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Many people these days have issues with their thyroid either being Hypo (low function) or Hyper (over active) both of these issues are imbalances and affect our health and overall metabolism (system for regenerating our cells and staying young and fit, this also regulates body temperature and is a factor in weight control.) One of the best foods for the Thyroid just happens to be Mushrooms. Crimini, enoki, oyster, portobello, shiitake or white button—all mushrooms are loaded with essential nutrients and because of their high content of iodine, Vitamin D and many other anti-oxidant qualities.
I have worked with many clients on Thyroxin and other medication for their thyroid and helped them to get off the medication and get everything back in order, My father Don Tolman has had 3 of his clients actually regrow their Thyroid in the last 2 years after having it surgically removed by simply eating 2 cups of mushrooms per day, either lightly cooked or fresh in salads etc.
Did I also just say Vitamin D from Mushrooms?
That’s right, Mushrooms are the highest plant source of vitamin D available. You can actually buy a mushroom kit and grow your own as well and by putting them in the sun before picking them you boost the amount of Vitamin D greatly.
Eating just 3 mushrooms can get you your daily requirement.
Oyster mushrooms are a good source or iron
A study done on mice and published by the American Society for Nutrition found that white button mushrooms (looks like white blood cells) may promote immune function by increasing the production of antiviral and other proteins that are released by cells while they are trying to protect and repair the body’s tissues.
A later study showed that these mushrooms promoted the maturation of immune system cells–called dendritic cells–from bone marrow. According to researchers, this may help enhance the body’s immunity, leading to a better defense systems against invading microbes.
An analysis of seven studies—published last year in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention—showed that the higher the level of selenium, as measured in blood serum, lower the risk of bladder cancer.