Ep. 26 - Goitrogens and Hashimoto’s: Debunking the Myths



Episode 26

In this episode, Nicole focuses on the topic of goitrogens and their impact on thyroid conditions, particularly Hashimoto’s. Nicole also breaks down the difference between food goitrogens and chemical goitrogens, explaining that food goitrogens, found in cruciferous vegetables and certain fruits, are actually beneficial for thyroid patients, contrary to outdated research. 

 Tune in to find out why the latest science-led research debunks what many practitioners have been advising, and why it’s vital to understand the difference between the two goitrogens, especially if you have a thyroid condition.

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Episode Timestamps


Food goitrogens vs. chemical goitrogens


The misconceptions and latest research on food goitrogens


The benefits of goitrogenic foods


The dangers of chemical goitrogens


The role of BPA in thyroid health


The importance of detoxification pathways

“The main problem with chemical goitrogens is there’s no benefit to them, so unlike with the foods, we’re getting lots of antioxidants and nutrients – there’s no benefit to chemical goitrogens.”


Essential learnings from this episode…

Why it’s important to always be up to date with the latest research

Understanding the difference between food goitrogens and chemical goitrogens

How our bodies detoxify chemicals

The role of BPA and what can happen if our detoxification pathways aren’t optimal

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Hey there, I´m Nicole


Functional Medicine Practitioner
Registered Nutritional Therapist BANT CNHC
Registered Nutritionist BANT
Podcast Host – The Goode Health Podcast
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Founder of The Goode Health Clinic – WINNER Best Functional Medicine Clinic UK 2023 

Nicole is one of the UK’s leading voices on immune health and optimal health, a specialist in autoimmune diseases, further specialised into thyroid, brain and fatigue conditions and optimising health for ambitious high achiever’s. Providing bespoke, personalised functional medicine programmes for clients worldwide.

Nicole has partnerships with worldwide global leaders in functional medicine including practitioner only supplement companies, testing laboratories (inc. from USA), to assess health, discover underlying imbalances and root causes of sub optimal health. In doing so Nicole works with clients on their own personal health history, root causes and genetics to achieve long lasting, effective results, providing optimal health status.