You and Your Thyroid

Disclaimer: I am not a medical practitioner! This information is as I have sourced it. Please in all instances seek medical advice before embarking on any radical changes to your diet and/or lifestyle.

In my business life I run a health and wellness company. We sell various products and because of this, I have a collection of books that can assist me in giving the best advice possible. This in no way replaces going to see a Doctor, who is qualified to diagnose. However, if you have been diagnosed with a thyroid issue then you may find this helpful. I have three friends who have issues – both with over activity and under activity.

Healthy thyroid foods contain:

  • Iodine
  • Tyrosine
  • Calcium
  • Vitamins A; E

Healthy foods to enjoy:

  • Complete proteins


  • Sugar
  • Refined carbohydrates
  • Processed foods
  • Dairy
  • Alcohol
  • Peanuts
  • Pine nuts
  • Turnips
  • Cooked Cabbage
  • Mustard greens

If you suffer from hyperthyroidism – an overactive thyroid:

Healthy foods to enjoy:

  • Raw cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, cauliflower, Swede)
  • Oats
  • Lettuce

Healthy drinks to enjoy:

  • Water
  • Calming herbal teas (chamomile, lemon balm, peppermint, fennel, hops)

Healthy supplements you can take:

  • Green super foods (spirulina, blue-green algae, barley grass)
  • Magnesium citrate

Make sure you:

  • Keep blood sugar levels stable
  • Eat small regular meals and snacks


  • Stimulants (tea, coffee, alcohol, chocolate, salt, carbonated drinks)
  • Sea vegetables
  • Iodine

If you suffer from hypothyroidism – an underactive thyroid:

Healthy foods contain:

  • Selenium
  • Essential fatty acids
  • B Vitamins
  • Zinc
  • Vitamin C
  • Magnesium

Healthy foods to enjoy:

  • Sea vegetables (kelp, nori, seaweed)
  • Nuts (Brazil nuts, almonds)
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Seeds (pumpkin seeds)
  • Avocados
  • Whole grains
  • Pulses
  • Fish

Healthy drinks to enjoy:

  • Water

Healthy supplements:

  • L-tyrosine
  • Kelp
  • Zinc

Make sure you:

  • Exercise daily (inverted yoga postures)


  • Gluten grains (wheat, oats, rye, barley, kamut, spelt)
  • Raw cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, cauliflower, Swede)
  • Soya
  • Millet
  • Salt
  • Caffeine
  • Fluoride/Flourine
  • Chlorine

Information sourced from Gillian McKeith’s Food Bible; Readers Digest Guide To Medical Cures & Treatments


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21 thoughts on “You and Your Thyroid

  1. Thank you, i have found all your advice invaluable over the past while. Someone said something silly about avoiding alcohol, I am sure you can set them straight …. ;p

    1. as you can see from this, alcohol is to be avoided! But, that is Gillian McKeith’s answer to everything – and have you seen what she looks like? I think everything in moderation is OK!

  2. I laughed so much when I read alcohol in things to avoid thinking Ms Cin won’t like it. Laughed even more when I read her comment and your responce. Yah, I guess moderation is key.

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