Is fasting harmful when you have thyroid disease? If you have considered fasting, but aren’t sure about how it might affect your thyroid, let’s break down this topic for you so you know what action steps, if any, you should be taking.
Here’s the quick synopsis: There are some versions of fasting that can slow your thyroid, causing it to make less hormone, and impede your body’s ability to convert it.
But, there’s a lot more to that story. I’ll help you get familiar with the terms, the processes, and exactly how everything works (and the science behind it). That way, you have a clear picture of why fasting might not be optimal for your thyroid.