The Link Between Hypothyroidism And Diet That Doctors Ignore
Is there a link between hypothyroidism and diet?
If you ask your doctor this question he or she will most likely answer no.
However, to really understand the connection between hypothyroidism and diet you have to look for the cause of hypothyroidism, which most doctors don’t do.
Unfortunately, a lot of doctors are focused on only two things…diagnosis and treatment.
You may be asking yourself, ‘isn’t diagnosis the same as looking for the cause?’
The answer is NO.
Diagnosis is a label. This helps doctors and insurance companies categorize illness. This illness is then assigned a number or code.
If you don’t have a code, you don’t get paid.
I’m going to share a secret with you – and once you know it, you’ll understand the cause of dis-ease of the body.
If you know the cause of a condition the treatment should be easy, right?
95% of all dis-ease is due to diet and the environment.
Now, if you ask your doctor what the most common cause of hypothyroidism is, you should get an answer.
Here’s your answer…
The most common cause of hypothyroidism worldwide is iodine deficiency.
Iodine deficiency is due to a lack of this mineral in the diet.
This is one link between Hypothyroidism and diet.
So, the solution to hypothyroidism in underdeveloped countries is to add iodine to the diet.
Unfortunately, if you live in the U.S. you can’t fix hypothyroidism by simply adding iodine.
This may help if you’re deficient.
Iodine may not help you because the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the U.S. is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. This is an autoimmune disorder, which the cause is unknown.
However, the treatment for Hashimoto’s should also include diet, because the cause of most dis-ease is the environment and diet.
Hashimoto’s and diet will be discussed in a future article.
You now know the cause of most dis-ease and one link between hypothyroidism and diet.
If have hypothyroidism, focus on diet and deficiencies because most doctors don’t do this.
Consider reading the book The Hypothyroid Diet.
Dr. Kevin Dobrzynski