7 Foods to Avoid with Hypothyroidism

7 Foods to Avoid with Hypothyroidism

When it comes to managing your hypothyroidism, the most important thing that you put into your mouth each day is probably your hormone replacement medication. But certain foods, supplements and medications can interfere with your thyroid medication or otherwise affect your health, so it's helpful to be aware of what to avoid and what to approach with caution.

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