Thyroid Health

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits low on the front of the neck. It secretes several hormones, the main hormone is thyroxine, also called T4. Thyroid hormones act throughout the body, influencing metabolism, growth and development, and body temperature.

So you think you’ve got a problem with your thyroid…or worse yet, you know that you do.  You’re being treated conventionally, and you still suffer from life altering fatigue, inability to lose those unwanted pounds, dry skin, thinning hair, intolerance to cold…the list goes on and on. 

You may have tried every diet known to man.  You exercise regularly, or maybe you’ve given up, due to poor, or no results. 
Or, you’ve done your homework, and all of your symptoms point to a thyroid condition.  You’ve pressed to finally get thyroid blood work performed, and it came back normal.  How can this be? 
You are not alone, and there is hope.

The truth is: thyroid disorders are the number one endocrine disorder on the planet.  Over 16 million Americans have been diagnosed with a thyroid condition, yet there are at least that many more, who have far less than optimal thyroid function, but have not yet, been properly diagnosed.
Lets face it, you know when “things aren’t right”.  Getting a proper diagnosis can be as mystical as a unicorn sighting, and even worse, upon being diagnosed, the conventional management simply falls short. There are a few very good reasons for this. 

The first is that most times, an initial evaluation consists of only a TSH test.  While this isn’t a bad test, it is simply inadequate for evaluating optimal function of the thyroid.  You need comprehensive testing, and need to understand what that consists of. 

The second is that, even if you do get comprehensive testing performed; the labs that run these tests use non-optimal ranges.  Meaning that you can be on the brink of a thyroid disaster, yet you still fall into the “normal” ranges.  It is not all right with you, or me, that your thyroid may be functioning at 50% or less, and still be called normal.  The “bar” for measuring health in America has been set pretty low.  I know that I don’t want to be of “Average” health in America, where average is obese, and on a multitude of medications to regulate some blood values.  You don’t seek to be average either.

Another is that there is a high likelihood that your poor thyroid function is related to an autoimmune condition, 80% of thyroid cases are.  This is where your body actually starts to attack your thyroid.  We live in a toxic environment, and the list of autoimmune conditions is practically growing by the day.  These are new “man made” conditions, and management of these requires proper understanding, and expertise that is unique to our approach.

Finally, it is critical that you have comprehensive understanding of all, or lets just say most, of the components of how the thyroid functions.  Did you know that thyroid dysfunction could be linked to iron deficiency, Vitamin D levels, and brain, liver and gut toxicity?   Neither do most people.

You have already gone on for too long without answers.  Don’t waste another day.  It’s time for you to get your life back. Contact us today for a consultation.