TDD: Thyroid

Happy 2016 Everyone! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas season and New Year's with your friends and family. Now that we are in the first week of 2016, we want to make sure this year is your healthiest yet, and we have many exciting events planned for this year. January is recognized as Thyroid Awareness Month and we taped one of our "The Drugless Doctor" segments on how to help your thyroid with drugless principles. We offer multiple thyroid tests at our practice and always develop a personalized thyroid plan based on your numbers. On our sister site, druglessdoctor.com, we have a Thyroid Quiz which you can take and join us for a live event at the end of January.

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Supplementing for Seasonal Changes

Did you know your body has different needs throughout the year? One way to preventing sickness is to build up your immune system and in the following blog, from our sister-site, Dr. Bob shares his best tips during the changing of the seasons:

This is the time of year when people who tend to be deficient in iodine tend to have the most challenges; cold ache in the bones with the first hint of mid 30 to 40 degree temperature with a congested chest and runny nose. If you are experiencing joint pain and are uncomfortable in the cold temperatures you may want to have your serum thyroid panel and vitamin D3 levels assessed. We can send a kit anywhere in the world; you would want a TSH, T3, T4 and TPO and vitamin D. If your T4 result is less than the midline (actually 8 or less) I would recommend at least 6 mg or ½ tablet of Iodizyme-HP™ per day for two weeks then take one per day forever. I personally take 12 mg of iodine every day.

The thyroid gland is affected by seasonal changes. It is the main regulator of your metabolism and your ability to handle the cold and different temperatures. Nearly one-third of all the patients and worldwide clients we consult with or treat have a thyroid gland that is not functioning properly. Over the years, countless people come into the office with a part of the thyroid removed or on a thyroid medication. Thyroid function is important and could be compromised from chlorine in the pool or shower and bromine from the hot tub; review your summer and supplement accordingly.

You want your vitamin D3 level to be at least 40. Vitamin D is very important in preventing colds and flu during the winter. I personally take two to three drops of D Mulsion Forte™ every day during the fall through May. Vitamin D helps manage blood pressure, diabetes, bone strength and your immune system. The combination of vitamin D and iodine are some of the most important supplements necessary for Optimal Fall/Winter health. It is time to take charge and be proactive. Make this Fall and Winter your best yet and come visit us so we can help you!