Your Guide to Losing Weight With Hypothyroidism…

To treat hypothyroidism naturally without drugs…

The reason why you need more Selenium & Vitamin E in your diet is because…

The reason why you need more iodine in your diet is because…

The reason why you need more Zinc & copper in your diet is because…

6 More ways you can cure hypothyroidism naturally…

1. Get 20 minutes of sunlight daily

The best source of Vitamin D to help cure hypothyroidism comes from natural sunlight. Vitamin D is necessary for normal thyroid hormone production.

2. You may need more L-tyrosine

L-tyrosine is just an amino acid that is used by your thyroid along with iodine, to activate the metabolism boosting T3 and T4 hormones.

L-tyrosine is found in many protein foods such as meats, dairy products, fish, wheat and oats but If protein makes up 30% of your diet then you're probably already getting enough L-tyrosine in your diet.

3. Try not to get stressed out too much

Bad stress is one of the major causes of hypothyroidism and as you may know…

Stress causes the hormone Cortisol to be released in your body and cortisol limits your thyroid hormone production and Cortisol also causes belly fat so Go here to see how to deal with stress

4. Avoid Chlorine & Fluoride

Chlorine & Fluoride BLOCK the iodine receptors in the thyroid gland (see why iodine is important for treating hypothyroidism) but basically…

The less Iodine = Less thyroid hormone production and since most tap water is full of fluorine & chlorine…

You need to drink bottled water that is Chlorine & Fluoride free and you need to avoid toothpaste that contains fluoride and just to prove how important it is that you avoid fluoride…

Fluoride use to be used as a drug to treat hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid) because it makes the thyroid underactive very quickly.

5. Stop Smoking

Smoking impairs both thyroid hormone secretion and thyroid hormone action.

6. Exercise 30-to-60 minutes a day

Exercising will improve blood flow to your thyroid which will lead to more production of thyroid hormone and the more intense your exercise is = the better the blood flow to your thyroid.

3 Herbs that help treat hypothyroidism…

1. Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha has traditionally been used in Ayurvedic medicine to support the thyroid gland. Studies show that it enhances thyroid function and produces a significant increase in T4 thyroid hormone.

Click Here To Get Ashwagandha

2. Guggul extract

Research in mice shows Guggul extract to have very strong thyroid stimulating actions & it increases iodine uptake (see why that's important here) and…

New research on women with hypothyroidism shows that women who took a Guggul supplement every day were more likely to lose weight.

Click here to get Guggul Extract

3. Coleus Foreskohlii

A herb native to subtropical areas of India, Thailand and Burma. It is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine. Its active constituent Forskolin has been shown to increase the production of thyroid hormones and stimulate their release.

Click here to get Coleus Forskohlii

The foods you want to avoid with hypothyroidism are Goitrogens &…

Goitrogens are mainly found in soybean-related foods & cruciferous vegetables and many other foods like peaches, strawberries and millet (click here to see the full list) and…

You want to avoid Goitrogens because they contain chemicals that make it harder for your thyroid to make thyroid hormones that keep your metabolism normal and since it may be impossible for you to completely avoid all goitrogenic foods in your diet…

You can cook goitrogenic foods to remove the chemicals that interfere with normal thyroid function plus eating these goitrogenic foods in moderation and not excessively eating them won't have any bad effects on your thyroid and…

Here's a list of some common Goitrogenic foods…

If you think you have hypothyroidism because you can't lose weight…

Then "Not being able to lose weight" is not the only sign you may have hypothyroidism because… 

Here are some other symptoms to look for before you say have hypothyroidism…

Hypothyroidism self assessment test

Take the test below to see if there's a chance you might have hypothyroidism.

