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Goitrogens (Hashimoto's) and juicing

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Posted by tinksmagic on 2 years ago I have been doing a large amount of reading about goitrogens, and subsequently juicing them, with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I just had my blood done and my levels are high (enlarged remaining thyroid with nodules). I had a hemithyroidectomy 14 years ago. I've been eating healthy (no dairy, alcohol, gluten, sugar, caffeine) since Feb after a miscarriage with twins prompted me to do everything possible to prevent chromosomal abnormalities in my eggs. (we lost them to Trisomy 10, and we did chromosomal testing prior to transfer). My question is, since it is recommended to lightly cook these vegetables, and clearly you wouldn't cook then juice them, what if once you juiced them you quickly cooked them and made a soup? We have a cold juicer (Champion 2000) but while watching the Vitamix infomercial, it seems that unless you add ice while juicing, it cooks into a soup. I'd be OK with that since so many of the foods I need to eat to counteract abnormalities are goitrogens.

This topic contains 10 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by Peter Piper 10 months ago.

Replies To Goitrogens (Hashimoto's) and juicing

  • tinksmagic

    2 years ago
    Anyone?
  • musicgirlkelly

    2 years ago
    I have a question for you. What are goitogens? I have a goiter and wondered what you had learned. Are there certain veggies I should not be using?
  • tinksmagic

    2 years ago
    Goitrogens are foods in the brassica family: kale, broccoli, bok choy, cabbage, cauliflower to name a few. I had a goiter the size of a golf ball in my throat and how I never noticed it is beyond me! I had it removed along with the entire left side of my thyroid. This was in '98, my dr. never mentioned anything about food and correlations! I'm annoyed now as I've read up on so much (gluten being another HUGE problem) and all he says now is "No diet restrictions" HAHAHHAHHAA!!! If I had followed a diet more Hashi friendly I might have my sons now :( Good luck, do all the reading you can. This same dr. finally admitted he did not know of any food related problems with Hashi's. And this guy is a dr.? I would think that he would be required to know this!
  • Claire Georgiou - ND

    1 year ago
    Hi TinksMagic, I'm very sorry to hear about your twins. Here is an excellent article on fertility and juicing http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/can-juicing-boost-fertility/ Here is a post I wrote about goitrogens last year. http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/hyperthyroidism-and-goitrogens/ You need to eat brassica family vegetables as they are so important for good health. There is alot of information and evidence that cooking the cabbage family vegetables de-activateS the giotrogens although these tend to be more of a problem when the person has a selenium and iodine deficiency. Eating foods rich in selenium and iodine will also support healthy thyroid function. Stay posted as a thyroid health article is about to be posted. You can certainly use the Vitamix to cook these vegetables and consume this as a juice substitute for the health benefits of cabbage family vegetables. I would highly recommend juicing plenty of fruits and vegetables and then consuming your cabbage family foods as a vitamix blend if this is what is suitable for you! Please let me know if you have any further questions. The thyroid post should be up this week.
  • Peter Piper

    10 months ago

    I'm not surprised that you doctor never mentioned the most important thing in keeping well, especially in how to avoid problems with the thyroid. Plain and simple, doctors are idiots. Take my word for it. They treat SYMPTOMS, not causes. Why? Because if they treated causes, you wouldn't need to come back for more treatment and pay them more dollars. It's a shame but that's the fact of it. I don't care how much they defend themselves or how much they praise allopathic medicine, they kill a lot of people. You must start from the root of a problem if you want to treat it. Doctors don't get this training in med school. They whole medical system is bad. Physicians (sawbones) are good for two things: trauma and emergency situations. You cannot replace them for these two, but otherwise, they will kill you... and DO. Death by doctors is super high in the US. This is why I have learned (after studying almost all my life) to treat myself. I am more educated than ANY physician.

  • joanna.vanelk

    2 years ago
    Western doctors are not required to take any courses in nutrition when they go through medical school. Makes you wonder, doesn't it? Western culture eats a diet that causes all kinds of health problems and western docs don't know diddly about nutrition. But they sure are ready to poison the cancer out of you. I work with doctors so I'm not implying that western medicine hasn't done miraculous things (you would want a western doc if you were in a serious car accident). But shouldn't adequate nutrition be one of the FIRST issues addressed when someone is unwell?
  • Peter Piper

    10 months ago

    Yep, as I said in another post, doctors are good for two things: trauma and emergency situations. I don't trust doctors as far as I could throw one of them because they are ignorant of real health.

  • tinksmagic

    2 years ago
    One would think Joanna... but not always the case :( My daughter is a heavy set child and her nurse told her juicing is bad, that she should be chewing everything and the more she has to chew it, the better it is for her. That we need fiber and you just don't get that from juices. UGH! This woman needs to take her own advice, she was pushing close to 300#. Sad when these are our role models for children :(
  • flora

    1 year ago
    I'm really careful with highly goitrogenic foods, particularly the brassicas. After a lot of research trying to find out specifically how much is the maximum level of servings per week (cooked) that people with thyroid disease should have, I was only able to find a Power Point presentation saved on the server of a medical school, that said a maximum of three one cup cooked servings per week. It also said that goitrogens are only reduced by about a third by cooking (meaning 2/3 are still present after cooking), so the sites that say, "Cook it, you'll be fine!" are just recycling the same misinformation.