How to Lose Weight: Underactive Thyroid
Diet Tips for Low Thyroid Treatment

Need to lose weight and have more energy?  Want a natural low thyroid treatment that works?

Do you have an underactive thyroid or thyroid disorder symptoms?

  • Best to try a low thyroid diet plan first, before taking a pill for the rest of your life!

If it is very hard for you to lose weight, or if you are constantly tired, you may consider a low thyroid treatment diet, not pills. Why?

  • Because your thyroid hormones help regulate your fat loss, mood AND energy level!

When these are out of whack, you will get problems with fat loss, energy or mood!

  • Why NOT just "TAKE A PILL FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?"

(levothyroxine sodium, Synthroid, Levoxyl, Levothroid, Unithroid)

Because your own thyroid gland makes the right balance of hormones for you to lose weight and get more energy. Getting it right with medication is virtual rocket science, with T1, T2, T3, T4 tests etc. 

Best to try these underactive thyroid diet tips first:

  • Find out here how Herbalists get their patients OFF their MEDS using mineral rich sea vegetables!
  • Also find out which foods NOT to eat because they suppress your thyroid.

Here's what you need in foods, minerals and herbs for thyroid health!

Why a Natural Low Thyroid Treatment?

For a natural low thyroid treatment, you'll need to know, "Why are thyroid problems so common?"

Why?  Well, there are COMMON FOODS and POLLUTANTS that INTERFERE with your hormones -- especially your thyroid hormones.

  • New factors in both our diet and in the environment are being shown to “INTERRUPT THYROID FUNCTION,” and this is contributing to the epidemic of obesity, fatigue and ill health.

With a thyroid diet and foods or adding herbs for thyroid problems, you can get your thyroid working again AND losing weight!

Easy Natural Thyroid Treatment with Sea Veggies!

Easy to Solve Thyroid Problems naturally?

  • YES, it is easy to solve thyroid problems with sea veggies, according to herbalist Ryan Drum!

“Many times I have seen chronically exhausted patients exhibit complete symptom resolution after several weeks of adding 5-10 grams of seaweeds to their daily diets, ” Ryan Drum, PhD, AHG.

  • Sea vegetables or seaweeds provide ample supplies of most of the essential trace elements required for adequate enzyme functioning throughout the body but especially in the liver and endocrine glands.

They provide thyroid gland aid from both sustained regular reliable dietary sources of bio molecular iodine and from thyroxin-like molecules present in marine algae.

Uncomplicated seaweed therapy works as a low thyroid treatment for most cases of underactive thyroid. Why?

  • The re-mineralizing that occurs with sea vegetable treatment provides abundant trace minerals including iodine and selenium for restoring thyroid function.

How to Use Sea Veggies for Low Thyroid Treatment

Here's how to use sea vegetables in your thyroid diet plan:

Herbalist Ryan Drum, has successfully prescribed daily dietary dosages of 3-5 grams of a good powdered kelp which provide enough iodine and most of the essential trace elements:

  • 4 grams of powdered seaweed per day is 1 ounce per week, is 3 and 1/4 pounds of seaweed per year.
  • Any seaweed contains more available dietary iodine than any land plant.

Add This to Your Thyroid Diet Plan

Sea Veggies Best For Your Thyroid!

Given that pollution can be avoided by no one, we would all do well to add foods to our diet that protect the thyroid, even if not diagnosed with hypothyroidism.

A simple effective step is to use seaweeds, or sea vegetables as your preventive medicine.

  • Sea Vegetables Are the BEST DIETARY SOURCES OF ESSENTIAL MINERALS:

All essential minerals are provided by dietary seaweeds. No land plant even remotely approaches seaweeds as sources of metabolically-required minerals.

  • The seaweeds with the most available iodine are the giant kelps of the northern hemisphere, with the highest concentrations of iodine occurring in the most NORTHERN KELPS.

GOOD SOURCES for Pacific Sea Vegetables and the BEST Iodine-rich KELP:

Underactive Thyroid Diet: 3 Foods NOT to Eat

What FOODS SUPPRESS Your Thyroid?