Physical fatigue or lethargy (Only Pick One)

rarely or never have the symptom-----------------

the symptom is mild and/or only occasional-------

the symptom is moderate and/or frequent----------

the symptom is severe and/or almost constant-----

Energy is worse first thing in morning, even after good sleep (Only Pick One)

rarely or never have the symptom-----------------

the symptom is mild and/or only occasional-------

the symptom is moderate and/or frequent----------

the symptom is severe and/or almost constant-----

Feel the cold more quickly than most other people (Only Pick One )

rarely or never have the symptom-----------------

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Hands and feet often cold (Only Pick One )

rarely or never have the symptom-----------------

the symptom is mild and/or only occasional-------

the symptom is moderate and/or frequent----------

the symptom is severe and/or almost constant-----

Bowel movements less than once per day, or with difficulty (Only Pick One )

rarely or never have the symptom-----------------

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Dry skin or hair and/or hair loss (Only Pick One )

rarely or never have the symptom-----------------

the symptom is mild and/or only occasional-------

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the symptom is severe and/or almost constant-----

Difficulty losing weight, even when eating less or exercising more (Only Pick One )

rarely or never have the symptom-----------------

the symptom is mild and/or only occasional-------

the symptom is moderate and/or frequent----------

the symptom is severe and/or almost constant-----

Do not sweat much, even when exercising (Only Pick One )

rarely or never have the symptom-----------------

the symptom is mild and/or only occasional-------

the symptom is moderate and/or frequent----------

the symptom is severe and/or almost constant-----

Memory is worse than it used to be (Only Pick One )

rarely or never have the symptom-----------------

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Poor concentration (Only Pick One )

rarely or never have the symptom-----------------

the symptom is mild and/or only occasional-------

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the symptom is severe and/or almost constant-----

Depression (Only Pick One )

rarely or never have the symptom-----------------

the symptom is mild and/or only occasional-------

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Moody and irritable (Only Pick One )

rarely or never have the symptom-----------------

the symptom is mild and/or only occasional------

the symptom is moderate and/or frequent----------

the symptom is severe and/or almost constant-----

Pre-menstrual syndrome (Only Pick One )

rarely or never have the symptom-----------------

the symptom is mild and/or only occasional-------

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Low sex drive (Only Pick One )

rarely or never have the symptom-----------------

the symptom is mild and/or only occasional-------

the symptom is moderate and/or frequent----------

the symptom is severe and/or almost constant-----

Headaches, often worse in morning (Only Pick One )

rarely or never have the symptom-----------------

the symptom is mild and/or only occasional-------

the symptom is moderate and/or frequent----------

the symptom is severe and/or almost constant-----

Frequent infections(e.g. throat or lung infections) (Only Pick One )

rarely or never have the symptom-----------------

the symptom is mild and/or only occasional-------

the symptom is moderate and/or frequent----------

the symptom is severe and/or almost constant-----

Eyelids are swollen and puffy (Only Pick One )

rarely or never have the symptom-----------------

the symptom is mild and/or only occasional-------

the symptom is moderate and/or frequent----------

the symptom is severe and/or almost constant-----

Bags under the eyes (Only Pick One )

rarely or never have the symptom-----------------

the symptom is mild and/or only occasional-------

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the symptom is severe and/or almost constant-----

Face looks bloated (Only Pick One )

rarely or never have the symptom-----------------

the symptom is mild and/or only occasional-------

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the symptom is severe and/or almost constant-----

Yellowing of palms of hands and soles of feet (Only Pick One )

rarely or never have the symptom-----------------

the symptom is mild and/or only occasional-------

the symptom is moderate and/or frequent----------

the symptom is severe and/or almost constant-----

Movements are on the slow side (Only Pick One )

rarely or never have the symptom-----------------

the symptom is mild and/or only occasional-------

the symptom is moderate and/or frequent----------

the symptom is severe and/or almost constant-----

Thinking is on the slow side (Only Pick One)

rarely or never have the symptom-----------------

the symptom is mild and/or only occasional-------

the symptom is moderate and/or frequent----------

the symptom is severe and/or almost constant-----

Eyebrows are thinning out (Only Pick One )

rarely or never have the symptom-----------------

the symptom is mild and/or only occasional-------

the symptom is moderate and/or frequent----------

the symptom is severe and/or almost constant-----

Joint stiffness and pain, sometimes better after movement (Only Pick One )

rarely or never have the symptom-----------------

the symptom is mild and/or only occasional-------

the symptom is moderate and/or frequent----------

the symptom is severe and/or almost constant-----

Need a lot of sleep (Only Pick One )

rarely or never have the symptom-----------------

the symptom is mild and/or only occasional-------

the symptom is moderate and/or frequent----------

the symptom is severe and/or almost constant-----

Feel worse if a meal is missed (Only Pick One )

