The Thyroid Connection
Many people suffer from thyroid problems and are simply unaware or attribute it to other issues. In our clinic we have become adept at identifying and treating problems and symptoms related to the thyroid.
Your thyroid, one of the largest endocrine glands, influences almost every cell in your body. Aside from regulating your metabolism and weight, by controlling the fat-burning process, thyroid hormones are also required for the growth and development in children and in nearly every physiological process in your body.
A malfunctioning thyroid can be over productive, hyperthyroidism, or more commonly under active, hypothyroidism. Current research indicates that the thyroid is actually responsible for many symptoms that continue to be misdiagnosed. A diagnosis of a thyroid disorder may be delayed or missed because some symptoms, such as nervousness, irritability fatigue, weight gain, muscle aches and weakness can be ambiguous and/or mild. These symptoms can be easily attributed to other conditions, such as excessive coffee drinking, aging, stress, excessive exercise, lack of exercise, peri-menopause, cold weather or the side effects of medication.
It has become common in mainstream medicine for misdiagnosed thyroid patients to suffer for years without a full thyroid panel that could have saved years of incorrect or ineffective treatments.
Not only are thyroid disorders misdiagnosed, but the testing protocol produces less than desirable results. Mainstream medicine relies on only a TSH blood test. Practitioners are discovering that the 'normal' range for a TSH panel is not sufficient to truly diagnose a malfunctioning thyroid. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) is produced in a part of your brain called the pituitary gland. The job of TSH is to signal the thyroid gland that it’s time to produce more thyroid hormone. When the healthy thyroid gets this chemical message, it produces two hormones: triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). This is where it gets tricky.
A full thyroid panel is essential. If you only test TSH, but are having conversion problems, a thyroid problem may be missed. Often, it can be as simple as getting the proper nutrient to remedy the conversion issue, detoxification or a combination of nutritional intervention, medication and detoxification. As always, talk to your doctor about any natural health treatments before starting.
How it works
Lab Work: What lab work have you had done or do you need to have done? Even if you have had recent blood work, we will want current lab testing for our protocols to establish a proper baseline.
What signs and symptoms are you experiencing?
Home Check Options:
Life Style Modification and Support:
Our Product Recommendations
ThyroiD BunDle by desbio
This is the perfect of homeopathics and neutraceurticals to get started with thyroid health.
Dr. brimhall's Opti-Nutrient by Optimal health systems
Opti-Thyroid provides tyrosine, iodine, and selenium, micronutrients that are essential for the production of T4 and its conversion to T3. B vitamins from a whole food cultured media blend are present to support energy production, while vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene provide support for antioxidant activity and tissue protection. Chelated minerals, choline, betaine hydrochloride (HCI), and glutamic acid provide further support for metabolic functions.
The Thyroid Package by systemic Formulas
The Thyroid Package is a program that optimizes the thyroids cellular metabolism, nourishes and balances the thyroid and adrenal tissures, and protects the tissues from metabolic free radical damage. It contains: Gf (Thyroid), TMI (Thyroid Metabolism+Iodine), Ga (Adrenal), EPIC, MoRS (Methylation Donors), eNRG (Quantum Cellular ATP Energy), Vista 1 , and Vista 2.