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Foods Diets best for hashimoto's

Merlio18
Merlio18

Hi

Iam Interested to know if anyone has found a diet that has really transformed there life and really help improve their symptoms to get hashimoto's in remission ?

As I have had various sensitivity tests done and I have a lot of triggers so struggle to cut everything out because I am very skinny only 46kg but have been around this weight all my life but I don't want to loose anymore weight, mainly I am still finding sugar hard to quit as I keep getting severe cravings.

So would appreciate any advice and examples diet plan ideas foods/ meals your eating regularly or recipes and any supplements that are really good for detoxing and supporting the adrenals.

I have been looking at incorporating various diets like whole 30, gap, aip, keto (just to get me off the sugar and then reduce to aip) etc so would love to know what other people have tried and whether they have had success or not.

Thanks

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Try intermittent fasting, it worked for me.

I found gluten free helped a lot and I was able to stick to it long term. I don’t think therefore is any point to very extreme diets, unless you can actually stick to them long term. It isn’t easy. I found low carb also helped.

Merlio18
Merlio18 in reply to JaneyJaney

Hi forgot to mention I am gluten free and I eat low carb it helps but not totally that's why I am looking into specific diets, thanks for your reply

JaneyJaney
JaneyJaney in reply to Merlio18

Are you 100% gluten free? You really have to be. I also understand Brazil nuts are good for the selenium but just a couple a day I think. Selenium dangerousnat high levels. I like your use of the word transform. I think any severe diet is worth it, if you feel a lot better. I remember telling a doctor I would eat and drink only bread and water for the rest of my life if that would make me well! I did speak to a nurse that had managed to stop taking Levo by only eating organic meat and vegetables/fruit, organic sheep and goat milk, wild fish and organic nuts and seeds. But TBH she didn’t look that well I didn’t think. I’ve just booked on an Ayurveda food course. I did have a consultanttion once and did think I do feel better eating the foods she said. They can also give you pills. I guess us sick people will try anything!

greygoose
greygoose in reply to JaneyJaney

Re the Brazil nuts, not all Brazil nuts are created equal. You need to buy those that say they were grown in selenium-rich soils, or else they won't have much selenium in them at all. :)

JaneyJaney
JaneyJaney in reply to greygoose

Wow I didn’t know that. Thanks a lot, will look into. This gluten free thing is interesting as I now have no thyroid and virtually no antibodies, my friend was like do you need to be gluten free. But it seems to say online that autoimmune diseases in general are linked to gluten issues. So guess I’ll still be gluten free...

greygoose
greygoose in reply to JaneyJaney

May be linked to gluten. I very much doubt all autoimmune diseases are. Gluten-free never did anything for me.

JaneyJaney
JaneyJaney in reply to greygoose

Made such a difference to me gluten free actually. I used to have episodes lasting up to two weeks where I felt horrendous and I felt like I wanted to die, then I gave up gluten and they pretty much ended. People ask if I miss it, bit when you’ve felt that ill on it, pizza isn’t something you miss!! I fear MS, and there are links apparently. I did read a proper medical study today where they linked hashis and gluten which suprised me as I didn’t think it was recognises.

greygoose
greygoose in reply to JaneyJaney

Well, if it helped you then it's worth giving it up. But, as I said, it made no difference to me, and I didn't feel any worse when I started eating it again. I would be very, very surprised if gluten was the only cause of Hashi's.

JaneyJaney
JaneyJaney in reply to greygoose

I think it would be interesting to see Hashi stats for each country, do countries that consume more gluten get more Hashi? I remember my uni tutor saying correlation does not imply causal link, but it would be interesting. It’s really interesting when you look at countries and thyroid cancer, like Iceland and South Korea have high per capita rates.

greygoose
greygoose in reply to JaneyJaney

And do we know why Iceland and South Korea have high per capita rates for thyroid cancer?

All I know is that Japan has a very high rate of Hashi's but they don't ingest gluten, as far as I know. However, they do ingest a lot of iodine.

JaneyJaney
JaneyJaney in reply to greygoose

Well my understanding is that the only known cause is childhood exposure to radiation. I think ages 7-10 most susceptible. I feel Chernobyl could have been linked to mine, as I was the right age, in the right part of the country. Apparently the kids in Chernobyl drank lots of the local milk which make it worse. There is a scientific theory that something from volcanoes causes it in some cases, hence Iceland and some other volcanic countries. I do feel Hashis causes it in some cases, more people with Hashis get thyroid cancer than rest of population, could be because they are monitored, but Crohn’s disease and chronic inflammation linked to bowel cancer and other cancers. Apparently they are getting towards a stage with cancer that histology will be able to tell you what caused the growth. Mind thyroid cancer seems to occur in women in 20s/30s and then older in women, so there must be some hormonal link. I read most common in women 35-39. I also read 9 th biggest diagnosed cancer in world last year, yet only 18 th in UK. Going to be second biggest cancer amongst young women in USA soon.

greygoose
greygoose in reply to JaneyJaney

OK, that makes sense.

Excess iodine can also cause thyroid cancer.

SeasideSusie
SeasideSusieAdministrator in reply to JaneyJaney

JaneyJaney

You might find this article about selenium content in brazil nuts interesting

honey-guide.com/2012/11/19/...

It may help if you consume protein smoothies in addition to regular meals.

Are you on thyroid hormone replacement? If so, what and how much? Losing weight can be just as much a hypo symptoms as gaining weight. If you are hypo and your stomach acid is low - as it often is with hypos - you will not be able to absorb enough nutrients to help you maintain a healthy weight. Have you had your vit D, vit B12, folate and ferritin tested? Sounds to me as if you need to add some nutrition, not remove whole food groups. :)

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