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Sugar & Thyroid Blues

Do you have impaired thyroid function?

The Association of Clinical Endocrinologists says that 27 million Americans suffer from thyroid dysfunction, and about half go undiagnosed. Subclinical hypothyroidism, a condition in which TSH is elevated but free T4 is normal, may affect an additional 24 million Americans. Taken together, more than 50 million Americans are affected by some form of thyroid disorder.

Symptoms of Low Thyroid

•           Fatigue

•           Weight Gain

•           Depression

•           Constipation

•           Hair falls out easily

•           Dry skin

•           Poor circulation and numbness in hand and feet

•           Morning headaches that wear off as day progresses

If you have many of these symptoms, you may want to get a thyroid test.  But keep in mind, that just suboptimal function may not show up.

If you have impaired thyroid function, you must quit sugar in short order. Sugar causes leaky gut, which is often cited as a precursor to autoimmune disease. Sugar inflames and mucks up your entire endocrine system, which includes the thyroid and adrenal glands. Sugar causes insulin spikes, which destroy the thyroid gland and the adrenals. In addition to the damage caused by insulin, a compromised thyroid gland will slow the removal of insulin from the bloodstream.

Balancing your blood sugar is critical for healing your thyroid gland. The body needs a blood sugar range between 85-99,  Inflammatory chemicals will be released in the body when you get out of range. These inflammatory chemicals are called cytokines, which have  a domino effect that is difficult to stop and can lead to thyroid dysfunction.

Symptoms of Imbalanced blood sugar

•           Poor memory, forgetful

•           Fatigue after meals

•           Increased thirst and appetite

•           Difficulty sleeping

•           Waist girth is equal or larger than hip girth

•           Feel shaky, jittery, tremors

•           Blurred vision

•           Depend on coffee to get going in morning

•           Lightheaded if meals are missed

•           Crave sweets during the day

•           Agitated, easily upset, nervous

•           Wake up nauseated

Blood Sugar Imbalance, Thyroid, and Adrenal Impact

Blood sugar and adrenal problems go hand in hand.  If you have one imbalance, you will most likely have the other.  This will impact the liver, pituitary, gut, heart, and hippocampus.  Remember, most of our inactive form of T4 gets converted to the active form T3 in the liver and gut.  The fluctuations in blood sugar drastically affect the thyroid glands function in multiple ways.  Healing hypothyroidism is futile if your blood sugar level is too high or too low.

To balance your blood sugar, omit all sugar and simple carbohydrates, meaning refined flour products such as bread, rolls, buns, pasta, and pizza.  In addition, ditch the alcohol, coffee, soda pop, junk food, and fast food.  Eat plenty of high fiber vegetables, seeds, nuts, vegetable juices, and green smoothies.


  1. Does this mean I cannot have any natural sugar, example fruits?

    • You should only have low sugar fruit such as berries and green apple.

  2. I have been really nauseated lately and can’t stand the sight of certain food lately. But I have also started back drinking coffee in the past few weeks. Not excessively but a couple large cups in the day. Can this really have that much of a effect or might there be somethings else? Yes, I have to lose weight also.

    • Coffee is very acidic and dehydrating. It can affect the stomach. I would recommend omitting it completely to see if this condition improves. You could have green tea or herbal tea.

  3. I have diabetes but do not take meds. Have changed my diet but have lost too much weight.Any suggestions as to how I can gain weight?

    • Eat more nuts, coconut creme, avocados, nut butters like almond butter–all are fattening.

  4. I am seeing an ND and she is treating me for Hypothyroid, but said that I have a leaky gut, I eat protein every 4 hours,I also have a lot of food allergies, I had the AlCut test done. My biggest problem is that I go into afib after eating certain foods. Grains and sugar. I have detoxed, and went vegetarian for one year and have now added quality meats to my diet. It has been two years now and my afib is still not any better. I do wheat grass & barley grass and carrot juice daily. My ND now has me on a rotation diet.
    What can I do differently to help myself. Very Frustrating!

    • Try doing a 1-day veggie juice fast each week to give your gut a chance to heal.

  5. Dionne Adamitis

    I read in another source that juicing spinach, kale and other cruxiferous veggies are bad for the thyroid. Is this true? Is so, what do you suggest? I am grain free as I am gluten sensitive.

  6. Linda Chaplain

    I purchased Cherie’s kit from the Sid Roth Program. Reading the stress and adrenal fatigue booklet recommended using “Adrenal Renew” tincture. I can’t find it on your site. Is it still available?

    Thank you!
    PS Since, I am also looking at a thyroid remedy to purchase as I am tired of the 3 am wakeup and hair issues. I await that purchase until your response.

    • The adrenal supplement is Vitality Renew. It is for sale on my website. It isn’t a tincture however. It is a capsule. I also have the thyroid supplement Thyroscin. It is also available on my website. I have a 3-pack special for each of them as well. I am also discussing Thyroid Tune-Up in my newsletter tomorrow and featuring these supplements. Are you on my free newsletter list?

  7. there are many remedies for hypothyroidism can you address
    hyperthyroidism and what can be done thank you

    • I have remedies for hyperthyroid in my book The Juice Lady’s Remedies for Thyroid Disorder