rarely or never have the symptom-----------------

the symptom is mild and/or only occasional-------

the symptom is moderate and/or frequent----------

the symptom is severe and/or almost constant-----

Dizziness or poor sense of balance (Only Pick One )

rarely or never have the symptom-----------------

the symptom is mild and/or only occasional-------

the symptom is moderate and/or frequent----------

the symptom is severe and/or almost constant-----

Nasal congestion (Only Pick One )

rarely or never have the symptom-----------------

the symptom is mild and/or only occasional-------

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the symptom is severe and/or almost constant-----

Your total is:

To see if you may have hypothyroidism…

  1. Place a digital thermometer or an oral thermometer by your bed before you go to sleep but make sure you shake down the oral thermometer to at least 96 degrees and when you wake up the next morning…
  2. Immediately place the thermometer in your armpit and leave it there for 10 minutes before getting out of bed and just relax and remain still during the test and after 10 minutes…
  3. Record your temperature and do this for the next three days and calculate the average temperature and…
  4. A temperature between 97.2-to-98.2 degrees is considered normal but…
  5. If your average is lower than 97.2 then you may have hypothyroidism. The lower your body temperature is = the more severe your hypothyroidism may be and…

Follow these 6 guidelines when testing for hypothyroidism at home…

  1. To get an accurate test result do not do anything that will cause drastic changes in your body temperature like sleeping with an electric blanket.
  2. Women: Take your temperature in this manner for three days, except for the first few days of the menstrual cycle and the middle day of the cycle.
  3. Men and premenstrual and premenopausal women can do the test any time.
  4. Women in their menstrual years get the most accurate readings on the second or third day after menstrual flow starts.
  5. Don't perform this test if you're suffering from a serious illness or infection because your thyroid will probably go back to normal after you recover.
  6. Make sure you are not taking any medications that may cause hypothyroidism.

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Vee Andrews

I am 66 hypothyroid and 220lbs. I really need some help here in how to rid the fat off me. Please help. I have bad knee joints but can walk.

November 30, 2017

Name*

Help...doing HITT in professional crossfit ac studio and outside 4 times a week and I double up 2 x a week as different classes. I also do boxing and MMA and still gaining weight. Yes I track my macros I have professionals 10yrs writing my diet all I eat is basically egg whites all day and chicken w veggies. I use to do 45 HITT 4 x week and upped it went back to martial arts now I am 1.5hrs sometimes 2. I feel like crap bad. Still gaining

September 25, 2017

Adrian Bryant

whats your height and weight now, how long have you been stuck at same weight and how do you track calorie intake

September 25, 2017

TAMMY

Hi , im Tammy I have hypothyroidism, I was diagnosed when I was 12, I am 23 . I just had my first child and am having extream difficulties losing weight. I walk three times a day pushing a stroller about a mile each trip . I need to lose at least 50 lbs . I weigh 198 and i originally weighed 120. I don't understand why I feel low or bad about myself 98% of the time except for the fact that depression is a symptom .

August 02, 2017

Adrian Bryant

are you tracking your calorie intake

August 02, 2017

Shaya

Im 47. My T3 is 2.83 pmol and T4 is 10.9pmol. My height is 5ft 4inches and i am 67 kilos. My daily calorie intake is around 1400 cal. I do yiga thrice a week. Not too regular. I feel exhausted all the time and mildly deppressed. I have not been able to lose 5 kilos in the last 3 years. My weight keeps yo yoing and i go from size 10 to 12 with bloating. Have poor sleep. Please help. And i hv had partial hysterectomy. Ovaries preserved.

March 25, 2017

dimple

Hi Adrian,
I too am hypothyroid, diagnosed about two years ago. Before I was diagnosed my TSH levels were around 25. Now with synthroid it has come down to 3-4. I take currently 100mcg of synthroid. I also have a hard time losing weight. I am currently eating 1000-1200 calories a day and I try to burn around 500 calories each day. Currently I do yoga for about an hour, walk for an hour and do 30 minutes of exercises at home, still the scale refuses to budge. My height is 5'2", weight is 81kg and BMI is around 34. I need serious help.

