What is the best hypothyroidism diet?
The type of diet that can really help you reverse thyroid imbalances?
About 4.6 percent of the U.S. population aged 12 and older has hypothyroidism and that’s almost 5 people out of every 100.
Hypothyroidism is a chronic illness that we help many of our female clients, with.
When someone first gets their diagnosis of hypothyroidism they typically have many questions that they want to seek answers for ranging from what causes hypothyroidism, the best hypothyroidism diet for weight loss, to hypothyroidism treatment and foods to eat with hypothyroidism.
My own hypothyroidism story began many years ago when I had a hypothyroidism test, and I spent well over a decade studying this condition and seeking the answers to these very questions.
I wanted to talk today about the best dietary strategy to assist you in balancing your hypothyroidism naturally.
And believe me when I say that diet plays a big part in the health or lack of it when it comes to your thyroid gland. So the right hypothyroidism diet is essential for the health of your thyroid.
Most people actually have no idea that diet has a big impact on the health of their thyroid.
Not only have I personally witnessed big changes with my thyroid health over the years by adopting a hypothyroidism diet, many of the clients we’ve helped over the years were able to reverse their low thyroid condition.
The big problem is that the mainstream medical establishment does not recognize that diet plays a big role in thyroid health and that, unfortunately, goes for health in general as well.
As a consequence women in general lack this knowledge and the right hypothyroidism diet to follow.
This is unfortunate as there are a lot of diets out there that don’t work well for people with hypothyroidism and so cause a lot of unnecessary suffering.
So what for example are some of the hypothyroidism symptoms that people can experience when suffering from this condition:
- Fatigue and sluggishness
- Increased sensitivity to cold
- Low libido
- Pale, dry skin
- A puffy face
- Hair loss
- Hoarse voice
- Unexplained weight gain
- Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness
- Excessive or prolonged menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia)
So as you can see with these kinds of symptoms they can dramatically alter the quality of your life.
This is why so many women who suffer from hypothyroidism are searching for answers and solutions to the struggle that having a low functioning thyroid can create in their lives.
Maybe you are already on medication but it’s just not working well for you and you still suffer health issues due to your poorly functioning thyroid gland.
I know ladies who have been on thyroid medication for many years yet still struggle and haven’t found that place where they feel much better and have the vitality levels and lifestyle that they dream of having.
So the question then is what is the best hypothyroidism diet to help you deal with your issues?
Well, let me tell you first off that it’s not a high-fat, low carb diet like many people think!
The problem is that eating high fat and typically this means eating lots of animal foods and so greatly limiting your carb intake can harm your overall health and also the health of your thyroid gland.
Research has shown us that going low carb can affect the thyroid gland by:
- A drop in metabolic rate and energy production (1)
- Causing a fall in the active thyroid T3 thyroid hormone (2)
- Raising the thyroid blocking Reverse T3 hormone levels (2)
All of these suppress your thyroid function and so negatively affect the health of your thyroid gland and so your overall health as well.
Further to this, studies have shown that a vegan diet was associated with reduced risk of hypothyroidism. (3)
A vegan diet was associated with half the risk of someone suffering from hypothyroidism when compared to an omnivore diet, which of course includes animal meat. (4)
One study found that diets eliminating animal products have rarely been associated with having hypothyroidism. (5)
Diet for hypothyroidism
Backed up by science and from my own experience and the many ladies I have worked with, following a sub-optimal diet like a high-fat, low carb diet is not going to benefit your thyroid health.
So a high carbohydrate diet that comes from healthy whole plant foods is very important for the health of your thyroid and so allow it to function at its best.
The results we get with our clients by switching them to high carbohydrate and high fruit diet, so by definition low fat is literally life-changing.
Imagine going from feeling tired all the time with low energy levels, dragging yourself around all day every day and experiencing other thyroid-related health issues like hair loss and weight gain to a life where you lose weight and become slimmer, gain much more energy and have more vitality and zest for life.
Which one would you choose for yourself?
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