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Posted by: rhea | 2011/10/04

hypothyroidism and soya

Good day

I have diagonised with hypothyroism recently. I am vegetarian with an intolerance to dairy and therefore have soya products, tofu, soya milk and or yohurt on a daily basis. I have received some articles recently advising against soy / that it aggreviates the condition.

Is there any truth to this?

Thanks

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Dear Rhea
There is a potential link between the use of soya and suppression of thyroid function because poorly processed soya products can contain so-called anti-nutrients. However, if you purchase soya products made by reputable manufacturers, then these anti-nutrients will be removed during processing. I trust that you are receiving the necessary thyroid hormone replacement therapy? If not, please ask your medical doctor to prescribe thyroid replacement medications, which should correct the problem.
Best regards
DietDoc

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Posted by: michal | 2011/11/10

Dear Doc
1.Which foods should I eat for underactive thyroid, and which foods should I avoid. Do you have a list that can be forwarded to me?

2.I am curently on 2 Eltroxyn tablets per day. Is there anything that I can take or eat naturally in order to be able to take less Eltroxyn.

Thank you
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Posted by: DietDoc | 2011/10/04

Dear Rhea
There is a potential link between the use of soya and suppression of thyroid function because poorly processed soya products can contain so-called anti-nutrients. However, if you purchase soya products made by reputable manufacturers, then these anti-nutrients will be removed during processing. I trust that you are receiving the necessary thyroid hormone replacement therapy? If not, please ask your medical doctor to prescribe thyroid replacement medications, which should correct the problem.
Best regards
DietDoc

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