Mar 16, 2012 by


Have you experienced unexplained weight gain, heavy menses, dry skin and hair, facial puffiness, muscle aches or weakness, cold intolerance, brittle nails, fatigue, and constipation? Then you could be suffering from hypothyroid. Hypothyroid is experienced when the thyroid is low or underactive.  It affects the whole body and should not be left untreated. Untreated hypothyroid can lead to high cholesterol, which in turn leaves you more prone to heart attack and stroke.

Hypothyroid can occur at any age. The causes of hypothyroid or any endocrine disorders may be related to any of the following: genetics, lifestyle, drugs, heavy metals, adrenal exhaustion, dental, environmental, electromagnetic and/or geopathic disturbance, scars, and emotional identities.  You will not find such a list in the western medicine model, but in the naturopathic world when we are looking for a root cause, we have found that any of these can be the cornerstone to dis-ease. When you find the root cause and remove that stressor, then medication can be removed from the equation.

If you suspect hypothyroid or any endocrine disorder, it is best to be tested to see where the imbalance lies. Saliva test for hormones are the most sensitive. A comprehensive blood panel should be covered as well.  A natural health practitioner can help you on your road to recovery. If you are on medication already and want to get off, your practitioner should work integratively with your doctor to provide you the best care. As you remove the stressor and feed your body the nutrients it needs, it will begin to heal and your medication dosage will go down. Your natural health practitioner’s goal should be to get you free of medication. It may not be possible in all cases, but it should always be the aim.

You can start your path to better health and healing by developing a healthy lifestyle that includes the reduction of caffeine, alcoholic beverages,  eliminate sugary products and processed foods, stop smoking, decrease carbohydrate intake and increase vegetables, fruits in moderation, organic meats, and seaweed. This change will not take place overnight, but as you go shopping you can begin to replace unhealthy products with desirable and healthy products. A wellness coach can help to keep you on your path with small manageable steps. Take that baby step today. Request a free consultation.


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