Dr. Kneessi share a holistic approach to Thyroid Health. A holistic approach is vital when addressing thyroid disorders. How can you maintain a healthy thyroid and what are the issues?
Thyroid Health Is Unique for Each Individual
Holistic medicine looks at the individual and not the “disease”. This is very important when addressing thyroid health. Many different factors need to be taken into account. These include functional blood chemistry, feedback from the individual, diet, lifestyle, and a thorough assessment of all aspects of an individual health. No single part of your body operates in isolation from the rest of the body, so a holistic approach is vital when addressing thyroid health.
Nutrition Impacts More Than You Think
Nutrition absolutely affects thyroid disorders in a positive or negative way. Each individual will have a different “diet” that will be supportive of their thyroid health. The current range for TSH is too broad and is leading millions of people towards a misdiagnosis. Many labs still label the reference range as 0.5-5.0 when the American association of clinical endocrinologist announced in 2002 that the range should be narrowed to 0.3-3.0. There is numerous other lab tests used to help evaluate thyroid function and each test tells a different part of the story. Only using TSH is like picking a book by its cover, there is so much more to the story than just the cover.
Common Thyroid Health Issues Helped By a Holistic Approach
When thyroid gland dysfunction is occurring, it results in abnormal thyroid hormone production. This can result in slowing down the body’s processes. When our body isn’t functioning optimally we can see a wide range of different signs and symptoms pertaining to thyroid health.
- Increased sensitivity to cold
- Poor memory
- Weight gain
- Puffy face
- Muscle weakness
- Muscle aches and pains
- Thinning hair
- Dry skin
- Changes in menstrual cycle
- Elevated cholesterol