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January 2015 | Holistic & Functional Medicine

Monthly Archives: January 2015

Common Thyroid Problems

The thyroid is located at the base of the neck and resembles a small, butterfly-shaped gland. The thyroid is a part of a dynamic network of glands known as the endocrine system. This bodily system is a collection of glands which secretes hormones via the circulatory system which are then carried off toward other organs […]

T3 Reverse T3 Ratio- How To Calculate It.

Thyroid numbers are often misunderstood and confusing to say the least. Mix in low thyroid function with the common menopause, perimenopasuse, adrenal fatigue and other hormonal imbalances and you’ve got a perfect storm for feeling overwhelmed, about what to do next. Here are Just a couple point to remember that I didn’t cover in today’s […]

Low T3 Syndrome- Why Doctors Don’t Test For This

​The situation with thyroid testing and treatment is very clouded, because medical schools still provide less than adequate training regarding low T3 and Thyroid Hormone Testing. Heres what you need to know…….The Thyroid makes T4, T3 and something called Reverse T3. ​​T4 needs to be converted into T3, because it is T3 that the cells of the body will use. ​​Because […]

Causes of Gut Disbiosis- Rarely talked about

Like most opportunistic infections, Candida and other yeasts may increase during times of stress. This overgrowth leaks toxins into the bloodstream or other tissues, allowing antigens (foreign invaders) to set up residence in various bodily tissues. Antigens then trigger complex allergic reactions. (This might explain why most individuals with chronic yeast overgrowth develop food, inhalant, […]

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Two Antibody Tests Needed For Hashimotos

In general, your doctor may test for Hashimoto’s disease if you’re feeling increasingly tired or sluggish, have dry skin, constipation and brain fog, or have had previous thyroid problems that have not responded to thyroid replacement. Having a  goiter or Thyroid nodule is also a good reason to be tested for antibodies against your Thyroid.Diagnosis […]