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Do You Really Need to Avoid Thyroid-Thwarting Foods?

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It’s true that what you eat can affect your thyroid gland, for better or worse. But some people have long lists of foods they won’t eat, and some people avoid perfectly healthy foods altogether, when they could be eating moderate amounts without an adverse effect on thyroid function. Here’s what you need to know to make better food choices for your thyroid.

Cruciferous vegetables (cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, kale, cauliflower, turnips, bok choy and others) are generally considered super-healthy foods. They help prevent cancer. In fact, they help to prevent thyroid cancer. Concerns about potential effects of cruciferous vegetables on thyroid

What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know about Gluten Sensitivity Could Hurt Your Thyroid

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Even though awareness has never been greater, research shows that the overwhelming majority of people with gluten sensitivity are unaware that a simple dietary change could make a big difference in their health. And sometimes we would prefer not to know, because maintaining a diet without gluten can be challenging at first!

wheatSome people are sensitive to the gluten, which is found not only in wheat, but other grains such as barley, rye and spelt, without even being aware of it. This sensitivity can lead to a “wearing away” of the

When taking iodine, be sure you’re getting enough selenium

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Good health is often about proper balancing.  This is especially true when it comes to thyroid function which can become unbalanced in a variety of different ways.   Seesaws are built to balance weight, and a little weight added in the right place at the right time may help balance the seesaw, but adding too much weight in the same spot can make the seesaw unbalanced.

In a similar way, everyone needs iodine to make thyroid hormones  (iodine is also very important in breast tissue [70% improvement in fibrocystic breast disease](1) and other tissues of the body).  On the other hand, iodine