This last week my new patient visits followed a common theme, so much so that I decided this needs to be addressed on a larger scale!
Thyroid imbalances and dysfunction are extremely common, particularly in women, ages 30-50 (and beyond if not addressed properly!). What I see in our practice falls into 2 main categories:
"I approached my primary care doctor looking for some answers to my inability to lose weight, fatigue, mood fluctuations, poor quality sleep, dry skin & thinning hair. They ran labs and told me my thyroid is working just fine!"
"I have been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism/ Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and started taking thyroid replacement hormones and don't feel much better? What's happening?"
Too often patients get stalled and discouraged in these scenarios, and then begin to doubt themselves, even to the point where psychiatric medications are recommended to address the obvious symptoms of depression and anxiety that arise when a person is in a prolonged state of sub-par health and is not progressing.
In these cases, nutritional therapy is your ally. The thyroid gland regulates metabolism on a cellular level by producing hormones derived from minerals and nutrients. This oh, so important gland is very sensitive to immune challenges, like a standard viral infection or the presence of mercury from old dental amalgams. Stress hormones can also significantly alter the healthy function of the thyroid gland and interrupt normal synthesis of the hormones that support you feeling energized and allow your body to burn fat as fuel.
By addressing the underlying causes of thyroid dysfunction, it is possible to regain energy, healthy metabolism, and overall vitality.
If you suffer from the following, call our office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Phelps for a nutritional analysis to evaluate your thyroid health:
- Low energy
- Dry skin
- Thinning hair
- Hormone imbalance
- Cravings for sweets or carbohydrates
- Resistance to weight loss
- Mood disturbances
- Poor sleep quality
- Feeling cold often
- Muscle weakness
There is hope, we can help!
In good health,