the case if you are iodine deficient. However, foods high in soy such as tofu, miso, soymilk can decrease the absorption of your thyroid medication. You should wait at least four hours after taking your thyroid pill before consuming soy-based foods.
3. Cruciferous Vegetables
Foods such as Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli can also interfere with thyroid hormone production if you have hypothyroidism and iodine deficiency. These foods prevent the thyroid from using iodine to make thyroid hormone. People with hypothyroidism can still enjoy these foods in moderation as they have other health benefits.
One of the most common causes of hypothyroidism is an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. These patients are at risk of having other autoimmune disorders such as celiac disease. In celiac disease, the immune system attacks the small intestine in the presence of gluten, which is found in foods processed from wheat, barley, and rye.
If you are diagnosed with celiac disease, gluten can lead to inflammation of the small intestine and interfere with thyroid hormone replacement medication. Even if you don’t have celiac disease, you should discuss with your doctor if you