SOY and Cruciferous VEGGIES of the cabbage family: broccoli, cauliflower etc.

1. DIETARY FLAVONOIDS: The isoflavones in soya foods may depress thyroid function through TPO inhibition. Genistein and equol, are inhibitors of thyroid peroxidase, the thyroid follicle enzyme which makes T4 and T3.

This inhibition may generate goiters, hypothyroidism, and autoimmune thyroiditis.

  • Since isoflavones are being touted as cancer preventatives, especially for breast and prostate cancers, their addition to non-soya foods may be a potential thyroid disaster.

Isoflavones can stop the thyroid from making hormones. (In scientific terms: these flavenoids inhibit the thyro-peroxidase that catalyzes iodination and thyroid hormone biosynthesis.” PMID: 17651757 PubMed)

2. CABBAGE, CAULIFLOWER, KALE, RUTABAGA, AND KOHLRABI, contain a compound called thiocyanate found in such Brassicae plants which INHIBITS the thyroid.

  • This thyroid inhibiting substance is also found in tropical plants such as cassava, lima beans, linseed, bamboo shoots, and sweet potatoes.

3. CORN AND SOYA OILS: Pig farmers know that pigs will grow fatter by feeding them corn and soy oil. Why?

  • These oils suppress the thyroid, causing the pigs to grow fatter. Hope you get the idea about these foods!

4. Tobacco smoke is also a source of thiocyanate.

Underactive Thyroid Treatment: 2 Common Mineral Deficiencies

1. IODINE DEFICIENCY: the essential trace element iodine is the central constituent of thyroid hormones.

Some experts say that our current dietary iodine intake is too low so that we are not protected against today’s levels of radiation and environmental pollution that harms the thyroid.

  • Why you might not get enough iodine? Fluorine, chlorine, and bromine take it out of the body.

Fluorine, chlorine, (in our water) and bromine are all more chemically reactive than iodine; when in the body, they all tend to disrupt stable iodine molecules, displacing the iodine and causing its excretion.

We get bromine from pesticides, dough conditioners, and from disinfectants for water in hot tubs and commercial spas.

2.  SELENIUM DEFICIENCY: An essential trace element, selenium, is also required for appropriate thyroid hormone synthesis, activation and metabolism. (Biochimie. 1999 May;81(5):527-33.)

  • Many areas of the world’s soils are selenium deficient, so that what you eat will not give enough selenium.

Which Meds Disrupt Your Thyroid?

You can have Thyroid Problems because of THYROID DISRUPTIVE MEDICATIONS:

  • Aspirin, HRT, warfarin or Coumadin and other anti clotting drugs, many Antidepressants and Steroids, particularly Cortisone and Prednisone.

ALL CORTICOSTEROIDS Tend To Depress Thyroid Function!

Both internal and topical steroid use, including:

  • Prednisone
  • topical prednisone creams
  • Salicylates

ANTICOAGULANTS e.g. warfarin (Coumadin) can also aggravate existing mild hypothyroidism.

Pollution Causes Your Weight Loss Programs to Fail?

Industrial and household pollutants are making us fat.

How?

Scientists at Laval University found that as people lose weight, the chemicals that had been stored in their fat were released into their blood.

And as the levels of pollutants rose in dieters, THEIR LEVELS OF ESSENTIAL THYROID HORMONES – NECESSARY FOR MAINTAINING AN EFFICIENT METABOLISM – FELL DRAMATICALLY.

According to Dr. Angelo Tremblay, who has studied their effect on weight loss programs, says that:

  • “Organochlorines essentially shut down the metabolic furnace that helps the body burn fat.”

Can't Lose Weight because of Pollution?

HORMONE DISRUPTORS are everywhere in our daily life:

  • Common pesticides, flame retardants, and every-day household and industrial products!

Pollutants CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN, according to Dr. Baillie-Hamilton, of the Occupational and Environmental Health Research Group, Stirling University, because of the way industrial pollutants interact with the sympathetic nervous system.

  • The sympathetic nervous system releases hormones like adrenaline and noradrenaline that affect the appetite, particularly for fat.