February 21, 2017

Adrian Bryant

how lomng have you been doing this workout and diet?

February 21, 2017

Dimple

Yoga and walk, I have been doing since past 4-5 months. And recently added the 30 mins of workout.

February 28, 2017

Kyla

It sounds like you need to seriously eat more. With all of that activity, you're putting body into serious starvation mode. You're not eating enough. As counter-intuitive as it might sound, eating more might be a key to your weight loss plateau. Consider adding 100 calories more a day for next two weeks and then add another 100 calories until you get to around 1400-1500 calories. Do it slowly as you want to increase your calories gradually as sudden influx of calories could also cause weight gain.

April 04, 2017

shehill

I have Hashimotos and Hypothyroidism. Losing weight is very difficult and every year no matter how much I exercise or eat right the lbs seem to keep adding. I used to watch my calories like a hawk but when I wasn't see the results from that I stopped but still consume the same amount of food. I try to hit the gym 2-3 times a week, and when I'm not there or working I'm chasing around my two toddlers (14K+ steps a day if I'm tracking it). Any tips on how to make progress for the scale to actually decline? I'm taking synthroid and have been on it for 10 years but my moods never seem to balance even though my levels are.

January 11, 2017

Adrian Bryant

what is your calorie intake now and your weight and height

January 11, 2017

Vivian

Hi There,

I just got these labs from my endocrinologist and I wanted a different perspective on them.

Can you tell me your thoughts?

I am a 47 year old Lebanese female who is “5” ‘4 3/4″ and weighs 169 lbs. I have lost 46 lbs since last December 19, 2015.

I have PCOS and genetically inherited high cholesterol and high blood sugar. Besides genetics I am a sugar addict and have binge eating disorder.

I have been pre diabetic off and on for at least 5 years. I have never been diagnosed with diabetes as I have never reached diabetic numbers through a self induced OGTT, A1c tests, fructosamine and fasting blood sugars.

I am working on my diet and exercise to reduce certain blood markers.

My blood sugar has come down and I am still working on my cholesterol. The cholesterol was measured by my primary care doctor and cardiologist.

The blood work below was from last week at my Endocrinologists office.

My last total cholesterol was 360 but my hdl and triglycerides were in normal range. Taken about a couple months ago.

Last spring my total cholesterol was 259 coming down from 312. Prior to 312 it was 344.

When it was 259 my hdl and trigs had also improved.

I think it went high again because I started eating sugar again. I was still losing weight and monitoring my caloric intake but I went Paleo almost sugar free from December 2015 to April 2016 and that’s when my cholesterol came down from 312 to 259.

I am back to minimizing sugar intake.

I also suffer from depression, anxiety and ocd.

I started gaining weight when I hit puberty and developed PCOS. I have lost and gained weight many times since then.

I carry most of my weight in my belly.

I am having a hyperoscopy done on Dec 15. Some hyperplasia was found in my uterus.

I have never had kids. My period has been regular since my early thirties.

Please let me know if you need any more information.

I appreciate your insight!!

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,

Vivian

T4, FREE, NON-DIALYSIS: 0.9

T3, Free: 2.6

TSH: 2.33

THYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODIES <1

THYROID PEROXIDASE ANTIBODIES <1

Fructosamine: 243

A1C: 5.4

TESTOSTERONE,TOTAL,LCMSMS: 20

TESTOSTERONE, FREE: 2.7

Insulin: 3.8

DHEA SULFATE: 62

C-PEPTIDE: 1.31

Vitamin D: 25

SODIUM 137

POTASSIUM 4.2

CHLORIDE 103

CARBON DIOXIDE 27

GLUCOSE 92

UREA NITROGEN 10

CREATININE 0.71

BUN/CREATININE RATIO N/A
Bun/Creatinine ratio is not reported when the BUN
and creatinine values are within normal limits.

