Hello from the UK I've recently been diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism, for some reason the first thing that enters my head is my diet and in particular meat dairy etc I'd like to know if anyone else has this issue and if they have changed their diet and had any kind of success with it?
I have two children to look after who are my world!! I have started medication because the weight loss has been quite dramatic and because my levels are more than twice what they should be :-)
My advice is, make an appointment with a Dietitian. He or she will give you excellent advice and probably provide you with menu plans. You can probably make your own menu plans with your dietitian. I'm sure then you'll be well on your way to great health!
A gluten free diet has some relation to aiding thyroid problems. I'm gluten free and might have hypothyriodism so, I'm just the opposite of you. I hope you heal well! I've been on a gluten free diet and vegan/vegetarian diet for about 3 years now. I avoid oats, even gluten free oats as well. I've lost quite a bunch of weight. My doctor also informed me that I had very high cholesterol and very low amounts of good cholosterol. So, Tofu and soy products were a must along with olive oils, almonds, walnuts...all the good cholesterol raising foods. If you ask your dietitian for one they will probably give you one.
Although, if you are advised to gain weight they might want you to go on a high protein diet. So, meat, dairy, fish and other animal and seafood products are great for you! especially if you cholosterol is at healthy levels. I think the important issue is that you take great care of your health. So, anything else is less important.
If you want to know more about how I help my own conditon, you can just ask.
I agree that it might be worth finding a dietitian, natropath or macro counsellor that could advise you. They should be quite happy to work out a plan and stick to a plant based diet, in fact if you could find one that is vegan even better!
I would also suggest searching past posts on this website, as this topic has come up several times before and you might find some handy advice there.
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