Wow, I didn't know all that! I've been having a lot of issues with my thyroid med lately. I had more than 3/4 of my thyroid removed due to cancer and take synthroid every day. I also happen to mostly use (and a lot) kale, spinach, broccoli, collard greens, & cauliflower. I'm having a lot of issues but my doctor is aware of the diet and never said anything. Should I stop?? I really don't want to, it's the first "life style" change to ever work for me..I'm so sad now :(
Had to edit and ad that my synthroid has been too high and my doctor has lowered it twice. I was on 175mcg after 12/05/13, changed to 150mcg in February and now he changed to 125mcg on 3/20/13. My thyroid level was .12 (mIU/L) on 12/05/13 and then .01 (mIU/L) on 2/13/13. I don't understand, it's been low but I've been getting a lot of symptoms of hyperthyroidism (anxiety, irritability, fatigue, insomnia)..specially rapid & irregular heart beats and palpitations. It's been so bad that I have to have my heart checked next week. So, my doctor keeps lowering and I do feel better..but my test come out that it's even lower?? I'm so confused, I really have to go to an endocrinologist. I love my doctor but I don't think he's doing enough for me :(
Loide, when taking medications to help regulate the thyroid, it might be okay for some people to consume these goitrogenic foods, however we are all different. Therefore, I cannot provide specific recommendations because I do not know everything about your condition. From what you've told me, I would suggest cutting back or cutting out the highly goitrogenic foods until you have a better understanding of what is going on. There are several other foods that are healthy for you to include in your NutriBlast as I mentioned below. In addition, you could also try cooking some of the cruciferous veggies and greens since cooking has been shown to inactivate these thyroid disrupting compounds.
Here is another website with some more information about thyroid health to help you begin your research and to arm you with things to discuss with your Dr.! http://drhyman.com/blog/2010/05/20/a-7-step-plan-to-boost-your-low-thyroid-and-metabolis/
I do suggest getting advice from an endocrinologist. It's always good to have a second opinion. Wishing you the best. Please keep me posted on your check up. Hope all turns out well.