Hypothyroidism diet: What to eat, trigger foods & expert tips

If you have just been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid, you may be wondering whether there is a specific hypothyroidism diet that could help to treat your condition. Unfortunately, pharmaceutical medication is the only treatment that can restore your thyroid function. But this being said, certain nutritional factors may still provide some relief from your symptoms. 

“Food and nutrients alone will not stop hypothyroidism,” says Dr. Pamela Mason, PhD, from the Health & Food Supplements Information Service (opens in new tab). “Medical care is essential. That said, a good diet makes an important contribution to thyroid health.”