By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC
Back around 1993, I was pretty frustrated with my health and weight. My hair was thinning, my weight was increasing, and my energy was almost nonexistent. I went to several doctors in the area to help me figure this out, but it became a frustrating mystery to all. As I studied naturopathy and holistic nutrition I knew there had to be a simple answer for the symptoms I was having. Plus the more I talked to my friends that were the same age as me, and they would say, when you figure it out, let me know because I am feeling the same way!
After school was finished, I took continuing education classes. They were fascinating! One was on the thyroid gland. I sat in the back row. I was pretty ashamed of the weight I had gained and I was so tired all the time I did not want the teacher see me nodd off if I got tired. The class was terrific and I never got tired, even though I had to sit and take notes for over 10 hours at a shot. The doctor was from California and he was very easy to understand. TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) should be under a 2.0. Make sure to test the patients T3 and Free T3 levels, do not leave them out! And make sure to check for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis which leads to thyroid autoimmunity. I have to admit, the first day there I had no idea what Hashimotos was! But the more I learned, the more I understood it.
A sluggish thyroid can cause
Hashimoto’s can cause
*rapid heart rate
*food intolerances, especially to grains
and the list goes on and on!
I could not wait to get back to work on Monday and run full thyroid testing on myself. I knew it was the answer I was looking and hoping for! And it was! My TSH was a 4.0 (to be diagnosed by a traditional doctor with hypothyroid my TSH had to be 4.5 or higher, but the functional medicine doctor that taught the class stated that TSH should be under a 2.0. WOW! And my Free T3 was almost nonexistent. It had never been tested before. And of course, I also had Hashimotos’ and had to learn how to get rid of gluten grains, which I did. And after just two weeks on proper thyroid support and a gluten-free diet, I was back! I felt like myself again, only better! This was a life- changing class and test for me!
Over the years I have learned other items that need to be properly tested to make sure people are feeling the best they can. So I put together a blood test panel that checks ALL of them. I personally review all the test results that come in, plus I write up an all-natural, health supportive protocol to help you feel your best!
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