I believe that choosing my diet carefully is the most important thing i can do for my health, as it relates to my wimpy thyroid. I'd MUCH rather limit foods that mess with my sense of well-being, than be able to eat "treats" OFTEN and juggle with pharmaceuticals and painkillers. Some people would rather go the other direction -- we all choose our own poisons! :-)
An AWFUL lot of hypothyroidism is of the autoimmune variety. It's well-established that wheat-eating is a trigger for this, via a leaky gut. Other things can cause it to happen, too, like components of dairy foods. Ergo, i will limit problematic foods. ...So what foods are problematic? A SHITLOAD of them, and many people (but not all) will find the same things more troublesome than others.
Many healthyfruitsandvegetables mess with intestinal integrity, for more reasons than i enumerated yesterday. But unfortunately, even a lot of "acceptable" items (in FODMAP terms) are, or should be, limited in the diet of the hypothyroid individual!
Among the conditionally acceptable:
And i didn't even strike out the nightshades, as i did the goitrogens! If you go further, and remove the starchy ones as most overweight individuals should, that leaves precious few "safe" vegetables to eat, and some of them definitely belong in the "garnish/flavoring" category rather than as belly-filling choices.Bamboo shootsBean shootsBeans (green)
Bok choy BroccoliCapsicumCarrotCeleryChivesCornCucumberEndiveEggplantGingerLettuceOlivesParsnipParsleyPotatoPumpkinSilverbeet [chard]Spring onion (green section) SpinachSquash Swede Sweet potatoTaroTomato TurnipYamZucchini
So this is YET ANOTHER reason i go light on the veggies -- so many are doubly problematic because of my physical limitations. I'm very happy for Dr. Wahls, that she healed herself with greenstuffs. I just wouldn't expect that EVERYBODY would have her good outcome.