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 me that their medical doctor told them that all their labs are normal. Yes, they may be normal in regards to lab values, but not in regards to optimal or functional values. Remember that I said the lab value for TSH is .35 to 5.0? And the optimal level or functional level is 1.8-3.0? This is a huge trap that many patients fall into and they have to avoid. They believe that all of the correct tests have been done, and that all of those tests are normal, just like their medical doctor said they were.

The truth is that functional testing has not been done. You need specific lab tests. You need a complete metabolic panel. You need a lipid panel. You need a complete thyroid panel that includes seven or eight thyroid tests. And you need a CBC with auto-differential. You need sensitivity testing done. Sensitivity testing will determine if you’re sensitive to gluten, milk, soy, egg, or yeast. You need the immune panels done. Remember, I said there are two parts to your immune system, TH-1 and TH-2. You want to find out which one is working. So you’re testing those cytokines that we talked about, interleukin-2, TNF-alpha, interleukin-4 and interleukin-10. You’re testing the CD-4 – CD-8 ratio. I know that sounds like a big term, but the CD-4 – CD-8 ratio is normally between 1.2-2.4. If it’s 2.4 – 2.5 or above, you have an active antigen. There’s something that’s causing your immune system to run amuck. There’s something that’s causing your T-cells to attack your body.

If it’s below 1.2, you have a problem with disregulation, an anemic condition, a blood sugar problem, a gut function problem, or a liver function problem. So it’s important that all the tests are run. Don’t get into the false belief that everything possible has been done-if you do, then you’ve missed the point and you will stop searching for answers and information that will help you.

If you are sick and tired of BEING sick and tired…call one of our offices and schedule a Consultation.

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