How Vitamin D Deficiency Impacts Thyroid Disorders Part I
Thyroid disorders continue to rise, particularly when it comes to adults as they move through the different stages of life. Even as the incidences of this diagnosis continue to increase, so do the mainstream treatments handed out by traditional doctors. These often include a variety of drugs and medications that merely treat the symptoms of various thyroid disorders without actually addressing the underlying cause.
Traditional Medicine Doesn’t Fix the Cause
We strongly believe that simply throwing medications and drugs at the problem is not going to do you any good. These traditional types of solutions to what likely has a cause that is rooted in some type of imbalance in your body could benefit more from a natural approach using Functional or holistic medicine. By using natural treatments, we feel that we can better move your body back to its natural and balanced state without subjecting it to a string of medications that often have unpleasant, or even serious, toxic side effects.
Could a Vitamin D Deficiency be the Problem?
Given that Vitamin D is one of the most talked about nutrients, it should come as no surprise that its effect on the thyroid has been studied extensively. The bottom line that has been established by these studies is that a lack of Vitamin D can have devastating effects on the thyroid, as well as the rest of the immune system.
Due to its effect on Th1 and Th2, the primary branches of the immune system, as well as its influence on T-regulatory, or Th3, cells, a deficiency in Vitamin D has been shown to be a contributing factor to thyroid dysfunction.
In our next post, we will discuss the role of Vitamin D supplements and how your bodily functions affect absorption of this vital nutrient.