Goitrogenic foods can be a problem, especially for people with thyroid issues. Check out this infographic for more information on which foods are goitrogenic, how you can limit their effects, and who should be extra-concerned about goitrogens.
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Are you one of the 20 million Americans who has thyroid disease? Have you taken proactive steps to improve your thyroid health, such as cleaning up your diet and supplementing with thyroid-supportive nutrients, but with little to no improvement? If this sounds like you, you may be missing a big piece of the thyroid puzzle—chronic stress. Read on to learn more about the stress–thyroid connection and get 12 tips on reducing stress in your daily life.
Note: This article was originally published in July 2010 and was updated in May 2018 to include the latest research. My original discussion of the research on iodine and selenium still stands, but I have updated my recommendations for iodine testing in light of new evidence and added a section with practical steps for correcting iodine status.
When lab results for thyroid function come back as “normal,” it’s easy to assume that everything is functioning well. However, there are several different reasons these results can be misleading. Today we answer a listener question and discuss the various reasons why a “normal” lab result may not always mean optimal thyroid function.
The green smoothie fad has taken the world by storm, with everyone from staunch vegans to Paleo people hopping on the kale-and-spinach-laden beverage bandwagon. While green smoothies have gained a reputation for being extremely healthy, these drinks have a dark side that few people are aware of. Read on to learn about the health problems associated with the “over-enthusiastic” consumption of green smoothies and why drinking these beverages regularly may not be conducive to optimal health.
Do you have high cholesterol? Are you concerned about your heart health? You might want to get your thyroid checked out. Thyroid hormones play a major role in lipid metabolism and are one of the major causes of high cholesterol. Read on to learn more.