Extensive Thyroid Test

Extensive Thyroid Test

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Extensive Thyroid Testing

  • When you go to your doctor to have your thyroid tested they are usually only testing TSH which is a poor indicator of thyroid function
  • 60% of people with low thyroid function go undiagnosed despite having many low thyroid symptoms like fatigue, weight problems, digestive issues, poor hair and skin quality, hormonal imbalances and depression.
  • Early detection of rising antibody levels can help you prevent autoimmune thyroid disease with appropriate diet and nutritional changes
  • Poor adrenal function due to emotional, dietary or physical stress is one of the main causes behind low thyroid function
  • High cholesterol that does not respond to treatment can be caused by low thyroid function
  • Low thyroid can lead to depression, the answer is not to take anti-depressants but address the thyroid
  • Many people taking the thyroid drug thyroxine still have low thyroid function because their body is not able to convert the thyroid hormone T4 to the active thyroid hormone T3
  • Diet and nutritional therapies can enhance the effectiveness of thyroid medication leading to improved health
  •  There is a strong genetic link with autoimmune Hashimoto’s thyroid disease so if you have a family history of thyroid disease it is a good idea to get a full thyroid test in your 20’s to help with early detection


About the Author Michael

Michael is head consultant at Planet Naturopath - Functional Medicine and Nutrition Solutions. He is a registered naturopath with the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) and works with clients from all over the world via video or phone consultations. He is a degree qualified naturopath from the Endeavour College of Natural Medicine in Australia with 18 years of experience. He uses advanced testing methods, nutritional medicine, herbal medicine, and lifestyle advice to help you stay healthy. He is a Kalish Method-trained practitioner that keeps updating his education with Chris Kresser. Michael completed Dr. Terry Wahls practitioner training program, a 12-month program with ongoing training that helps understand the underlying cause and treatment of MS and autoimmune conditions. He keeps up to date with the latest research into health and natural medicine through the Metabolic Fitness Pro course with Dr. Bryan Walsh.

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