Low or inadequate thyroid levels is highly likely to be involved with the evolution and perpetuation of fibromyalgia, so it’s necessary to see how thyroid can be boosted (again through food rather than supplements at this point). According to mindbodygreen.com, cruciferous vegetables are necessary. I’ve got those covered with broccoli, cauliflower, kale, brussel sprouts, etc. Brazil nuts are also apparently good for selenium, which is connected to the production of thyroid. I can handle that too. However, then comes the sea vegetables, and my throat closes up and my belly says oh no you don’t!
There are a couple supplements that are recommended, chlorophyll and maca. I can look into that if sticking with this diet doesn’t make strides.
Finally, a couple things to avoid – gluten, because it increases thyroid antibody production, which essentially destroys thyroid in its tracks. Second, no soy protein isolate. I have to check into this because there is no reasoning for it in this article. Energy bars, like Cliff and Kind would be eliminated if that is the case. Since processed foods are going to be eliminated (or virtually so), it won’t be too difficult to avoid soy protein isolate.