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  Hypothyroidism occurs at levels of two thyroid hormones, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroid hormone (T4), despite the fact that changing your diet alone is not enough to restore the normal ratio of thyroid hormone levels, but avoiding certain foods and eating other foods more can help improve the body's absorption of hormones.  Food that should be avoided   Many common foods and supplements contain compounds that interfere with thyroid gland function. In general, it is best to avoid the following foods and dietary supplements:  - Studies indicate that there is a substance in soy and in foods containing soy that may inhibit the activity of the enzyme which forms thyroid hormones. One study found that women who had soy supplements are three times more likely to have a lack of thyroid hormone.  - Iodine-rich foods: some forms of thyroid....More