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Green Smoothies Help Thyroid

12 Comments 26 October 2010

In 2006 I was diagnosed with Hashimoto disease. It’s an autoimmune disease where the body attacks the thyroid. My thyroid levels were below normal levels, plus I had the markers that showed Hashimoto. After being on thyroid meds for a couple of years, I had to go and see the doctor for my levels to be checked to continue my prescription. Well I ran out of meds and time got away from me. My son was in and out of the hospital and the family was under some serious stress. I had been off my meds unintentionally for about a year. About 6 months or so ago I started drinking the green smoothies. I would drink at least 32 ounces a day, sometimes more. My favorite is banana, blueberries and spinach. And I also drink tomatoes, cucumbers and spinach with a pinch of pink Himalayan salt. I drink the smoothies at least 5 out of 7 days per week. I try to alternate the greens, but spinach is my favorite.

I finally made time to go and see the Endocrinologist to get my levels checked about 2 weeks ago. The nurse called and said that my levels were normal!  I was like, wait, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto, I don’t need to take meds? The nurse said the doctor will recheck my levels in 8 weeks. But I do not have to take any thyroid medication.

The only thing that has changed was adding the green smoothies. I still deal with stress, my son was in the hospital again last month. And stress affects the thyroid quite a bit. The body has an amazing way of healing itself when given what it needs to heal.

I will continue to drink the greens daily.
Thank you Victoria for spreading the power of greens! Sending a big MUAH!
Denise – Chicago

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  1. Cheryl says:

    Holy Cow, this is unbelievable. I was diagnosed with hypothyroid about 10 years ago and with Hashimoto’s about 2 years ago. I started slowly incorporating green smoothies into my diet a few weeks ago, but if the end result could be a healthy immune system and no Hashimoto’s I’ll drink 100 ounces of green smoothies!!

    Congrats to you Denise in Chicago!

  2. Denise says:

    Thanks Cheryl, I will have my levels checked again 8 weeks from that time. 4 Weeks from now. This time I will also make sure they check for the Hashimoto markers. The antibodies that are checked to determine Hashimoto.

    I still drink my 32 ounces a day. Got my 23yo son hooked on green smoothies.

  3. Ildiko says:

    This is truly inspiring, cause I myself have been diagnosed with Hashimotos over 10 years ago. Intuitively have been off the natural thyroid hormones for a while, but every time I go to check my levels, I always have to go back to the meds, which I don’t like…
    I would love to hear from other people who had success with that, but I also heard that for people with autoimmune disease, it is very important to avoid wheat and of course soy, any thoughts on that???? How about kale, bok choy, broccoli and cabbage, I love those, but they seem to affect the thyroid negatively….

  4. Joe says:

    It seems overall, auto-immune diseases are when the body attacks itself. It starts when it gets an invader, tags it as an enemy, and kills everything that looks like it, even if it is normal tissue like a thyroid for Hashimotos, or pancreas tissue in the case of type II diabetes.

    How do green smoothies fix this? How is it that improving the immune system, this is corrected. In the situation of an auto-immune disease, the immune system is not out of control or weak, it just has a bad message. The immune system is actually functioning properly. the problem is the invader and it’s similarity to normal tissue and molecules.

    This is super news for all auto-immune sufferers

  5. Joe says:

    CORRECTION to entry above about auto-immune response – that should say TYPE I diabetes, not type II which is diet related and definitely would also be remedied by green smoothies.

  6. Dena says:

    That is surely good news!!! I have drinking green smoothies for two years now and my Thyroid levels are normal!! My doctor can’t believe it and wants me to continue on my medication…so I have. But this encourages me to wean off them and see what happens.

    Dena~ Grandville, MI

  7. Blanche says:

    Wow, I am thinking this can help people with hypothyroid problems. This is common in the aging population. Green Smoothies make health and wellness look easy.

    Getting great nutrition in an awesome tasty way never looked so good. The root of all disease may be on the dinner plate.

  8. Green smoothies is the best pack of vegetables for a perfect breakfast.
    I was diagnosed with Hashimoto disease. After being on thyroid meds for several years.Green smoothies change my life. Green has an amazing way to heal.

  9. Inna says:

    Great post. I myself have been diagnosed with Hashimotos and hypothyroid over 6 years ago. Can someone help me with these green smoothies recipes please?

  10. Kris says:

    I urge people to be very careful with this kind of information. Green smoothies often include cruciferous vegetables (kale and spinach for example) that are known goitrogens.
    Goitrogens are naturally-occurring substances that can interfere with function of the thyroid gland.
    While it’s great to hear you have had such great results with yout thyroid, it is recommended that these foods are kept to a minimum.
    If you are unsure, I would check with your endocrinologist before you make any drastic changes to your diet.

  11. shanda says:

    I was diagnose with a low-thyroid six months ago. I hate taking the medication. I want to know while you were taking the green smoothie did you continue the meds? I will try the smoothie this week.

  12. ines says:

    Your experience is interesting- I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism, and many of the things I’ve read have specifically said to avoid spinach, as it can exacerbate hypothyroidism. Perhaps that might work differently for Hashimoto’s, which I don’t have, but I think it’s interesting to hear that it helped you. I’m glad you are doing better!

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