In this episode of The Dr. Hedberg Show, I interview Jill Grunewald on the best foods for healing Hashimoto’s disease and Alopecia. Jill has an excellent cookbook called the Essential Thyroid Cookbook with many excellent recipes to help you heal. We talked about all the various dietary approaches out there for autoimmune disease including their pitfalls and how to get around feeling worse. We also discussed the autoimmune paleo diet, ketogenic diet, low-carbohydrate diets, ferritin, and hypothyroidism. And we even got into the controversial topics of iodine, goitrogens, and vegan and vegetarian diets. I really appreciate Jill’s common sense approach to these topics so this is one interview you definitely don’t want to miss.
The ketogenic diet is currently sweeping the internet and the diet book world as the best thing since sliced bread for everything under the sun. Unfortunately, you can’t eat bread on the ketogenic diet and it really can be difficult to follow for some people.
Since I work with many patients who have Hashimoto’s disease and hypothyroidism, I wanted to investigate whether the ketogenic diet can cause hypothyroidism or decrease thyroid function. Let’s jump into the research and see what it has to say.