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Functional Neurology: Foods to Eat and Avoid with Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid, causes the thyroid gland to produce excess amounts of hormones. The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ found in the center of the neck which releases hormones that regulate a variety of bodily functions, such as breathing, heart rate, temperature, and metabolism. Hyperthyroidism can cause bodily functions to speed up which may result in a variety of symptoms. Diet and lifestyle modifications can ultimately help improve an overactive thyroid. In the following article, we will discuss foods to eat and avoid with hyperthyroidism or an overactive thyroid.

 

Diet and lifestyle modifications can help improve an overactive thyroid. Several vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients are essential to balance thyroid function. Healthcare professionals generally recommend following a low-iodine diet together with other treatment options for hyperthyroidism. By way of instance, people with hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid, may follow a low-iodine diet before having radiation therapy. After treatment, it’s often still essential to follow a low-iodine diet. A variety of other foods can also help to protect the thyroid gland and reduce hyperthyroidism symptoms.

 

Foods to Eat with Hyperthyroidism

 

Low-iodine Foods

 

Iodine is an essential mineral that plays a role in the production of thyroid hormones. Low-iodine foods may help reduce thyroid hormones, including:

 

  • fresh or canned fruit
  • plain popcorn
  • unsalted nuts and nut butter
  • potatoes
  • oats
  • homemade bread or bread without dairy, eggs, and salt
  • egg whites
  • honey
  • maple syrup
  • coffee or tea
  • non-iodized salt

 

Cruciferous Vegetables

 

Cruciferous vegetables may also prevent the thyroid gland from utilizing iodine. Cruciferous vegetables that are beneficial for hyperthyroidism can include:

 

  • kale
  • collard greens
  • bok choy
  • Brussels sprouts
  • broccoli
  • cauliflower
  • bamboo shoots
  • mustard
  • cassava
  • rutabaga

Healthy fats

 

Healthy fats may help reduce inflammation. This helps balance thyroid hormones. Non-dairy fats are ultimately essential in a low-iodine diet, including:

 

  • coconut oil
  • avocados and avocado oil
  • olive oil
  • unsalted nuts and seeds
  • sunflower oil
  • flaxseed oil
  • safflower oil

 

Spices

 

Several spices have anti-inflammatory properties that may help balance thyroid function. Add a dose of antioxidants and flavor to your daily meals with:

 

  • green chilies
  • black pepper
  • turmeric

 

Vitamins and Minerals

 

Iron

 

Iron is essential for a variety of bodily functions, including the production of thyroid hormones. Add iron into your diet by eating various foods, including:

 

  • green leafy vegetables
  • nuts
  • seeds
  • dried beans
  • lentils
  • whole grains
  • poultry, such as chicken and turkey
  • red meat

 

Selenium

 

Selenium-rich foods may also help balance thyroid hormones. Selenium prevents cell and tissue damage. Several good sources of selenium can include:

 

  • Brazil nuts
  • chia seeds
  • sunflower seeds
  • mushrooms
  • couscous
  • oat bran
  • rice
  • poultry, such as chicken and turkey
  • meat, such as beef and lamb
  • tea

 

Zinc

 

Zinc helps turn the food we eat into energy. This mineral also promotes thyroid and immune health. Several food sources of zinc can also include:

 

  • cashews
  • pumpkin seeds
  • mushrooms
  • chickpeas
  • beef
  • lamb
  • cocoa powder

 

Calcium and Vitamin D

 

Hyperthyroidism causes brittle bones. Vitamin D and calcium are necessary to support healthy bones. Several good sources of calcium can include:

 

  • calcium-fortified orange juice
  • kale
  • spinach
  • collard greens
  • okra
  • almond milk
  • white beans
  • calcium-fortified cereals

 

Foods to Avoid with Hyperthyroidism

 

Excess Iodine

 

Eating excess iodine-rich or iodine-fortified foods can cause hyperthyroidism or an overactive thyroid. Avoid eating foods with excess iodine, including:

 

  • seaweed
  • algae
  • alginate
  • nori
  • kelp
  • agar-agar
  • carrageen
  • milk and dairy
  • cheese
  • egg yolks
  • sushi
  • fish
  • prawns
  • crabs
  • lobster
  • iodized water
  • some food colorings
  • iodized salt

 

Gluten

 

Gluten may cause inflammation and damage the thyroid. Even if you don’t have a gluten sensitivity or intolerance, avoid eating foods with gluten, including:

 

  • triticale
  • rye
  • malt
  • barley
  • brewer’s yeast
  • wheat

 

Soy

 

Although soy doesn’t have iodine, it’s been shown to affect treatments for hyperthyroidism in animal models. Avoid eating foods with soy, including

 

  • tofu
  • soy sauce
  • soy milk
  • soy-based creamers

 

Caffeine

 

Foods and drinks that have caffeine, such as soda, chocolate, tea, and coffee can worsen hyperthyroidism and increase symptoms of irritability, nervousness, anxiety, and rapid heart rate. Try replacing caffeinated foods and drinks with flavored water, natural herbal teas, or hot apple cider.

