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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Thyroid Disease - Are Keto and Low Carb Diets Suitable For People With It?


Readers may be interested to read an article by Franziska Spritzler RD CDE

I have posted her opening and closing paragraph, but of course there is a lot more interesting information in-between!

She writes:
Are Keto and Low Carb Suitable For People With Thyroid Disease?
Thyroid hormones affect nearly every system in the body and have a profound influence on metabolic rate and overall health. Because of this, conditions such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis can cause symptoms that negatively affect quality of life.

Is a low-carb or keto diet helpful or harmful for people with Hashimoto's disease or other hypothyroid conditions? This article will explore the impact of keto and low-carb diets on thyroid health in different populations, along with providing guidance for optimizing thyroid health.


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Take Home Message
Overall, it appears that although low-carb and keto diets reduce levels of thyroid hormones in the blood, this doesn't seem to impact health, ability to lose weight, or energy levels. On the contrary, many people respond to carb restriction with improvements in body composition, vigour, and health markers.
Additionally, a low-carb or ketogenic diet limited in inflammatory foods may be beneficial for those with Hashimoto's disease.

However, extreme carb restriction (i.e., less than 20 grams of total carbs daily) on a long-term basis isn't advised for those with autoimmune thyroid disease. It is advisable that individuals with hypothyroidism, consume a minimum of 20 grams of net carbs (total carbs minus fibre) every day.


As with many things in nutrition, the optimal level of carb intake for thyroid health varies from person to person. Monitoring how you feel and perform, your thyroid hormone levels, and your antibody status can help you create a personalized low-carb lifestyle that is optimal for you.

Please see full article here

All the best Jan

15 comments:

Miss Val's Creations said...

Very interesting. Thyroid problems are common here too but I have been lucky in this regard.

William Kendall said...

Thanks for sharing, Jan and Eddie!

Sandra Cox said...

You always have such great information.
Thanks, Jan.

Christine said...

Thanks for the info.

Jan said...

Another great and informative post. Thank you Jan and Eddie for giving us more info that could help diabetics have a healthier life style ❤

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

I enjoyed this article, because it is always good to know how a low-carb diet could affect other body systems. I've learned that there is not a one-size-fits-all kind of approach to any kind of disease the body may encounter, but each individual needs to listen and be aware of what works for their own body. I think that in itself is a great tool to know that what works for someone else may or may not work for you.

Always enjoy my visits to your site Jan :)

Caroline Gill said...

Thank you, Jan, once again for your kind comments. I don't have diabetes, but I do have an autoimmune illness and your food here looks so appetising...

Valerie-Jael said...

Thanks for another informative post! Hugs, Valerie

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Um excelente artigo.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Dianna said...

Thank you, Jan, for sharing this information.

Lee said...

This post and those preceding it that, because of time restraints I've failed to comment on, is excellent.

Thank you, Jan. :)

laurie said...

thats really interesting, I have Hashimotos autoimmune disease, I have cut gluten and dairy from my diet after reading Dr, Izabell Wentz book, but I really don't know if it helped,, I go next week to find out my numbers,, its a challenging disease.

Linda said...

Thank you for this post. I am somewhat hypothyroid.

Magic Love Crow said...

Thank you!! Great information!

Conniecrafter said...

This was very interesting since I do have hypothyroidism .