Should Low Thyroid Sufferers Skip the Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts?

Since the 1950s, there has been a long-standing belief that certain foods termed “goitrogens” are bad for thyroid health. Cruciferous veggies like broccoli, kale, cauliflower, cabbage, and brussels sprouts are among the suspects. Goitrogens are substances that can lead to an enlarged thyroid gland called a goiter, but a goitrogen comes in many forms and may hamper iodine absorption, suppress …

Is Belly Fat Sabotaging Your Thyroid?

Anyone with a low thyroid knows that watching the scale go up is a very frustrating symptom of hypothyroidism. Researchers published findings from a new study showing a significantly higher rate of thyroid antibodies (as well as other autoantibodies) in obese patients with and without diabetes diagnosis compared to healthy subjects.   This led researchers to conclude that obesity is a …

5 Best Supplements to Restore Immune Health and Reduce Inflammation

It’s estimated that over 90% of people who have low thyroid function also suffer from immune imbalances and chronic inflammation. Taking a thyroid hormone replacement alone will do nothing to improve these underlying factors. Adding supplements to your regimen can be incredibly helpful in supporting your health goals. Balancing inflammatory and anti-inflammatory systems relies heavily on your nutrition. A good …

Three Risk Factors for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

If you have been diagnosed with this autoimmune condition or you suspect that this might be the cause behind your condition, it’s crucial that you educate yourself about the associative factors that accompany low thyroid function and autoimmunity. HT and autoimmune illnesses like it are multifactorial, which means that HT doesn’t have one particular cause. There’s a string of endless …

Thyroid Cancer: On the Rise

Thyroid cancer is being diagnosed more frequently, tripling the rate of diagnosis over the past 30 years. Equally as important as being aware of the prevalence of the diagnosis, is the ability to detect when you might have developed it in the first place. Early detection is key to an optimal prognosis – and with cancer, time is a factor …