Diane ZidesDiane Zides

I too have Hasimoto’s, Candida, and many food intolerances. When I eat something my body hates, I get extreme exhaustion not being able to digest it, which lasts at least 6 hours. It’s a horrible feeling. It makes it hard to breathe as well. It’s vital you steer clear of all gluten, all foods that make Candida worse, and any food you’re intolerant to or that doesn’t sit well with you once you’ve eaten it. They produce inflammation EVERY time you eat them whether you get symptoms or not, which affects everything that’s wrong with you, and you won’t heal. The body mistakes the following foods along with any food you’re allergic or intolerant too, as if they were gluten: eggs, dairy, coffee, legumes (and all nuts), potatoes, and the other nightshades tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers especially if they don’t agree with you in even the smallest way. You have to heal your stomach and intestines which will correct the thyroid, by eating ONLY protein and vegetables that agree, and stay clear of all the junky gluten free garbage products that are out there. Take only the nutritional supplements your doctor has determined you actually need. Keep blood sugar steady which also affects thyroid function, by eating some protein every 2 or 3 hours even if you’re not hungry. If you crave sugar or feel fatigue after eating, you ate too many vegetable carbs and not enough protein. Find the ratio of protein to carbs that eliminates these symptoms after eating. If you feel nauseous when you get up and have no appetitie (thyroid related), force yourself to take a small bite or two of protein. The nausea will go away. Eat breakfast within one hour of getting up. Don’t delay meals. If you are 100% compliant and don’t cheat, you will eventually heal and perhaps you’ll be fortunate to never need thyroid medication and will once again be able to enjoy the foods you can’t right now, except for gluten which you’ll never be able to eat ever again. It’s what started this whole thing. There is no other way. One man’s food is another man’s poison. Stop eating your poisonous foods.

Unintentionally being served an intolerant food that a restaurant put in my meal by mistake, gave me a tremendous gas attack that led to acute gastritis. Now my stomach is even more sensitive and less efficient then before. Four weeks later, I got thyroiditis for the first time in years. It takes the thyroid time to react, so thyroid symptoms don’t appear right away after an assault. They lag behind. I’ve lost weight eating only protein and veggies in spite of Hasimoto’s. I know it will take me at least 2 to 3 years to heal.