When your thyroid is out of balance your entire body suffers. The thyroid gland is the primary controller of your metabolism. It secretes hormones that are the primarily influence over your metabolic rate and protein synthesis. Proteins are the building blocks of every cell in your entire body. Iodine is very important for your thyroid to manufacture these hormones, but unfortunately mercury can act very chemically similar to iodine. When there’s too much mercury or other heavy metals in your system, it can confuse your body. Your thyroid will store the mercury, and have fewer reserves of iodine, and thus it will make less of the T3 and T4 hormones. This leads to hypothyroidism. It can also lead to autoimmune problems because your body wants to try to attack the heavy metals, and once it starts attacking the heavy metals eventually it will attack the thyroid gland.
Your medical doctor will run a blood-work exam for thyroid-stimulating hormone, or TSH levels. It’s the medical gold standard for thyroid. If that number is off, they’re going to prescribe you a type of medication called synthroid. There are a number of different synthroid medications, and there are more natural forms of synthroid. The downside to synthroid is that generally once you go on it you have to stay on it for the rest of your life. There’s no no cure in the medical world.
I handle thyroid very, very differently. Most people that come to me and I their thyroid is in dysfunction? I’ve had patients break down and start crying, “I knew, I knew my thyroid wasn’t working. I’ve known for years and I kept telling my medical doctor and he kept telling me it was fine.” The vindication is a relief, but the fact that we can move forward is the real key. The thyroid is a key explaining factor because if our TSH level is somewhere in that gray middle area, doctors will dismiss thyroid as a potential problem since you haven’t gone under or over the standard range. Functional blood chemistry analysis looks at those optimal levels and when they’re out of the optimal level we’ll know there’s dysfunction happening here and how bad it is. And now we can go forth and either test further and find out the root causes or make the necessary adjustments that we have to make.
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