Are there any foods or vitiams that can be taken for low thyroid instead of taking synthroid pills?
I have written a hub on this subject. You can read it at http://hubpages.com/hub/Thyroid-Disease … ve-Thyroid
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
The answer that I've given you yesterday as sweetdominique still stands. I changed ma account and lost all my hubs. I did some more research and found out that it is absolutely necessary for you to restore your adrenal balance. The best supplement to do it is the DHEA. Remember, however, that you should always consult your health care provider before you begin your supplementation.
Wishing you great health,
Dominique, formerly sweetdominique
It seems that I'm not allowed to give a one word answer but rather than retype 95% of everything I've ever written, here.
I'll leave the obvious up to you.
you've already gotten some great advice regarding what to take, but I wanted to add that if you are taking Synthroid (or have taken it in the past) to be sure to take care of your bones.
Synthroid is hard on bones; get a bone density test to see where you're at. Calcium is important, but silica is essential.
When the thyroid gland is surgically removed or is over or under active, the doctor will prescribe a proper dosage of Synthroid
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