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PETROLHEAD Posts: 52
12/22/09 4:27 P

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I did not realise flax seed was a goitrogenic so I googled it and yup you are absolutely correct. However I have to say that there are so many foods that have or can contain goitrogenics that I believe its far easier to limit those foods especially if they contain the brassica family and soy (my pet hate and yet it is added in so many foods). I don't eat much flaxseed anyway so no problem limiting that one. FYI, I found more info on goitrogenics here http://functionalmedicineblog.com/goitroge
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As for taking Synthroid I would say it is imperative to take Synthroid with some water and then eat nothing else for a minimum of 30 mins preferably 1 hr. Drinking water by the way is okay but definately not coffee which acts against Synthroid and in some cases tea as well(watch the caffeine).

My Dr told me a couple of years ago to make sure I left 4 hrs between taking my Synthroid and my taking any of my vitamins for the same reason. So I now take some vitamins with lunch and some with dinner. I have found that when I took a buffered timed release vit-C in the middle of the day that that too over time interacted with my Synthroid badly so I now make sure I do not buy any time-released vits.

Also forget grapefruit juice any closer to your Synthroid than six hours as that too affects Synthroid - another fruit that does the same is cranberries.

You are probably thinking what a pain all this is - well yes it is initially but once you get it all sorted out and working for you then its not too bad. We are all different in the way we react to things so trial and error it is.





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12/22/09 2:43 P

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thank you for the info.

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12/22/09 2:09 P

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Flax seed is goitrogenic, meaning it slows down any thyroid function that you have.

It's best to take synthroid alone and not consume anything else for an hour if possible.

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12/22/09 1:01 P

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does flax seed hinders the absorption of synthroid?

thanks

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