Thyroid Testing ~reevaluation is necessary:
Did you know not all normal tests of the thyroid mean all is well with your metabolism? Stalled weight loss may be a Thyroid issue. Even if you are certain your thyroid function testing is normal, it may not be right for you and you may benefit with a simple change to move your TSH to 1 (one). Your primary care physician can help you do this. It has been proven most people feel better at a TSH of 1. If your over 35 you may noticed a metabolic change in your body. As we age the conversion of T4 to T3 does not happen consistently, leaving your metabolism with many low T3 levels, the active form of thyroid, resulting in a feeling of fatigue, poor concentration, irregualr bowel activity and inability to get to your healthy weight. You can start by taking your morning basal temperature each morning and record them,graft them if you wish. If your basal temperatures are consistently low you will benefit from biological thyroid, which has T3 in it available for use immediately. This helps those that are poor converters of T4 to T3. People over sixty begin to slow down in their ability to make this conversion. For many people the conversion slows at an earlier age.
Ketones, Cognitive function and Memory:
It is well known that ketones are strong supporters of our memory and cognitive function. That said, lets eat with the intent to provide ketones to our BRAIN and Muscle. The quality of life is enhanced by a state on mild ketosis.
Food avoidance is a major strategy to apply here combined with eating 100 healthy calories of protein, carbohydrate and fat every 3 (three) hours 5 times a day plus a Lean and green meal at dinner (your chioce of time) for a total of 6 meals a day. This will safely put you in a mild ketosis.
Gluten, GMO products, sugars, dairy and meat are to be eliminated and slowly reintroduced after the 5 & 1 meal substitution program has stabilized your weight and general health. As you know optimal health begins with being at your healthy weight.
I know these Functional Medicine suggestions will be helpful on your journey to Optimal health. Please contact me if you wish to discuss your situation further.
Stay tuned as we get well together,Naturally!
All the best,
Victor J. Genchi, DDS MD
Consultant Virtual Medicine