I’ve been doing keto for over a year and because I apparently have not been ingesting enough calories, my thyroid is wrecked. Hair thinning, high TSH, etc. Levothyroxine caused extreme high blood pressure issues, had to quit that.
What modifications to the keto diet would make it more thyroid friendly. My doc gave me “The Adrenal Reset Diet” by Dr. Alan Christianson to follow, it has a lot, lot of carbs, mostly in vegetables.
These two diets are so opposed, how can I adjust to keto woe?
- Kasren asked 7 months ago
- last edited 6 months ago
I tried the Adrenal Reset Diet for 1 month. I put on belly fat and Fasting Blood Sugar went up.
After at LOT of research, I started Keto on 12/1/17. In a matter of 5 months, my cortisol levels are optimal for the 1st time in 15 years!! My doctor is blown away.
In the adrenal reset diet, he recommends the most carbs in the evening. SO, with Keto I do “carb ups”, as Leanne Vogel (Keto Podcast) calls them. I do them 2-4 nights a week and it’s totally worked. With a carb up, instead of 20-20 carbs for the day, you may be up to 50. I usually will have 1/2 and apple with some Pecan Butter, or 1/4 cup blueberries for dessert with some organic cream. One half baked sweet Potato is also good.
Hope this helps!
Good luck!! Do NOT give up.
Great question! I think the approach here is to eat a Keto-Paleo approach where most of the carbs are coming from vegetables. This will allow your adrenals to reset but also keep your body recovering by feeding it real food. I found this article interesting and thought you might too! I also love resources by Leanne Vogel as she promotes a higher carb regimen but still keeping it keto. Check her out. 🙂