New Health Warning from David Brownstein, M.D.

Seven So-Called ‘Health’ Foods That
Can Actually Zap Your Thyroid

Could some of your “healthiest” meal choices actually be detrimental to your health?

What if your fatigue . . . your brain fog . . . your weight gain . . . or your all-around “blah” feeling is not a result of aging or stress, but comes from the food you put in your mouth every single day?

No, not fast food. I’m talking about those so-called health foods. You know, the ones that get endless praise, such as:

  • Kale
  • Broccoli
  • Soy milk
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Strawberries
  • Whole-grain cereal
  • Tofu

Unfortunately, trying to do the right thing can sometimes send you in the wrong direction — especially if you’re one of the millions of Americans living with the health concern I’ll be discussing with you today.

It’s like the devoted runner who jogs three miles a day, rain or shine. He thinks he’s helping his heart health — only to discover he’s destroyed his knees beyond repair.

Or the dedicated yoga student who seeks flexibility and mental peace. Yet she gets overzealous and hurts her back, taking all forms of exercise off the menu for a year.

Perhaps you’ve worked hard to do what’s right for your body, only to read in the news that what you’re doing is now considered wrong. Sometimes it seems like what’s up is now down and vice-versa . . .

Look, it’s exhausting to keep up with the latest medical “do’s and don’ts.” Believe me, I know it often feels like a losing battle.

That’s why I’m going to put some things on the line for you today, while bringing to light a problem.

A common, yet under-diagnosed problem
I see happening all over the country.

My name is Dr. David Brownstein. I’m a board-certified family physician and medical director at the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Michigan.

I have written 11 health books to date, and I’m also the medical editor of the popular Newsmax report Dr. Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health.

About Dr. Brownstein

Dr. Brownstein

David Brownstein, M.D., believes holistic medicine will be THE medicine of the 21st century. He is a board-certified family physician and one of the foremost holistic practitioners in America. He teaches other physicians and the public about his success using natural treatments and nutritional therapies. He has had great success in resolving numerous medical disorders, including arthritis, thyroid disease, chronic fatigue, hormone imbalance, diabetes, and many others. Dr. Brownstein is the author of 11 health books, and editor of the popular monthly newsletter Natural Way to Health.

I shifted my practice from traditional medicine years ago when I saw the failure of most physicians to address true underlying causes of health issues. Instead, they rely predominantly on Big Pharma’s Band-Aid approach — merely writing countless prescriptions.

I witnessed time and again mainstream doctors relying too heavily on drugs that serve only to cover up the issues — and fatten CEO wallets — by sweeping symptoms under the rug.

I reached a tipping point, so I made a change. A big change.

My personal quest to find a more effective way to treat problems (instead of masking them) started close to home with one patient who searched for years to find relief from persistent health concerns. He was my father, Ellis.

He had been through the wringer daily with unexplained issues that severely downgraded his quality of life.

Giving my father some blessed relief after he felt ignored by countless specialists was one of the most rewarding milestones in my career spanning almost 30 years. Now I aim to give others the same relief that I gave him.

Ellis was suffering from the same prevalent problem that seems to be increasing by the minute.

Could this be your problem, too?

Well, let me ask you some easy questions.

Do you stumble through the day, feeling tired and moody, yet you’re told it’s a normal part of aging — or that it’s “all in your head”?

Do you feel like somewhere along the way you’ve lost something in the fiber of who you are? Or feel less desirable to your romantic partner due to weight gain?

Have you struggled in your relationships with friends or family members because of mood changes, crabbiness, and a lack of enthusiasm?

Well, I believe you deserve better than that!

So please keep reading, because I’m going to share with you some vital information about the little-known condition that’s plaguing literally millions of people. Especially those over 50 — and especially women!

I’m also going to give you some crucial diet tips — while squashing popular myths on diet “essentials.”

I’ll tell you how to once again:

  • Wake up bright-eyed . . .
  • Get emotionally in-tune . . .
  • Feel energetic and ready to take on life’s challenges . . .

So what is this mystery epidemic, anyway?

I’m talking about the thyroid, one of the most important glands in your body.

Weighing in at less than one ounce, your thyroid is a little butterfly-shaped gland near the Adam’s apple in your neck.

Although the thyroid is tiny in size, it has the power to wreak havoc anywhere from head to toe.

That’s because the human body has about 37 trillion cells in total, and most of them have thyroid hormone receptors.

Because of this, poor thyroid performance can trigger a wide range of issues throughout the mind and the body.

