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  • Low carb and thyroid

    I have read several times that chronic low carb diets can suppress your thyroid. Does anyone have any information or thoughts on this?

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    [quote]The stress hormone cortisol blocks production of T3 and causes an increase in the production of inactive reverse T3. Elevated levels of insulin lead to the over-arousal of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). Chronic over stimulation of the SNS leads to the unnecessary production of cortisol, pooped adrenals, and eventually a sluggish thyroid.</blockquote>

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    • #3

      First part here:

      A carnivorous diet poses no threat to anyones thyroid. In fact if you are hypothyroid it&#39;s likely that you already eat too many carbohydrates, seeming that most cases are autoimmune or stress related in origin. Carbohydrate consumption in the form of easily digestible sugars and gluten containing grains have a negative impact on the thyroid and adrenal glands. My recommendation would be to minimize or eliminate them completely
      The "Seven Deadly Sins"

      • Grains (wheat/rice/oats etc) . . . . . • Dairy (milk/yogurt/butter/cheese etc) . . . . .• Nightshades (peppers/tomato/eggplant etc)
      • Tubers (potato/arrowroot etc) . . . • Modernly palatable (cashews/olives etc) . . . • Refined foods (salt/sugars etc )
      • Legumes (soy/beans/peas etc)


      • #4

        My T3 and T4 came up from very low normal, to high normal within a month of going primal.

        Burn it, Baby!!!