Dr. Oz: Brazil Nuts to Manage Thyroid (10/8/13)

Dr. Oz tells us that we can wrap a banana peel around a splinter to soften the skin and make it easy to pry out the splinter. He also tells us to eat 2 brazil nuts a day with maybe sunflower seeds to manage the thyroid hormone. Also, he advises us to take Vitamin C to manage stress and flatten the tummy. And: Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo tells us that the dead can hear us when we talk about them.

Susan Blum, Founder & Director of the Blum Center of Health tells us about  the Thyroid Disease Symptom Checklist:

  • weight gain of more than 10 lbs. in 3 months
  • brain fog for more than 3 months, like having a hangover that doesn’t go away
  • fatigue, 1/2 of the energy level that you should have, but does not elaborate on how to measure this
  • constipation, not pooping everyday
  • body temperature below 98°F 5 days in a row. Put a special thermometer in the armpit within 10 minutes of waking up.

She says that the best ways to naturally manage your thyroid hormone is through zinc, selenium and iodine, by eating sunflower seeds, Brazil nuts and iodized salt. She says that it will take time to see results, but does not give a range, important to me because I just finished a bottle of sunflower seeds. She also recommends 2-3 g of Ashwaganda, which is usually one tablet.

Dr. Oz tells us that we can bring down the stress hormone cortisol, by eating half a cup of whole-grain cereal in the morning; beans, salmon and other Omega-3-rich food in the middle of the day; kiwi, papaya, lychee, which have more Vitamin C than orange, in the afternoon, and half a cup of protein at the end of the day.

Next, Dr. Oz asks us what #OzApproved thing we are eating right now. @Professor1314 tweets, “Quinoa salad, it’s ME-approved. LOL”. What about you?

Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo, author of There’s More to Life Than This, talks about energy that is never lost, like ice that becomes liquid then steam. She compares this to the dead. She asks the audience about a brother who had committed suicide. A woman comes forward and says that her childhood friend had been like a brother to her. The friend wants his dad to know that he felt how his dad had physically embraced him as he cried after he, an EMT, had tried to save him even when his body was cold.

That’s our review of the best of Dr. Oz today, 10/8/13.  Tune in tomorrow for our flu recap. Til then, please check out our Dr. Oz archive by using the “Search” widget on the right sidebar.

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