Going Dairy Free for thyroid health


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Going Dairy Free

Second only to gluten as a dietary trigger for auto-immune thyroid issues, is dairy. That’s why doctors and health practitioners looking at a diet to support their thyroid patients will often recommend giving up both gluten & dairy.

If you missed them, check out Going Gluten Free Part 1 and Part 2.

By way of context, here is a list of common triggers.

triggers for hashimoto's

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Symptoms of dairy intolerance include reflux, bloating, diarrhoea, respiratory symptoms (eg cough, sinusitis, asthma) and skin reactions (eg psoriasis, eczema).


In this episode we cover

  • dairy intolerance – the issue of casein
  • lactose intolerance
  • types of dairy to avoid
  • dairy as possible cross-reaction to the thyroid gland
  • dairy as a trigger for thyroid disease
  • how & why to eliminate dairy
  • how to know if you have a dairy intolerance
  • practical alternatives for milk, cheese, butter etc.


Here are a few dairy free recipes to check out.

The whole cookbook is dairy free (& gluten & grain free too)

Suspect you have a thyroid issue? PLEASE trust your instincts and get it thoroughly checked out with your health practitioner. This thyroid basics page has an overview of what tests to ask for and an affiliate link to use a private lab if your doctor won't order them.

Disclaimer: This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


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