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by 15226 · 2 minutes ago

Hi, I have a friend with hashimoto's (who has been gluten free for a long time) who is thinking about a ketogenic diet to lower fasting blood sugar and lose a few pounds. She's early 40s and fit, could maybe lose 10ish lbs but certainly at a... (more)

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Susan_13 0 · March 22, 2012 at 4:09 AM

Great question. I'd love to know the REAL answer. I have hypothyroidism and have been doing strict Paleo for about a year now with NO weight loss. I even started to count calories a few months ago, still NO weight loss. I often wonder if low carb... (more)

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by 10 · 2 minutes ago

Hi; I have Hashimoto and just read the Dr. K book. Concearning the chapter of avoidding Iodine supplement, I need to know if its OK if I eat frequently (every breakfast, with meat) fresh pineapple. Thanks

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by 43 · 3 minutes ago

I plan on starting the strict Autoimmune Protocol tomorrow however. I have Hashimoto's and also some severe food allergies that have caused me to gain (no exaggeration here) up to 15 lbs. in a weekend (I know it's not actual fat. I just retain... (more)

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Jen_20 0 · June 08, 2012 at 7:36 AM

I feel bikrams may be a bit too intense for your body if you've gained 15 lbs water weight over a weekend. Why? Because the classes are 90 mins in a very hot room, and staying hydrated is key. Does water weight mean you are adequately hydrated? I... (more)

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by 573 · 7 minutes ago

I've read this from several sources. I believe it but does anyone know where I can see the proof? An image/formula of the structures, or something in a research paper perhaps?

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miked_2 0 · January 26, 2012 at 12:04 AM

First, I think the issue is the gliadin looks a lot like transglutaminase which is a super important enzyme in lots of places (like the thyroid and pancreas). However you'd have a hard time looking at the structures and saying they're similar... (more)

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by 495 · 9 minutes ago

I've read thru/searched a bit on PH trying to find something relative before I ask a question... my apologies if I didn't dig deep enough. I'm curious about the effects of eating some of my fave veg & having Hashimoto's. I enjoy kale,... (more)

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cliff_1 0 · December 16, 2011 at 3:05 PM

Cook them for a very long time or only eat small amounts(like as a condiment).

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by 18412 · 14 minutes ago

I have a large family. I have always been very influential in my family, especially with my brothers and sisters. I am also the most fit and perceived as the most "healthy" (it's very difficult for me to say that at the moment) amongst my... (more)

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Tom_R_ 0 · September 15, 2011 at 5:44 PM

First, I would ask the question: do the pros of leading your siblings down the road you have gone (i.e. getting in shape and "ripped" with the resulting other effects) outweigh the cons (i.e. remaining overweight)? Put another way, is presuming... (more)

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by 1652 · 15 minutes ago

I'm intrigued by viruses. Does a healthy, perhaps paleo, lifestyle improve our chances of beating infection? Recently, clinicians and researchers discovered links between HPV and cervical (and other) cancers: Human papillomavirus is a... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · August 31, 2011 at 7:32 PM

Don't stress on viruses. Paleo recommendations do indeed cover this the best. Eat well, stay active and structurally sound, and address your mental state. I personally believe disease does not manifest in healthy tissue. Which is to say our... (more)

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by 2437 · 16 minutes ago

Hi, I friendly Paleohacker (Bill) pointed out to me that a TSH level of 2.5 was on the high side. I dont have the T3 or T4 numbers. My testosterone also was low at the time of the thyroid test. I have since raised my testosterone up to normal... (more)

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sallycinnamon 0 · August 27, 2011 at 4:15 AM

Hi Geoff TSH is not a good indicator for thyroid function simply because it is a pituitary hormone, not a thyroid hormone - it is an indication of the pituitary stimulating the thyroid in to action. TSH = Thyroid Stimulating Hormone. The tests... (more)

