Dr Oz: Thyroid Test At-Home
If you feel tired and run down all the time and can’t seem to complete your busy day, it may not be due to lack of sleep or even stress. On today’s show, Doctor Oz revealed that you may have an improperly functioning thyroid, which causes fatigue and weight gain (read more about Underactive Thyroids and How to Restart Your Body).
Thyroid Thermometer Test on Dr Oz
You can perform an at-home thyroid test to determine if your thyroid is functioning properly…and all you need is a thermometer. To take the test, place the thermometer under your tongue when you first wake up. (Important: Be sure to take your temperature before you get out of bed.) Record the temperature for a week. If the average is under 98 degrees, you may have a thyroid issue. If this is the case, you can do simple things to correct the issue.
Iodized Salt + Selenium Rich Foods = Happy Thyroid
Doctor Oz says 80% of salts no longer have iodine in it, however, table salt still does. You’ve been warned about consuming too much table salt (even on The Dr Oz Show) but it’s okay to consume in small dosages. Use a pinch or two to season your foods.
Dr Oz Selenium-Rich Foods Grocery List
Selenium Rich Foods are foods you probably eat day in and day out and don’t even realize it. Add mushrooms (any type) into your diet. Add shitake mushrooms to your salad or pasta dish. (They’re delish!) Brazil nuts are also rich in selenium and a great way to jumpstart your diet. (Dr Oz says he loves Brazil nuts for a quick mid-day snack.) You can find Brazil nuts at your local grocers or any specialty store.
Dr Oz says to consume these food at least twice per day and you will see results quickly. Here is the full grocery list of selenium-rich foods:
Fish (salmon, halibut, sardines, flounder)
Mushrooms (button, crimini, shiitake)
Shellfish (oysters, shrimp, clams, mussels, scallops)
Meat (Beef, liver, lamb, pork)
Whole grains (wheat germ, brown rice, barley, oats)
Poultry (turkey, chicken)