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Old 02-17-2011, 10:04 AM   #2
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Re: Hope someone can answer this,,,please!

Please realize that you have to eat over 1 one cup/day of goitrogenic foods (raw foods that can lower thyroid hormone levels) before you should even begin to worry.

Google "goitrogens" for a list of foods, if you are curious. And, remember, they are goitrogenic ONLY if eaten raw....

Since you are taking meds to compensate for low thyroid hormone levels, you really don't need to worry about the foods you eat - the hormone replacement meds are dosed to get your levels to a certain place so, if you've been eating these foods since before starting meds - again, no worries.

The one food item you want to avoid is soy - it wreaks havoc with thyroid function in general. A little here and there (as an ingredient in processed foods) shouldn't be problematic but eating tofu and such on a regular basis is a no-no.
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