Natural Thyroid treatment explained

Getting frustrated by your Thyroid Dysfunction?

Dr. Mortensen discusses some of the many causes of thyroid dysfunction. Enjoy.

Thyroid dysfunction is rarely as simple as low or high TSH, T3 or T4 levels out of balance. In the rare instance that someone has had their thyroid removed and truly need thyroxine, many thyroid issues are actually an imbalance in the body that has begun somewhere else and is now being manifested as a hypo or hyperthyroid.

Many body imbalances can start in the Adrenals, intestines, immune system or many other places. Unfortunately the thyroid is one of the most sensitive organs in the body and will be affected first, thus manifesting in an “out of tune thyroid”.

Digestive problems such as IBS, Crohns, IBD, Small intestine Bacterial Overgrowth(SIBO) can often cause or contribute to the development of thyroid issues, most often hypothyroid such as Hashimotos thyroiitis. When digestive imbalance occurs the intercellular junctions of the gut lining begin to break down and open up. These larger openings then allow larger molecules that when absorbed into the body can act as alleges which the body reacts to with production of antibodies. This overproduction of antibodies can then cause an autoimmune response then leading to hypothyroid.

Some of the simpler causes of low functioning thyroid can include lack of sufficient or below optimal levels of certain nutrients used in the production and conversion of TSH, T3, and T4 as well as all their intermediaries. Some common insufficiencies include selenium, zinc, Vit A, B2, B3, B6, B12.

The other most common cause of thyroid dysfunction comes from Adrenal fatigue. Generally there are 3 different stages of adrenal fatigue. High cortisol levels associated with chronic stress and adrenal fatigue decrease the conversion of T4 to T3 and increase conversion to Reverse T3. In summary, its not good for thyroid function.

While not an all inclusive list for thyroid dysfunction, it is a start. Most cases are more complex and often require a lot more detective work in order to find the true cause.

I have included a recipe list for my favorite basic, uncomplicated thyroid support supplement program. If you would like some basic support for your thyroid I would recommend trying the supplements below. If however, you need further evaluation or have a more complicated case please contact us to set up an appointment.

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