Thyroid

December 28, 2020

INTRODUCTION TO THYROID HEALTH AND THE CAUSES OF THYROID PATHOLOGY- PART 1

INTRODUCTION TO THYROID HEALTH AND THE CAUSES OF THYROID PATHOLOGY- PART 1 This blog is to help you understand how your thyroid functions effectively. It is written for the layperson, and is easy to understand. It is designed to educate the patient and enable them to feel empowered. It will help indicate where the block in their thyroid journey is and what they need to focus on to change the status quo. Fundamentally our hormonal systems (thyroid is an integral part of metabolism) are taking strain and are not as effective as they should be as our bodies are intoxicated […]
December 28, 2020

THYROID HORMONAL CONVERSION FACTORS TO IMPROVE THYROID FUNCTION – PART 3

THYROID HORMONAL CONVERSION FACTORS TO IMPROVE THYROID FUNCTION – PART 3 Find blog posts on thyroid function here: INTRODUCTION TO THYROID HEALTH AND THE CAUSES OF THYROID PATHOLOGY- PART 1 BASIC TAKE HOME: ALL THYROID HORMONES ARE NOT MADE EQUAL – Part 2 Let’s look at factors that lead to a decreased ability to convert T4 to T3 by rate reduction of deiodinase enzyme activity. (deiodinases are enzymes that help convert T4 hormone to T3 hormone. FACTORS THAT DECREASE CONVERSION OF T4 TO T3 Look at these factors for reasons why your thyroid levels are not optimum so you can […]
December 28, 2020

BASIC TAKE HOME: ALL THYROID HORMONES ARE NOT MADE EQUAL – Part 2

BASIC TAKE HOME: ALL THYROID HORMONES ARE NOT MADE EQUAL – Part 2 In part 2 of this series of thyroid blogs, we are going to look at thyroid function and thyroid hormone production. To read part one of this series, about the importance of toxic load and thyroid function, click here This blog addresses the biochemical function of the thyroid and how to ensure a good production of this life-giving thyroid hormone, which seems to be in short supply with many thyroid conditions. LET’S START WITH A BASIC PHYSIOLOGY LESSON FOR THYROID HEALTH. Think about this in terms of […]
December 30, 2022

OH, TO THE THYROID ANSWER!

This blog is being written due to the experiences, expectations, misinformation and failures I have seen with patients in clinic, virtually and FB interactions. This is to help you broaden your horizon specifically when it comes to autoimmune thyroid disease and generally showing the process the body ‘SHOULD FOLLOW’ when attempting to heal. This is a move away from allopathic western medicine prescribing, where the body is forced to perform in a certain way due to a specific drug, i.e. proton pump inhibitor to prevent heartburn. Instead, my approach uses the body’s reserves to change up the metabolism, detoxify, release […]