"Thyroid disease is more common than diabetes or heart disease."

~ American College of Endocrinology

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More than 30,000,000 people in the US and 200 million worldwide have a Thyroid Disorder Most affected are women. Some estimates are over 50 million in US and over 200 million worldwide, and growing.

Estimates vary widely as most patients are misdiagnosed or undiagnosed because doctors don't know what they are looking for.

Thyroid disease is also an autoimmune disease. This means that over 27 million people have one or more of the over 105 known autoimmune diseases.

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Thyroid Health Recipe – Broccoli Cheese Soup – Use The Stem Too!


First off, let’s deal with “Is broccoli bad for the thyroid?”

If you have low thyroid function, eating cruciferous vegetables (click to see the list)  can interfere with thyroid synthesis. There are different camps on how much cruciferous vegetables, or those with goitrogens in them, mess with our thyroid function, but to stay on the safe side, don’t eat them raw, and even when cooked not every day.

“The goitrogens in these foods are inactivated by cooking, even by light steaming, so there is no need to forego the valuable antioxidant and cancer-protective effects cruciferous vegetables afford.” ~ Dr. Andrew Weil

So, let’s get to this yummy Broccoli Cheese Organic Soup I made the other day! First, I confess, I bought a packaged gluten free HealthlandFoods organic mix and added a nice big stem of organic broccoli from my shopping trip to Natural Grocers. This way, the pre-mix gave me all of the spices and stuff correct the first time that made it so tasty.

You might have a recipe, try it if you haven’t for a while!

1. Prepare the soup mix according to the instructions (basically, pour the contents into 6 cups of water.) Start heating for 20 minutes.

2. Cut up the broccoli flower and peel the stem. Peel off all the hard outside and you’ll have a great soft stem with tons of nutrients to add.

3. Chop the stem up in 1/8-1/4 inch pieces.

4. Add broccoli to the heating soup mix.

5. Sprinkle some feta (goat) cheese on top – it adds more protein.

It was so tasty I had a bowl each day after for a few days. Plus, good fiber… always good!

Venture out. Make a broccoli cheese soup.


1 comment to Thyroid Health Recipe – Broccoli Cheese Soup – Use The Stem Too!

  • kim

    You can use almond milk instead of cows milk. Some of these pre-packaged soups, etc have some forbidden food item in their ingredient list. Once in a blue moon I’ll let myself have it if the ingredient is on the bottom of the ingredient list, meaning there is little in it.

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