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Should I avoid dairy and eggs with hyper / graves?

Hi all,

I read somewhere that dairy and eggs affect the function of the thyroid so if overactive they should be avoided. Is this true? Does anyone have any info / advice on this?

I'm hyper again and back on a low dose of Carbimazole. Have been gluten free for 5 years which has helped, but I live on eggs!

Any advice much appreciated.


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Eggs and dairy are a source of iodine which is required for thyriod hormone. Stopping these will not control your hyperthyroidism in a predictable way and may cause problems as iodine is used in other organs. You should not eat kelp which can contain very high levels of iodine.


Thanks, that's helpful and also what I wanted to hear! I don't use milk any more anyway as I can't tolerate it well these days but butter and eggs are my staple diet as I follow low carb high fat which seems to work for me.


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All the best,



Thanks PeteRad. I am reading lots about eggs and dairy affecting hyperthyroidism and I am really keen this time around to do the most I can to support my recovery.


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