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What if I have thyroid issues?

Many women suffer from thyroid dysfunction, and simply taking a synthetic hormone might regulate symptoms, but will not actually heal the thyroid.  In fact, when combined with a diet high in carbohydrates, sugar, grains, gluten, dairy and starch, a thyroid medication will barely work al all.

 

A ketogenic lifestyle removes gluten, sugars and processed carbohydrates which reduce inflammation and stimulate the endocrine system.  People with thyroid issues should also avoid dairy as it can cause inflammation and is often an allergen.

 

Sometimes eating a very low-carb ketogenic diet can harm the thyroid, which is why it is important to work with a professional who can help you get into ketosis with thyroid-friendly foods.  Supplementing with a high-quality iodine and adding seed oils and nuts may also help heal the thyroid.