Your Guide to Losing Weight With Hypothyroidism

To Treat Hypothyroidism Naturally,

Get enough Selenium, Vitamin E, Iodine, Zinc & Copper in your diet because usually… People with hypothyroidism have low levels of Selenium & Vitamin E, Iodine and Zinc & Copper.

Why you need more Selenium & Vitamin E
  • Selenium produces the T-4 thyroid hormone (thyroxine) in the thyroid gland.
  • Selenium contains an enzyme called type-I-iodothyronine-deiodinase to convert the T4 to the more active T3 thyroid hormone (thyronine) which increases your metabolism
  • Vitamin E is part of the necessary process to makes the deiodinase enzyme convert the T-4 into T-3.
  • More Selenium & Vitamin E in your diet can actually repair thyroid metabolism by converting more T4 into T3.
Why you need more Iodine
  • Iodine is the key component in the production of the T3 & T4 thyroid hormones.
  • The numbers 3 & 4 are the actual number of iodine atoms found in each thyroid hormone molecule.
  • Seafood, eggs, parsley, banana, oatmeal, yogurt, radish, parsley, potatoes, black walnuts, Nettle Leaf, Bladderwrack and Kelp are rich sources of iodine.
Why you need more Zinc & Copper
  • Zinc activates the Thyroid Releasing Hormone (or TRH) located in your hypothalamus.
  • The TRH tells the pituitary gland to release Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (or TSH) but copper activates TSH.
  • TSH tells the thyroid to release T4 that's converted into T3 with the help of Selenium, Vitamin E and Iodine.
  • Sesame seeds, Raw Cashews, Raw Sunflower seeds & Navy beans are good sources of Copper → Foods high in Zinc

6 More Ways to Treat Hypothyroidism Naturally

1. Get 20 minutes of sunlight daily

The best source of Vitamin D to help cure hypothyroidism comes from natural sunlight. Vitamin D is necessary for normal thyroid hormone production.

2. L-tyrosine

L-tyrosine is an amino acid used with iodine to activate the metabolism boosting T3 and T4 hormones.

L-tyrosine is found in many protein foods such as meats, dairy products, fish, wheat and oats. If protein is 30% of your diet then you're probably getting enough L-tyrosine in your diet.

3. Less Stress

Bad stress is one of the major causes of hypothyroidism. Stress causes the hormone Cortisol to be released. Cortisol limits your thyroid hormone production and Cortisol also causes belly fat

4. Avoid Chlorine & Fluoride

Chlorine & Fluoride BLOCK the iodine receptors in the thyroid gland (see why iodine is important) → The Less Iodine = Less thyroid hormone production.

Drink bottled water (instead of tap water) because it's Chlorine & Fluoride free. Also avoid toothpaste containing fluoride. Fluoride was used as a drug to treat hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)

5. Stop Smoking

Smoking impairs both thyroid hormone secretion and thyroid hormone action.

6. Exercise 30-to-60 minutes a day

Exercising will improve blood flow to your thyroid which will lead to more production of thyroid hormone. The more intense your exercise is = the better the blood flow to your thyroid.

7. Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is used in Ayurvedic medicine to support the thyroid gland. Studies show it enhances thyroid function and produces a significant increase in T4 thyroid hormone.

8. Coleus Foreskohlii

Coleus Forskohlii is also used in Ayurvedic medicine. Its active constituent Forskolin has been shown to increase the production of thyroid hormones and stimulate their release.

9. Guggul extract

Research in mice shows Guggul extract to have very strong thyroid stimulating actions & it increases iodine uptake (why that's important) and,

New research on women with hypothyroidism shows women who took a Guggul supplement every day were more likely to lose weight.

No Goitrogenic Foods!

Goitrogenic Foods contain chemicals that make it harder to produce thyroid hormones for a normal metabolism normal. It may be impossible to completely avoid all goitrogenic foods in your diet but,

Cooking goitrogenic foods removes the chemicals interfering with normal thyroid function and… Eating goitrogenic foods in moderation and not excessively eating them won't have any bad effects on your thyroid.

List of Goitrogenic Foods

Not being able to lose weight doesn't necessarily mean you have hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism Symptoms

Hypothyroidism Test

Take the test below to see if you may have hypothyroidism.

Physical fatigue or lethargy (Only Pick One)

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the symptom is mild and/or only occasional-------

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Energy is worse first thing in morning, even after good sleep (Only Pick One)

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Feel the cold more quickly than most other people (Only Pick One )

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Hands and feet often cold (Only Pick One )

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Bowel movements less than once per day, or with difficulty (Only Pick One )

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Dry skin or hair and/or hair loss (Only Pick One )

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Difficulty losing weight, even when eating less or exercising more (Only Pick One )

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Do not sweat much, even when exercising (Only Pick One )

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Memory is worse than it used to be (Only Pick One )

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Poor concentration (Only Pick One )

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Depression (Only Pick One )

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Moody and irritable (Only Pick One )

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Pre-menstrual syndrome (Only Pick One )

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Low sex drive (Only Pick One )

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Headaches, often worse in morning (Only Pick One )

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Frequent infections(e.g. throat or lung infections) (Only Pick One )

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Eyelids are swollen and puffy (Only Pick One )

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Bags under the eyes (Only Pick One )

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Face looks bloated (Only Pick One )

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Yellowing of palms of hands and soles of feet (Only Pick One )

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Movements are on the slow side (Only Pick One )

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Thinking is on the slow side (Only Pick One)

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Eyebrows are thinning out (Only Pick One )

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Joint stiffness and pain, sometimes better after movement (Only Pick One )

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Need a lot of sleep (Only Pick One )

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Feel worse if a meal is missed (Only Pick One )

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Dizziness or poor sense of balance (Only Pick One )

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Nasal congestion (Only Pick One )

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Your total is:

To Do a Hypothyroidism Home Test,

Follow these 3 steps.

  1. Place a digital thermometer or an oral thermometer by your bed before you go to sleep. Make sure you shake down the oral thermometer to at least 96 degrees. When you wake up the next morning,
  2. Immediately place the thermometer in your armpit and leave it there for 10 minutes before getting out of bed. Relax and remain still during the test and after 10 minutes,
  3. Record your temperature and do this for the next 3 days. Calculate the average temperature and,

A temperature between 97.2-to-98.2 degrees is normal. If your average is lower than 97.2 then you may have hypothyroidism. The lower your body temperature is = the more severe your hypothyroidism but also,

Follow these 6 guidelines when testing for hypothyroidism at home

  1. To get an accurate test result do not do anything to cause drastic changes in your body temperature like sleeping with an electric blanket.
  2. Women: Take your temperature in this manner for three days, except for the first few days of the menstrual cycle and the middle day of the cycle.
  3. Men and premenstrual & premenopausal women can do the test any time.
  4. Women in their menstrual years get the most accurate readings on the second or third day after menstrual flow starts.
  5. Don't perform this test if you're suffering from a serious illness or infection because your thyroid will probably go back to normal after you recover.
  6. Make sure you are not taking any medications that may cause hypothyroidism.

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