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linky123
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I have a sluggish thyroid and would like to ramp it up a bit.

Does anyone know of a natural remedy that does not contain iodine - I'm highly allergic to it.

Thanks in advance. [Smile]

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Usually people have autoimmune thyroiditis, not sluggish thyroid gland.....
and iodine is known to trigger those antibodies anyway.

While we are on the subject of antibodies, selenium is known to lower those antibodies, and aid in conversion of t4 to t3.

Do not exceed 200mg/day

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selenium, ashwagandha and gugul worked for me.

It brought my reverse t3 way down.

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Thanks very much. Hadn't considered the autoimmune aspect of this.

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supposedly rosemary is a stimulant for the thyroid. Google this.
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Thanks Otter [Smile]

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Coconut oil is extremely beneficial for the thyroid.

Google for coconut oil thyroid to find articles.

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If you're low in progesterone and ferritin, each one of those separately can affect thyroid function. Have you had those tested lately?
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Carol, Did a search on coconut oil, good info. Have some on hand, so will give it a try.

Hambone, No I haven't been tested lately but have had consistently low ferritin in the past. Something to think about.

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And avoid eating a lot of cruciferous veggies (cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.) and soy - both suppress the thyroid.

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Eating polyunsaturated fats (PUFA's) may be one of the most thyroid supressing things that you can do.

Endocrinologist Dr. Ray Peat briefly talks about this on the link down bellow.

http://www.raypeatforum.com/forum/download/file.php?id=36


http://peatarian.com/?qa=1187/pufas-blocking-thyroid-study


And unfortunately, the modern human diet is often loaded with PUFA's. Even some of the so called "health food" often contains relatively large amounts of PUFA's.


Most but not all seed and nut oils contain high amounts of the omega 6 PUFA's. And alot of our modern processed, fast foods and packaged foods also contain high amounts of PUFA's in the omega 6 form. Pork and chicken fat usually contain large amounts of PUFA's. Even beef, lamb and other herbivores raised on a diet that is high in grains can contain higher amounts of the Omega 6 PUFA's versus animals that eat only grass. Fish oil and cod liver oil also contain high amounts of the PUFA's in the omega 3 form.


Up until about 100 years ago most people consumed very little PUFA's but our consumption of PUFA's has steadily risen for the past 100 years. And now alot of people consume large amounts of PUFA's daily. So, butter and other saturated fats were replaced with PUFA's.


On a side note, sugar and salt seem to have pro-thyroid effects. Dr. Ray Peat briefly talks about this on the link down bellow. At about the 3:10 mark on the audio file.


http://www.raypeatforum.com/forum/download/file.php?id=35&sid=35451017a3be513cd624e4c3a1eb9d6e


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