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    milk & hypothyroidism

    Hi,
    The following was in an email I received today....Thing is I drink about a pint of semi skimmed cow's milk per day...
    Has anyone discovered that ordinary milk can cause a problem with the thyroid?




    So why milk is causing Bruce's thyroid to lose its
    balance..

    The answer is an overload of a substance found in certain
    milks. Thiocyanate.

    This substance also naturally occurs in our body and is
    found is foods such as broccoli, cabbage, almonds, onions,
    turnips, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts.

    Cigarette smoke is a source of it as well.

    The thing with milk is that some cows are fed with rapeseed
    which has as a constituent, yes, thyocynates.

    And too much thiocyanate, has been found, decreases the
    iodine content in the milk and, interferes with iodine
    uptake by the thyroid gland.

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    Re: milk & hypothyroidism

    Hi Hypobabe, where did you get this information about milk? I have never heard of it before

    I dont think it affects the Thyroid much
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    Re: milk & hypothyroidism

    email came through ---like they do!
    From editors@lowthyroidhelp.com
    Must be a throwback from all the research that I am doing on Hypo!
    I thought there was food for thought because milk does cause a lot of dietery problems!

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    Re: milk & hypothyroidism

    There are so many other causes which may cause interfere with the thyroid uptake but I wouldnt worry too much about it to be honest. Some people may be quite sensitive to these things but normally it's not a health risk in my opinion.

    Same applies to fluoride toothpaste as well. I spoke to Dr. Peatfield about it in quite detail and he was like, if you are swallowing it then you should be okay. But again like I said, some people are quite sensitive to these kind of things so it's better for them to stay away from it.

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    Re: milk & hypothyroidism

    Hi Sid
    for your input...It's just that of late I've been drinking a lot of semi skimmed milk..i.e in hot drinks like coffee tea & always have a full cup of hot milk before bedtime....When this email came in I just thought I would mention it on this website & find out whether you dudes knew any more or have experiences of problems with hypo & milk. :d

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    Re: milk & hypothyroidism

    I too like to have a good intake of milk but I have Goats milk as I am intolerant to cows milk and its
    products, pity really because I used to have loads of those pro-biotic drinks and now I have to take
    yet more pills to replace them.

    I have cereals and milk/yogurt for breakfast, and even though its an hour or more after taking thyroxine
    meds, I still feel I lose a bit to the calcium in the milk. However, as its regular every day I guess it levels
    out.

    I had not heard about thiocyanate before, probably this is why brassicas are considered goitrogenic unless
    really well cooked.

    I also like a drink of hot milk before bedtime, I'm sure it helps me sleep better.

 

 

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