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10/10/12 11:03 A

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I also have hypothyroidism and take meds for it. Like Carol, I need to avoid soy although I do on occasion eat edamame (fresh soy beans). I am currently on 75mg of levothyroxine and my thyroid function is checked once a year to see if the meds need to be increased. Like Carol, I have not been given a list of foods to eat to improve thyroid function but would like to know if there are any that help. Getting enough rest and exercise also increase energy levels.

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10/10/12 10:08 A

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10/10/12 7:05 A

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Foods high in B vitamins (nourishing), and high in iodine ( spirulina, kelp) because iodine helps regulate the thyroid and the pituitary gland( which regulates the thyroid). I have known of folks on the low end of the thyroid test -- not enough for meds -- to supplement kelp and Vitamin B12 to stave off medication. Does not work for all, but the right foods may tone down
the need to increase the meds once you have to take them. I am a firm believer in doing diet to help all kinds of health problems. We have to eat anyway, may as well eat what helps.



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10/9/12 11:00 P

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I too have an underactive thyroid and I am taking meds for it. After I had been on it for a while, I started to lose weight again. I was working so hard at losing weight and getting no where, so my dr tested my thyroid and found out what she suspected the problem was. I feel better and I am losing weight.

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10/9/12 10:17 P

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Hi, Mamarose. I have slow to no thyroid function without medication - they have switched my dosage several times over the years as thyroid function will change from time to time. The only thing I've been told to stay away from is soy products. I've never been told to eat any particular foods. I am a big fruit and vegetable person and I eat more chicken then meat or fish. I also eat beans and nut butters. I wasn't clear as to whether you are on thyroid meds or not emoticon It took me a long time to get my doctor to check my thyroid but finally under threat of being "fired" he agreed to have my thyroid function tested. This was about 12 years ago, and when it was finally checked it showed I had almost no thyroid function. No wonder I used to feel like crawling on my desk and taking a nap at about 1 o'clock in the afternoon every day emoticon As soon as I got on Synthroid I got my energy back. I had to take Synthroid the first couple of years because for some unknown reason the generic just didn't work for me, and it would make me feel palpitated. After a couple of years I tried the generic again, Levothyroxine, and now I can take it with no problems. Just remember if you do take thyroid meds to take them on an empty stomach and at least 2 hours before or after other medications and supplements. I actually have an alarm set on my cell phone and I keep it on my nightstand. I take my thyroid medication at 6 a..m. and go back to sleep until my alarm goes off at 8 a.m. and then I get up and take my first does of calcium with my breakfast. As long as I take my Levothyroxine, my energy levels are normal. I can pretty much eat whatever I want to - as long as I track my food and stay within my calorie range, keeping a check that I'm getting the proper balance of carbs, protein, and fat emoticon You can lose weight with a slow thyroid, but it may not come off as fast as you'd like it to. I have lost 13 pounds since May but I am two sizes smaller and feel much lighter - so no complaints emoticon Did you know there is a Spark Team for people with thyroid issues emoticon You might want to check it out. Good luck and even with thyroid issues emoticon .

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10/9/12 8:01 P

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I would like to hear from anyone who is suffering from hypothyroidism. I need to know what foods work best for energy without causing issues.

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