By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC
People that suffer from a sluggish thyroid condition can have symptoms of extreme fatigue, weight gain or inability to lose weight, thin hair, dry skin or dry hair, puffiness, morning headaches and more. When we talk to a client about their health and their thyroid, it is important to know that, yes your thyroid needs to be treated, but you also need to support your body optimally, so your thyroid does not get any worse and to help it to even to improve. One way to do that is to make sure your nutrient levels are optimal to support good energy for you.
The organic acids test will check for metabolic blocks to good energy, fat metabolism, carbohydrate metabolism, methylation markers, neurotransmitters, and even oxidative stress that can affect your overall health and wellness. When the blocks are being supported properly, it can turn bad health into good health. Think about it, you have a thyroid condition, and you are absolutely exhausted. We understand! The fatigue can be debilitating! But what is the fatigue is also from low B vitamins, low antioxidants or fat not being turned into energy properly? Instead of upping and upping your dose of thyroid medication, you can simply take the vitamins your body lacks along with a base dose of thyroid medication or a thyroid supplement.
What if you have an overload of yeast in the body that may be preventing nutrients from being absorbed? You can also test your yeast levels as part of the organic acids test. By getting rid of yeast, your nutrients can absorb better and your body, even your thyroid can work more efficiently for you.
If abnormalities are found in the organic acids test, your protocol will include supplementation and possible dietary adjustments.
The organic acids test is easy to do. It is a non invasive urine test, so there is no blood draws required. 10 mL of first- morning urine before food or drink is suggested. The patient should avoid apples, grapes (including raisins), pears, cranberries and their juices 48 hours before the specimen collection. Avoid arabinogalactan, echinacea, reishi mushrooms, and ribose supplements for 12 hours before collection.
To support your thyroid and body optimally, learn your nutrient deficiencies, order our Organic Acids Urine Test today!
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Medical disclaimer: Our Test kits and all tests cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor.