Sorry about your thyroid woes, yes they do run in the family, and good health habits are no protection it seems... it just delays the inevitable in many cases.
Since you're a vegan, here's a few things you MAY have overlooked... forgive me it it sounds as if I am pointing out the obvious...
1. B12... There's no dietary vegan source of B12 so ya gotta supplement.Methylcobalamin preferable to cyanocobalamin.
2. K2... for your bones, natto is a great vegan source or you can supplement with Mk-7.
3. Taurine... an organic acid that helps with all sorts of things (bloating, nerve transmission, muscle building, homeostasis of sodium/potassium pump), is missing from vegan diet.
4. Selenium to activate T4 to T3 conversion.
5. 150 mcgs of iodine a day. Too much or too little of this will cause auto-immune thyroid problems.
7. DHA from algae.
8. Beware soy protein (tofu, soymilk) as soy protein isoflavones (genistein and diadzein) compromise thyroid function.
9. Whole chia seed preferable to flaxseed oil.
Fortified brewer's (nutritional) yeast from non-GMO beets has been a real helpful way for me to get selenium and my B vitamins.... as well as a host of amino acids. Brazil nuts is another plentiful source of selenium. No doubt you're familiar with these, but in cause you're not...
Sounds like you've got a healthy program going with your great dietary choices and fitness activities... and excellent foundation for good health...
Welcome to the team!
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