Thyroid health is a balance of several lifestyle issues, including the right medication and diet.
I received this email today regarding medication vs. diet, how much each helps.
Dear Kim, is it possible to improve or clear Thyroid Antibodies with diet alone? I am allergic to all forms of thyroid med. (Synthroid, Levothyroxine and Armour is the worst). Had Cytomel compounded to eliminate iodine and fillers and binders and one 1.25mcg. pill this AM is creating HAVOC. Had some calming of symptoms this week after eliminating sugar and salt (iodine).
Thanks a bunch! Rita
I’m so sorry about your problems with thyroid medications.
There is no perfect percent I can offer you re: how much the clean diet vs. medications helps, but the diet is a HUGE factor. Personally, I feel like the medication helps me about 10% and the diet 90%!
As you’ve noticed already for yourself, just “eliminating sugar and salt (iodine)” has been a calming affect for you.
As you may have seen if you’ve gone to my site www.ThyroidU.com, the diet and more is in my comprehensive ebook, Get Your Life! Thyroid and Health Reset Manual
If you have a thyroid condition, starting lifestyle changes, especially in your diet, is imperative as it will only get worse without the changes, and affects everything in our body over time.
Make sure that you’re seeing the right health care practitioner who is trained in thyroid health as well. Most can use muscle and other testing on top of the correct lab tests to find a medication for you plus high quality supplements to build you health back up and get you back on track while making the changes in diet. I have links here to see who is in your area: http://thyroidu.com/practitioners/
To better health, Rita.