This picture shows some of the reasons that your thyroid gland may not be working optimally
This is a common question that I am asked by patients:
What is the cause of my thyroid disorder?
Unfortunately, there is no single answer to this question.
• Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an underlying autoimmune disorder where your thyroid gland is attacked by the antibodies that your own body makes, is definitely one of the major causes.
• Thyroid Disorders are 5 to 8 times more common in women compared to men.
• Thyroid Disorders are commonly diagnosed when a woman goes through major physiological transitions in her life, like at the time of puberty, pregnancy, nursing her baby, peri-menopause to menopause
I am happy to help you dive deeper to find the Root Cause and thus help you Feel Your Best Self.
Besides the comprehensive blood panel for thyroid, I can order specialized testing for you if needed which include:
Food Sensitivity Testing
Toxic Burden test checking for Heavy Metals, Mycotoxins and Organic acids
Read my Book: Seven Steps to Heal Your Thyroid. It is available worldwide on Amazon & Kindle.
Call to schedule a Free 15 minute appointment with me: 480.581.8708
Please make sure you get a comprehensive thyroid panel and not just the TSH!
I always run these 7 tests to evaluate my patient’s thyroid function.
2. Free T3
3. Total T3
4. Free T4
5. Total T4
6. TPO Antibodies
7. Antithyroglobulin Antibodies
Sometimes, you have to be your own health advocate when you feel like your concerns are not being acknowledged or addressed.
The combination of foundational elements with supportive nutrients in my Brand New “Thyroid Healing” Formula represents a comprehensive approach to thyroid support.
The thyroid is a small gland with a sizeable role in the body. Its primary function is the production of crucial thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). T4 is converted to T3 by the body. Between them, T3 is the more potent, biologically active hormone.
Thyroid hormone, T4 formation needs key nutrients like tyrosine and iodine. T4 is the inactive hormone produced by the thyroid gland and then converted to its active form, T3. This conversion primarily happens in the liver. Many nutrients play a key role to support optimal production of thyroid hormones.
It regulates the metabolic rate within cells & affects fundamental functions throughout the body. Thyroid hormone production depends on the presence of iodine & the amino acid L-tyrosine in adequate amounts. Production of thyroid hormones can be disrupted by several factors in the environment, including heavy metals, pesticides, dysbiosis, hormonal fluctuations, antibiotic residues, chemicals, other xenobiotics, or lack of nutrients required for thyroid hormone synthesis. If you have read my book, Seven Steps to Heal Your Thyroid, you know what I am talking about.
The thyroid gland does not work alone; it interacts intimately with the liver, the kidneys, and the hypothalamus, pituitary, and adrenal glands. Communicating via the intricate matrices of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis, these key players coordinate the body’s response to stress and its quest for homeostasis.
Thyroid hormone activates over 100 enzymes in the body, exerting a significant effect on growth and metabolic rate. The metabolic rate reflects the body’s transformation of nutrients into energy. Thyroid hormone, & its influence on metabolic rate, plays a fundamental role in appetite, weight maintenance, energy levels and mood, gastrointestinal regularity, tolerance to temperature changes, and healthy hair & nails. Conversion of T4 to T3 is facilitated by selenium. Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus), dulse, kelp, & Irish moss are natural sources of iodine for support of endogenous thyroid hormone production.
We all know that fresh fruits and vegetables are good for us. Well, they are great for optimal thyroid function too. Why? Because thyroid gland needs certain key nutrients & antioxidants to produce adequate amounts of thyroid hormones.
If you suffer from Hypothyroidism, it will be good for you to add these snacks to your routine. Since 𝙁𝙤𝙤𝙙 𝙞𝙨 𝙈𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙣𝙚 I suggest that you add these snacks between your meals and/or eat these as part of your meals.
Also, make sure to rotate the vegetables and fruits. The diversity helps your microbiome to flourish, keeping your Gut Healthy and rotating foods also prevents you from developing food sensitivities.
𝙆𝙚𝙮 𝙣𝙪𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙏𝙝𝙮𝙧𝙤𝙞𝙙
Have a look at this chart which shows the nutrients that affect Thyroid function.
I would like to bring your attention to Glutathione- the master antioxidant.
Glutathione’s relationship with the functioning of the thyroid is indirect. While the majority of the body’s cells use glutathione to protect themselves from oxidative stress, different types of cells need slightly different quantities of glutathione. The cellular balance of glutathione is regulated via a handful of enzymes, one of which is glutathione peroxidase. This enzyme is of particular concern to the cells of the thyroid because oxidative stress can interfere with the thyroid’s primary job: producing hormones.
𝘼 𝙢𝙞𝙘𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙪𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙩𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙥 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙪𝙡𝙖𝙧 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙣𝙪𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙡𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙡𝙨.
If you suffer from a thyroid disorder, optimizing the nutrients will help your thyroid function and make a huge difference in your symptoms.
One size does not fit all. When it comes to thyroid medicine options, it needs to be individualized.
I treat patients with Hypothyroidism & Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in my practice and need to work with each patient closely to find out which type of medicine will work best for them.
How does Thyroid Healing work?
Glandular extracts have a century-old history of supporting healthy thyroid levels.
Micronutrient, Amino Acid, and Herbal Support Production of thyroid hormone is fundamentally dependent on the presence of L-tyrosine and iodine, while conversion of T4 to T3 is facilitated by selenium.
Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus), dulse, kelp, and Irish moss are natural sources of iodine for support of endogenous thyroid hormone production.
The combination of foundational elements with supportive nutrients in Dr. Thacker’s Thyroid Healing formula represents a comprehensive approach to thyroid support.
𝘼𝙡𝙡 𝘿𝙧. 𝙈𝙚𝙜𝙝𝙣𝙖 𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙘𝙠𝙚𝙧, 𝙋𝙇𝙇𝘾 𝙁𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙪𝙡𝙖𝙨 𝙈𝙚𝙚𝙩 𝙤𝙧 𝙀𝙭𝙘𝙚𝙚𝙙 𝙘𝙂𝙈𝙋 𝙌𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙧𝙙𝙨.