CALCIUM 9.9

PROTEIN, TOTAL 7.1

ALBUMIN 4.2

GLOBULIN, CALCULATED 2.9

A/G RATIO 1.4

BILIRUBIN, TOTAL 0.4

AST 12

ALT 13

ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE 40

Fasting reference interval

NON-AFRICAN AMERICAN EGFR 101

November 23, 2016

Adrian Bryant

the question i have is what exercise plan are you on and how many total calroeis do you eat daily

November 23, 2016

Tami

Hi

I have hypothyroidism, pcos, and multiple sclerosis. I have gained 50 pounds in the last 6months. I need to lose 100 pounds total. Any recommendations? I have a desk job so my activity level would need a boost as well. Thanks in advance.

June 06, 2016

Ebony

My name is Ebony. I had graves disease until I had the radioactive iodide treatment now test show minimal hypothyroid. I thought that meant I wasmalink progress. Well lately I have been depressed overly depressed I lost my father last year and with these symptoms I have I am in constant fear everyday. I keep thinking the worse because I am starting to snore loudly and keep having panick attacks. I read things on the internet and I see that Im not suppossed to snore and I have panick attacks before I go to sleep part of me doesn't want to sleep at night. I am scared because I have two girls on my own and low income. Lately all I worry about is what not to eat so i try not to eat big meals because honestly i dont know whats good or bad to eat. My biggest problem now is that im scared to go to sleep and feel very nervous. I stay up all night to prevent from sleeping at night. I dont know why I do this.. I dont feel myself im scared that the doctor has not picked the right meds for me. I take atenol 100 mg 5 mg methamazole 25mg of hydrocloriziade im not sure whats helping or not. I just want to be healthy for my children. Any advice?

May 16, 2016

Kayla

You should take a nutrient/vitamin panel.. as well as a food sensitivity test! ALCAT is best and you can take them at any Quest Diagnostics or Any Lab Test Now near you without a doctors request. You may be nutrient deficient and reacting to some of the foods you eat! Reach out to me if you have any questions! Instagram: @kaylalynnflock

October 31, 2016

Darling

I am 49, postmenopausal and just had half my thyroid removed. I am 6ft tall and weigh 170 Lbs. It has only been sence November 10th sence my thyroid surgery, but I am struggling to maintain my 160 Lb normal weight. I juice some fruit with mostly vegetables for breakfast and lunch and then eat lean meat and salad with dressing for dinner. And with this my weight is increasing. I am very active 3 to 4 days aweek as I work in a hospital and am on the go all day. The other 3 days I do chores, run errands and walk on the treadmill. I'm at a loss for what to do. Any suggestions?

January 06, 2016

Adrian Bryant

what is your calorie intake

January 07, 2016

Carolyn

Hi,

I am a female mid 40's. I am 5'11 and 260lbs. I have gained 20 lbs in the past 8 months even though I am eating only 1400 calories a day on average. I have Hashimotos (autoimmune hypothyroid) PCOS and metabolic syndrome. I am moderately active-due to a back and leg injury sustained in an accident I walk 4-5x week for 20-30 minutes. How can I lose weight? What would you recommend?

June 02, 2015

mercy

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February 20, 2015

jeannette bos

would like to know name of herb you used for weight loss and how much used per day and cost.

February 19, 2017

Dr.Saranya

Hi Adrian,

I'm writing to u with a very sad news.. I was under medication for hypothyroidism since 3 yrs.. i'm 28 years old female..95 kg n 154 cm in height, i have irregular period n two miscarriages. ..since 3 months i had a swelling below my neck.. so my doctors found a growth.. took biopsy n i'm now diagnosed with thyroid cancer..third stage..they have scheduled my surgery on June 10th.. they will be removing my complete thyroid & i will be having radio-iodine ablation therapy... i want to start a good health life style after my surgery.. kindly advice me on how i should do my exercise & diet.. your site is very informative.. thank you very much once again..

kindly pray for my surgery as it is scheduled on june 10/6/2014 at 9.30 am.....

