IMO waiting and hour before eating is a better deal if you want the most bang for your thyroid hormone buck.
Also... I'd take minerals like calcium and iron... as well as any vitamins... at lunch rather than at breakfast, or even with dinner.
There's been recent studies that calcium supplements are not good for the heart and arteries, (heart attack and arterial calcification).
If you can get your calcium from food sources as much as possible, this would be the way to eat. If not make sure your calcium comes with co-factors like vitamin D, Vitamin K2, boron, magnesium, silica, zinc and copper and take it with a meal... which can have some of these minerals and vitamins in it to help get the calcium into the bones and out of the soft tissues.
Anyways, back to your questions about crucifers which is what Broccoli and Spinach are.
Its fine to eat them, you've just got to make sure you lightly steam them to disable the goitrogens they contain. Avoid raw crucifers.
Crucifers inhibit iodine absorption. So use iodized salt on your broccoli or a little bit of shaved seaweed... you can get this condiment at Asian markets, usually mixed with salt and sesame seed... and make sure your diet contains adequate selenium. I take a brazil nut a day for this mineral, nutritional yeast if you don't have glutamate sensitivity is another selenium containing food, as are tuna, garlic, mushrooms and many multivits.
You don't want to get too much iodine or selenium, either.
Too much isn't better, its overdose.
Its hard to say why your thyroid has been tough to regulate without knowing you and your eating habits, lifestyle, other meds you're on, stress levels, where you are in terms of fertility, alcohol consumption, the status of your liver and adrenals etc. All these are factors in the pathology of an autoimmune thyroid tissue attack and destruction causing some people to experience "flares"... periods of time where they feel lousy, when their bodies aren't using thyroid hormone correctly.
If it sounds complicated, that's because it is.
Welcome to our team and thanks for the question.
Edited by: MZZCHIEF at: 5/17/2013 (09:39)
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