According to Mary Shomon, a large number of people suffer from high cholesterol and depression as a result of thyroid problems. However, doctors are still handing cholesterol medications and antidepressants.
In addition, Shomon agrees with the assessment of Dr. Schwartz and explained that the health of your thyroid actually affects the other parts of the body.
Another doctor, Dr. Emerson said that as a result of our toxic world we are even more likely to develop thyroid disorders created by certain fungi and dangerous toxins.
This doctor did a thorough investigation about the dangers and how these mycotoxins and fungi affect the thyroid gland and has been shown that eating foods high in mycotoxin or sugar, which actually give mold a chance to grow in our organisms can lead to deadly consequences.
Therefore, it is of great importance for you to take control of your own health and optimize your thyroid and other hormone levels by having a balanced diet, exercise regularly and eliminating stress levels.
Dr. Emerson created some questions you can ask yourself and do a simple self-assessment:
- Am I eating the right foods?
- Am I consuming water right?
- Am I practicing enough exercise?
- Am I getting enough sun?
In addition, another set of questions for self-assessment were created by Dr. Schwartz:
- Why I can’t sleep at night?
- You drank too much and, therefore, you woke up in the middle of the night?
- Do you eat late?
- Do you eat unhealthy foods regularly?
- Do you exercise late?
- Do you sleep with the TV on?
Try to answer honestly, and you would have really taken the first step toward solving your health problems related to any thyroid disorder.
So here are few very important tips for how to restart your thyroid:
To restart your thyroid you should combine iodized salt and selenium rich foods such as:
- Brazil nuts
- Sunflower seeds
- Fish (wild salmon, halibut, sardines, flounder)
- Shellfish (oysters, mussels, shrimp, clams, scallops)
- Meat (Beef, liver, lamb, pork)
- Poultry (chicken, turkey)
- Eggs (up to 3 per day)
- Mushrooms (button, crimini, shiitake)
- Whole grains (wheat germ, barley, brown rice, oats)
- Veggies (Artichokes, Arugula, Asparagus, Avocado, Bean Sprouts, Beet Greens, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery, Chives, Collard Greens, Cucumber)
- Fruits (all types of berries and lemons)
Make sure DO NOT EAT these foods:
- Dairy (avoid dairy for at least 20 days)
- Avoid Sugar and Sweeteners
- Avoid Refined Grains
- Avoid Beans and Legumes
- Avoid Beer
Also make sure to avoid:
- calorie restricted diets
- low fat diets
- very low carbohydrate diets (or at least be very cautious with these types of diets)
- avoid eating more than 6-8 servings of Goitrogenic foods per week and these foods should be steamed instead of eaten raw.
And for the end you must start doing low intensity exercise for at least 1 hour per day like:
And after a month start doing high intensity exercise from 1 to 3 times per week, like:
- Body Weight Exercises
- Weight Lifting Exercises