View Full Version : Hypothyroid & raw
01-28-2010, 04:41 PM
(Started the thread - and it vanished on my computer before I could finish typing, so hope this isn't a repeat)
So, I've been on Armour Thyroid for 3 years. I had been on Synthroid prior to that with no response. Armour worked for me - but is now OFF the market for whatever reasons.
I began eating Vegetarian a year ago, and have been moving more and more towards Raw foods.
Are there specific raw foods I can use to heal my thyroid?
Specific raw foods I should stay away from that will hurt it?
I'd very much like to heal the thyroid - and it's more important than ever since I can't seem to get the meds that worked.
02-01-2010, 02:30 PM
There are several sea vegetables that offer thyroid support. Dulse Kelp and Nori, are rich in Iodine and many other nutrients.
You add kelp meal to a smoothie or chop it up in a salad.
My thyroid is out of whack and I am trying to heal it naturally, though have not been back to have my blood tested in nearly a year.
02-02-2010, 04:42 AM
I do not know much about this but I have a niece on thyroid meds and she went to a dietician. On of the foods that she has to have every day is brazil nuts. She has been able to reduce her meds as a result of this.
I could ask her for a more thorough list of the foods that she uses but I would be afraid that it is person specific but I know that by making changes to her diet she has reduced her meds.
Shoot - is it totally off the market now? I was able to get mine filled 2 months ago. *Ü*
02-02-2010, 07:41 PM
bladderwrack (fucus species of brown seaweed....good luck getting it down though unless you grind it and put it in veggie caps. BLEEEEECCCHH, speaking from personal experience!) . also possibly other seaweeds. they are finding that some actually have weakly active thyroid hormone in them. see the website of herbalist ryan drum.
02-02-2010, 09:33 PM
I'd do some research on goitergens... I don't know much about them, but I believe that they are components in certain foods (especially cabbage, kale, and others) that can damage the thyroid if you eat a lot and don't get enough iodine, etc. But I really don't know much about it.
I've heard soy (or at least unfermented soy) is really bad for the thyroid. These same sources also suggest that high-quality unfermented miso and tempeh are fine.
02-17-2010, 05:06 PM
I have been raw for seven years. The first 3 years I did not take anything and TSH did not go down (4-50). Gave up. Took Armour until it was discontinued. Now taking generic Synthroid. Good luck try. I could only control TSH with medicine. Do not play games with thyroid too long.
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