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Hashimoto's and Selenium

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Old 07-05-2013, 11:47 PM   #1
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Question Hashimoto's and Selenium

First off, let me tell you all, that I've been struggling with my Hashimoto's diagnosis. I am actually "alright" at this present moment, but it was a long and rocky road. My Endo is not very informative at all and does not answer my questions. Last time I asked her about taking supplements. She stated she is biased because she practices Western medicine and won't comment on whether or not she thinks it's a good idea to take supplements.
I decided a little over a year ago, to take 200mg Selenium as an added supplement, because I've been reading on here, that it will help with getting the antibodies down and I must say, I can tell a difference in how I feel today from before.
Now here is where I'm confused: my best friend since Kindergarten got diagnosed with Hashis last year. She's really been having a hard time with it. Last time she saw her Endo, she asked the Selenium question. Her Endo said don't take it, because your risk of developing diabetes increases! That's something I've never heard about. So all day today I've been reading and researching this and I'm reading either it's so good to take when you have Hashis and then some study they did that confirms my friends' Drs' point about the increased diabetes risk. Any thoughts?

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Old 07-22-2013, 12:36 PM   #2
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Re: Hashimoto's and Selenium

I would consider adding a good Naturopath in your area to your list of health practitioners, our Endo had very little knowledge too about supplements and we found we got much better help from the ND. The selenium really helped TSH levels. I don't believe your risk of diabetes will be high at all if you eat a clean diet and get a decent supply of fresh vegetables every day at some point in your day, juicing or blending is a great way to accomplish this and blending will allow you to use whole foods and your body regulates blood sugar better this way. AVoiding fruits in this program high in fructose will also be a good idea.

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