Dr Oz: Thyroid Thermometer Test for Sluggish Thyroid & Selenium Foods

By on September 11, 2012

Dr Oz At-Home Thyroid Test

Dr Oz shared ideas to help viewers Restart Your Body. He met three women who blamed their Thyroids for weight gain and loss of energy. They said they thought they were doing the right things, but they were still gaining weight. To help them and you, Dr Oz explained where the Thyroid is and what it does for your body. Then Dr Oz shared a home Thyroid test you can do to evaluate your health if you think you are at risk for an Underactive Thyroid. Check out his At-Home Thyroid Temperature Test and then get some advice about what to do for your Thyroid health, like getting enough Selenium from the Dr Oz Grocery List for Selenium Rich Foods!

Doctor Oz: Restart Your Thyroid

Dr Oz: Thyroid Thermometer Test

Dr Oz explained how to do the Thyroid Thermometer Test at home, before you even get out of bed in the morning.

Dr Oz said that all you need to test your Thyroid health is a simple thermometer. He said to put it by your bed, so you can stick it under your tongue first thing, as soon as you wake up, before even getting out of bed.

He said to do this every day for a week and record the results. Then average the number from the seven days. If it is lower than 98.6-98.7 F, this could indicate you have a Sluggish Thyroid.

Dr Oz: Thyroid Power Combo

But what if you have a normal temperature? Dr Oz suggested his Thyroid Power Combo of Iodized Salt and Selenium-Rich Foods.

Kosher Vs Iodized Salt

One big reason you may not be getting enough Iodine in your diet is that it’s no longer in about 80% of table salt, according to Dr Oz. He said that Kosher Salt doesn’t contain any Iodine, which means the Thyroid isn’t getting much Iodine.

“If you’re going to add salt to your meal, reach for salt that has a little extra Iodine added to it,” he said.

Dr Oz: Grocery List for Selenium Rich Foods

The Thyroid swells when it is irritated, but foods with Selenium can help reduce that inflammation. Some of the foods Dr Oz suggested included mushrooms and Brazil nuts, which Dr Oz said he loves as a snack.  Other foods that are rich in Selenium include fish, sunflower seeds, shellfish, poultry, meat and eggs.

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