What goitrogenic foods are best to eliminate from my diet to counter hypothyroidism...hair loss and body temp avg of 96.3?I take 500mg of iodine daily
Hopefully you mean 500mcg.
and the thyroid formula but they don't help.(male-age 61)
There is a lot more to thyroid function than simply diet. Even chronic stress, elevated estrogen levels, swimming in pools (chlorine) or sitting in hot tubs (bromine), or showering or bathing in chlorinated/fluoridated water can adversely affect the thyroid to name a few. Then there is autoimmune hypothyroidism.
I know its not possible to stop all goitrogenic foods so I'll try some of the most goitrogenic.I have stopped broccoli and one tablespoon of ground flax seed daily.Are they the worst offenders?Any others to cut out?
Flax is going to the worst since it is high in goitrogens and is not cooked or fermented to reduce those goitrogens. Broccoli and its relatives are really not a problem if cooked since the cooking does a pretty good job of inactivating goitrogens. Same for other goitrogenic plants. Fermenting these plants will also reduce their gotirogens.
Assuming the hair loss is from a low thyroid how long will it take to grow back?Have you seen this happen very often?.It may just be male pattern baldness but it accelerated from age 59-61 which leads me to suspect hypothyroidism.
First thing to determine is if it is from a thyroid issue. Male pattern baldness (MPB) gets its name from the pattern in which the hair falls out. Basically from the temples to top back of the head. This is because dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is what causes MPB and there are more DHT receptors in the temple area and top of the head. Hypothyroidism will cause hair to fall out all over randomly. Hair loss can even extend to the rest of the body. And still there are other causes such as some drugs, some heavy metals and autoimmune alopecia.
The second factor is if the hair follicle is dead. If dead the hair is not going to grow back. If there is still fuzz then the hair follicles are still alive and there is hope.
Regardless though it will take time for the hair to grow back out. But of course the cause still needs to be addressed first or you will still continue to lose hair growing back in.
What has been your personal experience with goitrogenic foods and thyroid correction?
I rarely run across this since most goitrogenic foods people consume are either cooked and/or fermented. Flax seed is a big exception. Severe hypothyroidism can usually be traced back to other things such as extreme stress, hormones and halogens in the waters we are exposed to.
What do you recommend to counter male pattern baldness?
If the hair follicles are dead already they are not going to come back. If the hair follicles are still alive you will see little hairs in the follicle. In this case the best thing is licorice root, which is a fantastic DHT blocker. You can use it both internally and externally. For external use you can make a tea from the licorice root by boiling it for 15-20 minutes in a covered pot. You can also add a little yucca root if you want, which helps to stimulate hair growth topically. Then let it sit and steep until cooled. Strain the tea and put in a glass bottle. Add a spoon full of rubbing alcohol or a high proof alcohol per 16 ounces as a preservative. After showering and towel drying the hair use a quarter teaspoon of the tea to massage in to the scalp as a DHT blocker.
I have heard that sesame oil is also a good DHT blocker, but licorice root will not leave the hair oily.
Other things that will help is massaging the scalp frequently. This increases circulation to the scalp like the drug Rogaine (minoxidil) does but without the side effects of the drug. And use a boar bristle brush, which helps to massage the scalp and does not damage the hair like nylon brushes can.