Originally Posted by rodeogirl
I have Hashimoto's which is an autoimmune disease that attacks the thyroid gland.
Losing weight is challenging - as for nutrition I find that I feel best eating unprocessed foods. I eat less gluten now than I used to but I don't obsess about it.
Defintely recommend talking to a good endocronologist and getting their reommendations.
Unfortunately I don't have access to an endocrinologist. I went to the only one within 50 miles or so when I first got my painful goiter and while he did diagnose me he wasn't forthcoming with information in spite of my please for specifics on nutrition that might help my situation. In all honesty, he wasn't terribly forthcoming with information at all, and I found him to be unhelpful. At one point he told me my neck was not sore any longer, I could not possibly still be exhausted or experiencing a relapse of symptoms of the thyroiditis and my constipation and weight gain were not related to my thyroid.
It was my PCP who took pity on me and prescribed Levothyroxine because when I went to my follow up I was a complete mess the likes of which he'd never seen but he is also not big on nutrition being more than calories in/calories out (which I find is the case in 98% of standard medicine doctors) and I just know food is medicine.