Easy, Step-By-Step Instructions To Ruin Your Thyroid.

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Hey, I’ve got good news today!

You know that tiny, butterfly-shaped gland sitting inside your throat?

Yes, yes – the one responsible for the metabolism of literally every cell in your body…

Well, I’ve personally cracked the code on how to absolutely ***destroy*** it.

Yes, by combining lots of cardio, some hard weight training, a busy work life, cutting sleep here and there, eating quick meals, and using a few other  techniques I’ll explain to you in just a moment, I’ve managed to do a real number on my precious little thyroid gland.


According to my lab results, it’s gotten low enough to screw my metabolism for a really long time, unless I do some things to reverse it NOW (all reversal steps are here – but I digress).

So how did I manage to ruin my thyroid? Below are the step-by-step, easy-to-use instructions, just in case you want to ruin your thyroid too, or you’re curious if you already have:

Thyroid Destruction Step 1: Do some really hard or long exercise.

What counts?

-Back-to-back days of weightlifting, Crossfit, or hard heart pumping sessions
-“Junk” miles while running or biking at the same ho-hum tempo pace, day after day.
-A 2-3 hour run nearly every weekend while training for your next marathon.
-Limited recovery days and for heaven’s sake, zero recovery weeks.

After all, you’ll go nuts if you don’t get a chance to go to the pain cave every day!


Thyroid Destruction Step 2: Don’t go out of your way to eat grandpappy foods.

What the heck are “grandpappy” foods? That’s right: foods your ancestors would’ve recognized, like:

-Bone marrow, bone broth, and nourishing foods like liver.
-Wild-caught fish, pastured pork, natural eggs, and grass-fed beef.
-Fermented goodies like kimchi, sauerkraut, kefir, kombucha and miso.
-Lots and lots of very, very dark vegetables and fruits.

How inconvenient. Our silly weird granpappies.


Thyroid Destruction Step 3: Avoid natural thyroid-supporting nutrients at all costs.

Yes, please, please, please do not eat:

-Seaweed, nori, kelp or dulse for iodine.
-Brazil nuts, oysters or shellfish for selenium.
-Aloe juice, coconut oil, or boiled ginger for gut thyroid conversion.

These foods are hard to open and/or strange to eat. Avoid them.


So, once you’ve done (or already done) everything above, how will you know if you’ve actually succeeded in destroying your thyroid?

Well, here are your best clues (and exactly what I personally experienced):

-You feel fatigued. No matter how much you sleep – if you can sleep.

-You get brain fog, just like clockwork – every afternoon. Sluuuugish.

-You get moody. You snap. Then you get depressed. Then anxious. And repeat…all day long.

-Your digestion slows down. Let the gas and bloating ensue! Maybe constipation too.

-Your skin gets kinda dry. A little hair falls out. Wounds don’t heal as fast. Aging ensues.

-And most frustratingly, it gets harder to burn fat, especially on your belly and butt.

Sound familiar?


OK, OK, I’ll stop. YES, I am being extremely sarcastic here.

There is no way in heck you would EVER want to destroy your thyroid.

It would make you fat, undermine all your workouts, and take years off your life.

Yet, day after day I speak to athletes and exercise enthusiasts around the globewho have done just that. And trust me, the doctors are *not* doing the right tests to figure out if you actually need help. But it’s a real epidemic. And frustrating for you.

Fortunately, you CAN fix this. And you can do it on your own, without lots of money or fancy medication. I did. And I tell you exactly how in my video presentation:

“How Exercise Destroys Your Thyroid and Exactly What You Can Do About It”.

It’s an easy choice. You can wait until your body starts to fall apart like mine did, or you can get what you need to know NOW to have a shiny, happy, chuggin’ along little thyroid gland for the rest of your life.Leave your questions, comments and feedback below, and here's hoping you enjoyed my frisky, tongue-in-cheekiness.

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25 thoughts on “Easy, Step-By-Step Instructions To Ruin Your Thyroid.

  1. CB Randolph says:


  2. Scott says:

    Total BS.

    39. Hypo since 27.
    Run 9 miles or 2 hours of hoops 5 days a week my entire adult life.

    Realize your body isnt everyone’s clown.

  3. Shayme says:

    Ohhh Noooooo …. why is the link broken !!??!?!??!? :'(

  4. Clark says:

    All of the links are broken.

  5. Ian Dale says:

    Not the whole thing, but something http://www.blogtalkradio.com/undergroundwellness/2014/04/29/7-things-the-thyroid-docs-never-tell-you-1
    Really starts from around 7.50

  6. Karina says:

    The reverse link its not working

  7. Paul says:

    What about someone that is dealing with hyperthyroidism?

  8. William says:

    Can we get a link for the thyroid sessions?

  9. Ciara says:

    I would love to read your articles about how to support the thyroid but as mentioned by Ivan — none of the links are working???


    1. Let me see what I could dig up, I'll get back to you.

      1. Jennifer says:

        when I click the link it takes me to Seancroxton.com.. . I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism nearly 9 years ago and have been on levothyroxine ever since. I used to over do it with the workouts and lack of recovery, so it totally makes sense. I am interested in reading and learning more so I can fix this and stop taking the synthetic hormone.

        1. I'll look into this. Stay tuned…

          1. kristy says:

            Still going to Sean Croxton… :(

      2. Shawn says:

        Ben, in chapter 21 of your Boundless book you outline a handful of diets. Could you tell me which one is best for hypothyroidism and maybe what your no no foods are for the disease? Like you did with my high doses of competitive exercise and no time off mentality I ruined my thyroid.

  10. darcieg76 says:

    Did you really stop eating grandpappy foods?

    Also, your link sent in e-mail redirects straight to http://thethyroidsessions.com/.

    1. No, I was being extremely sarcastic in the majority of the post… I hoped that was obvious.

      1. darcieg76 says:

        Yes, it was obvious, but you started out by saying that you'd tweaked your thyroid, so I thought maybe you'd just had a lapse because you were really busy. I didn't think you'd stopped eating them by choice. :-)

      2. engagedwellness says:

        Yeah, you were obvious : )

  11. Kalila says:

    Can you talk a bit more about the leafy greens etc? I have heard conflicting opinions about eating these types of foods in relation to thyroid health and honestly am pretty confused. I haven’t been able to find many studies in the way of pros or cons, just opinions. Thanks so much!

    1. Well…the very best advice I can give you is to go to https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/thyroid-sessi… and watch all the presentations and pdf downloads related to cooking and food intake. They go into goitrogenic foods in depth. It will enlighten you.

      1. IP says:

        Hey Ben,
        Unfortunately all your links in the post seem to be expired.
        Could you please provide the functioning ones? I’m really interested in this topic.

        Thank you


      2. troyez says:

        Nothing there but BS Sean Croxton spam.

        1. AF says:

          today is the same, it does not work..

          1. Chris says:

            Yep broken link

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