I was diagnosed with Hashimoto”s almost 2 years ago and still struggling with symptoms. I’ve read a lot of books, watched Isabella Wentz’ documentary and I’m ready to heal my gut!
I guess I just got a little confused and overwhelmed with all the mixed info about some whole foods not being too good for the thyroid. HELP!
Izabella is a dear friend, and I love all the quotes from the interviews with 100+ functional medicine practitioners in that docuseries! I was proud to promote it. And I watched it BEFORE I promoted it.
I do not line up with her stance that Paleo is the only way to go, for thyroid patients–for me, a very green and plant-based diet (not vegetarian, or vegan, necessarily, the past 25 years, but highly plant-based) was KEY to my putting my own Hashimoto’s in remission and keeping it there.
We’re great friends, the Paleo folks and I, even though I believe that (AND the Auto-Immune Protocol) are fad diets, industry-driven, and on their way out…..because we ALL see that processed foods, GMO foods, and flour products have got to go! There’s lots to say here, but I disagree with the implication that everyone, just because of thyroid function, needs to eat animal proteins.
Read How Not to Die by Michael Greger, MD, for another perspective that’s very important. I eat virtually all whole plant foods, freely, and do not show any antibodies for thyroid. There’s no “one size fits all” but eating a LOT of plants is important for human beings with 35′ of GI tract.