Hypothyroidism and Soy don’t play well together!
Talk to your doctor before implementing any of the following super-badass options*
Soy Protein Isolate and Isolated Soy Protein apparently like to punk your thyroid. So, these ingredients are not recommended for us Hypothyroidism peeps. I came across this info on Joe Cross’s blog Reboot With Joe (the guy from the movie Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead):
Certain soy foods may not be ideal for under-active thyroid sufferers. I recommend limiting the consumption of highly processed soy, like soy powders, meatless burgers and other packaged foods listing “isolated soy protein” or “soy protein isolate” in the ingredients.
– Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN; Reboot Nutritionist. Source: Goitrogens and Thyroid Conditions: Risk or Rubbish?
I looked at my favorite EAS Complete Protein Powder (this shit tastes great, btw) and discovered one of the ingredients is Soy Protein Isolate. Dammit!
Stop juicing raw Kale if you have Hypothyroidism!
Joe Cross says I gotta stop juicing Kale. Ugh. All the kids are friggin juicing Kale, including me. Well, not anymore.
As Reboot With Joe points out in the article Juicing for Thyroid Health and Weight Loss, juicing raw Kale has a negative effect on my Thyroid because cruciferous vegetables, like Kale, are assholes when it comes to Hypothyroidism. However, steaming Kale is fine!
Cruciferous veggies [like Kale] are healthy and have nutrients to support the body’s natural detoxification processes and provide cancer-fighting compounds. Choose to consume them lightly steamed, roasted, grilled or baked. Limit or avoid juicing raw cruciferous vegetables [like Kale].
*I’m not a friggin doctor, so get your ass to your doctor and ask her about this shit!