When the body doesn't produce enough thyroid hormones, it can cause fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, skin issues, mood swings, and many other symptoms.
The thyroid is a small gland that sits on the base of your neck and produces thyroid hormones that affect nearly every cell in the body.
Hypothyroidism is when the gland does not release enough thyroid hormones, most commonly causing fatigue and weight gain.
Accoridng to the British Thyroid Foundation, there are no specific foods or dietary supplements that are helpful in treating thyroid disorders.
However there are many academic articles that that state that in order to achieve healthy thyroid (and overall bodily) function, deficiencies in iodine, magnesium, iron, selenium should be avoided.
These minerals are important for the optimal function of our thyroid, and it would be amiss to mention that there are also food groups that although not necessarily harmful, still work against thyroid health (and for a bioavailable form of Magnesium check out our Reforming Liquid).
Here is our Checklist for what foods to pay attention to for optimal Thyroid Health*:
Limit the consumption of Soy as large amounts might interfere with the absorption of the thyroid hormone.
Consume enough protein, preferable from a lean source such as fish or beans.
Choose healthy oils, such as olive oil and avocado oil.
Reduce saturated fats, which come mainly from animal products such as meat and cheese.
Avoid trans fats, which take the form of hydrogenated oils in processed foods.
Choose complex carbohydrates found in whole-grain foods, fruits and vegetables.
Increase dietary fiber for elimination and digestive improvement. A diet rich in whole-grain foods including a vast variety of whole vegetables and fruits ensures that you have a sufficient supply of dietary fiber. For a high quality soluble fibre source consume our Radiance Powder.
*Checklist is based off recommendations from Harvard Health @ health.harvard.edu