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Natural Remedies For An Under-Active Thyroid.

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Common symptoms include: feeling cold, fatigue, weight gain, brittle nails and hair. A goitrogen is a food type that can disrupt function of the thyroid gland and thyroid hormone. Foods classified as “goitrogenic” can be heated to reduce or eliminate their thyroid interfering properties. Some of them are strawberries, peanuts, kale, soy, cabbage, cruciferous vegetables.

It is estimated that more than 20 million people in the United States have some form of thyroid disease, the most common being hypothyroidism. So if you haven’t heard of the thyroid gland, it’s time to listen up because information about this small powerhouse gland can sometimes 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 thyroid hormone and eventually control metabolism, growth, temperature, and energy levels.

In order to make thyroid hormone, the body also needs adequate amount of iodine. This mineral can usually be found in dairy product, 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, and you are still experiencing some of the symptoms below, you should review your diet with your physician.

Common Symptoms Of Under Active Thyroid

When individuals have an underactive thyroid, or a problem with thyroid hormone production common symptoms include:

  • Feeling cold
  • Tiredness/Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Brittle nails and hair

In many cases, diet can affect our health and certain foods can even affect our medications and medical conditions. Recently, kale and a few other healthy foods have gotten a lot of heat for being “goitrogenic” foods. A goitrogen is a food or substance that can disrupt 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 thyroid hormone function, particularly in areas where there is minimal iodine deficiency (the 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)
  • Cabbage
  • Kale
  • Soy
  • Strawberries
  • Peanuts

So before you ditch kale for good, or avoid peanuts like the plague, consider heating or steaming these foods, and keeping your intake to about twice a week if you have underlying thyroid disease.

Stacey Chillemi

Founder of Healthy Living Inc., Stacey Chillemi actively writes about alternative & holistic wellness. Her first published book, Epilepsy You’re Not Alone in 1998, helped millions of people understand and cope with their disorder enabling them to live a happy, healthy and productive life.

Stacey Chillemi

Founder of Healthy Living Inc., Stacey Chillemi actively writes about alternative & holistic wellness. Her first published book, Epilepsy You’re Not Alone in 1998, helped millions of people understand and cope with their disorder enabling them to live a happy, healthy and productive life.

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Kenneth Davis
Kenneth Davis 5pts

Why is it that no one posts about men and hyperthyroidism?.

Marie Savu
Marie Savu 5pts

but when liver is overfat coconut oil =fat...

Marie Savu
Marie Savu 5pts

are you sure my hubby must take pill every morning...

Parul Kaushik
Parul Kaushik 5pts

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

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Here you go! :)Hope this helps :)

Srilaxmi Gunda
Srilaxmi Gunda 5pts

Consume 2teaspoon of coconut oil every day with breakfast then see the difference.

Margo Paton
Margo Paton 5pts

I can't see the writing. It's too small. Would like to have been able to, as I have an underactive thyroid.

Ben Curnuck
Ben Curnuck 5pts

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.

Ben Curnuck
Ben Curnuck 5pts

I just eat plenty of mushrooms. Highest source of plant iodine along with seaweed. Thyroids need iodine to function properly.

Jewel Carter
Jewel Carter 5pts

Same thing happened to me...i was hyper for the longest n then after 2yrs now its hypo

Desiree K. Smith
Desiree K. Smith 5pts

Misleading or incorrect title, oh a lot of click bait too.

Rinku Hanspal
Rinku Hanspal 5pts

Overdose of medicines hv changed ur TSH profile. Take medications only after proper checkup again n consultation of doc

Ameera AR Kyu
Ameera AR Kyu 5pts

My hypothyroidism has reverted to hyperthyroidism after 6 years...what happened??? \U0001f615\U0001f615\U0001f615\U0001f622\U0001f622\U0001f622

Asia Sexton
Asia Sexton 5pts

This is e factly what you need Jewel Carter

Yogesh
Yogesh 5pts

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Judy Ko
Judy Ko 5pts

Where are these said remedies? did anyone actually read this article before liking it or commenting?

Aamreen Shaikh
Aamreen Shaikh 5pts

Sorry... Aap mujhe simple english me bata sakte hai... Iske symptom or kya khaana chahiye or kya nahi...

Harpreet Kaur
Harpreet Kaur 5pts

I hv also suffered from this problem cn u good suggestions for me

AasthaShrestha
AasthaShrestha 5pts

Can just diet that contains iodine help to cure simple goitre or we are supposed to take any medication?

Sheikh Ayesha
Sheikh Ayesha 5pts

Dis food suppose to avoid or taken m confused i also have hypothyroid

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Thanks! :) Chris Anthony Hebert

Pooja Rajani
Pooja Rajani 5pts

Only one solution for all problems. ....Aloevera gel. ..see the pic☝

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

You can refer to the article! They suggest you stick to certain kind of food! :)

Arlis Ann
Arlis Ann 5pts

What are the actual remedies again?