Dr. Ron Overberg at Nutriwellness discusses foods that can be harmful to your thyroid if you suffer from hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Symptoms of hypothyroidism can be fatigue, brittle nails, intolerance to cold, depression and hoarseness. I have dealt with all of these symptoms including weight gain and thinning of my hair.
I found the list of foods (including millet and peaches) contained foods that I eat and probably should avoid. I am very familiar with Dr. Overberg and have worked with him over the years. He is the nutritionist at the Enviromental Health Center-Dallas run by Dr. William Rea. If you, like I, suffer from hypothyroidism, you may want to read this.
I am currently on both T3 and T4 thyroid medication. The hard part about the T3 medication is that it has to be taken twice a day. I find taking the afternoon dose the hardest part of all. Before I know it the day is gone and I realize I haven’t taken that second dose. I am going to have to set a daily alarm reminder on my cell phone to remind me to take it.
My thyroid problem started when I started having the mold exposure and subsequent illnesses. My thyroid became swollen and tender to the touch. My doctor tried a short course of steroids thinking it was a reaction but it didn’t work. My lab tests continually showed my levels in the normal range. Finally my ENT, who knows I am anything but normal, decided that maybe this wasn’t my normal. He initiated a low dose of thyroid medication and within a few days the swelling and tenderness disappeared. I have a friend who had been told numerous times by different doctors that she was in the normal range and not treated. Eventually she was given a low dose as well and is doing much better. I guess unless we have ourselves tested early on we may never know what our true normal is. How many of you who follow this blog have either hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism?