Thyroid – Hypo and Autoimmune

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There is a thyroid epidemic in this country (actually the world!), and most people, and even most doctors, are unaware of it.  If they are aware…they don’t know how to treat it correctly!

According the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist (AACE) 27 million suffer from a thyroid condition!  Some sources say that up to 90% of women, age 40 and up, have sub clinical Hypothyroid (symptomatic but undiagnosed). A leading thyroid doctor, Dr. Broda Barnes MD of the Broda Barnes Institute, says it’s 90% of American men and women!  WOW!

There are many symptoms of thyroid dysfunction including:

  • Weight gain that doesn’t respond to diet or exercise
  • Sleep problems and/or fatigue
  • Hot flashes
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Depression
  • Thinning of hair and/or loss of outer 1/3 of the eyebrows
  • Brain fog
  • Dry skin and/or thin and brittle nails
  • Infertility such as the hypothalmus
  • Constipation
  • AND ABOUT 300 MORE!

 

There are a number of factors involved including severe lack of iodine, but the main cause is Cellular Inflammation!

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This is the inflammation of the cells’ membrane, and it is the root cause of ALL chronic illness.  The inflammation of the membrane  is caused by 3 major influences – Bad Fats, Sugar and Toxins!  Briefly, when the membrane is inflamed, the cell does not function correctly, and eventually dies.  Depending on what cells are involved will determine your doctor’s diagnoses.

In the case of the thyroid, it may not even be the gland itself.  Other glands and organs are involved such as the hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenals and even the liver!

Doctors often base their diagnosis on the lab tests they perform.  Usually the test does NOT look at the correct parameters and they base their results on TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), which, if good, they tell you that your  test came back OK and you’re fine!  But you still feel like crap!  This is called “treating the labs, not the patient.”

However, with Cellular Inflammation involved it could be the cell is unable to respond to the TSH or any other hormone!

Autoimmune comes into play because the body attacks the thyroid tissue (or any other tissue) because of the inflammation involved.

Yes, we consider thyroid dysfunction to be an epidemic!  Possibly the most undiagnosed epidemic in history!  (You’d think big pharma would try to sell us a vaccine for it!)  The trick is to find the ACTUAL CAUSE, and not just assume it’s the thyroid!  We do this in our wellness center, in a completely  non-invasive way!  Heal the cell and get well!