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What kind of diet you should follow for hyperthyroidism?

Updated: Jan 24, 2021

The food you should eat

  • Whole foods: Diet should be based on meat, vegetables, fresh fruit and LOW quantities of fish (max 2 times per week). Small amounts of wild caught salmon are beneficial due to high omega 3-fatty acids.


- Beef, pork, eggs, poultry

- Wild Caught fish (small amount, max 2 times per week)


-Animal Fat

-Coconut Oil

-Extra Virgin Olive Oil

-Coconut butter

Fruit And Veggies:

- Fruit like berries, apples, cherries, bananas

-Vegetables like broccoli, Kale, Asparagus, Zucchini, Collard Greens

  • Green juices: Fresh green juices from vegetables such as kale and spinach (1 cup every 2nd day is enough). We want to reduce the number of lectins we consume but still get the nutritional benefit of vegetables. Goitrogens (broccoli, cauliflowers) can be eaten. They decrease the conversion of T4 into T3, which is beneficial for people who suffer from hyperthyroidism.

  • Probiotics: Taking probiotics can help you establish normal intestinal microflora and reduce inflammation. In Graves' disease, you want to use 60-100 billion CFU's per day.

  • Herbs: Herbs are anti-inflammatory. They will help to reduce the inflammation.

  • L-carnitine rich food: beefsteak and ground beef.

  • Bone Broth: Bone broth supports detoxification and heals the leaky gut

  • L-glutamine:is fundamental in repairing your intestinal tract. Taking l-glutamine can renew proper function to your GI tract and enhance immune function in the process. It also may decrease sugar cravings.

Best Herbs and supplements for hyperthyroid:

  • Bugleweed: may work as a thyroid suppressant and relieve symptoms of hyperthyroidism.

  • ThyroSoothe: It is a natural herbal remedy. ThyroSoothe is a unique all-natural herbal formula scientifically formulated to contain the following ingredients in therapeutic dosage: Bugleweed herb, Lemon balm herb, Motherwort herb. ThyroSoothe is used to safely maintain health and systemic balance of the thyroid and endocrine system.

  • Lemon Balm herb: is a herb of the mint family. Research suggests that lemon balm can stop the auto-antibodies from binding with the TSH receptor, specifically in patients with Graves’ disease.

  • Vitamin B1: helps with cardiovascular health, around 90% of patients with heart problems are usually deficient in vitamin B1. Hypothyroid patients should be particularly careful with heart health

The food you should avoid:

  • Gluten: (gluten-rich food like pasta or bread).

  • Sugar: It suppresses immune function and increases the inflammation.

  • Iodine foods: Kelp and other kinds of seaweed should be avoided. Avoid other sources of iodine such as iodized salt and seafood.

  • Dairy products: casein, this protein found in dairy has been linked to increased inflammation. Inflammation is associated with poor thyroid health.

  • Lectin rich food: Many lectins are proinflammatory, immunotoxic, and cytotoxic. Some lectins may also disrupt the endocrine function. What's more, lectins may be a hidden source of weight gain, even in an otherwise healthy diet. Lectins are present in most plant foods. The high lectin-containing foods are corn, corn-fed meats, grains, casein milk, nightshades, peanuts, cashews and unfermented soybeans, legumes.

  • Inflammatory fats and industrial seed oils (sunflower oil, canola oil, etc.)

  • Refined carbohydrates

  • Processed foods

  • Packaged food with preservatives: linked to increased intestinal permeability

  • Alcohol

  • Corn and soy: Highly GMO and very allergic.

  • The food you are allergic to

  • Multivitamin supplements

  • Conventional cough syrups: Some medicines and cough syrups may contain a lot of iodine, you should always check or consult your doctor.

*** High-lectin foods such as legumes and grains can be made safer to eat. Proper soaking, cooking, fermenting, sprouting, and removing seeds can help.

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