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Thread: Thyroid damage from eating paleo?

  1. #11
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    I think it's more being zero-carb than being paleo per-se.
    Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

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  2. #12
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    May 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann of the Jungle View Post
    I was just reading a blog that said many people come out of eating a paleo diet with thyroid damage. Has anyone else heard this? What's the science behind it? I'm hypothyroid due to Hashimoto's thyroiditis. The last thing I need is further thyroid damage. Thoughts?
    Thyroid damage is for the most part caused by gluten intake. The antibodies to gluten closely resemble the antibodies that people with Hashi's have that attack their thyroid. So I doubt cutting back on grains would damage the thyroid.

    With Hashi's you really want to avoid iodine and any goiterogenic foods, or eat them in moderation.

  3. #13
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    Oct 2010
    Washington state
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    What I've been made to understand is, if your thyroid gland is already not functioning correctly, very low carb will exacerbate the problem and cause noteworthy symptoms. But a person with a healthy thyroid gland can basically do zero carb or high carb on a whim and it won't matter. Don't know how true any of this is, it's just what I've picked up from the arguments on this forum.
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

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