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Juicing and Levothyroxine

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Posted by Jnell on 2 months ago

I am on day 11 of my reboot. I am playing it day by day as how long I will go, but feel I may go for at least 40 days. Five years ago, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I was a whopping 254 pounds. Today, after juicing 10 days, I have gone from 220 to 201 quite easily. I took the other 30 pounds off with prescribed weight loss drugs under my doctors supervision. My question: do I need to have my blood tested to see if my Levothyroxine can be reduced? I am taking 150 mg, a higher dose? Will it hurt me to be on too much Levothyroxine?

This topic contains 5 replies, has 1 voices, and was last updated by whitneytnorth 2 months ago.

Replies To Juicing and Levothyroxine

  • Spindrift

    2 months ago

    Hi Jnell, I am not a nutritionist but I am also hypothyroid and on levothyroxine. I know of a hypothyroid woman who juiced for 28 days and her TSH reduced, however I believe it went up again after juicing. I plan on starting a reboot and this will coincide with a routine appointment regarding my thyroid and raised TSH, so it will give me a chance to discuss my plan for juicing/rebooting with my doctor. Joe Cross states that if doing a reboot for longer than 15 days, to do so under the agreement of your doctor/under medical supervision especially if on prescription medication. Also don't forget to swap out goitrogenic foods like cruciferous vegetables, which again Joe advises for those with thyroid issues in his reboot plan.

  • Claire Georgiou - ND

    2 months ago

    Dear Jnell,

    We have a new thyroid group starting soon in September at this stage where we specialise in treating hypothyroidism.

    Thyroid hormones change very gradually so it can be helpful to know your results at the beginning of your reboot journey and then again in 6-8 weeks of weight loss juicing and dietary changes have these tests done again, and from there your doctor can review your results. If changes to your medications are needed then this will be done under their guidance.

    Congratulations by the way, what a wonderful achievement and remember to keep me posted.

  • Jnell

    2 months ago

    Thank you Claire,

    I am on day 19 and still going strong. I will admit, I have not seen my doctor yet. I had blood work done in June however, and my TSH was hovering around 4. I have another appointment September 8. I plan on juicing until August 20 (40 days). I will then incorporate vegetables and fruits into my daily meals.

    My husband and I will travel for 2 weeks to the west coast at the end of August. I look forward to the trip, but fear I will be eating a little differently. Is fish ok to put back in my diet by the 23 or 24 th? I want to enjoy myself and maybe treat myself with clean, but exciting foods while on vacation. What do you suggest?

  • Claire Georgiou - ND

    2 months ago

    Hello Jnell,

    Yes this is fine, concentrate on fruits and vegetables, smoothies, juices, soups and salads and adding in some clean healthy proteins will also be ok. I hope you have a lovely time on your holiday!

    Here are some guidelines to gain some ideas -

    How To Transition In & Out of a Juice Cleanse | Reboot With Joe

    Simple Eating Guidelines | Reboot With Joe

  • whitneytnorth

    2 months ago

    Hello, I am a nutritionis.

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