Hyperthyroidism

I am dealing with hyperthyroidism. At first glance this seems like a nice thing to have. I mean more energy, the ability to lose weight without hardly trying. But with this comes other things like irritability and fatigue. Sometimes people are given a diagnosis of bipolar when they actually have hyperthyroidism. Being a male with thyroid issues is a rare thing and hyperthyroid is not very common either.

I believe this condition can be managed with diet. The problem I’m having is that there is some mixed information about what to eat. Some of the things I have found so far is that peanuts and almonds are helpful. I’ve read that these have iodine uptake inhibitors. I didn’t realize how important it was to stay away from iodine until one day I took an herbal formula specifically designed to help the thyroid which contained kelp. Wow, that morning I was buzzing. The tremors I had that morning were substantial.

I have heard that I am to stay away from cereal. I don’t know what that really means. My working definition of cereal includes oats. The picture below shows what I refer to as designer oats. I seem to do well with this, but I’ll still keep an eye on it.

Breakfast is an interesting meal. I have read the best thing for me to eat is savory foods. I have always been someone to eat sweet breakfasts. I am beginning to experiment.

If you suffer from a thyroid condition, especially hyperthyroidism, please comment and let me know some of the things you have for breakfast.

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Joshua Smith

I am the father of six beloved children and a husband to a lovely woman. I am also a follower of Christ, an electrical engineer in the power industry, a cancer fighter and a motorcycle rider

2 thoughts on “Hyperthyroidism”

  1. Hey Josh.. I am hyperthyroid myself.. but.. the Cat.. turns out he was hyperthyroid. Lethargic, crabby, restless, stomach and bowel issues and a craving for anything fishy.. he lost about 5 lbs in 2 years.. the vet said he would be on meds the rest of his life.. yea.. he should try giving this cat a pill.. got rid of all fish and fish flavored food.. took about three days for him to voluntarily eat the other food i got for him. He’s lots better, eating high protein foods (real meats and poultry) and kibble with no grains and specifically no SOY. Turns out the high iodine in all those foods pushed him over the top. His fur and skin is better, he’s actually sleeping the night thru.. and he’s really sweet again. He DOES need to eat something every 3 hours or so or he has stomach issues. I know there is no comparison to a human being, but the symptoms and similarities are the same.

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