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8 Foods You Should Avoid With Hypothyroidism

The Active Times Logo By Nicole Dossantos of The Active Times | Slide 1 of 9: <p>Hypothyroidism is typically defined as an <a href="http://www.theactivetimes.com/healthy-living/lifestyle-wellness/15-signs-and-symptoms-your-thyroid-isn-t-working-right"><strong>underactive thyroid gland</strong></a>. It occurs when the thyroid gland can’t make enough thyroid hormone to keep the body running normally, thyroid.org explains. “People are hypothyroid if they have too little thyroid hormone in the blood.”</p><p>If you are someone who suffers from hypothyroidism it’s important to <a href="http://www.theactivetimes.com/healthy-living/lifestyle-wellness/12-lifestyle-changes-become-your-healthiest-self"><strong>educate yourself</strong></a> on the foods that may be <a href="http://www.theactivetimes.com/fitness/your-first-time/avoid-these-bad-habits-your-mental-health"><strong>hazardous to your health</strong></a>. For instance, soy “may block your body’s ability to absorb thyroid medication,” <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/pub/dr-lisa-m-davis/14/8a8/70"><strong>Dr. Lisa Davis</strong></a>, Chief Nutrition Officer at <a href="http://www.terraskitchen.com/"><strong>Terra’s Kitchen</strong></a>, says; and “<a href="http://www.theactivetimes.com/fitness/n/15-reasons-why-drinking-diet-soda-and-alcohol-can-kill-you"><strong>drinking too much alcohol</strong></a> has been shown to have a toxic effect on the thyroid gland and even decrease its size.”</p>

Foods You Should Avoid With Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is typically defined as an underactive thyroid gland. It occurs when the thyroid gland can’t make enough thyroid hormone to keep the body running normally, thyroid.org explains. “People are hypothyroid if they have too little thyroid hormone in the blood.”

If you are someone who suffers from hypothyroidism it’s important to educate yourself on the foods that may be hazardous to your health. For instance, soy “may block your body’s ability to absorb thyroid medication,” Dr. Lisa Davis, Chief Nutrition Officer at Terra’s Kitchen, says; and “drinking too much alcohol has been shown to have a toxic effect on the thyroid gland and even decrease its size.”

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