Sluggish Thyroid – A Major Factor in Weight Gain
Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped organ that wraps around the base of your throat. It is incredibly important for controlling metabolism and proper body weight.
The classic signs of a sluggish thyroid--weight gain, lethargy, low-level depression, poor quality hair and nails, hair loss, dry skin, fatigue, cold hands and feet, and constipation.
The sad fact is, half of all people with hypothyroidism are never diagnosed.
Tests for hypothyroidism are incredibly unreliable. Why is that?
Much of it has to do with misinterpretation and misunderstanding of lab tests, particularly TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone). Most physicians believe that if your TSH value is within the range of "normal," your thyroid is fine. But more and more physicians are discovering that the TSH value is grossly unreliable for diagnosing hypothyroidism.
Reverse T3 is a better indicator of thyroid function, but most standard tests don't check that (you have to request it).
So, bloodwork is fairly innacurate; however, energy testing via NRT will ALWAYS pick up on low thyroid function if it is present.
One of the most overweight clients who has come to see me had "perfectly normal" thyroid tests -- thankfully NRT revealed it was struggling quite a bit and we were able to address it.
Not to mention the fact that nearly everyone is deficient in iodine, which is literally the “fuel” for the thyroid. Iodized salt may contain enough iodine to prevent goiter (enlargement of the thyroid) but is grossly inadequate for actually allowing the thyroid to thrive and be perfectly healthy.
Top causes of low thyroid
Metal toxicity (Metal/mercury fillings seem to leach down onto the thyroid more than any other organ in the body; possibly because the thyroid is not protected with a layer of fat as are other internal organs)
An ALLERGY to thyroid hormone (yes, even to Synthroid or Levothyroxin! I find that all my clients on thyroid medications or who have low thyroid have become allergic to their own thyroid hormone, in which their body destroys it. This means their metabolism is slowed to the point that unless they eat half of what a "normal" person would eat they cannot even lose weight!! Do you know anyone who falls into that category? So even when their doctor increases their Synthroid they cannot lose weight because their immune system is destroying it as fast as it takes it in.)
Schedule an initial appointment which will check for what is affecting your thyroid, plus check all organs in your body! We will check to see if you are indeed allergic to your own thyroid hormone; if so, our laser technology can CLEAR the allergy so your metabolism can normalize! The evaluation will also reveal your iodine level and any metal & chemical toxins, food allergies, and any other stressors. Rest assured that there is a true, lasting solution to a sluggish thyroid and metabolism!!