Thanks!
Love,
Saranya

June 04, 2014

Adrian Bryant

ask your doctors if it's okay for you to use this workout and this diet

June 05, 2014

Adriana

Adrian, I recently had a thyroid surgery, complete removal, I gained 27 lb and almost in depression. I managed to loose almost 90lb few years ago and now I just cannot find the way to do it. I do workout 2-5 days a week, I do not do fast food, but sometime I crash and eat crackers and chocolate even if it is the dark one :) I'm also craving bananas like crazy, don't know why. Please advice. Thank you,

May 19, 2014

esha

hai i am esha, my wait 50 but i think normal wait , please tell me how can get flated stmach , my cheeks are looking puffy please tell me how to reduce puffy cheeks

March 21, 2014

Adrian Bryant

you mean 50kg? how tall are you

March 23, 2014

michele

Hi Adrian,

I was recently placed on synthroid however my Thyroid tests (T4, TSH, T3) all came within normal range (just on the lower or middle range). My microsomal antibodies were at 137 which was high and told due to that I had an under active thyroid and placed on a low dose of synthroid. I have been struggling with my weight and the most I lose is around10 pounds. I have tried numerous exercises (P90, SI6, T25,etc), gym, and had a fitness trainer at one point where I was able to lose inches though no pounds. What plan/exercise would you suggest for me? I am 43, 5'4, 200lbs

February 23, 2014

adrian bryant

where you ever tracking your calorie intake while on those plans?/

February 23, 2014

tracy

I have every symptom of hypo, blood work say I do not...recently had 7 biopsies on thyroid, nodules on left and right...results were negative...is there a more invasive labs that can be done...im convinced somethings wrong,
I have no eyelashes on the right eye...and every other symptoms too. Please help me

October 18, 2013

Adrian Bryant

what is your weight and height now?

October 20, 2013

Susan

Read Dr. Steven Hotze's book Hypothyroidism, Health and Happiness.

May 15, 2014

Charles Weber

Fluoride damages the thyroid. It also causes dementia similar to Alzheimer’s disease and probably Alzheimer’s disease itself.
Irrigating with municipal water poisons the soil with fluoride. I hope to persuade you to use your influence and contacts to get this evil custom ended.
Fluoride in water is recommended for tooth protection. Fluoride in water no longer provides this protection, probably because of increasing fluoride in food from fluoride insecticides and tooth paste. However, even if it did, it would not be worth it, because it is more poisonous than lead and only marginally less so than arsenic. Once in the environment, it has an infinite life. If you know how long it takes to reach the groundwater, please let me know.
It inhibits thyroid ( www.fluoridealert.org ), synergistically with aluminum causes a disease similar to Alzheimer’s disease jech.bmj.com (Masters) , causes bone degeneration [Reddy] [Susheela and Mohan] for fluoride interferes with the hydroxylation of proline to hydroxyproline. And fluoride exposure disrupts the synthesis of collagen and leads to the breakdown of collagen in bone, tendon, muscle, skin, cartilage, lungs, kidney, trachea and arteries [Susheela and Sharma] [Sharma] [Susheela and Mukerjee] [Marian Drozdz et al]. It decreases intelligence in children (Lu). (See charles_w.tripod.com ) These side effects are far more serious than tooth caries especially since caries can be prevented with a diet adequate in calcium, magnesium, copper, vitamin D, and phosphate. Also they can be cured with anacardic acids in cashew plants and nuts (see charles_w.tripod.com ).
In addition to the above circumstances mildly adversely affecting health (“mildly”, that is, if applied properly in minute amounts), fluoride enters the bodies of people in wildly varying amounts. Fluoride is applied largely for the purpose of protecting children. But to expect small children to apply tooth paste poison correctly without medical instruction, or for that matter even with instruction, is inane. There is also the danger that some parts of the adult population will have more than small intakes. Many municipal water supplies have fluoride added, so that people who must drink large amounts of water, such as people with damaged kidneys, or who do drink large amounts of water because of recommendations of health purists, will receive large amounts. Richmond says that fluorinating water has no perceptible affect on kidneys in children, but that fluoride in water for dialysis should be controlled [Richmond]. Another group at risk are people who eat large amounts of dried food that must be reconstituted with water such as babies and maybe soldiers. All this happens with no or little reduction of tooth caries from water fluoridation [Seppa]. The ADA has warned mothers not to make up formula with fluoridated water.
This increased fluoride intake is also true for people who drink much tea [Gulati], since tea leaves pick up large amounts from some soils , and probably other plants do also [Xie]. Coffee has high amounts of fluoride from insecticides. Fluoride compounds are applied to plants as insecticides, especially grapes. Most of these fluorides end up in the soil, and therefore probably in many plants.
I would like to gain your support in getting poisonous fluoride and fluoride insecticides removed from United States food . It has bad side effects on the thyroid and the brain. It is especially damaging to people who drink a lot of fluoridated water such as babies drinking made up milk formula, old people with kidney problems, and perspiring people who use reconstituted fruit juice, If it can not be removed, at least a tax should be put on it sufficient to pay for the diseases it causes. That would be only fair.
If you can not get fluoride removed, perhaps you can at least acquaint people about an iodide cure or antidote. You may see these concepts discussed in charles_w.tripod.com . That antidote may wok for the thyroid, but I doubt if it will strengthen fluoride damaged bone