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by 43 · 16 minutes ago

Has anyone done the Autoimmune version of Paleo with Hashimoto's? If so, has this worked in aiding weight loss? Hashimoto's makes it much more difficult to lose weight and I'd love to hear from people who have Hashi's and have been successful... (more)

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areyousuchadreamer 0 · November 01, 2012 at 11:36 PM

I have Hashimotos and have lost 10 pounds in 3 months on the autoimmune protocol. I'm actually looking at upping my carbs because I don't really have the weight to lose anymore. I would definitely give it a try, it might even help some other... (more)

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by 43 · 20 minutes ago

I really need some help here. I have hashimotos and an eating disorder. I had some weight loss success with the hcg diet then got very into the paleo lifestyle. I feel like my eating disorder is getting the best of me..I've put on a couple of... (more)

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yogini345 0 · June 13, 2011 at 12:04 PM

I agree that eating lots of fat is incredibly helpful. I know that for most people, especially those with eating disorders--and I am one--eating fatty foods is really scary. We already have body image and food control issues, and coupled with... (more)

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by 5132 · 21 minutes ago

I seem to be having hypothyroid symptoms even though my blood work seems to be fine. Here're the results along w/some relevant metrics: 10/01/09 TSH (0.81) 10/27/09 TSH (0.75); T4 (1.25); Cortisol (14.3); Testosterone (307); Homocysteine... (more)

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Lauren_7 0 · May 25, 2011 at 8:45 PM

You should read Datis Kharrazian's "Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptom's When My Lab Tests Are Normal". Thyroid issues are amazingly complicated...he does a good job of breaking it down and explaining why it is so easy to have functional... (more)

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by 40 · about 23 hours ago

Hey all! My spouse and I have been doing Whole30. This is our second stint, and have been mostly dedicated paleo eaters until this summer (beer, BBQs, birthdays). Hence the feel for a reset. A week in, we went through most of the typical... (more)

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kscheid 0 · February 22, 2014 at 9:48 PM

I noticed your post went unanswered. Did you find any solutions? I know of some supplements to take that can alleviate that die off effect that can cause bloating or other typical detox symptoms. One really easy, cheap and effective one is... (more)

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by 5 · about 23 hours ago

Hi guys-- I've had Hashimoto's for about 2 years and was diagnosed Celiac two months ago. I've low-carbed in the past to lose weight, but unfortunately, it's just not doing it for me anymore. (And as I'm sure you all know, sticking to a strict... (more)

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juju 0 · April 09, 2013 at 7:10 PM

For me, the added health benefit was I no longer had debilitating stomach pains on a daily basis. Going gluten free was not enough as I react to all grains. I like fresh whole food and I instantly felt better so it was a no brainer for me. Do a... (more)

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by 8 · about 23 hours ago

I recently visited the Doc and they tested tsh levels.. They came out at 1.18. He told me I'm "normal", however I have a lot of symptoms of hypothyroid or hashimotos. Does anyone know what's normal and where I can go from here? My symptoms... (more)

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sarah_79 0 · March 17, 2013 at 3:02 AM

It kinda sounds like thyroid, but you know yourself the best. I know at times I have diagnosed myself with things like this because I fit all the symptoms, but the trouble with these symptoms is that they can fit a range of different disorders.... (more)

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by 66 · about 23 hours ago

A little background on me and on my nutritional journey first: 25, male, underweight, hard time meeting (large) daily calorie requirements, hard-gainer. I've had a fairly mediocre diet for most of my life: grain heavy, not a lot of meat, too... (more)

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areyousuchadreamer 0 · November 27, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Are you interested in eating snacks because you think it will help you gain weight? It sounds like you have a problem making sure you eat regular meals in general, and I don't know that snacking is going to be the solution to your problem. I would... (more)

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by 1003 · about 23 hours ago

I'm in my mid 40s, and was first diagnosed with a multinodular goiter back in my teens. Back then, they gave me Synthroid to shrink it, even though my thyroid function tests seemed normal. (I had bloodtests, ultrasounds, fine needle biopsy, iodine... (more)

