Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    An_257404 posted:
    I'm concerned about the goitrogens in kale/broccoli. I do have hypothyroidism but have been drinking green smoothies with both veggies since recovery from cancer surgery 6 months ago. I feel great, have lots of energy, have lost 20 lbs, etc., but recently my hair has begun to thin. I don't want to give up my smoothies but don't want to lose the rest of my hair either. Is there any supplement that can negate the effects of the goitrogens?
    twinb63 responded:
    You think the kale/broccoli smoothies are causing hair loss? How would that happen? My hair is thinning too so it's not an academic question (said the vain man).
    jmabers replied to twinb63's response:
    It's the only thing I can think of that might be causing it. The hypothyroidism does affect hair, but it also affects your weight. I just can't see how I could lose weight, but still lose my hair. Seems if the goitrogens were affecting the thyroid I might be losing my hair but should be GAINING weight. I'm really confused and concerned about the whole concept.
    josvin84 responded:
    I have been taking smoothies with kale and spinach for the last 10 years. My hair was thinning before that time but it has now been stable for many years.
    jmabers replied to josvin84's response:
    But do you have hypothyroidism and do you take Synthyroid for the condition?

    Spotlight: Member Stories

    I'm 33 years old and live in Chicago. I'm a Biology undergrad at Loyola and hope to go on to medical school or an MS/RD program. I follow a v...More

    Helpful Tips

    Easy Fluoride Treatments for your teeth
    Hi folks, Background info: ============ My dentist prescribed some prescription grade fluoride toothpaste. For about $8, I got the ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    11 of 22 found this helpful

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.