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This week on A Different Perspective, Doc talks about thyroid hormones. How are they made? What impact do they have on the body? Why is our common perception about this little gland, Hashimoto’s, and Graves’ so misunderstood? Doc covers it all and leaves you with a different perspective and a greater understanding of the thyroid. 

thyroid hormone production 

  • Every organ has waste products during its processes. The thyroid’s waste is hydrogen peroxide. If you’re low on certain nutrients, the body won’t be able to clear it, and hydrogen peroxide isn’t supposed to be there. So, the immune response is called in to clean it up. 
  • Selenium: 
    • Used to make the calming hormone glutathione  
    • Majority is stored in the thyroid 
    • Used to produce Selenoproteins 
    • Used in the production of glutathione peroxidase 
    • Needed for mercury detoxification 
    • Used in the conversion of T4 – T3 
    • Needed to clear the hydrogen peroxide 

Liver Health and the Thyroid

  • Thyroid hormone is converted in the liver and kidneys. Liver health is the key to thyroid production. 
    • How often is “your T3 is low because your liver is fatty” said? 
  • How to reduce fatty liver 
    • Cut sugar intake 
    • Start eating choline 
      • Eggs – Yolks 
      • Beef Liver 
      • Caviar 
      • Fish – Salmon 
      • Ground Beef 
      • Chickpeas 
  • Hydrogen peroxide, hair color, and thyroid diseases. What happens when you apply hydrogen peroxide to hair? It turns it white or gray-ish, which is often something people with Hashimoto’s and Graves’ experience. 

Selenium—mercury detoxification.

  • Sources of mercury: 
    • Vaccines  
    • Dental Fillings 
    • Fish 
    • Fluorescent Light Bulbs 
    • Mercury Thermometers 
    • Cosmetics 
    • Air Pollution 
  • How much should I be taking in? 

Recommended dietary allowances for selenium

    • More when you have Hashimoto’s, or other stressors 
  • Best sources of selenium: 
    • Brazil Nuts  
      • Why Doc doesn’t suggest Brazil nuts for selenium: highest in phytic acid 
      • Phytic acid drains: 
        • Selenium 
        • Zinc 
        • Iron 
        • Magnesium 
        • Calcium 
        • Chromium 
        • Copper 
    • Tuna 
    • Sardines 
    • Organ Meats 
    • Meats 
    • Eggs 
    • If you can’t, bioactive selenium 
  • Autoimmune issues. Your body didn’t make a mistake! With your current perspective and guidance, you have been convinced you have healthy tissue; but your immune system recognizes you have sick, abnormal, damaged tissue and does a great job of eliminating it, because it’s intelligent! 


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