What Intermittent Fasting Does To Your Thyroid

People everywhere are using an intermittent fasting diet to massively boost their body’s ability to function and heal.

Given that an intermittent fasting diet has been shown to help alleviate a number of conditions, I have people constantly asking me if an intermittent fasting diet is right for them. One that I get a lot is people with hypothyroidism. While opinion varies in the field, I think an intermittent fasting diet for hypothyroid conditions can be super beneficial if you do it right.

Of course, with anything pertaining to a health condition, you have to take into account unique factors per individual and per condition when designing a health plan. The following is the intermittent fasting plan I would recommend for someone dealing with hypothyroidism and factors you should consider when following one.


Hypothyroidism is generally characterized by inadequate thyroid activity in the body. From a traditional medical standpoint, it is often referred to as the thyroid not producing enough hormones. This is a limited view however as thyroid hormones can be imbalanced due to a number of reasons that have little to do with the thyroid gland itself.

People who are struggling with a hypothyroid typically experience low energy, weight gain, mood imbalances, foggy thinking, and overall lowered vitality. Those that have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism will usually be put on thyroid hormone replacement without addressing any root cause.