An estimate of more than 20 million people in the United States have some form of thyroid disease, the most common being hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). So I’m going to talk about this small powerhouse gland, as most of the information on it can be confusing.
The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland found in the front of the neck. Despite its size, the thyroid gland works together with the pituitary gland (the control center located in the brain) to produce the thyroid hormone and eventually control metabolism, growth, temperature, and energy levels.
To produce the thyroid hormone, the body also needs an adequate amount of iodine. This mineral can usually be found in dairy products, eggs, bread, vegetables, and table salt. Typically, an iodine supplement is not necessary, and I seldom recommend this to my patients. Having said this, if your thyroid tests are normal but you still experience a few of the symptoms given below, you should review your diet with your physician.
Should You Completely Ditch Goitrogenic Foods?
Certain foods have the ability to reduce the effectiveness of our medications and aggravate our medical conditions. Recently, kale and a few other healthy foods have been under the spotlight for being “goitrogenic” foods. A goitrogen is a food or substance that can disrupt the function of the thyroid gland and thyroid hormone throughout the body. But if there is one thing I want you to remember, it is that you do NOT have to quit these foods.
Research suggests that consuming these foods in small quantities has very little, if any, impact on the thyroid hormone function, particularly in areas where there is minimal iodine deficiency (United States). If you are still concerned, foods classified as “goitrogenic” can be heated to reduce or eliminate their thyroid-interfering properties.
Notable Goitrogenic Foods
- Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, etc.)
So before you ditch kale for good or avoid peanuts like the plague, consider heating or steaming these foods and reducing your intake to about twice a week if you have an underlying thyroid disease such as an underactive thyroid.
Common Symptoms Of An Underactive Thyroid
When individuals have an under-active thyroid, or a problem with thyroid hormone production, common symptoms include the following:
- Feeling cold
- Weight gain
- Brittle nails and hair
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M also facing this problem ,l totally avoided such food items Then also there is no satisfactory result. Pls give me more advice for better result
I can't see the writing. It's too small. Would like to have been able to, as I have an underactive thyroid.
Drugs do that. Then eventually they'll want to remove the thyroid so you're permanently on the drugs. It's a great money maker. They won't tell you that you can eat a cup of mushrooms daily for around a month and get everything back to normal. There's no money in that for them.
I just eat plenty of mushrooms. Highest source of plant iodine along with seaweed. Thyroids need iodine to function properly.
Overdose of medicines hv changed ur TSH profile. Take medications only after proper checkup again n consultation of doc
My hypothyroidism has reverted to hyperthyroidism after 6 years...what happened??? \U0001f615\U0001f615\U0001f615\U0001f622\U0001f622\U0001f622
Where are these said remedies? did anyone actually read this article before liking it or commenting?
Sorry... Aap mujhe simple english me bata sakte hai... Iske symptom or kya khaana chahiye or kya nahi...
Can just diet that contains iodine help to cure simple goitre or we are supposed to take any medication?