For example, while one person with thyroid problems might feel tired and run-down, another might feel extremely down in the dumps emotionally.

What does your thyroid do?

Your thyroid is controlled by the pituitary gland — a small peanut-sized gland at the base of the brain. The thyroid’s function is to take iodine and convert it into thyroid hormones: thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3).

If the levels of T3 and T4 drop too low, the pituitary gland produces thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), which basically orders the thyroid to increase production of hormones.

This multifaceted machine regulates your metabolism and controls every bit of the energy you use, from scratching your head to running a marathon.

It’s truly a fascinating system of the body. Yet, it’s a very sensitive system that can go haywire if the levels are off by even the tiniest amount.

What’s more, due to the abundance of processed foods and increasingly sedentary lifestyles . . .

The majority of Americans are dealing with thyroid malfunctions in some way. And they don’t even know it!

And why is this hidden epidemic so common in Americans? Well, for one, because standard testing has yet to catch up to the problem.

The tests that most doctors use don’t offer a complete assessment because they focus on the TSH levels — and not the more crucial T3 and T4.

That’s why I run a full thyroid panel when patients show symptoms of thyroid trouble.

If you suspect your thyroid is underperforming, I recommend asking for a full thyroid assessment from a doctor who truly understands the complexities of the gland.

And, as Hippocrates once said: “Let food be thy medicine.”

So how could the foods you eat for vitality silently zap your stamina or drain your mental cognition?

Let’s return to those so-called health foods I spoke about earlier (along with some very unhealthy foods) — and then talk about some thyroid-supporting foods to add to your diet.

7 foods that zap energy and make an unhappy thyroid

Kale (and Other Cruciferous Vegetables)

This hearty green superstar can do no wrong — unless your thyroid isn’t functioning properly.

Kale is a “goitrogen.” This means it can actually prevent your thyroid from getting the iodine it needs to run properly.

Remember how I said the thyroid’s function is to take iodine and use it to make thyroid hormones? Iodine is irreplaceable for healthy thyroid function.

If you have low iodine (an issue I’ve found with most of my patients), kale may contribute to your thyroid problems.

The same is true for other cruciferous vegetables such as:

  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Bok choy
  • Radishes
  • Mustard greens
  • Chard

As you know, these vegetables do have other nutritional benefits. So one solution is to supplement your diet with iodine and keep these vitamin- and fiber-loaded vegetables in your diet.

Strawberries (and Other Fruits Containing Thiourea)

It’d be nice to think all things growing from the ground are automatically good for you. Unfortunately, a malfunctioning thyroid negates that notion.

Some fruits have a compound called thiourea, which poses the same problem as the cruciferous vegetables mentioned above.

Functioning as a goitrogen, the compound can hinder the absorption of iodine needed to produce thyroid hormones, and worsen thyroid problems in the process.

Other fruits and vegetables containing thiourea include:

  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Rutabaga

If you can’t imagine meals without your favorite fruits, consider a daily iodine supplement.

Soy Milk and Soy Products

Although marketing campaigns would have you believe otherwise, soy products are not health foods.

Soy milk has long been the answer for people who are dairy intolerant, but soy comes with its own laundry list of problems.

For starters, soy products like soy milk or edamame contain chemicals called isoflavones. These chemicals can impact your thyroid’s ability to make hormones if you’re not getting enough iodine.

(Not to mention soy is No. 1 on the list of genetically modified foods — GMOs.)

If you must drink soy milk due to a dairy intolerance, consider a daily supplement with iodine to give your thyroid some help.

Fatty Foods

You know the ones — all those highly addictive foods that taste heavenly but can literally shave years off your life.

Foods like burgers, french fries, bacon, nachos, pizza — you can’t miss them thanks to the trail of grease they leave behind.

These foods contribute to low energy and fatigue when they’re a regular part of your diet — and they greatly hinder the duties of a weary thyroid.

Sugary Foods

Americans love their sugar fixes, especially foods containing refined sugar — candy, ice cream, cake, sodas, cookies.

When you have a compromised thyroid, the last thing you want to do is amp your system with sugar. Of course, the higher you go, the further you’ll drop.

This is a tricky boomerang situation that I see with many of my fatigued patients. They get a surge of energy with sugary foods — and crash hard soon after.

If you have a sweet tooth that won’t quit, opt for foods packed with nutrients along with their naturally-occurring sugars, such as dates or figs.


Much like sugar, caffeine gives you a false boost in energy before sending you into an energy-sapping spiral.

