I have a low-functioning thyroid. It's a common condition, and I know people who treat it by simply adjusting their diet. So I did a little research online and found some interesting information.
Not surprisingly, gluten and dairy are said to be terrible for the thyroid. Soy as well. But eggs are great, and curry spices and coconut. Maybe I should mostly cook Indian food for the next month and see how I feel.
Cranberries, blueberries, and raspberries are also good---especially cranberries, which are high in iodine. Okra, grapefruit, and zucchini are welcome additions to the low-thyroid Louisiana locavore's menu. Avocado, alfalfa, mushrooms, and cucumber would make a splendid sandwich (too bad hummus is on the list of foods to avoid!) and beets, potatoes, and carrots could become a lovely borscht (a little cabbage is okay too, even though it's goitrogenic). Potatoes, red kidney and black beans, and brown rice are already common in our household. Seaweed, mung beans, and amaranth are favorite foods I'm more than willing to eat more often. And I already use coconut oil and olive oil frequently.
I'm going to pay attention to my diet with these guidelines in mind. I'm not going to change much yet, just notice what I eat. Wish me luck!
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