Diet to support thyroid

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Avatar f tn ) Everyone has a thyroid he// story here and each one brings many avenues to go down to help make a situation less difficult.
Avatar f tn Ah well,I'm pretty sure I was being over-medicated anyway)...So...If I can stimulate my thyroid to kick into gear before my Endo gets any ideas of putting me back on the Synthroid (I'm post-thyroiditis), maybe I won't need it? I'm taking kelp supplements and eat seafood regularly...(I'm so lucky I live a short distance from the ocean!)...Any other suggestions? I have a 6 week window to stimulate it naturally...What's worked for you? Thanks!
1436343 tn?1283878931 What is your diet like? Did the extra exercise cause you to eat more? You'd have to eat a large amount of food in order to gain weight with all the exercise you do, however. Did the weight come on slowly or suddenly? Were you, say, 210lb one day, then 215 lbs the day after? Fast weight gain like that is usually caused because of water retention. I don't know. Please get checked out and let us know what you find.
Avatar f tn I want this year to be my healthiest year ever! I'm turning 25 and want to stick with my plans to clean my body and be good to it for a change, go back to school and possibly plan for a family the end of this year or wait til next year. Anyway if you're still reading thanks so much, what I would appreciate is someone that's just starting to make changes that they can keep for life, not quick fixes.
Avatar f tn ) Has anyone else found wheatgrass shots to be effective in assisting with weight loss or thyroid support? I will continue them regardless, because of the other benefits, but I'm feeling rather down today (more so than usual) and looking to hear some success stories.
Avatar f tn hi everyone. I finally went to a dietician and i am starting a diet tomorrow, i need to lose 30 kgs. the fact is, i fear i am not going to succeed if i am alone, is there anyone who wants to keep in touch for support? that would be great to motivate each other and share tips and recipes!
178345 tn?1242539846 it didnt take me long to put it back on...So I than decided to try Jenny Craig last year...I wanted to do it for a short time to jump start my weigh loss...I was thrilled...I lost almost 40 lbs and started to feel good and look better...well needless to say here I am right back where I was..put it all back again....I am a complusive eater and feel so disgusted with myself....I tried weight watchers and havent been following it..not happy with myself...
Avatar f tn I really wouldn't recommend diet pills! The best way to lose weight still is by eating a healthy diet and exercise. If looking to lose weight you should eat lots of veggies, especially leafy green. Lean meats and fish such as chicken, tuna and salmon. You should also eat things like brown rice, beans and potatoes! To start losing weight at a steady pace subtract 500 calories a day from your maintenance calories. Follow a exercise program! it really helped me.
Avatar n tn i am here to say the following. i was on this diet for a little under two weeks. i am in a high energy job which requires me to be alert at all times and ready to go to possibly save another officers life. i am also, as a mother required to be alert and there for my 12 year old son at all times.
Avatar n tn Do you know if anyone has done this?........................ I have 75 pounds to loose. Diabetes, Thyroid issues.................. looking to get off the diabetes meds for sure.
12511121 tn?1425685192 Only want to work on my Gut and Brain health, strengthen my immune system, prep to support thyroid, get my body temp up and balance nutrients and amino acids before trying to taper. I've run off the road to many times and I've learned it is the basics that matter the most. Simple easy healthy things... things that we all tend neglect. Bottom line for me, WP Thyroid was not a good choice.
5628691 tn?1402510162 wanted me to take a cholesterol med, but I want to see if I can control it with my diet before I go and add more medication to my plate! My goal is to eliminate the blood pressure and fluid meds and the acid reflux med.... all of which are caused from my weight. really don't think I can change the hormones, but it losing weight will help me feel better overall... and who knows maybe the hormones will correct themselves...
Avatar n tn I am a recovering bulimic myself (lasted on and off for about 7 years). I had quit several times only to go back to it. I kept quitting for everyone else and not myself. It wasn't until I quit because I wanted to that I finally did for good. I actually ended up with severe thyroid disease and now have heart problems because of the bulimia.
Avatar f tn Your Free T3 is only at 21% of its range, when it should be n the upper third of the range, or as needed to relieve symptoms. A good thyroid doctor will treat a hypo patient clinically by testing and adjusting Free T4 and Free T3 as needed to relieve symptoms, without being constrained by resultant TSH levels. Symptom relief should be all important, not just test results.
Avatar f tn What I did find made a big change was when my thyroid hormone levels went back to normal. My thyroid was effected by my treatment from the very beginning of treatment. I have keep all my blood work and see that how I feel and my thyroid levels go hand in hand. So because it took 10 months for my thyroid to return to normal only since last week I feel the effects of treatment are finally leaving. Hepatitis C treatment effects every part of your body.
Avatar f tn Has any one had experience with adrenal support along with thyroid meds? Am I just supposed to stop the Synthroid before taking the adrenal support even though I have been on it in various doses for 3 years? HELP! Thanks for any info or advice you can give me.
