How to boost thyroid function for optimal metabolism?
It is no wonder so many people are wondering how to boost thyroid function. Hypothyroidism is very common. More common in women than men, but anyone can be susceptible to low thyroid function. This can be from an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto’s or can be due to damage to the thyroid. Lab results can confirm low thyroid functions so check with your doctor for a full thyroid panel, including TSH, T4, T3, and RT3. That being said, some people find that low carbohydrate diets such as the carnivore diet result in a drop in another T3 hormone. This may not be a problem unless you are experiencing low thyroid symptoms such as weight gain, depression, fatigue, insomnia, dry skin, or constipation. In some cases, feeding your body more nutrients that support thyroid health can make a huge difference. These sporting nutrients would be zinc, selenium, and iodine. There is one amazing food that has it all!
Oysters are a superfood and are often used to boost thyroid!
What is in oysters that makes them so special? Minerals! Specifically zinc! I love oysters, but luckily they contain an optimal blend of minerals that help you lose weight and balance your hormones by supporting your thyroid.
The mineral in charge here is zinc. Oysters also contain a good amount of Selenium. Why not just take a zinc or selenium pill? Because taking zinc and other minerals in isolation can reduce copper and alter all of your minerals. It is very easy to overdose on selenium and other minerals if you take them in an isolated form as opposed to food.
Oysters, because of their high mineral content, especially zinc, improve thyroid function. It helps convert T4 into the fat-burning T3!
Also, having a high-functioning thyroid helps to reduce estrogen dominance. Estrogen dominance promotes weight gain, slows the conversion of T3, and slows metabolism.
Oysters can also support mood and reduce depression, support immune function, and May even help with taste and smell loss. My favorite way to get to eat oysters is Oysters Rockafeller! I also love the smoked oysters and save money by purchasing them by the case here.
Oysters Rockafeller is super easy to make, taking less than 30 minutes!
Rinse your oysters, then use a butter knife to pry off the back. Lay them on a bed of coarse salt on a baking tray to keep them from tipping over too much. Add crushed garlic to each half shell, then top with grated parmesan cheese. Broil for 5 minutes, and Enjoy!