If you have been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s (or the less common Hyperthyroidism or Graves’ Disease), or suspect your thyroid levels may be impacting your health, watch this video now:
Autoimmune conditions affecting the thyroid have been on the rise, and can contribute to fatigue, weight gain, aches and pains, low moods, low sex drive, problems with concentration, and many other physical and emotional symptoms.
Symptoms like these can impact your work performance and your relationships. If you’re suffering from any of them now or have experienced them from time to time, you know how they can color your daily experience of life.
The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland located in the neck, just below the Adam’s apple. In spite of being the size of a walnut, it is extremely powerful and important for health. It is a part of your endocrine system, a collection of glands that are hormone producing, and include your thyroid, adrenal, pancreas, ovaries, testicles, etc.
However, while you can live without an ovary or a testicle, you cannot live without your thyroid’s hormones. Someone who has had the thyroid gland removed will need a daily dose of thyroid hormone for life.
It regulates temperature, metabolism, and cellular function in every part of the body. The thyroid affects every single one of your 100 trillion cells. You can think of it like a gas pedal for the body.
The standard treatment for low thyroid involves daily use of the synthetic thyroid hormone levothyroxine (Levothroid, Synthroid, others)… but there are two significant problems with this approach.
Determining the proper dosage of this drug can take time, and you have to take the drug for LIFE. The drug can have interactions with other drugs, and there are potential side effects, including:
Since drugs can’t address the root causes of low thyroid, they may alleviate symptoms while the underlying pathology continues to progress.
This means that you are likely to experience worsening health issues over time that may become harder to treat.
Obviously, this is UNACCEPTABLE.
To really solve thyroid disorders, you have to know the 12 potential root causes, and which of them are specifically affecting you. Click here to learn more.
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