Originally Posted by Adam
I'm sure you've had a million people tell you this, but keep an eye on the 'ole cholesterol! I've got it too, my total was usually around 400. It contributed to a heart attack I had back when I was 33.
REALLY? At 33? Holy smokes! It's hard to take in so many calories and not any hydrogenated fat or trans fats. Although a lot of the things that are good for the thyroid are also good for the cholesterol. Like leafy greens like kale and spinach and flax seed. Flax seed is good for cholesterol because of the soluble fiber, but great for the thyroid because of the omega 3 fatty acids. I will grind it and throw into smoothies or pancakes a lot. So far I have been up and down about 4lbs every other week. The good news is that some weeks I am gaining, instead of losing constantly... We're on to something, just not sure what it is. I will let you all know the secret when I figure it out myself...
As cliche as it is, Yoga has been helping with a lot of the other side effects of hyperthyroidism like sleeplessness and hyperactivity, as well as my mood swings. All good things :)