Oct 082013

Dr. Oz Talks About Foods To Boost Your Thyroid Function and Thyroid Disease Symptoms Checklist

Thyroid Disease is often misdiagnosed in the doctors office.. You may be feeling tired and stressed out and you (or your doctor) can understand why.  It could be that your thyroid isn’t functioning properly.  On today’s show, Dr. Oz explained why thyroid disease is misdiagnosed so often and he set forth a symptoms checklist to help give you an idea if you could be suffering from a sluggish thyroid.  Dr. Oz said that women are 8 times more likely to suffer from thyroid disease and if you haven’t gotten the proper diagnosis from your doctor you could be suffering silently.  Also be sure to check out the followup segment on the foods to eat to lower your cortisol levels to ease your stress.

Why Do Doctors Misdiagnose Thyroid Problems

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Women are 8 times more likely to suffer from Thyroid Disease and are often misdiagnosed which leads them to suffer silently.

Doctors often test their patients by giving their patients a TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) blood test.  Many times these tests come back “normal” when in reality they aren’t.  Dr. Oz said that what is a “normal” level for one person may not be for the next.  Dr. Oz instead of looking for a “normal” level of your thyroid hormone (.5 – 4.5+) you should be looking for the symptoms that may give you a clue that your thyroid isn’t working as it should.  Here are the checklist symptoms that Dr. Oz gave on today’s show :

  • Unexplained weight gain – If you gain more than 10 pounds in 3 months and you can’t explain why.
  • Brain fog for over 3 months
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation – Dr. Oz said that if you aren’t having a bowel movement daily even though you are getting sufficient amounts of fiber, this could be a symptom
  • Always feeling cold – First thing in the morning take your temperature.  If your temperature is under 98 degrees each day it could be a symptom of a sluggish thyroid gland.

Foods To Eat To Boost Your Thyroid

Dr. Oz said that if you have 3 or more symptoms from the checklist above you should have your thyroid levels checked.  Dr. Blum assisted him during this segment and he said that if your levels are at 3-4.5 you likely don’t need to get on thyroid medication.  Instead you may be able to eat foods to naturally boost your thyroid.  Here are the foods and supplements that were give on today’s (Oct. 8, 2013) show :

  • Brazil nuts – These help because of their high selenium content
  • Iodized salt – Rich in iodine
  • Sunflower seeds – Eat these as a snack because of their high zinc content
  • Ashwagandha supplements – Take 2-3 grams each day

Dr. Blum said that these foods aren’t an overnight fix.  You should consistently add them to your diet to help out your thyroid.

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Oct 082013

Dr. Oz October 8 2103 Show Topics : Diagnosing Thyroid Disease and Long Island Medium, Theresa Caputo

Thyroid disease is all too often misdiagnosed at the doctors office which results in patients bewildered why they are suffering from symptoms like unexplained weight gain, stress, exhaustion, and more. On October 8, 2013 Dr. Oz will be spending the first half of the show talking about thyroid disease and symptoms that you should be looking out for.

Dr. Oz will also be explaining why thyroid disease is misdiagnosed and why it frequently flies underneath the doctors radar.  Dr. Oz will be performing on stage demonstrations describing how the thyroid works, how it is supposed to function, and what happens when the thyroid gland isn’t working the way that it should.

Do you often feel fatigued and stressed out all of the time?  Have you noticed that you have gained weight even though you have been eating right and trying to keep up with exercising like you should?  If so, be sure to tune in to the Dr. Oz October 8, 2013 episode to see if you should be asking your doctor about possible thyroid disease and what you can do in case your thyroid isn’t working at optimal levels.

Update : The show has been aired and here are the segments about Thryoid problems, cortisol, and stress :

Pumpkin Recipes

The fall season has fallen upon us.  Here are the pumpkin recipes that were shared on Dr. Oz :

Long Island Medium, Theresa Caputo

The Long Island Medium, Theresa Caputo will be making another appearance on Dr. Oz due to popular demand.  Are you a skeptic about her abilities or do you think that she really does have the special ability of interacting with those who have passed on?  In any case, Theresa will be back on Dr. Oz demonstrating her abilities with members from the audience.  What do you thing?  Does she have to interact with dead, or is she a “fake” and without any special psychic abilities at all?  Are you not quite sure what to think? Tune in to the Oct. 8th episode to see Theresa put her “abilities” to the test, live during the show.

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