The thyroid is the small, butterfly shaped gland located on the front of the neck. It is responsible for secreting the thyroid hormones T3 and T4, which then attach to all cells of the body to cause much needed reactions.
Too little of these hormones and the reactions in our body start to slow down, causing fatigue, weakness, weight gain, dry skin, constipation, and cold fingers and toes. Too many of these hormones and the opposite happens. The reactions in our body start to speed up and we have trouble falling asleep, get heart palpitations, have some anxiety and nervousness, can have weight loss, and are normally hot. Sometimes people will have a mixture of both conditions. It is also common for insomnia to be a side effect of hypo or hyper-thyroidism.
Over 90% of hypothyroid cases and nearly all hyperthyroid cases are due to autoimmunity. But why did the body decide to start attacking itself?
- Bacterial or Viral Infections
- Food Sensitivities
- Heavy Metal Build-Up
- Environmental Toxins
- Too Much Stress
- Nutritional Deficiencies
- Leaky Gut caused by poor diet
- Vaccines and Immunizations
- Systemic Inflammation
Genetics plays less than a 10% role in most autoimmune disorders.
If we can discover why the immune system is no longer functioning properly, usually due to one of the issues listed above, we are able to fix the problem at its source. This stabilizes the thyroid as well as normalizes the thyroid hormones throughout the body.
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