The thyroid is incredibly sensitive to stimulants, which serve to confuse an already overworked hormonal system.

Limiting yourself to one cup of coffee a day is generally a fair compromise.

Caffeinated sodas represent a double whammy with the sugar content on top of the caffeine. For a whole host of health reasons, just say no to soda.

If it’s bubbles you crave, buy soda water without sodium and squeeze a lemon or lime into it.

Although it sounds less appealing at first, your taste buds will soon adjust — and your thyroid will thank you.

Processed Foods

Plain and simple, packaged foods have added preservatives and few nutrients. Chips, cookies, cereals, crackers, processed meats — most of these foods come in a bag or box and have been pre-made at a facility.

Cook at home using whole ingredients as nature intended them. I understand this isn’t always possible, but it’s an excellent goal to aim for.

The less you eat packaged foods made of who knows what, the more they begin to taste too salty or become unappetizing in general.

So what’s good for thyroid health?

OK, so we’ve talked about foods that hinder thyroid function, but what about those that promote the health of this vital gland?

For the thyroid to function properly, you need optimal levels of vitamins and minerals, which you can get from the following foods.

8 foods that promote healthy thyroid function

  1. Ocean fish and sea vegetables are excellent sources of iodine. Iodine is key in producing adequate amounts of thyroid hormone. It helps in balancing metabolism — the process of converting food to energy.
  2. Nuts are loaded with nutrients and protein. Since many of them also contain the antioxidant selenium, I often recommend them for my thyroid patients. Selenium protects your immune system and thyroid, while aiding in the process of converting iodine consumed in food into a usable nutrient. Brazil nuts have the highest concentration of selenium.
  3. Carrots and sweet potatoes are packed with vitamin A, which boosts your immune system. Since the thyroid works hand in hand with the immune system, vitamin A is a must-have.
  4. Organic dairy products are an easy way to consume your body’s much-needed amount of vitamin D. This vitamin is crucial in maintaining healthy cells that allow for stable thyroid function. Organic dairy also contains optimal amounts of calcium, protein, and iodine.
  5. Beans are chock-full of nutrients that your body craves. In addition to iodine, they are rich in fiber, which helps to stop simple constipation, a common problem with less-than-optimal thyroid function.
  6. Organic beef is loaded with zinc. Like iodine, zinc aids in the process of producing thyroid hormones. Zinc deficiencies can, in turn, prevent the body from making the proper amount of hormones needed for energy.
  7. Bananas contain magnesium, a mineral I’ve seen lacking in the diets of many of my patients. Low levels of magnesium spell trouble for the thyroid. And since so many people are low on this nutrient, upping their daily intake of magnesium is often an easy fix for regaining energy.
  8. Tomatoes are an excellent source of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) and vitamins. MSM contains a specific bioavailable sulfur, which is a compound that promotes thyroid function.

For your thyroid to function at its best, you must balance all these nutrients daily.

Although doing this is possible, it’s not easy to remember a list of meal “must-haves” all the time.

ACTALIN® to the rescue

That’s why I created ACTALIN — an all-natural solution for better thyroid health.

My mission is to make caring for your thyroid simple and safe, by using quality ingredients — including the nutrients found in the healthy foods you just saw.

I first brought ACTALIN to the market because I couldn’t find the ideal supplement for patients, such as my father, with less-than-optimal thyroid function.

Much of what I saw on the shelves or online had only a few properties to help with thyroid concerns. Or the ingredients weren’t natural, which goes against my philosophy.

ACTALIN contains 17 powerful ingredients, which I carefully selected to target and support your thyroid gland health — and boost your energy.

This strategic blend of hand-picked nutrients makes it easy for you to gain all the necessary benefits found in the foods listed above. I’m confident you’ll experience a change in both your energy level and overall health.

As you’ll see in user reviews at the bottom, this supplement has helped so many people like you live better every day.

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Remember: Your intake of vitamins and nutrients is directly linked to your health and vitality.

Feeling tired or having a foggy brain are your system’s way of telling you that something is wrong. And quick fixes like coffee only worsen the vicious cycle of feeling tired but wired.

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I’ve seen far too many of my patients struggle through each day thinking their fatigue is the “new normal,” not knowing that their quality of life could be 10 times better.

So I decided to do something about it.

ACTALIN’s all-natural ingredients will help to support your thyroid function, immune health, energy metabolism, and adrenal health every single day.

Everything you do is dependent on the action of thyroid hormones regulating your metabolism and producing energy.

