Your thyroid gland tells every cell in your body the rate at which it should function. Having too little hormone, called hypothyroidism, can lead to fatigue, hair loss, depression and much more.
This is a problem for more than 10 million Americans-of whom 8 million don't know it. Having too much hormone, called hyperthyroidism, races your engine, so you feel all revved up-as if you were burning out. This problem affects some 4.5 million Americans, but at least 600,000 of them have yet to be diagnosed.
Feeling tired and chilly, having constipation or losing your hair, can mean your thyroid is underactive-but these could also come from overwork, or aging, or a dozen other causes. Feeling totally tense and overworked could mean an overactive thyroid-or just plain stress.
Hypothyroidism is an often missing diagnosis and is often worth checking into. Although typically diagnosed through blood tests, we like to also underarm basal body temperature over 97.8 and an Iodine Loading Test available below.
Iodine is not only necessary for the production of thyroid hormones, it is also responsible for the production of all the other hormones in the body. Adequate iodine levels are essential for proper immune system function. Iodine contains potent anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic, anti-viral, and anti-cancer properties. Iodine is also effective for treating fibrocystic breast and ovarian cysts, fatigue, hemorrhoids, headache and migraines, excessive mucous production as well as the many conditions related to thyroid disorders.
If iodine is found to be deficient, many times reversing the iodine deficiency can result in improving or even curing these hypothyroid related conditions. Thyroid medications can actually exacerbate an iodine deficiency and with proper iodine treatment the medication can often be reduced or eliminated altogether.
Signs and Symptoms of Hypothyroid
- Chronic fatigue and weakness
- Weight Gain or difficulty losing weight
- Hair loss or coarse, dry hair
- Dry and rough skin
- Intolerance to cold
- Abnormal menstrual cycles
- Decreased sex drive
- Memory loss
- Depression and irritability
- Muscle cramps
- Under arm morning temperature less then 97.8
Not all of these symptoms are always present. If you are concerned that you may have Hypothyroidism or Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, always consult your doctor.
Products and Programs that May Help.
Chronic unresolved stress has a predictable result in our body. In our clinic we see this every day and have found these conditions to be easily treated when proper testing and targeted treatments are used.
The main areas of concern from chronic stress are:
1. Adrenal Exhaustion
2. Neurotransmitter Exhaustion or Imbalance
3. Hormonal Exhaustion
5. Cellular Energy Exhaustion.
Fortunately these can all be diagnosed and treated.The first step is to determine the underlying cause of the fatigue and then to address the specific systems involved. The following products and tests can be of great help to you in overcoming fatigue so that you can feel good again.
Forrest Health Thyroid Support Program
Convenient and cost effective nutritional, herbal and homeopathic support program for the Thyroid. This is one of the programs which we use in our office. It is designed for comprehensive support of hypo thyroid conditions.
- 1 - Thy-O - Homeopathic Thyroid Support
- 1 - TG100 - Glandular Thyroid Support
- 1 - I+2 Iodine - Iodine Support
- 1 - Thyroid Synergy - Nutritional and herbal Thyroid Support
- Thy-O - One dropper twice daily
- TG 1 - 2 Twice Daily
- I+2 Iodine -1 Twice Daily
- Thyroid Synergy - 2 Twice Daily
Depending on your needs and sensitivity your dosage may vary. You can monitor your progress by watching your energy, body temperature and mood.
1. Monitor your morning body temperature
2. Iodine Loading Test
3. Thyroid Salivary Hormones.
Not Certain What To Do Next?
If you are uncertain as to which products or programs to use or which tests to take; or, if you would like additional help:
- Contact us with a brief question.
- Arrange a phone consultation with Dr. Forrest.
Call ( 408) 354-4262
Iodoral | Optimax - Now called IodoRx 180 tabs - This is a high Potency Iodine/Potassium Iodide formula. It is a Tablet form of Lugol solution.(hide)
Metabolic Ignition - Now called Thyroid Pituitary Plus | Vinco - Nutritional support for metabolic function. Consider for those with sub-clinical hypothyroid activity.(hide)
Neuro-Essentials | Integrative Therapeutics - Broad-spectrum nutritional support for healthy mental function
NT Factor Advanced Physicians Formula 150 caps | Allergy Research Group - Patent-pending NT Factor boosted with vitamin B complex and vitamin E, minerals, a-ketoglutarate, L-carnitine, and L-tyrosine.(hide)
NT Factor EnergyLipids Chewables 60 chewable tablets | Allergy Research Group - increase your cellular energy with these easy to use tabs.(hide)
NT Factor EnergyLipids powder 150g | Allergy Research Group - Patent-pending NT Factor® boosted with vitamin B complex and vitamin E, minerals, a-ketoglutarate, L-carnitine, and L-tyrosine.* These nutrients synergize well with NT Factor® cellular and mitochondrial membrane nutrition(hide)
NT Factor Healthy Aging 120 caps | Allergy Research Group - NT Factor® provides nutritional support for the body's cellular and mitochondrial membranes(hide)
NT Factor Healthy Curb 180 caps | Allergy Research Group - Patent-pending NT Factor® with White Kidney Bean Extract. NT Factor® provides nutritional support for the body's cellular and mitochondrial membranes, and White Kidney Bean Extract is an amylase inhibitor(hide)
NTFactor CoQ10 Chocolate Chewables 30 wafers | Allergy Research Group - increase your cellular energy with these easy to use tabs.(hide)
TG100 | Allergy Research Group - is formulated to support the thyroid gland and the glands associated with thyroid function: adrenal, pancreas, thymus, spleen.* Lyophilized (freeze-dried). Hypoallergenic.(hide)
THY-O | HypoThyroid Support | Dr. Garber - Homeopathic support for hypothyroid.
THY-R | Hyperthyroid Support | Dr. Garber- To treat symptoms associated with hyperthyroidism.
Thyro Benefits 60 caps | DaVinci Labs - Support Healthy Thyroid Function and Physiology
Thyro-M 60 caplets | Ayush Herbs - This a well-balanced formula for thyroid imbalances
ThyroFem 60 vcaps | Vitanica - Herbal nutritional supplement providing key nutrients and herbs supporting normal and healthy thyroid function(hide)
Thyroid 130 mg 90 caps | Priority One - Glandular support for the benefit of a healthy thyroid.
Thyroid 65 mg 90 caps | Priority One - Glandular support for the benefit of a healthy thyroid.
Thyroid Care 60 caps | Euromedica - provides superior nutritional support for healthy thyroid and immune function
Thyroid Gland 60 caps | Vinco - Freeze-dried New Zealand Glandular for targeted thyroid support.
Thyroid 130 mg 90 tablets | American Biologics - Pure raw Thyroid tissue from healthy cattle
Neo40 Professional Nitric Oxide Booster
- • Neo 40 helps improve circulation and the cardiovascular system
- • NEO 40 raises Nitric Oxide
- • ED is caused by low Nitric Oxide
- • Now available in 30 or 60 lozenges
- • NEW Proessional Strength version available
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