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Feed Your Thyroid: The Basics

Updated: Mar 2, 2022



IODINE: Why you need it: One building block used to make thyroid hormone.

Where you can find it: Seaweed, saltwater fish, high quality multivitamin or supplement. Malungay, Somaplex Iodine


TYROSINE: Why you need it: Another building block used to make thyroid hormone.

Where you can find it: Red Meat, chicken, fish, seafood, seaweed, supplement. Bullet Proof Collagen Protein Powder


SELENIUM: Why you need it: Needed to convert T4 into T3. Helps prevent and reverse autoimmune thyroid.

Where you can find it: Red meats, including liver, chicken, turkey, fish, shellfish, Brazil nuts, spinach, high quality multivitamin or supplement. Multi 21, Horsetail Tea, Malungay


ZINC: Why you need it: Needed to convert T4 to T3. Triggers your hypothalamus's thyroid hormone receptors, so your hypothalamus can accurately gauge your levels of thyroid hormone and regulate its production.

Where you can find it: Red meat and liver, pork, chicken, spinach, seafood, high quality multivitamin or supplement. Multi 21, Horsetail Tea, Malungay


IRON: Why you need it: Needed to convert iodide to iodine. Needed to convert T4 to T3.

Where you can find it: Beef and beef liver, pork, poultry, seafood, dark leafy vegetables, high quality multivitamin or supplement. Malungay, Ferrofood.


OMEGA-3 FATS: Why you need it: Needed to maintain cell integrity so free T3 can effectively enter your cells.

Where you can find it: Fatty fish, nuts and seeds, fish-oil or flax-oil supplement. Tuna Omega-3 oil, Linum B6


VITAMIN D3: Why you need it: Needed for healthy immune function. Needed to bring T3 in the cells.

Where you can find it: Sunlight, fatty fish, pork, portobello mushrooms, fish oil, high quality multivitamin or supplement. D3/K2 Spray, D3 Liquid


B VITAMINS: Why you need it: Needed for healthy immune function.

Where you can find it: Leafy green vegetables, broccoli (cooked only), beets, red meat and liver, supplement. Folidreen


VITAMIN A: Why you need it: Needed for healthy immune function. Needed to bring T3 into you cells.

Where you can find it: Orange fruits and vegetables, including carrots, sweet potatoes, winter squash mangos, aprocots, liver, kale (cooked), high quality multivitamin or supplement. Malungay



Optimal Ranges by: Amy Myers, MD and many other physicians practicing functional medicine.

Optimal <Ranges

TSH: 1.0 to 2.0 uIU/ml or lower (dissicated thyroid or compounded T3 can artificially suppress TSH). Pregnant woman <2.5 uIU/ml

FT4: >1.1 ng/dl

FT3: >3.2 pg/mL

RT3: < than a 10:1 ratio of RT3 to FT3

THYROID PEROXIDASE ANTIBODIES: <9IU/mL or negative

THYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODIES: <4IU/mL or negative


 

Disclaimer:


This information is not meant to diagnose, treat or replace traditional treatment, and has not been approved by the FDA or HPB.




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