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My hair is really thinning out since giving birth. My DD's pediatrician said to me that my hair was noticeably thin after he finished examining her. He started questioning me about it and said he thought maybe my thyroid could be depressed and I should get this checked out. I have PCOS. Most of the symptoms I cured through an all-natural low-carb diet. But I know my hair has really thinned, but it was really embarrassing to have someone else point it out to me. I'm also frequently tired, which I only associated with DD waking up frequently, but could be an indicator of underactive thyroid. DD still gets almost 100% of her nutrition from breastfeeding and has no interest in solids. Due to food sensitivities, I am dairy, grain, starchy veggie, tomato, banana, soy free and can have very limited quantities of nuts. I take a whole foods prenatal free of dairy, soy and grains, and CLO. I eat a lot of fruits, which I probably shouldn't do given the sugars, meats and fish, eggs, and vegetables. I eat about a stick of butter a day in addition to coconut oil and some olive or nut oils. I can tolerate about 6 almonds a day, or every other day.<br><br>
What foods or supplements could I take to help my thyroid?
 

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Coconut oil is definitely high on the list. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
I would love to know more also....
 

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You can take kelp powder in tablets or add it to food. Nourishing Traditions recommends adding fish sauce to soups. Avoid thyroid depressing foods such as unfermented soy.
 

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Shazer<br>
Sally Fallon and Mary Enig have a book "Eat Fat, Lose Fat", but it's more than just about losing weight.... (good source for traditional eating)<br>
In it, there's a story about a woman with hypothyroidism who started taking 4 TBS of coconut oil/day, unrefined sea salt and butter and her hair started to grow in darker and thicker.<br><br>
Also recommended is fish broth, CLO ....<br>
and I've heard of folks using sea vegetables (Kombu, dulse, etc..).<br><br>
HTH
 

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I've heard something recently (perhaps a WAPF article in passing) about how having high HDL levels is directly related to a higher incidence of thyroid problems....anyone????
 

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Thinning hair can also be due to low ferritin (iron storage) levels. Ask a doctor to test your ferritin levels; anything under 50 is not ideal. I've read that a level of 70 or above is necessary to regrow thinning hair.
 

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What about men with high iron levels but male pattern balding? LOL I guess they're just outta luck... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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My hair is thinning on top, which goes along with PCOS. Could low iron levels contribute to this?<br><br>
I made an appointment to see a naturopath next week.
 
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