I have recently taken a break from eating millet as a breakfast cereal and I'm noticing I feel warmer and not getting an odd sensation in the thyroid area that I had previously. Googling I found a site that says millet is a goitrogen, and when cooked it increases! Also mentions other goitrogens to be careful with and there were a few new ones on there that I had not been aware of...http://www.cholesterol-and-health.com/Goitrogen-Special-Report.html
Lin - I always thought/assumed that my thyroid *wasn't* working well... since I have really struggled to lose weight (especially lately) Technically I shouldn't eat cabbage really (as an O nonnie) but thought I'd try it... Millet makes me gain overnight & breaks my skin out (most carbs pretty well do that too, except weirdly - rice cakes )
Possum, It must be tough struggling with weight. I've been fortunate to always be on the thin/slim side. Being type A blood, the cortisol/adrenals are my bigger issue but I learned when you are under long term stress it draws on the thyroid hormone. And so at times I could feel the thyroid area ache, very weird. I found a website which showed you can have either pure adrenal issues, or a mix of thyroid/adrenal, or pure thyroid.
That is interesting that rice cakes don't affect you as other carbs do. I like your tag line "running away from perfume and chemicals". I have had issues reacting to same, I feel I'm not so sensitive now but still can get bothered. I think this is due to liver needing help clearing out. I suppose a lot of these things are connected one way or another. Lin