Thyroid Health

Thyroid Health

The thyroid gland is a small gland located In your neck that helps to regulate your metabolism and secretes hormones that have an effect on all aspects of your body and your health.

Thyroid issues are one of the most common chronic conditions affecting woman in America.  There are two main types of thyroid issues:

Hypothyroid – This condition occurs when the thyroid gland is under producing the hormones needed to allow the body to function properly. The most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States is called Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an autoimmune condition.

Some of the signs of an underactive thyroid are:

  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Brain fog
  • Hair loss
  • Dry skin
  • Brittle nails
  • Infertility
  • Cold intolerance
  • Constipation
  • Goiter

Hyperthyroid – This condition occurs when the thyroid gland is over producing the hormones needed to allow the body to function properly. The most common cause of hyperthyroidism in the United States is called Grave’s Disease, an autoimmune condition.

Some of the signs of an overactive thyroid are:

  • Weight loss
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Eyes bulging
  • Soft nails
  • Irritability
  • Increased appetite
  • Hair loss
  • Heat intolerance
  • Sweating
  • Tremors
  • Infertility
  • Goiter

To determine if your thyroid is involved in how you are feeling, a Comprehensive Thyroid Panel (a blood test) can be done.  A Comprehensive Thyroid Panel allows a complete evaluation of thyroid hormone levels and also a determination of whether an autoimmune condition is involved – more than the standard evaluation of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) alone.

The Empowered Living Method is a comprehensive health and lifestyle approach.  It is personally designed to meet your individual needs to empower you toward better health and vitality.

The Empowered Living Method evaluates the 6 pillars of health:

      1. Energy Production
      2. Detoxification & oxidation
      3. Brain health & mindset
      4. Diet & digestion
      5. Stress & inflammation
      6. Lifestyle & environment

The Empowered Living Method starts with a careful evaluation of your current and past personal, social and medical history – through the use of the evaluation form and listening to your “story”.  This, coupled with a case specific examination, will allow us to recommend the most strategic lab testing to assess what is undermining your health.

The consultation, examination and lab testing allows us to customize the Empowered Living Method to fit your personal needs and helps us provide you with a roadmap to restoring your health and well-being.