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I’m, going to start hitting some uh some of the common things that people see online relative to thyroid. Today, we’re, going to be talking about goitrogens um. We’re, probably going to be talking about in in the future.
We’re, probably going to be talking about blood pressure, but some some seemingly innocuous. Things like like mercury, like alcohol, like sleep like cigarette smoking, some of the things like duh, but i think it might be good to go into them for uh, for the reasons that you’ll, find out.
If you stay around and watch what we’re going to present to you, but today we’re, going to do goitrogens and the reason we’re going to do. That is not unlike iodine, which we ‘ Ve already done for those of you who are the iodine thyroid people just know not for hashimoto’s.
You can watch that presentation. We got. We had a couple of them on online on powerhealthtalk.com and with over the supporting references and all that so but again, goitrogens kind of fall in the same category.
Goitrogens are vegetables and there is a ton of them and i’m, not going to go over all of them. There’s. Kohlrabi there’s. Spinach there’s. Broccoli there’s. Collard greens cauliflower all the things that are good for you.
Okay were discovered back in 1928 to stop iodine, which is one of the reasons i thought of doing this, because we just did the iodine and uh it stops iodine from going into the thyroid. Now here remember here’s, how your thyroid hormone is made.
There is a it’s at first, the brain tells the brain tells the thyroid there’s, not enough thyroid hormone in the system and uh, and then that puts out something called thyroid, stimulating hormone so that hormone from the pituitary gland Stimulates the thyroid to make hormone, and it stimulates this thyroid peroxidase enzyme that all of you have measured to see.
If you have hashimoto’s and that enzyme then, and there’s, other things um with hydrogen, peroxide and stuff. But i’m going to keep this really simple. Okay, so then that enzyme helps to suck iodine out of your bloodstream and attach it to one molecule of something called tyrosine and tyrosine is t, and then it’s t4.
Well, the four are four atoms of iodine. Okay, so t4 is one protein called amino acid called tyrosine, and then these are all iodine. So why so so goitrogens were discovered in 1928 to block iodine from coming in, and thus it would cause you to make less t4 and then it would cause your tsh to go up and, and then you’d, be hypothyroid, okay, hypothyroid, because you Don’t have enough iodine coming in to make the thyroid hormone so um, so that was kind of the holy grail of alternative medicine.
For years i i did a lot of um george goodhart’s, work with muscle, testing, uh and and and supplementation back in the early 80s like 1980, 1985, 1986. and um, and that was it. You know it was like you tested the person’s thyroid their arm went down, you gave them tyrosine and iodine.
You know what most time it worked. So this is the salient point on that. We’ve changed since then. Hashimoto’s was not some sort of an epidemic, which is what it is right now i was reading about it the other day and it’s.
It’s, crazy. It’s being estimated that possibly a third of the country has hashimoto’s. It’s been established that 10 to 15 percent, have it for sure, but there’s, something called silent. Hashimoto’s and they did a study where they just tested.
A bunch of people who who didn’t have any thyroid symptoms. They just tested them to see and uh and, like 35 percent of them had antibodies their thyroid. That just wasn’t expressing themselves yet so things have changed.
We now have developed lifestyle changes and just a number of things that have caused this explosion of autoimmunity in general, of which hashimoto ‘ S is by far the most prevalent autoimmune condition out there today.
So the goitrogen thing, doesn’t work anymore, and here’s. Why glucan genes are bad for hypothyroidism. We just discussed that good for hashimoto’s, because the the goitrogens by blocking that iodine are stopping that enzyme that we talked about a moment ago.
I said this is a thyroid peroxidase enzyme. It takes this and puts these together, but it also is the enzyme that they measure okay, that develops antibodies to it. So you do so you you do it you test for antibodies to the tpo’s, enzyme that’s.
One of two tests, um anti-thyroglobulin test and tpo test. Those are the two tests you want to see. If somebody’s got hashimoto’s, so basically, if hashimoto, if you have, if you have other triggers that, are firing up inflammatory responses that causes uh an increase in the enzyme telling you know taking iodine out of your bloodstream and that’s when you start getting shaky heart, palpitations, anxiety, insomnia, maybe night sweats.
So there’s, a percentage of you with that. You’ll lose weight and you can’t put it back on. This is aided by eating goitrogens by eating, and i mean the gorgeous are like i don’t, have them all memorized? Okay, it’s, not my thing, but there’s, tons of them, okay, but the main ones.
You would know would be like kohlrabi mustard greens, uh spinach broccoli, brussels sprouts, bok choy, cabbage cauliflower. I mean you can look them up online, just like i just did and and uh and and these are good for you as a hashimoto’s patient.
These are good for you and there’s, a big confusion. I i a lot of these topics come up when i start seeing these trends in the patients that are coming in the door and all of a sudden i’m. Getting people who are on goychu, who are off goitrogens and, as my mentor would say.
Well, that’s, so 60s, okay, not like in 1960s and and maybe he would know better than i would because he’s, the one who pretty much discovered the hashimoto ‘ S was really a big problem years ago, but but uh it’s, definitely a different world right now it’s.
The hashimoto’s, changes everything where, where iodine is good for hypothyroidism, not good for hashimoto’s, goitrogens are good for hypothyroidism, not good for osmosis. I i can’t even remember. Last time i saw somebody hypothyroid i mean they don’t come in here.
Hypothyroid people go to the doctor that the small percentage of them that are there, i think it’s, estimated that now 90 95 of hypothyroidism is actually hashimoto’s. They take their medication, their tsh gets normal life is good for them.
They go off and enjoy life the rest of us all struggle, because we have hashimoto’s. There’s, 39 different triggers, so the medication isn’t, working, right and and so uh. So that group, including me good, goitrogens, good okay, so i hope that clears that up and that’s and listen to me.
Okay, don’t don’t. If you read the articles like i just read before, i came on here just to kind of check out why everybody’s coming in here on goitrogens don’t, listen to them. They’re talking about hypothyroid.
Nobody has hypothyroid anymore, okay, don’t; listen to them! Listen to me! Okay, quitrogens good for hashimoto’s; iodine bad for hashimoto’s; okay, so that’s it for today and uh and and and i hope that clears that up for you all right, bye,