Hello! I saw that there were some posts on underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), but I was recently diagnosed with the opposite: hyperthyroidism. The first thing the doctor suggested was either radiation or surgery to "kill" my thyroid, but I was hoping for a more natural solution (or at least to try something else first, since the condition is not life threatening at present because I am only borderline). I have cut most salt out of my diet because this illness is often caused by oversaturation of iodine in the system (that is a theory anyway--countries that use iodized salt tend to have much higher rates of hyperthyroidism). I have become vegan since the diagnosis, and am supposed to have another thyroid test in June. I have read articles about how hyperthyroidism cannot be altered by diet, but to me it is worth a try, and those articles are all written by doctors like my own, who are eager to jump in and offer tons of medicines and surgeries before thinking of a natural solution.
My mother in law recently saw on Dr. Oz about how cruciferous veggies like kale, broccoli, and cauliflower inhibit thyroid function, so I think I will start making sure to include those at least once or twice a day.
Does anyone else know of any natural supplement or any other foods that may help suppress thyroid function?