It took seeing 5 doctors since the diagnosis and me asking multiple times to be told I really need to stop eating high iodine foods. This is something I should have been told the very first night I went to the ER & was hospitalized!
Foods I should no longer eat due to the iodine content-
Egg yolks, dairy of any kind
baked turkey breast, organ meats, meats injected with salt water or broth
seafood (including kelp), tuna or cod
prunes, bananas, strawberries, cape cod cranberries, goji berries
Lima beans, black eyed peas,
potatoes, peas, canned corn
apple juice, Raisin Bran cereal, white bread
red Dye #3, erythrosine, carrageen…
I also must avoid ground meats because they may be tainted with thyroid.
No gluten either because a large percentage of people suffering from hyperthyroidism also have Celiac disease.
And because hyperthyroidism causes crazy anxiety I also have to avoid chocolate, coffee, & other sources of caffeine.
Hopefully I never need to add something to this list because I’m running out of stuff I can eat!
Foods I should eat because they suppress thyroid function-
Cruciferous vegetables, soy, grapefruit, flaxseed
It’s very restrictive & expensive diet but even after just a few days I am feeling better so it’s working!