The thyroid gland is our master of metabolism and internal thermostat. The most common cause of thyroid dysfunction is hypothyroidism, or low thyroid function.
When your thyroid is under-functioning, it’s not much fun. Everyone has different symptoms of low thyroid function, but here are the most common:
- Extreme fatigue and inability to feel rested
- Weight gain and inability to lose weight
- Brain fog, low mood and depression
- Lack of libido, irregular periods or heavy periods
- Constipation and bloating
- Dry skin, greasy hair and splitting nails
It doesn’t paint a pretty picture, does it?
Here’s why we only address your thyroid after first addressing your adrenal gland and digestive health:
- Elevated cortisol inhibits the conversion of inactive to active thyroid hormone and increases the dysfunctional thyroid hormone reverse T3
- Deficiencies in key nutrients (iodine and selenium) and elevated toxic elements (bromine and cadmium) will greatly affect thyroid function and hormone production
- Unidentified food intolerances and pro-inflammatory dietary factors will interfere with thyroid function and hormone production
These issues are further complicated by the fact that basic screening tests (TSH, or thyroid stimulating hormone) are not in-depth or accurate and have left many patients suffering from untreated hypothyroidism. Many of my patients have been told by their medical doctor that they have normal thyroid function based on their TSH level, but with further testing we discover abnormalities in hormone levels, the presence of anti-bodies and/or imbalances in essential and toxic nutrients that affect thyroid gland function.
Even more, you can have normal levels of thyroid hormone (T3 and T4) but a lot of signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism – this is known as subclinical hypothyroidism. Most commonly, it’s a sign your thyroid is working extra hard to compensate and is barely keeping up with your body’s needs.
If any of the above sounds like you, then this program is for you. Here’s what’s involved: