Thyroid Treatment Tips

Thyroid Treatment Tip #25

Treat the WHOLE person! Find a doctor who treats you as a whole person and utilizes complete functional neurological and metabolic protocols. You see, a functional problem can’t be treated like an acute situation. Medical doctors are great at treating more

Thyroid Treatment Tip #24

TAKE ACTION NOW! Take action! Do not think it’s going to get better on its own. See, many people think that once they’re taking medication, their problem isn’t going to get any worse or there’s nothing to worry about. And more

Thyroid Treatment Tip #23

Control Your Health Destiny! No one else is responsible for your health! YOU are responsible for your health! Take your health care into your own hands! We’re trained to believe that medical doctors know best, and what the doctor says more

Thyroid Treatment Tip #22

Don’t Use Medications as a Crutch! Are you relying solely on medication to treat your symptoms? Ask yourself if you really think all of the medication that you’re taking is actually making your body functional or healthy. Is it really more

Thyroid Treatment Tip #21

Do Not Allow Your Health Condition to be Labeled and Placed in a Nice, Neat Box! Do not accept “hypothyroid” or “Grave’s Disease” as a label for all of your symptoms. There’s no simple explanation for why you have a more

Thyroid Treatment Tip #20

Don’t fall into the false belief that… “Everything has been done!” Believing that all of the labs that have been done are normal is WRONG! I can’t tell you how many times a patient walks in my office and tells more

Thyroid Treatment Tip #19

Intestinal Fortitude…LITERALLY! Gut function is extremely important, and can be affected by something called “Leaky Gut Syndrome” (LGS). You may or may not have heard of it. Leaky Gut Syndrome is where the lining of your intestines have become more more

Thyroid Treatment Tip #18

Cytokines! Cytokines are the messengers that your immune system uses as part of the inflammatory process. When a patient has an inflammatory condition like arthritis, IBS, asthma or an autoimmune condition like Lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, there are usually high more

Thyroid Treatment Tip #17

The Adrenal Glands! Your adrenal glands make a hormone called “cortisol”. They sit atop your kidneys and they are your stress glands. They make a lot of hormones for your body in addition to cortisol, such as aldosterone and androgens. more

Thyroid Treatment Tip #16

PCOS-Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome There have been studies that show that PCOS, or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, can trigger Hashimoto’s Disease. PCOS is a common female hormone disorder. It affects 5-10 percent of menstruating women, and it is one of the most more

Thyroid Treatment Tip #15

Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) Healthy hormone production including the production of thyroid hormones depends on Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s). You’ve probably heard about these nutrients; fish oil, flaxseed oil, evening primrose oil, black currant seed oil. In our diets, EFA’s more

Thyroid Treatment Tip #14

Vitamin D You always seem hear in the news that there’s some new vitamin to consider or new deficiency to consider, but when it comes to Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or autoimmune thyroid – it’s very important that patients are taking Vitamin more

Thyroid Treatment Tip #13

The evils of GLUTEN! Gluten is one of the biggest culprits in causing an autoimmune thyroid that I see in my office. Therefore, it is EXTREMELY important to be tested properly for gluten sensitivity. In our office, we run a more

Thyroid Treatment Tip #12

Brain Function Brain function is extremely important in treating the thyroid, as I’ve mentioned previously in other secrets. The brain controls every bodily function. Your pituitary drives the thyroid gland. It releases TSH. The part of your brain called the more

Thyroid Treatment Tip #11

Blood Sugar/Blood Glucose From a medical standpoint, normal blood glucose levels have a broad range of 70 to 105, while functional or optimal blood glucose level ranges are 85 to 99. According to the American Diabetic Association, a blood sugar more

Thyroid Treatment Tip #10

Thyroxine-Binding Globulin When thyroid hormones are secreted from your thyroid gland, they are bound to a carrier, a protein. This protein is called “thyroxine-binding globulin” or TBG. So TBG is similar to a taxicab, and your thyroid hormones, T4 and more

Thyroid Treatment Tip #9

Anemias I’ve mentioned that the number-one cause of hypothyroidism is an autoimmune thyroid, but the question I get is, “What if the patient isn’t autoimmune?” Since there are a small percentage of patients that are not autoimmune, what else could more

Thyroid Treatment Tip #8

PROLACTIN Prolactin is a hormone that’s made by your pituitary gland. High levels of prolactin suppress TSH or Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone. Prolactin is balanced by progesterone and dopamine, so when people have a dopamine deficiency, or progesterone deficiency, their prolactin will more

Thyroid Treatment Tip #7

The Dangers of TYROSINE! Tyrosine is another very popular supplement in health food stores for people suffering with thyroid problems. Again, if you walk into the health food store and you tell the manager or the person at the front more

Thyroid Treatment Tip #6

The Dangers of IODINE! The problem with iodine is if you walk into a health food store and you tell the manager (who usually has no medical background and has no idea what tests need to be run), “I have more

Thyroid Treatment Tip #5

Know the Autoimmune Triggers! One of the most common questions I get is…”How did I develop this autoimmune condition?” Well…it’s pretty much genetics and the environment. It’s a matter of what came first, the chicken or the egg? We all more

Thyroid Treatment Tip #4

How to know if you are autoimmune! How do you know if you’re autoimmune? How do you know if your immune system is attacking your body? Well…we just talked about the fact that we run tests, specifically TPO and TGB more

Thyroid Treatment Tip #3

TPO and TGB Antibody Testing! In Thyroid Treatment Tip #2, we talked about the fact that the number-one cause of hypothyroidism is an autoimmune thyroid, and there has to be a reason why your body is attacking your thyroid. That’s more

Thyroid Treatment Tip #2

Auto Immune Thyroid (aka. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis) is the #1 Cause of Hypothyroid in the U.S.! The #1 cause of low thyroid or hypothyroid in the United States is something called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or autoimmune thyroid. It’s an autoimmune condition and more

Thyroid Treatment Tip #1

Lab Testing Ranges are EXTREMELY Broad! Why do you still have thyroid symptoms when your lab tests are normal? Why do you have still have thyroid symptoms when your TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) is between .35 to 5.0 which is more