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Your Thyroid And Food
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Your Thyroid And Food

Food and your thyroid. What should you eat given the diagnoses of thyroid disease. For a lot of people it is a Who's Who of food. Given a certain diagnosis what foods can you eat and help your thyroid. This is today's discussion.

Your thyroid is a necessary gland taking its instruction from the pituitary gland located at the base of the brain. This controls the production of the hormones called TSH or Thyroid Stimulating Hormone. This hormone is the culprit behind a thyroid being overactive or under active.

Everyone knows someone with a thyroid disease. Thyroid disease or condition as we will call it from this point forward falls into 2 brackets. Under active thyroid or overactive thyroid. In a under active thyroid, or hypothyroid , the levels of the T3 and T4 will be well below par. Overactive thyroid conditions present themselves when the thyroid actually produces too much of the hormones. Food can also affect the thyroid as the thyroid also produces enzymes which are used in the digestion process. Knowing which foods to stay away from are necessary for your health, and can even affect the way the thyroid works.

Foods are the building blocks of the body. If you know what your food does, then you will be able to sustain your body and also counter thyroid effects.

First to take the stage are foods that can cause hypothyroidism. Note that these foods are all high in iron content as well.

Bok choy,Broccoli,Brussel sprouts,Cabbage,Cauliflower,Chinese Broccoli, Collards, Kale, Kohlrabi, Mustard greens, Rutabaga, Turnip, Daikon, Red radish, and Watercress.

Other foods that may have a bearing on the iodine is any Soy product. Unfortunately vegetarians are often in endocrinologist office. Soy almost destroys iodine

These vegetables inhibit the use of iodine, which is necessary for the production of T3 and T4, the main thyroid producing agents.

Now we will look at the foods that cause an increase the production of T3 and T4. This is overproduction caused by foods.

According to a study the base diet which is inclusive of Meat and Nuts is the best diet for the thyroid overproduction. Nutritionist are calling this a Paleolithic Diet. This diet more correctly corresponds with the nutrition needs of someone with a problematic thyroid. Legumes, although rich in protein offer very little to a diet that actually needs iodine. Very few foods are rich in iodine. Your body needs only 150 micro grams a day to stay healthy. Fish, seaweed, iodized salt all give the recommended portions needed.

It would make sense that if you suffer from hypothyrodism, then the same things that affect the thyroid on one scale would help on the other. The studies do not prove that point.


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