Hypothyroid Support: 5 Simple WOW Tips and Tricks

Updated: Oct 23, 2018

Many of my clients suffer from Hypothyroid. Here are my 5 simple WOW tips and tricks to help manage and reduce your symptoms.

1. Cut out common allergy foods such as gluten, wheat, sugar, dairy, soy, coffee, and citrus fruits. Stir clear of excess caffeine, alcohol, cigarette smoke and refined grains. Eat whole grains, nutrient rich foods and lots of greens.

2. Make sure to cook cruciferous vegetables and fruits because they contain natural chemicals called goitrogens that can interfere with thyroid hormone synthesis, thyroid medication, and/or can compete with iodine uptake by the thyroid. If you choose to include these vegetables and fruits, limit your consumption to 5 oz (cooked) a day.

3. Selenium: Having a selenium deficiency can worsening your iodine deficiency which are two essential minerals for your thyroid health. If you do not have enough selenium and iodine in your diet, your thyroid can not function properly.

To find out if you need to add selenium to your diet, ask your doctor to check your mineral levels. If you’re low in selenium, you can either take a selenium supplement or simply, eat two Brazil nuts a day.