Can I Drink Coffee With Thyroid Issues?

Can I Drink Coffee With Thyroid Issues?

There are a lot of coffee drinkers in this community. Many want to know if it is ok to still drink it with thyroid issues. The answer is not a one size fits all. But for some eliminating coffee will help. Don’t worry I have coffee substitutes that you can enjoy whether you are looking for the taste or the energy boost if removal is needed. 

Space Out It With Thyroid Medication

If you are taking thyroid medication, unfortunately, it may interfere with the absorption. So it is very important that you are spacing out taking your medication and drinking any coffee. Make sure you wait at least 60 minutes after your thyroid medication to drink it. 

Can I Have Coffee?

People that have a thyroid condition ask if it needs to be eliminated. When it comes to coffee or any food (other than gluten and soy) it depends on that person. 

Avoiding it for some can really help their healing journey, especially if they have an adrenal issue. There are many people that can add coffee back to their morning routine after healing. Always remember, too much of anything can cause damage. So you don’t want to go overboard with drinking it when you heal your body. Everything should be done in moderation to keep the body balanced. 

You want to remove it from your diet if you suffer from:

  • anxiety
  • insomnia
  • migraines
  • dizziness
  • sugar sensitivity
  • blood sugar issues
  • hyperthyroidism

If you suffer from hyperthyroidism you want to avoid it as it can stimulate your thyroid even more. That is the last thing you want to do when your body already feels like it’s in overdrive.

Gluten And Coffee

If you are in the thyroid healing community, you know that gluten is one of the first things I talk about. Gluten can make matters worse when you have a thyroid condition. That being said, instant coffee can have trace amounts of gluten. It is something you want to avoid. If you need it, I would suggest the unprocessed organic kind. 


Coffee is not the worst thing for you, but it can trigger some issues if your thyroid is not functioning properly. Depending on the person it can make or break your healing journey.

Kara Stavish

Kara is a teacher, coach, online course instructor and the founder of Concepts Of Life & Wellness. She received a bachelors degree in psychology from Penn State University and not long after was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Autoimmune Disease in 2015. As she struggled to feel better, she began an intense search to find healing. After immersing herself into the learning process, she removed her medication and healed her body. From this experience, she now dedicates her life to helping others learn how to feel better and live a healthier life. Her enthusiasm for healing has helped so many people and continues to do so.

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  1. Miss Lindsey Blake

    So I read the article, just want to say thank you for the information because it was so helpful. But also, having hyperthyroidism can also cause you to be so tired and that’s why I drink coffee but when I get lab results, They come back completely fine. I believe a 1-3 years ago, it was so off balance. I’ve suffered with this since 2005 and I’ll be turning 26 in February:)

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