Sincerely, Charles Weber, MS
PS Dr. Rastmanesh, a nutritionist from Iran, would like to secure a position in an American university because of political problems. He has an impressive CV. If you know of an opening I will send you his CV.

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August 22, 2013

papa

Treating hypothyroidism without drugs is not treating it at all.
Its a dangerous thing to do and could end up with you in a coma. I would not recommend it to anyone, please check with a qualified GP or endocryologist first. I can predict now exactly what they will say.
What are your qualifications Adrian to recommend such dangerous advice to people.

July 17, 2013

Elizabeth

I disagree with Papa. I have hypothyroidism caused by a doctor giving me too much radioactive iodine for a stress test and I had immediate consequences that night. When tested, my TSH was very high. Afterwards, I began treating with herbs, supplements, and acupuncture. Was doing very well for 18 months. Unfortunately, because of the expense, I then chose to take synthroid which is cheaper, however, it does not solve all the issues, as has been experienced by most people who take Synthroid. I became worse off; significantly more weight gain & loss of lean tissue. Now, I cannot go more than 2 days without synthroid......as opposed to when I was being treated naturally, I could go for a month. Synthroid has further affected my thyroid's ability to perform. So now I am stuck with Synthroid for the rest of my life......and it's halfway success.

September 04, 2013

Sheema

Hi , today I was diagnosed with a Tsh level of 143 . One doctor told me that I have to take life long medication. Please please tell me if I start exercising and controlling my diet I can be cured ? I do not want to take any medications much less life long ones . Please help m out? would homeotheraphy help ? I scored a 68 on your test
Extremely Depressed

July 15, 2013

Adrian Bryant

I'm not a doctor so I can't say if diet would help or not but I will say that all hope is not lost because many people in your same situation have lost weight using the plans on nowloss

July 15, 2013

Anu

Hi Adrian,

I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism 1 year ago. I gained 14Kgs in 5 months. Currently I am on thyroxine sodium tablets 100mcg as prescribed my consulting physician. I have scored 95 in your test. After taking medications within 3 months my TSH level came down to normal. Now my TSH is 3.91. But still I am experiencing severe symptoms as mentioned in your test. This is making my life worse personally and professionally. I have changed nearly 5 jobs in 7 months as I fall sick often. I cannot sit under a fan for more than 5 minutes, immediately I start to cough continuously. I cannot sit in AC rooms as I fall sick which makes my temperature rise to 104 degree. I cannot tolerate to sudden changes in seasons. Once I get cold, I suffer from cough and nasal congestion which lasts up to a month or more. I experience joint pain, muscle weakness and sore feet every time. Every morning as I wake up I feel dizzy and very tired and also experience severe headache. My body aches terribly every time. I cannot stand in a place for more than 10 minutes, I feel like somebody is poking my under feet with knife. I get a feeling of my legs might break if I dont sit and lift up my legs from ground. Most of the time I will be just sleeping. Sometimes I sleep for 2 days continuously without waking up. I get angry very soon or go under depression very soon and very often. I have lost concentration in everything. Currently I am jobless. I have started avoiding my friends and also have stopped communicating much with my family. Even My family is finding difficulty in dealing with my anger and depression and sudden mood changes. So they dont talk to me much like before. I have lost interest in my life. I m desperately in need of help. Please advice.
I am 24 year old female. Weight: 69kg. Height: 5 ft.2 ins
Thanks

May 13, 2013

Jaded

Not sure if the OP is still around, but TSH levels should be much lower. More like under 2.5. Some doctors and endocrinologists shoot for under 1.5.

