There’s More to Thyroid Treatment than a TSH Test
Most doctors rely on the TSH test (thyroid stimulating hormone test) to determine if you have thyroid dysfunction. This test has become the “gold standard” in the medical community. Unfortunately, there have been no published studies that show you have optimal thyroid function simply because your TSH is within normal range.
In addition, most doctors are not looking for the underlying cause of your thyroid symptoms and dysfunction. Here are some of the most common:
- Environmental Exposures
- Pesticides and Chemicals – which disrupt hormones
- Ionizing and Non-Ionizing Radiation
- Heavy Metal Toxicity
- Leaky Gut Syndrome – which affects 95% of Americans
- Poor Nutrition
- Nutrient Deficiency
- Food allergies and sensitivities
- Cellular Inflammation
- Chronic Stress
- Toxic relationships
This is How We Treat Thyroid Conditions
We know your body was designed to live a healthy, exciting, and vibrant life! That is why we utilize an evidenced-based, holistic approach. This means we use lab testing and other forms of testing to find the root cause of your symptoms rather than being merely focused on providing a simplistic diagnosis alongside a prescription medication or 20 bottles of supplements.
For example, in our office we run several non-typical thyroid hormone tests including a Reverse T3 for a more accurate way of determining your thyroid function. We also check to see if your thyroid condition is autoimmune. This is something we definitely want to know because our treatment approach for you will be different.
We may also run advanced testing to uncover hidden causes if you may have had exposures to environmental and industrial toxins, pesticides, mold, or heavy metals.
Good nutrition is foundational and provides the building blocks for healthy cells. We not only help you adopt a better nutrition plan for yourself and your family, but may also test you for nutrient deficiencies, food allergies, and sensitivities that are often times an overlooked trigger for thyroid dysfunction.
By utilizing a comprehensive consultation process and a combination of lab tests, the underlying causes of your symptoms can be discovered and addressed.
Healthy Thyroid, Healthy Life
Kathy was able to change her life and her Hashimoto’s hypothyroid diagnosis by utilizing our process. You can too!
How wonderful would it be to feel energized so that you’re no longer “missing out” on your kid’s soccer games and dance recitals, fun social events, that weekend hike with your girlfriends, or date night with your spouse?
If you’re tired of feeling sick and tired and not getting real answers and results, and if you are committed to regaining your health and wellbeing, we would love to work with you!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I know if my thyroid is working properly?
Proper lab testing will let you know if you have a problem with your thyroid and if your thyroid problem is autoimmune in nature. Different test results will lead to different treatment plans. We run 10 non-typical lab tests to assess whether or not your thyroid is functioning optimally.
What is autoimmune thyroid?
Autoimmune thyroid can present as autoimmune hypothyroid which is also known as Hashimoto’s, or it can present as autoimmune hyperthyroid which is also known as Graves’s disease. An autoimmune disease is a condition in which the body attacks itself. In the case of autoimmune thyroid, your body attacks its own thyroid gland, thyroid hormone receptors, or thyroid hormones, etc. In our office, we do special testing to determine if someone’s thyroid condition is autoimmune.
Why do I have symptoms yet my blood work is normal?
There are several factors to consider when it comes to thyroid dysfunction. Often, the solution is much more complex than just taking a simple thyroid hormone medication like Synthroid or Levolthyroxine. First, the prescription hormone must be converted from the inactive form to the active form once inside the body. This conversion takes place primarily in the liver and the gut. If someone is experiencing a sluggish liver or a leaky gut, the hormone will not convert properly and result in a continuation of symptoms.
Second, if you suffer from inflammation, are toxic, or are experiencing a lot of stress, the inactive from of the hormone may convert to Reverse T3. This creates a condition known as Reverse T3 Dominance. Until the toxicity and stress are addressed and removed, the symptoms will not go away regardless of how much thyroid medication a person takes.
Lastly, the thyroid gland does not work all by itself, but works in synergy with the hypothalamus gland, pituitary gland, adrenal glands, and the liver. All systems must be functioning properly in order to have optimal thyroid function. Because we look at you as a whole person, we not only address the thyroid but the supporting organs, glands, and systems that work synergistically with the thyroid.
Your body is an amazing organism that was designed to heal itself and maintain health. You do not have to live with chronic and debilitating conditions of the mind and body. We have the answers.
Our initial comprehensive assessment lays the groundwork for healing and allows our team to support you on your health journey
Customized testing and appropriate lab work, detailed case history, personal background and more allows us to understand you and help to identify the root causes of your health challenges.
Through one-on-one meetings, you’ll receive full reports of our findings. These will help you understand what is causing your health crisis and hows to begin healing.
By improving mindset, muscle testing, nutrition, drainage, detox, and other modalities, we consistently monitor and assist you through your protocols and care plan.