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You are what you eat !!!

Decided take steps get healthy and eat well ....am determined get better by my diet ... Am eating more nuts which are good for thyroid ... Am hoping this may help this awful illness ... No junk food just good food ... I need take care of myself , I hope it helps 

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Good for you Chris1961 hope they're brazils, :))

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Yeh brazils

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I'm sure it will be very helpful. Good luck.

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Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food - Hippocrates

 Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity - Hippocrates

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No, you are what you absorb. And hypos Don't tend to absorb very well. So, your first step should be to make sure you have adequate stomach acid, or all that healthy eating will be in vain.

Who says nuts are good for thyroid? Walnuts and almonds are goitrogens, so you Don't want to go over-doing those.

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Thought we needed selenium for menopause. ... Can't work out what I need ... Thanks

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Brazils have selenium in them Chris1961 , apparently we don't have to eat that much of them to get enough. There's a lot to learn I know, a lot of habits to change. Good luck with it ;-)  Keep researching it, that's what I do

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Any ideas on stomach absorption !! ?

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Do you have any digestion problems?

What to take dépends on what you already have. You should start by getting tested for vit D, vit B12, folate and ferritin. All of those need to be optimal for a start.

I can't really work out what you're trying to acheive. First you say you're eating nuts because you say they're good for thyroid, then you say you're eating brazil nuts because you need selenium for menopause. Well, I've never heard that selenium is necessary for menopause, but eating brazil nuts can be rather hit and miss, because you never know how much there is in them.

But if you are hypo, then you cannot resolve it with food alone. But you'd need to give much more information for anyone to suggest how you might resolve it. :)  

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Well I use apple cider vinegar to help with low stomach acid. You need a raw organic one with 'the mother' which is the gunky bits at the bottom as that is where the goodness is. A lot of people swear by that on here and you know how common low stomach acid is with hypos. You can get this from Amazon, I don't take too much, just a tablespoon in water, some people take more and add a bit of honey too. Most people have their ferritin, folate, Vitamin D, and Vitamin B12 tested to get these to the right levels too as this can help with absorbing nutrients and medication. If you can get your GP to test these then post your results on here with the ranges in brackets then people on here can advise you on how your levels are, if you need supplements, how much and the best ones to buy ( it's easy to waste your money on these ). Having a gluten free diet is also adviseable for gut health and there are lots of diet tips on here if you put it in search, you have to find what's good for you. most people certainly benefit from cutting out or reducing carbohydrates and sugar. Sorting the gut out goes on and on once you start looking into it but these are the basics to start with. I don't know too much about it yet so you could re post and ask and you will get better advice. Staying as relaxed as possible is good, stress is not good for the gut. Good luck with it, oh and drinking plenty of water of course x 

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That's really funny ... Just bought some Acv !!  Started it yesterday from holland and Barrett ... What make us it on amazon ?? ... Would rather have the best quality ! ... My vit levels were all ok 2 week ago ... I ticked all the boxes myself when had bloid done lol !  My b12 was slightly high !!! ... Am beginning learn how you have fight get optimum health ... Gps are literally as name says " general practitioners " !! ... Learnt so much off you all many thanks ....xx

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You can get Biona Organic Apple Cider Vinegar in a 5L plastic flagon. That's 333 tablespoonfuls.

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When you say your B12 was slightly high what was it? Also Vitamin D, Ferritin and folate? Post the results with ranges Chris1961 so that you can get the help you need :)

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Is it Bragg Acc ?? 

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God just read what you said !!  Walnuts make it worse !!! ...would help what foods I need eat please !! ...I appreciate yr help 

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Biona is the brand of ACV Chris1961 , it is well recommended on here. The food below is alright as long as eaten cooked and not in large quantities. Apart from soya,soy, soya lethicin, almonds peanuts and walnuts which are to be avoided altogether. It might be an idea to post and ask for a good link about thyroid diet and then print it out and put it on the kitchen wall               ( because we are a forgetful lot), or save it in your favourites in your computer. Let us know how you get on with it and if your gut improves :))

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Here's what thyroid UK says about some foods, I'm guessing you haven't seen it yet:

  

Goitrogenic foods can act like an antithyroid drug in disabling the thyroid function. They prevent the thyroid from using available iodine. However, if eaten in moderation, you should not have a problem:

 

· brussel sprouts, swede, turnips, cauliflower, cabbage and kale

 

· almonds, peanuts and walnuts

 

· sweetcorn, sorghum and millet

 

· soya

 

 

Beverages:

 

Coffee may interfere with thyroid hormone absorption

 

Drugs preventing absorption of levothyroxine:

 

· Calcium salts - calcium containing products

 

· Ferrous sulphate - iron containing products

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Been eating walnuts , almonds and taking vits with iron !! Bet that's why I feel sick !!! ... I have no appetite hardly ... Many thanks .... 

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It's doubtful they would have made you sick yet Chris1961 unless you've been eating them in excessively large amounts. Just keep reading over the diet information whilst making small changes it will sink in and become 2nd nature. That's what I do. Iron should be taken at least 4 hours after any thyroid medication as it affects absorption. I am going to get a pill box from the chemist with sections in for days and times so that I can fill it all in at the beginning of the week and don't take things at the wrong times or forget to take them altogether! 

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Somewhere else I read that walnuts also make u-a-t worse - never sure that the advice is right for everybody.

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Do you take supplements ??? Which ones thanks ?? 

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If you post your blood results with ranges people can help you more with supplement advice and suggestions

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Can you explain these results 24th march .... Thyroid function test 17.3 , serum 4 ... 3. 3 , serum tsh level ... Note changed ??? 

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Feel rubbish , am self medicated told up to 150 a day !!! ... Had radioidine 2012 !! 

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