Dr. Oz: How to Cure a Slow Thyroid
Dr. Oz has been talking to Floris, a woman with a slow thyroid. He introduced her to Dr. Natasha Turner, who said that slow thyroids are a big problem in this country. She said there is a big difference between normal and optimal numbers when it comes to the thyroid. The thyroid is affected by a delicate balance of hormones in the body.
That’s why Dr. Turner has a 10 day plan to revitalize the thyroid. She said anyone can benefit from her plan, but particularly the people who feel tired all the time, who are losing hair or are gaining weight despite their efforts to lose it. If you’re constipated or depressed, those are also signs of a thyroid.
Dr. Oz: Eliminate Thyroid Disruptors
For the next 10 days, Dr. Turner recommends eliminating thyroid disruptors. These foods block the activity of thyroid in the body. It’s like being trapped in a stalled car. These foods include raw cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. These contain an ingredient that block the activity of the thyroid. She said you can eat these foods, but always stem them or eat them cooked.
Floris said she loves broccoli, so that makes sense for her. Another food that could be holding back her thyroid is the peanut. This nut is inflammatory and acidic. There’s also high-mercury fish, like tuna, swordfish, and mahi mahi. You want to avoid those completely on this plan.
The next category is processed soy, which can impact the thyroid. Soy contains a lot of estrogen, which can block the activity of the thyroid in the body. Dr. Turner recommends eliminating these foods as much as possible. If you must have it, stick to one serving a day.
Dr. Oz: 4 Vitamins Important to the Thyroid
Dr. Turner suggested Floris get four key vitamins to help her vitalize her thyroid. The first vitamin is Vitamin A, which is important for the activation of thyroid hormone in the body. Vitamin A is important for the activation of thyroid hormone in the body. Get this from tomato juice or sweet potato.
Iodine is another important vitamin, essential for the thyroid hormone. She recommends getting it in one serving a day from shrimp, salmon, or kelp.
Tyrosine is an essential amino acid that’s also involved in the production of the thyroid hormone in the body. The best option to get this amino acid is cottage cheese, egg whites, or turkey.
Selenium is another essential vitamin. Get it from Brazil nuts, which is the best source of it. One or two a day will get you the selenium you need to get your thyroid working right.
Dr. Oz: Eat a Cheat Meal on Day 10
On Day 10, Dr. Turner recommends eating a cheat meal. This is because it makes the person on this diet happy. It’s also essential because research shows that people who consistently eat the same amount of calories all the time or overly restrict their calories have a slower thyroid because the body adapts and the body drops the thyroid hormone. That’s why she says you need a cheat meal every 7 to 10 days.
But she says if you notice your weight is up a few days past the cheat meal, it means you overdid it. Dr. Oz showed a demonstration of a cheat meal. The meal was a burger, French fries, and ice cream. Dr. Oz said Floris can have this on day 10.
After Day 10, you have to pay attention to how you feel. Your metabolism should be revved up and your energy should be increased. You can stay on this program forever if that’s what you feel is right for you.
Dr. Turner is going to help Floris and be her coach from here on out. Floris was very excited for her help.