Foods to avoid with hypothyroidism – a brief guide
When people get diagnosed with Hypothyroidism they immediately think that this is something that they have to endure for the rest of their lives. Fortunately this is not true in most cases and with some changes in your life and some determination you can heal your Thyroid gland. This article will provide information on what foods to avoid with Hypothyroidism and why you should avoid them.
Two years ago I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism after suffering from some really bad dizzy spells and a huge lack of energy. My doctor said all would be fine as long as I took medication for the rest of my life. I wasn’t happy about that so I decided to do a bit of research and find out if it was possible to heal the Thyroid gland in someone that suffered from Hypothyroidism. I found out that many people had reversed their symptoms had now got their life back to how it was before they were diagnosed with the condition. One thing that was common with all the people who had healed themselves is that they changed their diets to only eating healthy foods and to stop eating unhealthy things such as junk foods or foods which contain chemical additives.
There are some foods to avoid with Hypothyroidism that most people view as healthy but they can cause problems with someone who has an underactive Thyroid gland. Foods such as Broccoli, Cabbage, Kale, Mustard greens, Turnips, Peaches and Pears should all be avoided and that is because they contain chemicals which can affect the way the body uses Iodine which is a needed compound in the production of Thyroid hormones.
There aren’t many foods to avoid with Hypothyroidism and even the ones eaten above can be eaten in moderation if they are cooked thoroughly but I would suggest not eating them at all until your Thyroid gland is healed. Your diet is of the upmost importance if you want to be healthy again and so it is critical that you do everything you can to support the healing of your Thyroid gland.
Changing to a healthy diet can be quite stressful at first because you have to check the ingredients on your food to make sure that they contain no chemical additives, or checking to see if a food has chemicals which can affect your Thyroid gland but after time it becomes second nature and you learn what foods are best for you. When you have been on a healthy diet for a while you will no longer crave things like junk food or snacks and instead you will crave healthy foods which will benefit your overall health and will provide you with vitality and a zest for life.