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Posted by taramci on 1 year ago I am planning on starting the 15 day reboot (most likely extending the middle 5 days a lot longer) and JUST found out through comments on a blog post that when you have Hypothyroidism (which I do) you have to be careful of most leafy green veggies (and soy, strawberries, peaches to name a few) especially kale and other cruciferous veggies, but also spinach. Nobody told me this when they stuck me on pills years ago... and I'm a vegetarian! So I'm unclear on what to do when juicing. Since you don't cook your greens when juicing can I still use them?

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  • prishaynes

    1 year ago
    taramci: I'm interested in this answer, too. I never knew I had to be careful of most leafy green veggies etc - such as you've mentioned. I was just told take my pill in the a.m. an hour before I eat anything. Guess that's why physicians "practice medicine" cuz they don't know either? Anyway - does anybody know the answer here?
  • tinksmagic

    1 year ago
    My dr. told me "no diet restrictions" HAHAHAHAA!!! I have found out more on my own that with thyroid issues THERE MUST BE DIET RESTRICTIONS! Had he been more informed I would not be in the situation I'm in now, but since *I* took control of my own body, I now know what to eat and what not to. When I challenged him on restrictions especially cruciferous veggies and more importantly gluten he finally admitted he did not know there was a correlation between the two and the outcome. Glad I've done MY homework. :) If I continued to follow his advice, I'd never be on the path to healing.
  • taramci

    1 year ago
    tinksmagic: in your research, have you discovered anything about doing a reboot like this and it getting us OFF thyroid meds? or will be always be on meds, since the drs obviously know nothing...
  • prishaynes

    1 year ago
    I don't think my thyroid med has ever done anything for me. If this reboot can help so many others with blood pressure and diabetes - I hope it will also help with thyroid! Tinksmagic: please share more info with us! Thank You!!!
  • taramci

    1 year ago
    my meds haven't done anything for me either. At my last appt I asked my dr why, if with the meds my numbers are where they should be, why don't I feel any different - my fatigue, weight issues, etc. She had no answer.
  • melvin76

    1 year ago
    Why do you have to be careful of leafy greens with hypothyroidism?
  • melvin76

    1 year ago
    How can a raw, natural vegetable harm you?
  • flora

    1 year ago
    I used to think the very same, until I became the first person in my family with thyroid disease! There is no history at all...except for me. The issue is that certain fruits and vegetables are goitrogenic. They have different types of goitrogenic chemicals in them that inhibit the body's ability to absorb iodine. Thus, they may contribute to goiter (hence the name). Some produce, particularly in the brassica family, are highly goitrogenic, whereas others like nectarines are only mildly so. Supposedly, if you do not have a family history of thyroid problems, you should not have to worry about this. However, if you are like me, you may be the lucky person who develops it despite no family history. I was juicing collard greens, cabbage, and pears all last winter and eating broccoli and bok choy almost every night at dinner. I have no idea how much that contributed to my diagnosis this year. Though, at the same time, there is an increase in thyroid disease because of an insane number of environmental pollutants out there, and excessive use of dental X-rays, so who can say. My city's water is even fluoridated. I may have just created my own perfect storm.
  • Stacy Kennedy

    1 year ago
    [quote=29934]I am planning on starting the 15 day reboot (most likely extending the middle 5 days a lot longer) and JUST found out through comments on a blog post that when you have Hypothyroidism (which I do) you have to be careful of most leafy green veggies (and soy, strawberries, peaches to name a few) especially kale and other cruciferous veggies, but also spinach. Nobody told me this when they stuck me on pills years ago? and I?m a vegetarian! So I?m unclear on what to do when juicing. Since you don?t cook your greens when juicing can I still use them?[/quote] Hi taramci, Stacey & prishanyes, here is a really good article about thyroid and your reboot http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/hyperthyroidism-and-goitrogens/
  • prishaynes

    1 year ago
    Thank you, Stacy!