Gluten/soy free

Evening everyone,

Just a query, as I am now gluten free (hypo/hashi's) I am to the understanding to avoid 'Soy' as well?? I can't remember where I have read this but most of the gluten free things I've looked at have soy in them πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ also to avoid certain veg which I do and also to follow a low carb diet! I train at the gym quite a bit and wondering if anyone else follows low carb as well as lifting weights and what classes low carb??? Any other food ideas would be greatπŸ™‹πŸΌ

Also I've been advised to buy saliva tests for cortisol/adrenals, does anybody know what the best one to buy is, my doctor said not the 1 on amazon (& roughly cost so I know it's the right 1)

Thankyou xxx Lisa xx

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Apparently soy can suppress the thyroid. I'm not sure why. I avoid it.

Yes that's what I've heard xxxx

I have just had cortisol checked 6 times over course of one day with medichecks found on the internet at a cost of Β£99.

Oh my days!!!! I could surely do without that but needs must I guessπŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Thankyou xx

Cortisol and DHEA really need to be tested together. Have a look at Regenerus mentioned on ThyroidUK's main website

Us Hypos really need to avoid all soy apart from fermented soy, so the soy you see in packaged gluten free foods won't do you any favours. I think most members who are gluten free prepare their own food. I'm sure you'll get lots of ideas if you make a new thread specifically about eating gluten free.

Thankyou, I'm a fan of cooking/baking anyway as I have done for years, but it was the little chocolate treats & Hob nob biscuits lol

Gluten & soy free recipe book here I come πŸ™ŒπŸ»

Thanks for the thread 😘

There are GF Hobnobs Lisa...but I don't recommend them!

Ohhh I bought them but realised there's 'soy' in them 😩😩😩😩😩😩😩

Unfermented soy stops the thyroid hormone from getting into the cells. So, although you might have good levels in the blood, you will still be hypo.

You do not need to avoid 'certain veg', that is a load of hogwash. It's people misunderstanding things they've read and writing blogs about avoiding cabbage. Unless you eat 2 litres of cabbage soup every day, with a side dish of coleslaw, it might give you indigestion, but it's not going to affect your thyroid. Just eat what agrees with you. If you have a bad reaction to something, stop eating it. It's as simple as that.

Hahaha well I don't plan on eating that amount of cabbage lol!!! All I know is that broccoli & kale & carrots bloat me completely, other than that I think I'm good!!!!

I'm certainly going to become a good baker......I'm already on the hunt for gluten/soy free treats πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

I think there are plenty of recipes on-line.

As for the veggies, when they advise people not to eat certain things because of it's effect on the thyroid, what they are talking about is goitrogens. Broccoli and kale are goitrogens - and for some people that might be a good excuse not to eat them! - but carrots aren't. So, it's just your individual make-up that causes the effect they have on you, and nothing to do with forbidden vegetables! :D

Yeahhhh I love my veggies but tend to live on asparagus & green beans with chicken..... all day every day! Been advised by my doc to give up my oats but steer clear of 'gluten free' oats as they are full of chemicals so suggested 'quinoa flakes' so Rip oats πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

Asparagus is a goitrogen! Ah ha! lol So, that must prove something to you, no?

Shame about the oats.

Omg how bizarre 😝😝😝 it's the only thing that doesn't effect me....(I don't think) Were all individual I guess...yes the oats have had a devastating effect on me 😩😩😩😩

Not bizarre at all. Just goes to show that the goitrogen thing is rubbish.

Lols... figure of speech... exactly πŸ‘†πŸ» trial & error from now on x


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