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
Adrenal 100mg 150 caps | Allergy Research Group - Provides tissue from the entire adrenal gland, both medulla and cortex portions*(hide)
Adrenal Support Program - Ultra - Comprehensive nutritional, herbal and glandular support energy program for the Adrenal. Save on Forrest Health Programs*
Ashwagandha 2 fl oz | Ayush Herbs - Withania somnifera promotes natural energy as well as overall health and longevity. Ashwagandha is most effective during occasional stress, when you need a boost in cognitive and brain function.*(hide)
Ashwagandha For Kids 2 fl oz | Ayush Herbs - Withania somnifera, also known as Indian Ginseng, is a natural adaptogenic herb with benefits for all ages*(hide)
BioThyro 60 caps | BioGenesis - supports optimal thyroid function and improves the body’s utilization of thyroid hormones.*(hide)
Blood Spot Tests - ZRT Labs - Blood Spot testing is the future of blood testing. The process requires only blood from a nearly painless finger prick and several tests can be run from a single sample.*(hide)
BMR Complex 180 caps | Integrative Therapeutics - Thyroid complex combining a glandular extract, L-tyrosine, and iodine to support healthy thyroid function.*(hide)
Comprehensive Iodine Thyroid Profile | ZRT Labs - Complete Thyroid Profile (TSH, fT3, fT4, & TPO) by Blood Spot testing and Iodine.*(hide)
Consultation with Dr. Forrest - Dr. Forrest, MA, MH, DC, is a licensed chiropractor in California. His is available for in-office visits and informational/educational phone/Skype consultations and Zyto and EVOX Biometric Body Scans. You are welcome to draw on his over 32 years of clinical experience.*(hide)
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Gf Thyroid 60 caps | Systemic Formulas - This natural formula supports the thyroid gland’s role as a master control gland in producing normal, healthy metabolism*(hide)
Iodine Loading Combination Test | Hakala Research is a measurement of whole body sufficiency for iodine. It is especially helpful is testing for thyroid condtions.(hide)
Iodine Profile | ZRT Labs - Detects iodine deficiency as a potential cause of health problems ranging from fatigue, brain fog, hypothyroidism and fibrocystic breasts*(hide)
Iodine Synergy | Designs for Health - Iodine Synergy contains potassium iodide in a 10 mg therapeutic dose for supporting thyroid function, including healthy production of thyroid hormones, and the health of breast and prostate tissue*(hide)
Iodoral 50 mg | Optimax - High Potency Iodoral® IOD-50 is an iodine/potassium iodide supplement that supplies 50 mg elemental iodine.(hide)
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)
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