Food and Supplement for Hyperthyroidism
by: Joe Hing Kwok Chu
Supply up to 4000 ~ 5000 calories per day if metabolism is high and need more calories..
Provide 100 ~ 120 grams of protein to supplement the nitrogen deficiency if needed.
Demand for the supply of minerals and vitamin B group is increase because of the increase of calories intake.
Increase intake of food rich in iodine like sea weeds, helps increase the storage of thyroxine and decreases the release but too much can interfere with therapy. Using food rich in iodine is an controversial issue. Before taking them please check with the attending physician.
Avoid using coffee, strong tea, tobacco, alcohol and other stimulants.
If the body is yin deficient supplement with food high in potassium
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Last update: Jan 18, 2009; 7 a.m. LAH