1152782 tn?1451105026 I am just holding to the fact that this is a gynocology doctor and she hasn't seen very many thyroid lab results......I hope anyway. But that doesn't explain the "off the charts" bad..... Okay. Well. I start Levethorxine (sp?) today....I *think* she said 50mg. My mom is taking 150mg so I wonder if that means it's not that bad.....Or maybe I misunderstood what the dosage is. I'll find out soon enough. I pick the meds up at 5, in 2 and a half hours.......
Avatar f tn Which then resulted into chronic kidney stones and type 2 diabetes. The best way to support your spouse is not to play the blame game or make him feel guilty at all. Support him by cooking him healthy meals and eating them with him. Remove the temptations and avoid things that can spike his sugar levels. Not all of us eat ourselves into a diabetic frenzy. If he hates to exercise, even the smallest amount like a 30 min walk a day makes a big difference. I hate being a diabetic.
Avatar f tn I also do not believe that you can control your thyroid levels with just diet. If your thyroid no longer produces hormones, you are going to have to replace the hormones with med, because you can't get them from ANY food. I'd like to recommend that you go check out the thyroid forum here on MedHelp -- there's a ton of great information and a lot of very knowledgeable people. Good luck...............
Avatar f tn Sudden onset of symptoms in late October included fatigue, attention issues, dizziness, headaches, left side tingling and weakness, balance/walking issues. During testing found UTI and kidney stones (noticed constant urge to urinate). Referred to neurologist -- initial test showed coordination issues, hyperreflexes. Neg for lyme (western blot), normal ANA, neg lead, neg ALS, normal screens. Mid November both legs involved, and walking is impossible; hospitalization occurred at this point.
Avatar f tn Sudden onset of symptoms in late October included fatigue, attention issues, dizziness, headaches, left side tingling and weakness, balance/walking issues. During testing found UTI and kidney stones (noticed constant urge to urinate). Referred to neurologist -- initial test showed coordination issues, hyperreflexes. Neg for lyme (western blot), normal ANA, neg lead, neg ALS, normal screens. Mid November both legs involved, and walking is impossible; hospitalization occurred at this point.
Avatar f tn Anyway, I recently decided to begin an elimination diet to rid my diet of allergens (gluten, soy, dairy, sugar, caffeine, unfiltered water etc. ) in hope that i can find a possible solution to this headache. ;) I am wondering if anyone else has found relief through this method? I eat mostly vegetarian, occasionally eating fish, but i consume a lot of soy and dairy products. I'm fairly active and would love to find a solution through diet and exercise.
200220 tn?1361955154 I don't want to stop eating the foods that I have added back to my diet. I wondered if anybody else has faced this and how did you get through it. I am still having a battle with my emotions from the thyroid and am going to therapy. I take papaya enzyme for the pain and it takes it away. I just don't know if I am hurting myself by eating these things even if I can handle it with the papaya. I am afraid that it would result in stomach cancer if I continue to eat this way.
619345 tn?1310345021 The best diet is to eat moderation portions and exercise. Anything else - all the fad diets and as soon as you eat anything outside the boundries the weight comes flying back on. I like the Weight Watchers diet....that way you can eat what you want if you have a craving, even McDonalds and stuff like that but you loose weight too. It's really the only thing that ever worked for me - I have no willpower and when I want something it drives me insane.......
190885 tn?1333029491 I was told years ago not to eat grapefruit with my thyroid medicine. I think it can increase the amount in your body, very similar to what happened to Joe. This is a good thing for everyone to know. I am sure there is a list of medications that grapefruit can change. Billy I am sure you will be fine, it took time to gain and it will take time to lose Funny I thought I would gain with all that fat I ate and then the Holidays came which I normally gain 10, instead I lost weight.
Avatar f tn I had been used to just drinking soda and then not thinking of adding in a snack during that time because I was sucking down sugar in my soda. But then after I switched to diet soda, being used to not eating snacks because of being used to drinking soda, I still didn't eat any snacks and it turned out that my headaches were the result of low blood sugar. I found that out after getting it through my thick head that once I ate something my headache went away.
Avatar n tn hi im not doing the hcg diet but i will be taking hcg to get my test levels back to normal I start in about 4 wks lol but I would still be intrested in ur support group never been in any kind of group how does it work?
Avatar n tn My husband and I can personally attest to the fact that after those three days are over, you can eat literally anything that you want, without any regard whatsoever for calories, provided that you strictly stay away from starches and sugars for the first three weeks following the diet.
251922 tn?1193786078 That is right in line w/ what Dr. S. said it should be. I can not wait to expand to the phase 3 diet however I plan to follow that close as well becuse Dr. S says it is crucial for long term success. Just want to share this as I found it so awsome. I have a off road race truck with a 5 point seatbelt system that was set to my size. I got in the truck today and the belt was over 7 inches loose !! Totally unbelivable...............................I'm shrinking fast,.
256349 tn?1189759437 I don't really know what phase 2 and 3 are because I don't know much about the HCG diet. I am trying to get my body in shape to loose weight and I feel after years of constipation, this should be my first step. I have just gotten in the state of mind to really make a change. Thanks for your help.