Thyroid Disease

Do you suffer from any of the following symptoms:

- Weight gain
- Lethargy
- Brain fog
- Poor quality hair and nails
- Hair loss
- Dry skin
- Fatigue or sluggishness
- Cold hands and feet
- Constipation
- Skin conditions such as acne and eczema

If so, you may be suffering from poor thyroid function.

“But my lab tests say I’m normal.”  Thyroid lab tests are commonly misinterpreted and misunderstood, more specifically TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) and T4.  Most physicians judge the performance of your thyroid based on the lab value of TSH and T4.  But more and more physicians are realizing that those two markers alone are unreliable, and that there’s more to the story.

Our body is like a championship caliber basketball team.  If any one player doesn’t fill his role or if he tries to do too much it has a negative impact on the team.   Our body, like the championship team, is very complex and has many different parts that are all working synergistically.  This is how we have to look and think about the body.  It is what functional nutrition is all about.

Here at Optimal Health, we know the importance of looking at each patient as an individual, not as the “diagnosis” you were given 5, 10 or even 20 years ago.  We take a thorough health history, talk about your symptoms, lifestyle and physical findings so that we can begin to make some headway and get you back to OPTIMAL HEALTH.

We are trained and focused on eliminating the irritants that contribute to poor thyroid function.  Did you know that 80-90% of thyroid conditions are AUTOIMMUNE (aka Hashimoto’s), which means the body’s own immune system is attacking its thyroid.  The biggest culprits against a healthy functioning thyroid are GRAINS, SUGARS, BAD FATS and TOXINS.  Too much of any of these and it causes INFLAMMATION.  Let it go to long and it becomes chronic inflammation, which is at the root of all degenerative conditions.   If you have “normal” lab tests but you still don’t feel great, it may be that your physician has overlooked some of the OTHER IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTING FACTORS.

Call today 859.303.5038.  Don’t waste any more time feeling like you have to figure it out yourself!