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Diet and Food

Gandhi's advice to chew your drink and drink your food has stood the test of time. Although what you eat is important when supporting Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, how you eat deserves equal attention. Research shows chewing thoroughly and eating slowly helps prevent weight gain, improves digestion, and is less stressful on the body. When supporting an [...]

Breakfast is the easiest meal to skip—mornings are rushed and many people don't have an appetite when they wake up. Some people even feel nauseous in the morning (which indicates a blood sugar disorder). But if you skip breakfast you may be sabotaging your management of Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and increasing your risk of obesity. Skipping [...]

If you want to ensure success in managing your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and facilitating weight loss, studies show keeping a food diary is one of the best paths to success. For instance, diet research shows those who keep a food diary lose 30 to 50 percent more weight than those who don't. Keeping a food diary [...]

You would think people who are overweight or obese would never feel hungry—after all, they have all that extra fat to burn. But in a cruel twist of metabolic trickery, carrying excess fat can actually make you hungrier thanks to a phenomenon called leptin resistance. For people with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism this is double bad news [...]

We frequently hear about the dangers of high cholesterol, but keeping cholesterol as low as many doctors recommend may be doing your body more harm than good, especially if you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism. Although conventional medicine has demonized cholesterol and many healthy foods as a consequence, too little cholesterol can be harmful in a variety [...]

Couples trying to conceive may want to add a gluten-free diet to their regimen. Research shows a clear link between celiac disease (gluten intolerance) and infertility in both women and men. Infertility affects about 10 percent of couples wanting to have children, or more than 6 million Americans. Several studies have shown the prevalence of [...]

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