Does This Sound Like You?

Are you feeling fatigued most days despite a whole night's sleep?

Do you suspect your thyroid is to blame, but your doctor tells you that "your labs are fine"?

Perhaps you already take thyroid meds but still don't feel like yourself.

All of these symptoms are trying to tell you something... you aren't getting the proper treatment you need!

Signs & Symptoms Of Thyroid Disorders

The common symptoms of hyperthyroidism (characterized by too many thyroid hormones) include extreme or quick weight loss, nervousness and excess sweating, infrequent periods, eye issues, skin issues, muscle weakness, and a fast heart rate – most likely associated with Graves' disease.

The far more common symptoms of hypothyroidism (characterized by not enough thyroid hormones) include:

  • Unexplained weight gain (or having trouble losing weight)
  • Sluggishness, low energy, fatigue
  • Brain fog, poor focus, and memory
  • Dry skin and hair
  • Sensitivity to cold & cold extremities
  • Frequent and stronger menstrual periods

Causes and Conventional Treatment

Many aspects can compromise thyroid health, including nutritional deficiencies, environmental toxins, pregnancy, and genetic factors. With Hashimoto's thyroiditis, there's typically a genetic predisposition as well.

Apart from more autoimmune severe thyroid conditions, women can contract thyroiditis after giving birth – also called postpartum thyroiditis.

Nutrition also impacts your thyroid functions. A diet high in sugar, junk foods, inflammatory foods like gluten, poor-quality fats, and regular alcohol consumption can all disrupt thyroid health. Deficiencies in essential thyroid nutrients (like iodine, selenium, and zinc) can also be to blame.

The conventional treatment for hypothyroidism is hormone replacement medication, usually synthetic Synthroid or Armor.

While this can help some people in the short term, it doesn't address why your thyroid function is impaired, allowing the underlying disease process to continue unchecked. As a result, over time, you might need more and more thyroid medication while still struggling with symptoms. 

With this cookie-cutter approach, women have often been prescribed the wrong type of hormone medication, providing them with just one form of the hormone while they may need another. This is why comprehensive testing for thyroid function is so crucial beyond just TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone).

Thyroid Imbalances

The BHRT & Functional Medicine Approach To Thyroid Health

Most conventional-trained doctors don't realize that environmental toxins, stealth infections, and nutritional deficiencies hugely impact thyroid health.

Heavy metals, which have made their way into our food chain, can damage delicate gland tissues and cause your thyroid to malfunction.

Gluten is an inflammatory protein molecule that affects the integrity of the gut lining, leading to what's known as Leaky Gut syndrome and frequently turning into autoimmune disorders like Hashimoto's.

In addition, we are exposed to many more manufactured chemicals (so-called xenobiotics) today – present in medications, beauty products, and cleaning supplies that disrupt proper hormone function.

These toxins accumulate inside your body, getting stuck in your tissues, ultimately triggering more serious disorders affecting hormone balance, digestion, joint health, and proper liver function.

That’s why in functional medicine, we never treat the symptoms – but rather start with an in-depth look at your medical history, toxic load, and exposure to problematic environmental triggers, informed by advanced lab tests to identify the underlying root cause for your thyroid issues.

As part of my holistic approach towards thyroid health and overall hormonal balance, I devise a full body-balancing protocol, which may require bioidentical thyroid replacement if the thyroid gland can no longer produce sufficient hormones.

I can help you reboot optimal thyroid function and address other areas that may be causing havoc with your thyroid and adrenals – including diet, gut health, lifestyle and stress factors, sleep habits, and more.

If you have been experiencing symptoms that may be connected with thyroid dysfunction and are looking for answers beyond a symptomatic treatment, schedule a discovery call today so you can see what your best next steps are.

Take The First Step To Better Hormone Balance

Looking to restore hormone balance & vibrant health, but aren't sure about your options? Book a free discovery call to get the clarity & confidence you need!

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