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How to Get Your Thyroid to Work Correctly

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In this video, we’re going to talk about how to get your thyroid to work better.

The pituitary releases a hormone called thyroid stimulating hormone. This hormone tells the thyroid to release T4 and T3. T4 is the inactive thyroid hormone that converts to T3, which is the active thyroid hormone.

If you have low thyroid stimulating hormone—you have enough. If this hormone is high, you need more of these hormones. It’s then going to increase to produce more of the hormones. 

The two main problems with a hypothyroid condition:
1. You’re not making enough thyroid hormone (usually T4)
What’s usually happening is something is suppressing the function of the thyroid. Keto and intermittent fasting will help greatly improve thyroid function. 

Things that can suppress thyroid function:
• Cortisol
• Estrogen
• Insulin 
• Bile/liver

2. Or, you’re not covering T4 to T3
If you’re on the ketogenic diet, you’re already eating foods that will give you the above vitamins and minerals, and when on keto, the need for T3 goes down. Also, if there’s a problem with the liver or gallbladder, you’re not going to convert T4 to T3. Taking bile salts will help improve the conversion. In order to convert T4 to T3, you need cofactors—helper vitamins and minerals.

You need:
• Selenium 
• Iodine
• Vitamin D
• Vitamin A
• Zinc
• B2
• B6
• B12
• Iron 

Other things that can interfere with thyroid function:
• Antacids
• High blood pressure medications
• Statins
• Diuretics
• Antibiotics
• Excessive iron
• Phytic acid (grains)
• Coffee/Tea (depletes certain nutrients)
• Sugar
• Soy 
• Dairy

If you have Hashimoto’s, you need:
• Vitamin D
• To do intermittent fasting
• Selenium 

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. 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, and 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. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.

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