Foods that lower your thyroid function

Some health food shops are promoting millet to be the perfect grain for health. However, if you look at it closely, millet is shown to have a goitrogenic effect i.e. it inhibit thyroid hormone synthesis. Bad for those with hypothyroidism or those who tends to exhibit low thyroid activity – weight gain, fatigue, depression, cold hands and feet, constipation, dry skin, pale skin, hair loss, past history of breast tumors etc. Other thyroid lowering foods are unheated soy, tofu, cauliflower and brussel sprouts.

Can you eat them? Of course, that is why I have a Leaf to Life diet table in my book to guide my clients on how and what to eat. My mantra is moderation – eat nutrient rich foods as far as possible but all in moderation.
Even too much of a good thing can ‘kill’ you. Moderation implies many other things including the energy of the food and its metabolism in the body.

Therefor formula for diet is:


About Sebastian Liew

Matthew Wood, the renowned American herbalist described Sebastian as ‘one of the most unique and talented practitioners of natural healing and herbalism.’ The New Paper (Singapore) called Sebastian Liew 'The Medicine Man'. Indeed, Sebastian is a qualified and registered Medical Herbalist (accredited by the National Herbalists Association of Australia), with a Master's degree in Herbal Medicine from the University of New England, Australia. He is the first medical herbalist in Singapore and is known to popularize phytotherapy (Western herbal medicine), European traditional medicine, and St Hildegard medicine (Germany) in Singapore and probably in Asia. Sebastian has 20 years clinical work experiences and treated numerous patients with different medical conditions from all age groups in his Singapore clinic. Sebastian authored the book, Leaf to Life: The Natural Approach to Slow Down Aging and Living a Healing Life, which set the fundamentals for healthy aging and the prevention or treatment for almost all diseases.
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