Foods to Eat for HASHIMOTO’S (Slow Thyroid) – Video

Foods to Eat for HASHIMOTO’S (Slow Thyroid) – Video

In the video “Eat This For HASHIMOTO’S (Slow Thyroid),” Dr. Eric Berg discusses the benefits of consuming two Brazil nuts each day to support the health of your thyroid gland, especially if you have Hashimoto’s disease, which is an autoimmune condition affecting 14 million people a year in the US alone.

Selenium, a trace mineral found in Brazil nuts, plays a crucial role in reducing the antibodies attacking the thyroid and neutralizing hydrogen peroxide, which is often overproduced in Hashimoto’s. Selenium also helps regulate the immune system, control the T helper cells, and feed the T-reg cells to prevent autoimmune diseases.

Dr. Berg recommends eating two to four Brazil nuts daily, as they provide approximately 200 mcg of selenium, crucial for thyroid health. In addition to Brazil nuts, ensuring adequate exposure to sunlight or consuming vitamin D3 can help regulate an overactive immune system. By incorporating these simple dietary changes, you can support your thyroid function and overall health.

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Take two of these each day to help repair your thyroid. Watch this short video to learn about the benefits of Brazil nuts.


0:00 Introduction: Hashimoto’s disease
0:46 Selenium benefits
1:08 Selenium-rich foods
1:21 Selenium and hypothyroidism
2:17 Selenium for the thyroid and your immune system
2:53 How many Brazil nuts per day for your thyroid?

Today, I’m going to tell you why two Brazil nuts each day may help with hypothyroid conditions. Most hypothyroid conditions are really Hashimoto’s disease, which is an autoimmune condition.

14 million people are diagnosed with Hashimoto’s each year in the US alone. Hashimoto’s puts you at risk for developing other types of autoimmune disease.

Selenium is a trace mineral needed in very small amounts. It’s involved in over 25 different genes related to antioxidants. It also has potent anti-inflammatory effects.

Selenium-rich foods include seafood, shellfish, organ meats, and Brazil nuts. Brazil nuts have the highest concentrations of selenium. Two Brazil nuts each day give you 200 mcg of selenium. Several randomized controlled trials found that selenium reduces the antibodies that attack the thyroid.

When thyroid-stimulating hormone increases, it does not connect with the thyroid, leading to a hypothyroid condition. Selenium can also help with this condition.

If you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, lots of hydrogen peroxide is generated. Selenium helps to neutralize hydrogen peroxide. Selenium helps control the T helper cells, which orchestrate your immune response. It also feeds the T-reg cells, which help prevent autoimmune diseases.

Your brain, immune system, and reproductive system depend heavily on selenium, so sometimes, there’s not much left for the thyroid to function correctly. This may lead to Hashimoto’s symptoms, which include feeling tired, cold, weight gain, hair loss, and brittle hair.

Try eating two to four Brazil nuts daily to support your thyroid gland’s health. Don’t do more than that because it’s possible to overdo it with selenium. In addition to selenium, ensure you’re getting enough sunlight or consume high doses of vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 can help regulate an overactive immune system.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 59, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients, so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose, and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! Did you know about these benefits of Brazil nuts for your thyroid gland. I’ll see you in the next video.

Video “Eat This For HASHIMOTO’S (Slow Thyroid)” was uploaded on 06/28/2024 to Youtube Channel Dr. Eric Berg DC