When my levels got to over 2, I had lots and lots of problems. You should up your dosage, get a referral to an endocrinologists, if your doctor is telling you 3.87 is normal!

August 18, 2013

Kristina

Hi! I scored a 44 on the test. I'm 21 now but when I was 18 my doctor told me my thyroid was low which explained why I was tired all the time but not bad enough too be on medicine. So I started eating healthy and exercising. Lost about 10 lbs and went back too the doctor and she said my thyroid was normal again. But my insurance ended when I was 19 so I haven't been back to the doctor since. But I'm about 100% certain I have a low thyroid again. Biggest thing is bad puffy under eye bags and I'm extremely tired and unmotivated about 99% of the time. I hate this :/

April 09, 2013

Adrian Bryant

what is your weight and height now?

April 09, 2013

Amy

I am 42 years old and a female mine was a 90 there was 2 of the questions I could not answer two of them right I no longer have my minstrel and I am on meds for headaches ..! I do have some other medical problems but my Dr has tested me but he tells me its ok but WOW a 90.! I am very worried now about this

April 20, 2013

Amy

215 5`2

April 20, 2013

Alba

Buenas tardes mi pregunta es que podria tomar o hacer para eliminar quistes en la tiroides y que programa de ejercicios me recomienda ya que me canso muy rapido y quedo sin animo cuando hago ejercicios o una minima cosa

April 07, 2013

Lydia

Hi Adrian,

I was diagnosed with PCOS three years ago and Hashimoto's just this past January. I am 17 years old, 5' 3", and currently around 170 lbs. I had started losing weight on my own in October of 2012 starting from 182 lbs and by July I had almost reached my goal weight of 150 lbs, but I didn't ever make it because my depression started relapsing and I suddenly started gaining weight rapidly. I eat very healthy (organic foods only; I am allergic to most preservatives) and exercise outside for at least an hour every day, so I was really confused as to why I can't lose weight (it was also extremely hard to begin with, so feeling my pants getting tighter every week is the most discouraging thing ever.) By October I had gone to see my endocrinologist about my unexplained weight gain and after taking a blood test they found that I have Hashimoto's. I have pretty much all of the symptoms listed up there except for irregular periods. Akso, even though I have PCOS, I don't have any insulin resistance nor am I at risk for any serious illnesses like diabetes. I was prescribed Synthroid and am currently on 75 mgs. I was on 50 mgs before, and until my dose was increased I felt extremely lethargic, cold, and weak all of the time. I have almost as much energy as I used to so I'm back to regular exercise, but I can't seem to lose weight at all!

I'm very frustrated because I don't know where to start again; what I did last time no longer works for me. My exercise is mainly reserved to walking since I have complications with my breathing, elliptical at the gym, and more recently, swimming. The only change in my diet is that I ended up developing an addiction to chocolate that I am currently trying to break, but since I started gaining weight months before I developed it I don't suspect it to be one of the main causes of my weight gain (it's not a very serious addiction either; a bar of it every two weeks or so.)

Thanks for any suggestions!

March 21, 2013

Adrian Bryant

your workout seems like it is okay but how many total calories are you eating per day?

March 22, 2013

Sophie

Thank you for all the info but I am a bit confused and was wondering if you could clear something up for me.
Peanuts are bad, but then Peanut Butter is good? is this right? Is there a certain kind/brand of peanut butter that is good in Vitamin E and is not considered a Goitrogen??

March 11, 2013

Adrian Bryant

no if peanuts are bad then peanut butter is also bad for you if you have Hypothyroidism

March 11, 2013

Name*

I am almost 81 and I have been diagnosed with Hashimotos Hypothyroidism since I had a silicone breast implant.I have been on Armour Thyroid for a lot of years,but my doctor keeps changing the dosage.I am giving myself B-12 shots and glutathione every week.I am 4foot 11 and I weigh 162. I am planning to move to Phoenix Arizona and would like to find a doctor who
could help me.Any suggestions?

January 03, 2013

angie wilhite

I'm hypothyroid and losing weight i need to gain i was on 50 synothroid now im on 75what foods will help me gain

December 03, 2012

Adrian Bryant

if you want to gain weight then simply eat more

December 04, 2012


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