Your Thyroid Might Be Making You A Debbie Downer

Click to register I’m not usually one to get caught up in celebrity gossip, but the other day, I couldn’t help but notice a headline about a celeb who has been battling a serious thyroid disorder. Thyroid disorders? Autoimmunity? I’m in. Long story short, this …

What are Goitrogens and How Do They Affect My Thyroid?

Goitrogens are substances that disrupt the production of thyroid hormones by interfering with iodine uptake in the thyroid gland. This triggers the pituitary to release thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), which then promotes the growth of thyroid tissue, eventually leading to goiter. Goiter will eventually adversely affect …

Thyroid problems and iodine deficiency

Iodine is a micronutrient required for thyroid hormone production. Adequate (but not excessive) levels of iodine, a trace element found mostly in the soil and water of coastal areas, are required for the synthesis of the thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), which play …

Do Low-Carb Diets and Low Thyroid Sufferers Mix?

Are you jumping on the low-carb bandwagon? It’s true; low-carb diets can be an effective way to lose weight and reduce risks associated with low thyroid function like obesity and cardiovascular disease. The low-carb diet forgoes carbohydrates and replaces them with fat and protein. Some …