View Full Version : I'm hypothyroid and insulin resistant. Can I still do this raw diet?
12-26-2007, 10:30 PM
I have 50-60 lbs to lose and was thinking this raw food diet would be the way to go. Nothing else has worked for me. I'm scared to add so much fruit to my diet due to the insulin resistance. I'm not on any insulin and don't want to be. I am on Armour thyroid. Will this way of eating work for me?
12-26-2007, 10:39 PM
YEP...you sure can!!
As for the hypothyroidism...read this HIGHLY INSPIRATIONAL thread of a woman on this forum who is now totally OFF of her thyroid meds: http://rawfoodtalk.com/showthread.php?t=26306&highlight=thyroid+meds
And raw has helped SO many people get off insulin it's not even funny! I know that you may want to eat sweeter fruits with something like greens (green smoothies) or nuts but you can definitely do this and your body will eventually heal from those ailments/conditions.
12-26-2007, 10:46 PM
I also have both of those dis-eases. I found "raw" about 5 years after being diagnosed. My liver was seriously sick by the time I found raw. It has completely healed. I am not on ANY diabetic medication at all. I eat plenty of fruit and I LOVE raw desserts.
So far, for me, my thyroid has not healed and I have been raw for many years. Everyone is different though and Lucy (as you will read) has had great success with healing her thyroid completely. I know I feel so much better and have lost a TON of weight. All my labs, except the thyroid, are normal and in most cases fantastic.
By going raw, you are doing the right thing for your body!
12-26-2007, 11:02 PM
There is no need to add a lot of fruit to your diet. Vegetables, nuts and seeds are raw too!
12-27-2007, 12:20 AM
You can try concentrating at first on greens (juiced or pureed into soup), raw fats (avocado, hemp, coconut, olive, flax), and non-sweet fruits and vegetables like cucumber, tomato, peppers, lettuce. I think you would find fabulous results if you tried!
12-27-2007, 03:04 PM
Alissa's book covers many things that would be linked to your questions. You'd really love reading her book.:)
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