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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?
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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).
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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jmabers replied to josvin84's response:
But do you have hypothyroidism and do you take Synthyroid for the condition?


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