Feeling like your thyroid is slow?
If you feel all of the symptoms that go with hypothyroidism but the doctor says your TSH blood serum is “in the normal range”?
Now, what do you do? You know you don’t feel well and have no solutions. I have been there!! Let’s look closer.
We can take a look at your cellular thyroid function to see if it is slow, fast or mixed as well as your adrenals. it is possible to flip from a colder, slow working thyroid to a faster, fuel-efficient one. Your thyroid symptoms may be a better marker than your blood serum which is continuously taking from your cells to try to regulate levels. The blood changes in seconds whereas your hair is a soft tissue biopsy of the last month’s function.
Your thyroid hormones are used in cells for weight management and metabolism as a control switch for energy from burning fat. Every cell depends upon T4 and T3 for metabolism regulation. T4 is converted to T3 (the useable form) in the liver. Kelp and Selenium are terrific aids in this process. The hormone T3 has 4X the potency as T4 alone. Selenium is necessary to be in the liver to convert the T4 to T3 as well as binding to mercury and making it completely inert. Mercury is a major thyroid disrupting chemical!
What does hypothyroidism feel like?
If you are feeling sluggish or tired daily, have difficulty losing weight, brain fog, chronic constipation, depression, sleep disturbances, cold extremities or sensitivity, have dry skin, hair loss, constipation or fibrocystic breasts in women.
What could cause hypothyroidism?
There can be organic causes including pregnancy, iodine deficiency, genetics, autoimmune thyroiditis or what is known as Hashimoto’s Disease. It is an inflammation caused by the immune system attacking the thyroid thinking there is a virus present. Even after correcting itself, sometimes over years, it can be left damaged. Another reason could be a past medical treatments, medications, goiters or nodules, smoking, alcohol, and stress.
A slow thyroid may be partly due to a deficit of Iodine as our food supply is grossly lacking in these modern times of GMO hybrid plants, depleted soil, and lifestyles. Iodine not only “feeds” the thyroid but drives out toxic halogen fluoride, chlorine, bromide, and perchlorates which are powerful oxidizing agents. Oxidization is “rusting” and causes damaging effects cellularly. These halogens can be stored in fat cells, disrupting the release of fat and halting weight loss. They displace Iodine. According to the WHO (World Health Organization) at least 72% 0f the world’s population is currently iodine deficient. Recommendations on how to correct this should be determined by your practitioner.
Another reason for the complete thyroid process not to work is cell permeability. Your cells can have an abundance/deficiency of minerals or perhaps interruptive heavy metal toxicity. The exchange of nutrients, oxygen, detoxification and even transport of these important hormones is compromised greatly!
Finding more in-depth causes will be covered in another article but regardless of which one, I can help you FEEL healthy from the cell out™! I dig deep in finding where the chain of function is broken so we can address the cause instead of masking it with a temporary fix or synthetic solutions.
Let me help you to navigate the difficulty of correcting your thyroid issues.
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