Hashimoto's Friendly Foods
Diet plays an important role in Hashimoto's attacks. Foods such as grains, dairy, or highly processed foods, can trigger an autoimmune reaction. Foods with gluten, and goitrogens vegetables like broccoli and cabbage, are the worst for Hashimoto's. Instead consider a diet like paleo or Keto which eliminates these triggers. Focusing on meat, fish, low starch vegetables, nuts, fats, fruit in moderation, and seeds may help with inflammation (1).
The Power of Selenium
Selenium is an essential nutrient with a vital job. It helps the thyroid convert hormone from the inactive T4, into the active T3. Without proper conversion, it's like having a sailboat with no wind. According to thyroid expert Chris Kresser, in severe cases of selenium deficiency conversion of T4 to T3 may be impaired. Without proper conversion, people may experience symptoms of hypothyroidism.(2) Selenium plays a vital role in thyroid health, and a healthy thyroid is important for handling Hashimoto's autoimmune system attack.
Iodine is Not the Enemy
We often hear stories that iodine is dangerous for Hashimoto's. But that's not entirely true. Many people report having great success with iodine when the thyroid has the right levels of selenium. In treating thousands of patients, the founders of the Iodine Protocol list iodine as the most valuable tool to use in Hashimoto’s, as long as its used alongside selenium.
"Having seen many Hashi's patients report that iodine use outright lowered their antibodies, I'm a strong proponent of it. The only exception I take, based on observations, is that some Hashi's patients need to go LOW and SLOW with iodine use." --
Janie A. Bowthorpe, M.Ed., founder, Stop the Thyroid Madness
Must-Read Books for Thyroid and Hashimoto's
World famous advocate and author, Janie A. Bowthorpe, M.Ed., wrote two must-read books for every patient looking to understand hypothyroidism or Hashimoto's. Order these books today, they will blow your mind:
Stop the Thyroid Madness
Hashimoto's: Taming the Beast
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