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ii 0 · September 09, 2012 at 11:04 PM

I dont have thyroid nodules but I do have hashimoto's. Paleo has definitely provided major benefits. But not lowcarb paleo. A paleo 2.0 type of diet has brought considerable relief. Read an article where it shows that t3 is low when carbs are.... (more)

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by 886 · about 23 hours ago

I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis - diagnosed officially in 1999 at age 25, although I self-diagnosed a year earlier. Been on Synthroid ever since during which time I took advantage of the fact I worked in a medical office - I didn't really see a... (more)

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uberbulldog 0 · June 04, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Ive achieved remission of crohn's, an autoimmune condition, by going paleo and more importantly, supplementing w vitamin d to 70-80 level.

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by 219 · about 24 hours ago

I'm 36 and have Hashimoto's. Treated on Levothyroxine. Whenever I start reducing my carbs below even 100, I start to have exaggerated hypo symptoms. Brain fog, saying the wrong word, cold hands, and anxiety. I have tried adding supplements such... (more)

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Baba 0 · May 13, 2012 at 4:55 AM

I second the tyrosine advice above. And I eat 2-3 brazil nuts per day to cover selenium, which is needed for T4-T3 conversion. But then I am treated with the local equivalent of Armour, which contains quite a bit of T3. And the filler in my... (more)

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by 5132 · October 24, 2014 at 3:32 AM

I'm thinking about using mail-order blood test labs since my doctors are either stubborn or do not agree with my testing needs. The two tests I'm interested in are Reverse T3 and Salivary Cortisol. Since I live in NJ, I understand that I have to... (more)

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sallycinnamon 0 · August 24, 2011 at 10:08 PM

Hi Namby Testing RT3, you MUST get FT3 (Free T3) to get the ratio between the two - not T3. Free T3 is the available T3 that is not bound to any proteins. I suggest you ask your question re labs over on... (more)

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by 10 · October 24, 2014 at 3:28 AM

Less Paleo question, more thyroid based. I started Paleo around a month ago hoping that it will help with many of my Hashimoto's symptoms (joint numbness, depression, weight issues), and yes, I do feel great! Gone are the basic bloated feeling,... (more)

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Jay_9 0 · July 11, 2011 at 5:43 PM

I would read Chris Kresser's series about thyroid health here: http://thehealthyskeptic.org/thyroid Then, I would read Paul Jamminet's series (wherre he disagrees about iodine being bad) here: http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?cat=49 If you're... (more)

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by 0 · October 23, 2014 at 4:23 AM

Hi, I have recently just been diagnosed with Hashimoto's. I am 27 years old and have a 2 1/2 year old girl. My hashi's was triggered from my pregnancy and I got full blown acne from about 5 weeks pregnant. I still have acne but very mild.... (more)

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by 0 · October 23, 2014 at 4:18 AM

Hi. I am currently having bad diarrhea and it has been lasting for almost 4 weeks now. (I have episodes like that every 3 month, for about 13 years, nobody could ever figure out why, they never lasted THAT long though) anyway that is not the... (more)

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blackjack 0 · January 17, 2014 at 11:02 PM

I never had success with any form of diet for hashimotos LDN has been amazing though... my TPO went from 2500 to 450... and i believe it will be lower on my next labs

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by 0 · October 23, 2014 at 4:16 AM

Hello. I had been on the AIP (Autoimmune Paleo Protocol) for about 45 days to help combat my Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. Simultaneously, my Dietician (who is a big Paleo advocate), had me take the MRT Leap test for food sensitivities. Last week,... (more)

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by 974 · October 23, 2014 at 4:05 AM

Thyroid/Hashimoto how much carbs do you eat a day and what kinds?

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areyousuchadreamer 0 · April 28, 2013 at 7:16 PM

I eat around 50-75g/day, any lower than that and my hashimoto's symptoms worsen. I have SIBO, so I walk a very fine line with the amount of carbs I can handle.

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by 120 · October 23, 2014 at 4:03 AM

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