And while it’s possible for you to absorb many of these needed nutrients in foods, the typical American diet misses many core essentials for thyroid function, especially with processed foods.

Diet is a major reason why thyroid issues are reaching into epidemic territory.

Boosting thyroid function with a supplement in addition to a balanced diet ensures a daily dose of ingredients necessary to promote your thyroid and give you back some of that flagging energy.

Seeing my father change from a watered-down version of himself back to the man I knew and loved has given me the motivation to see that transition in all my thyroid patients.

As I helped give relief to my father, Ellis, I hope to do the same for you.

Here are all the thyroid-promoting
ingredients you’ll find in ACTALIN


Today, you’ve already read about the importance of iodine to your health.

Iodine is critical for production of adequate thyroid hormones. In fact, you need three iodine molecules to produce the T3 hormone, and four iodine molecules to produce the T4 thyroid hormone. T3 and T4 are the two key hormones produced by the thyroid gland.

Adrenal Glandular Powder

These adrenal glandular extracts contain nutrients, cofactors, and hormones present in the adrenal organ to provide you with more adrenal gland support, and more support for stress, too.

Ashwagandha Root Extract

This herb, known as “Indian ginseng,” has been used for thousands of years to help gently balance out the body’s endocrine functions, including those of the thyroid, adrenal, and reproductive systems.

Research published in the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology and the Journal of Ethnopharmacology demonstrates that ashwagandha may provide support for thyroid function.

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Guggul Gum Resin Extract

Guggul gum is a resin from a tree native to India, which has been used by Ayurvedic practitioners for thousands of years to support thyroid function. Emerging research suggests that the guggulsterone compounds in guggul gum may play a beneficial role in helping maintain normal cholesterol and other blood lipid levels.

Forskohlii Root Extract

The Ayurvedic herb forskohlii, derived from the coleus plant, has been used traditionally to help support thyroid health.

Researchers believe it encourages optimal thyroid function by activating a particular cell-regulating enzyme to stimulate the release of more thyroid hormone.


Magnesium is another mineral that helps regulate thyroid function, and is required for conversion of T4 to T3. Those with low thyroid function often have low magnesium levels.


L-tyrosine is an amino acid and protein-building block your body requires to produce not only thyroid hormones, but also other hormones such as noradrenaline.

In fact, without tyrosine, you would have no thyroid hormone function. That’s because tyrosine is the central molecule of thyroid hormones, with four iodine molecules attached to tyrosine to make thyroxine or T4, and three iodine molecules attached to make thyronine or T3.


Selenium is a vital component of the enzymes necessary to remove iodine molecules from T4 when converting it into the more active form, T3. Plus, selenium acts as an antioxidant to protect your thyroid gland and immune system.

Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)

MSM or methylsulfonylmethane is an organic source of bioavailable sulfur. This sulfur compound provides support to the thyroid.


Zinc is needed to support the conversion of T4 to the more active T3 hormone. Insufficient amounts of zinc can prevent your thyroid from making enough active thyroid hormone.

Vitamin D

Sufficient quantities of vitamin D within body cells are required for the thyroid hormones to function properly. Plus, vitamin D helps convert T4 to T3 and is needed for thyroid-stimulating hormone production in the pituitary gland.

Vitamin E and Vitamin A

Vitamin E is another antioxidant nutrient with a beneficial effect on thyroid function. Vitamin A also helps to balance the correct amount of thyroid hormones.

Copper and Manganese

Copper and another trace mineral, manganese, help protect your thyroid (and body) from free radicals. Additionally, these nutrients assist with the proper activation of thyroid hormone.

Niacin and Riboflavin

Niacin and riboflavin are B-complex vitamins that regulate thyroid activity and contribute to the prevention of either an overactive or underactive thyroid. Niacin is also an antioxidant.

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You’ll discover more in-depth information on:

  • Commonly used thyroid tests that will often miss poor thyroid function . . .
  • How to easily check your thyroid function from the comfort of your own bed . . .
  • The biggest myth of all when it comes to iodine in your diet . . .
  • How a thyroid imbalance contributes to many health concerns (and what you can do about it) . . .
  • Where you can get your iodine levels tested (your doctor probably doesn’t even know this) . . .
  • More helpful strategies to boost your own thyroid health . . .
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I’m confident you’ll feel better with a boost to this crucial gland. After all, your thyroid is an important part of what makes you, you.

So here’s to healthier, more energetic days ahead.

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