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Do-It-Yourself Home Test for Hypothyroidism (Low Thyroid)

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 04/16/2022

Find out the most important things you need to know about hypothyroidism and learn how to do the #1 best home test for hypothyroidism.

0:00 Testing for hypothyroidism

2:09 What causes hypothyroidism?

2:35 What you need to know about hypothyroidism

6:40 Hypothyroidism symptoms

7:38 How to be proactive with hypothyroidism

9:18 The best test for hypothyroidism

11:45 How to measure iodine levels

12:36 Check out my video on food tips for the thyroid gland!

Let’s talk about the #1 best home test for hypothyroidism. It can be difficult to figure out if you have a hypothyroid problem. But, this hypothyroidism test will help make it easier to determine right at home.

Hashimoto’s is behind 90% of hypothyroid cases. Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune disorder where antibodies attack your thyroid.

When you have Hashimoto’s, you need selenium to help convert the thyroid hormone T4 (the inactive version) to T3 (the active version).

Sea kelp is a great source of selenium, iodine, and other nutrients for the thyroid gland. Or, just one Brazil nut a day will give you the selenium you need.

80% of this conversion happens through the liver and the gallbladder. If these organs are damaged, that could be why your thyroid isn’t working. The other 20% occurs in the kidney. Diabetes can cause weakness within the kidney, leading to a thyroid problem.

Gluten can mimic certain things in your thyroid gland. If you develop an allergy to gluten, you could also develop an allergy to your thyroid gland. If you have a thyroid problem, you should avoid gluten.

Another condition that could lead to hypothyroidism is estrogen dominance. In this situation, instead of worrying about the thyroid, it may be better to focus on the estrogen dominance issue.

Thyroid nodules are a classic sign of iodine deficiency. You may want to try my simple test for an iodine deficiency (see how this test is done at 11:45).

Symptoms of hypothyroidism:

• Feeling cold frequently

• Fatigue

• High cholesterol

• Depression

• Puffiness in the face

• Weight gain

• Constipation

• Hair loss

• Dry skin and dry hair

• Brain fog

The #1 best test for hypothyroidism:

• Woltman’s sign (watch the video at 9:18 to learn how to do this test)

Being proactive by doing the Healthy Keto diet and intermittent fasting is one of the best things you can do for your health. Check out my other videos to learn more about keto, fasting, and hormones.

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