Quoted from SeraffaIt should have been "A Farewell to Arms (full of Cheese)" tonight because whenever I get hyper, it drives me towards eating exactly the foods that irritate the thyroid, including more amounts of cheese that are normally listed on the SWAMI!
Well - a discounted French Feta shoved itself in my face as I was browsing the aisle so I bought the whole thing as a bene, but at pine nuts and radishes along with it to try and inflict goitrogenic balance.
I've come to the point where I realise that if I want to get well, I do what will make me well, and kiss favorite foods goodbye for 6 months that keep my thyroid overactivated. Including - and this is the toughest of all - salted foods and ready made broths from the store. Because they all use iodized salt (not sea salt).
My avocadoes will have to take a Labor Day vacation, too, until my birthday comes round again in February. The Mexican part of me just wants to die now.....but it's better than having a sore throat, headache and fatigue afterwards.
According to modern calculations, these benes are now my "friends" to be eaten every week:
Mustard and its greens
At the same time, I pose this dilemma to Forum Readers:
Saltwater fish as well as red meats, cheese and eggs need to be eliminated and replaced with beneficial fowl, freshwater fish, millet and SOY IS HIGHLY SUGGESTED as a protein source for overactive thyroids.
But I'm grain and soy intolerant. I'm a Neolith Explorer. I have the same gut as someone who was eating beans and tubers before wild grasses ever even developed into millet or soy.
Is the red meat's arachiodonic acid not so bad for me, out of all the foods I need to eliminate? I only get lamb or goat 3 times a week, max. Is it the YOLK of the egg that contains iodine - can I eliminate that? :'( my favorite diamond since childhood - egg yolks!
I'll be taking ashwaganda and kaishore guggul to address the overactive thyroid, and drinking a gallon and a half of purified water every day. My vitamins and minerals will be ordered separately, with emphasis on copper, because plain multivitamins always contain a dose of iodine that will make me worse.