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    Old 08-07-2019, 01:01 PM   #1
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    Hashimoto Disease High Cholesterol

    Hi I just went to have an over 40s health check and the nurse told me that my cholesterol is slightly high for my age. She told me if it continues I could have problems by the time I get to 60. She said it was 3.3 but should be 2.5 for my age. I was quite surprised as I think I eat quite healthily so wonder what could be causing it. I then read that if your TSH is too high or if your thyroid isn't being maintained properly it can cause high cholesterol? I then read taking T3 and T4 may be the best way to stop this and keep your health controlled. Does anyone know anything about high cholesterol and thyroid? The only thing I do eat is eggs, I drink full fat milk and buy butter. Should I cut out eggs and perhaps have semi skimmed milk? Does anyone have any advice on cholesterol? or cholesterol and thyroid? Thank you! 🙂

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    Old 08-08-2019, 08:57 AM   #2
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    Re: Hashimoto Disease High Cholesterol

    Hi Daisy,

    Advice on cholesterol: Cut back on animal fat and increase your consumption of healthy plant foods like fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds (nuts and seeds in moderation).

    You can tell when you're on the right track by measuring your daily consumption of plant fiber. You should aim for about 25 to 30 grams of fiber per day.

    Diets that are high in fat and/or protein are not healthy long term.

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    Old 08-08-2019, 09:15 AM   #3
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    Hi thank you for your reply! Yes, I don't tend to eat such a high quantity of foods rich in plant fibre, so yes I should try and focus more on those types of foods and aim to up my intake. Perhaps I will also feel less hungry and it might stop me snacking so much. I will give it a try. Thank you for taking the time to reply to my query. 🙂

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    Old 02-13-2021, 11:51 PM   #4
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    I had high cholesterol all my life, all the women in my family had it too. When I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis I followed the Autoimmune Paleo Protocol which eliminates seemingly “healthy” foods. - all grain, legumes, dairy and some others - just for a period whilst the gut heals.

    High cholesterol is due to inflammation, so is autoimmune when I healed my gut, lowered my hashi markers and inflammation, my cholesterol went into the normal range for the first time in my life (I am 50).

    Seemed to go against conventional wisdom - we eat fish, meat, organ meat, veggies and fruit - but it worked and I witness it now working for others.

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