There are foods and supplements to be taken and others to be avoided when you suffer from low thyroid. Patients on medications sometimes feel that they want some other kind of treatment. They are not always supported by their medical practitioners and feel quite alone in their suffering.
Thyroid is a very "fragile" organ and its deficiencies are not easy to treat. But there are ways to take care of your problem nutritionally.
One of the most important supplements is L-Tyrosine, an amino acid that supports the function of a healthy thyroid. it is a precursor to the body's own hormone thyroxine. You should take 500 mg L-Tyrosine on empty stomach.
You may prefer to indulge in tyrosine-rich foods like avocados, bananas, almonds, pumpkin seeds, legumes, lean chicken meat, and fish among others.
In order to produce thyroid hormones the body needs iodine. You can easily supplement your diet with sea vegetable, salt water fish, and sea salt that has its natural content of iodine and sea minerals.
You should also supplement with high quality multivitamin especially high in Vitamin B complex, essential fatty acids, Vitamins C and E, selenium, and zinc. Add probiotics to your diet and keep your intestines healthy.
Just as there are foods that support thyroid function, there are foods that are detrimental to this organ. Avoid foods that are goitrogenic, like unfermented soy products and cruciferous vegetables. You should also watch the intake of gluten containing foods.
Healthy thyroid is associated with optimal levels of Vitamin D. Our bodies produce Vitamin D when we are exposed to sun. During Winter when our exposure to sun is minimal, we need to supplement. Fatty salt water fish and fish liver oil are the best sources of this vitamin.
A more detailed information is being offered by Mary J. Shomon who wrote numerous books on this subject and who also has a website. You may want to check this out as well. She is dispensing advice in her newsletter and has created forums for thyroid sufferers.
In radiant health