Thyroid Health Herbs and Foods


Foods high in natural tyrosine help the body produce the thyroid hormones

  • Carob
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Oats
  • Spinach
  • Watercress
  • Sesame seeds
  • Butternut squash
  • Chives
  • Peanuts
  • Fava beans
  • Pumpkins seeds
  • Snow peas
  • Cooked millet

Other Thyroid benefiting foods and herbs

  • Maca root powder
  • Molasses
  • Egg yolks
  • Parsley
  • Radish
  • Walnuts
  • Lemon Balm
  • Gentian Root
  • Nori, Kelp, Irish Moss and other seaweeds as condiments
  • Ayurvedic herbs: Ashwagandha root

Foods that block your bodies ability to use iodine, limit these to once a month

Raw: Broccoli, Cabbage, and Cauliflower, Pine nuts, Turnips

There is mixed information on soy and peanuts. If you eat foods made with soy or peanuts check in with how your body feels after you eat these. Are you tired, cold, cranky? If so then eliminate them from your diet.

Medications and supplements that interfere with thyroid medications. If you have taken any of these over a period of time that can affect the natural functioning of your thyroid. Explore natural options to rebuild your body.

  • Insulin
  • Tricyclic Antidepressants
  • Anticoagulants (“Blood Thinners”) Warfarin, Coumadin or Heparin
  • Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs (Cholestyramine or Colestipol — Colestrol, Questran)
  • Hormone Replacement therapy
  • Iron supplements
  • Cold medications
  • Antacids
  • Flouride
  • Chloride
  • Sulpha drugs
  • Antihistamines

Levthyroxine medication increases bone loss. If you take this medication Increase calcium rich herbs and foods.

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