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World Thyroid Day – May 25th

World Thyroid Day – May 25th

Every cell in the body depends upon thyroid hormones for regulation of their metabolism. The function of the thyroid gland is to take iodine and convert it into thyroid hormones which control various functions in your body.

These hormones include:

When the levels of T3 and T4 are low, the pituitary gland produces thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) which stimulates thyroid gland to produce T4 and then T3. There are factors which can cause an imbalance in TSH, T4 and T4, such as nutritional imbalances, toxins, allergens, and even stress leading to thyroid cancer, hypothyroidism, and hyperthyroidism.

Hyper vs. Hypo

Hypothyroid (underactive) too little thyroid stimulating hormone

Hyperthyroid (overactive) too much thyroid stimulating hormone

Things That Harm Your Thyroid

Things Needed for Production of Thyroid Hormone

Screening for thyroid – ask your doctor to perform TSH, Free T4, Free T3, thyroid antibody testing, rt3, iodine loading test, Spectracell (vitamin and mineral deficiency test), genetic food testing for gluten sensitivity, food allergy testing

If you are looking for a more holistic approach to treating and preventing your thyroid disorders, make an appointment today.

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