These hormones also affect the ability and desire to exercise, as well as regulating body temperature, so that while you are exercising you are also burning calories more efficiently.

  • “Chemicals like organochlorines act directly on the sympathetic nervous system attacking each and every part of the way it works,” she explains. “It’s like a chemical cosh."

These chemicals reduce levels of important hormones that are needed to lose weight and maintain weight loss, because they block and even destroy the hormone receptors in fat cells!

"This means the hormones can’t communicate with the fat cell and the cell becomes less sensitive to those metabolism-regulating hormones that are in circulation.”

  • The list of neurotoxins and hormone disruptors is long, and includes common pesticides, flame retardants, and every-day household and industrial products.

Dentists are still using mercury even though mercury is a well known anti thyroid substance -- causing inhibition of deiodinases and thyroid peroxidase.

  • It is no wonder that thyroid problems and weight loss problems go together!

Stress Causes Low Thyroid and Weight Problems

Yes, ongoing emotional stress can be the main cause of your thyroid problems!

  • There is a body of science showing how stress disrupts thyroid function, BLOCKING or REDUCING the activation of the basic thyroid hormone (T4) stopping it from becoming the active form (T3).

The “relaxation reserves” for any person are all the things in one’s life that feel good. This includes adequate sleep, refreshing exercise, enjoyable activities – compared to all the demands of a person’s life.

  • When these go out of balance then constant feelings of stress can disturb your thyroid hormone function.

Why a Natural Low Thyroid Treatment?

If you are already taking medications for hypothyroidism you can certainly benefit from adding sea vegetables to your diet, to work with your doctor to reduce your medications. Why?

  • Your body can best regulate the exact amount of hormones that YOU need. Regulating YOU with medication takes a lot of skill and dedication and is a balancing act beyond the scope of the average GP.

Thyroid medications have drawbacks!!  There are serious PROBLEMS:

Treating hypothyroidism with thyroid hormone can:

  • induce hyperthyroidism
  • REDUCE BONE MASS in postmenopausal women
  • increase the risk of ATRIAL FIBRILLATION, or AFIB

A clinical trial found a significant worsening in anxiety scores with L-thyroxine versus a placebo!

Hashimoto Thyroid Disease

Do you have an autoimmune thyroid disease?

  • Hashimoto thyroid disease is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States -- low thyroid.

It's named after the first doctor who described this condition, Dr. Hakaru Hashimoto, in 1912.

What causes Hashimotos thyroiditis?

  • Hashimoto's thyroiditis is a condition caused by inflammation of the thyroid gland.

It is an autoimmune thyroid disease, which means that the body inappropriately attacks the thyroid gland--as if it was foreign tissue.

  • The underlying cause of the autoimmune process still is unknown, but stress and trauma are suspected if you are "pre-disposed."

Hashimoto's thyroiditis tends to run in families, and also go along with other autoimmune conditions such as Type 1 diabetes, and celiac disease.

This autoimmune thyroid disease is 5-10 times more common in women than in men and most often starts in adulthood.

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Low Thyroid Treatment to Lose Weight

We hope that you can make a thyroid diet plan to suit.

We've explained how to avoid medication for the rest of your life, by using a thyroid diet with herbs for thyroid "rehabilitation."

Instead of meds...

  • First try a natural thyroid treatment with sea vegetables such as kelp and dulse. This can work wonders.  Best to add these to your diet or get kelp pills.
  • To lose weight, you need to STOP eating all thyroid suppressing foods: soy, the cabbage family and corn oil!

We look forward to hearing from you with underactive thyroid diet tips that worked as a natural thyroid treatment!

Autoimmune Thyroid Disease?

  • Thyroid disorder symptoms that are immune related can also be re-balanced with natural supplements.  
  • Hashimoto thyroid disease can also be helped naturally.

An over-active, or hyperthyroid can be helped by immune balancing supplements. 

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  • Cat thyroid problems?

If your vet wants your cat on meds and or a thyroid diet for the rest of its life, ask me about immune supplements first! Why?

My elderly cat re-gained her weight and was normal again after feeding her an immune-balancing ideal protein supplement. It worked! No meds, and no thyroid diet!

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