cruciferous veg. I’m not judging as I don’t know enough about the science - but I am rather skeptical of the advice on this link that’s all.

For everyone to make up their own mind.


This article is based on more science than the usual diet articles that do not tackle the important question of how our bodies infact can digest and metabolize what we eat. I do not think that anyone disputes the fact that these greens have a lot of important nutrients but the question is what is the best way to get them without the things that disrupt metabolism.


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