 

Nitrates

 

Substances known as nitrates may cause the thyroid gland to absorb too much iodine. This can lead to an enlarged thyroid and an overactive thyroid. Nitrates are naturally found in several foods. Processed foods and drinking water may also have added nitrates. Avoid foods with nitrates, including:

 

  • spinach
  • parsley
  • dill
  • lettuce
  • cabbage
  • celery
  • beets
  • turnip
  • carrots
  • pumpkin
  • endive
  • leeks
  • fennel
  • cucumber
  • processed meats, such as bacon, sausage, salami, and pepperoni

 

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Hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid, causes the thyroid gland to produce excess amounts of hormones. The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ found in the center of the neck which releases hormones that regulate a variety of bodily functions, such as breathing, heart rate, temperature, and metabolism. Diet and lifestyle modifications can ultimately help improve an overactive thyroid. Several vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients are essential to balance thyroid function. Healthcare professionals generally recommend following a low-iodine diet together with other treatment options for hyperthyroidism. A variety of other foods can also help to protect the thyroid gland and reduce hyperthyroidism symptoms. In the following article, we will discuss what foods to eat and what foods to avoid with hyperthyroidism or an overactive thyroid. Dr. Alex Jimenez D.C., C.C.S.T. Insight

 

Hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid, causes the thyroid gland to produce excess amounts of hormones. The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ found in the center of the neck which releases hormones that regulate a variety of bodily functions, such as breathing, heart rate, temperature, and metabolism. Hyperthyroidism can cause bodily functions to speed up which may result in a variety of symptoms. Diet and lifestyle modifications can ultimately help improve an overactive thyroid. In the article above, we discussed foods to eat and avoid with hyperthyroidism or an overactive thyroid.

 

Diet and lifestyle modifications can help improve an overactive thyroid. Several vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients are essential to balance thyroid function. Healthcare professionals generally recommend following a low-iodine diet together with other treatment options for hyperthyroidism. By way of instance, people with hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid, may follow a low-iodine diet before having radiation therapy. After treatment, it’s often still essential to follow a low-iodine diet. A variety of other foods can also help to protect the thyroid gland and reduce hyperthyroidism symptoms.

 

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References:

  1. Lights, Verneda, et al. “Hyperthyroidism.” Healthline, Healthline Media, 29 June 2016, http://www.healthline.com/health/hyperthyroidism.
  2. Mayo Clinic Staff. “Hyperthyroidism (Overactive Thyroid).” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 7 Jan. 2020, http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hyperthyroidism/symptoms-causes/syc-20373659.
  3. Aleppo, Grazia. “Hyperthyroidism Overview.” EndocrineWeb, EndocrineWeb Media, 10 July 2019, http://www.endocrineweb.com/conditions/hyperthyroidism/hyperthyroidism-overview-overactive-thyroid.
  4. Iftikhar, Noreen. “Hyperthyroidism Diet.” Healthline, Healthline Media, 12 June 2019, http://www.healthline.com/health/hyperthyroidism-diet.

 


 

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Additional Topic Discussion: Chronic Pain

Sudden pain is a natural response of the nervous system which helps to demonstrate possible injury. By way of instance, pain signals travel from an injured region through the nerves and spinal cord to the brain. Pain is generally less severe as the injury heals, however, chronic pain is different than the average type of pain. With chronic pain, the human body will continue sending pain signals to the brain, regardless if the injury has healed. Chronic pain can last for several weeks to even several years. Chronic pain can tremendously affect a patient’s mobility and it can reduce flexibility, strength, and endurance.

 

 


 

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Dr. Alex Jimenez utilizes a series of tests to help evaluate neurological diseases. The Neural ZoomerTM Plus is an array of neurological autoantibodies which offers specific antibody-to-antigen recognition. The Vibrant Neural ZoomerTM Plus is designed to assess an individual’s reactivity to 48 neurological antigens with connections to a variety of neurologically related diseases. The Vibrant Neural ZoomerTM Plus aims to reduce neurological conditions by empowering patients and physicians with a vital resource for early risk detection and an enhanced focus on personalized primary prevention.

 

Food Sensitivity for the IgG & IgA Immune Response

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Dr. Alex Jimenez utilizes a series of tests to help evaluate health issues associated with a variety of food sensitivities and intolerances. The Food Sensitivity ZoomerTM is an array of 180 commonly consumed food antigens that offers very specific antibody-to-antigen recognition. This panel measures an individual’s IgG and IgA sensitivity to food antigens. Being able to test IgA antibodies provides additional information to foods that may be causing mucosal damage. Additionally, this test is ideal for patients who might be suffering from delayed reactions to certain foods. Utilizing an antibody-based food sensitivity test can help prioritize the necessary foods to eliminate and create a customized diet plan around the patient’s specific needs.

 

Gut Zoomer for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

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Dr. Alex Jimenez utilizes a series of tests to help evaluate gut health associated with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). The Vibrant Gut ZoomerTM offers a report that includes dietary recommendations and other natural supplementation like prebiotics, probiotics, and polyphenols. The gut microbiome is mainly found in the large intestine and it has more than 1000 species of bacteria that play a fundamental role in the human body, from shaping the immune system and affecting the metabolism of nutrients to strengthening the intestinal mucosal barrier (gut-barrier). It is essential to understand how the number of bacteria that symbiotically live in the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract influences gut health because imbalances in the gut microbiome may ultimately lead to gastrointestinal (GI) tract symptoms, skin conditions, autoimmune disorders, immune system imbalances, and multiple inflammatory disorders.

 


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