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Today diseases suffered are mostly due to an over whelming breakdown of immune system, due to this human body is subjected to cancer, chronic fatigue and vast number of degenerative diseases. It is clear More
Hypothyroidism is observed in men as well as women very commonly in today’s day and age.
It does have some 20% genetic element, however, it is 80% lifestyle-related, which is the reason it is springing up in young girls and boys as early as 20 to 30 years!
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism are vast:
Top Sixteen Symptoms of Hypothyroid
Increased sensitivity to cold
Unexplained weight gain
Elevated blood cholesterol level
Muscle aches and pain
Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints
Heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods
Slower heart rate
Key is to test appropriately and diagnose it.
Most people are advised to test their TSH levels and do total T3 T4, which lack sensitivity in diagnosing this condition.
However, in my opinion, it’s very crucial to test antibodies which are often raised without any change in the thyroid hormones!
The newer guidelines of the American College of Endocrinology consider anybody with a TSH level of over 3.0 as hypothyroid. Most doctors think that TSH over 5 is only worth looking at.
Unfortunately, this leaves many people suffering unnecessarily.
To get complete picture following tests are recommended :
Iodine is an element. The body needs iodine but cannot make it, therefore we all have a dependence on food and its absorption for maintaining the optimum balance of iodine.
Iodine deficiency most commonly affects the thyroid health, low iodine leads to an inability of our body in making the optimum level of thyroid hormone, this leads to signaling from the brain to produce more thyroid hormone and therefore swelling and inflammation of thyroid gland ensues. This condition is called Goiter.
Other consequences of low iodine can be :
Infertility due to lack of thyroid hormone and in turn no ovulation
Research is strongly indicative of its association with Prostate, breast, ovarian, endometrial cancers.
Autoimmune diseases may set in due to this deficiency
Deficiency leads to a sluggish metabolism and therefore weight gain
Poor nail skin and hair health
Mental health issues are common with deficiency
Compromised immunity is common with deficiency
Deficiency leads to obstructed detoxification from bromine, chlorine, fluoride etc. these are commonly added to public water supplies and can be cancer causing.
Have you ever wondered, why most of the chronic lifestyle diseases start showing up after the 40's?
Its been extensively researched and concluded that hormones are very important components of health and well being.
I have witnessed miracles in my patients who come with multiple ailments and symptoms which cannot be related to one single disease and improve incredibly with simple BHRT ( Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy).
Hormones are chemicals secreted by endocrine glands. They are messengers that dictate other parts of the body to perform the various functions. Hormones control almost all body functions. These include sex, brain functions, growth, and metabolism. When hormones are out of balance, multiple symptoms can occur.
Dipped/ Imbalanced hormone levels can cause the onset of most of the chronic ailments such as :
Bio-Identical hormones are safe as compared to synthetic hormones. These are extracts of Yams and soy and they possess the structure same as hormones secreted by our body.
Common hormones that compounded by Bio Hormone Pharmacies are estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA. These are then used for treating for men and women whose own hormones are low or out of balance.
I have been working with mostly those patients who have tried most kind of diets and they still don't seem to be getting any respite from the excess weight!
Each individual is different genetically and therefore metabolically, there is not one solution which fits all.
Its a path traveled together, ironing out the gaps each time faced with a challenge of inability to lose weight.
The most common cause could be one or more of the following:
Nutritional imbalances & unhealthy diet
Lack of crucial nutrients such as B & D vitamins and various minerals such as Zn, Cr, Iodine, Magnesium and so on...
processed foods, loaded with carbohydrates, and bad fats. Refined grains like white bread, maida, chips, as well as refined sugars in artificially sweetened drinks and desserts, increase inflammation in our bodies. eating too many processed foods will hinder your ability to lose weight
2. Food Intolerances
Gluten and Lactose intolerance if goes unidentified, along with other short-term food sensitivities developed due to unhealthy gut lead to bloating water retention and therefore weight gain.
3. Gut microbiome imbalances
Unhealthy Gut Flora associated with Pathogenic Bacterial, Fungal & Viral Overgrowth/ frank infections and low population of healthy Gut flora mostly associated with eating too many carbohydrates, grains and sugar associated with poor lifestyle choices lack sleep and excessive stress.
4. Inflammation and immune dysfunction
Its been proven scientifically that chronic diseases such as obesity are associated with chronic inflammation, so far we believed only acute diseases are associated with inflammation.
causes of chronic inflammation may be, Infections, Allergies, environmental toxins, poor quality diet etc.
5. Environmental toxins
Environmental toxins such as Heavy metals, plastics, pesticides, food colors, and preservatives all contribute heavily to overloading the detoxification pathways and therefore can lead to obesity.
6. Abnormal metabolism
Mitochondria are the energy processing units of our cells, excessive, toxic accumulations, stress, sugar, processed food all put together compromises the ability of mitochondria to metabolize and process food to produce energy.
Have you ever noticed that you eat certain foods on certain days and you get uneasy with one or more of the following symptoms?
Persistent body aches
Food Allergy : Immediate and can sometimes be dangerous, Itching, hives, sneezing, etc
Food sensitivity : Gradual and delayed response, Fatigue, acne, Irritable bowel, headaches, constipation, bloating, Irritability, thyroid disorder etc
Genetic absence of enzymes needed to digest certain foods.
Certain chemicals in foods can lead to food sensitivities.
Lectins in lentils & vegetables which can only be removed by soaking overnight and pressure cooking.
Natural histamines in certain foods can lead to the physical reaction.
Food additives like MSG, Nitrites, Sulfites and food colorings.
Excessive intake of anti-acids reduces natural production of HCL which is a God-given digestive aid, this reduction leads to a reduced breakdown of the food into its natural end products and increased accumulation of unnatural products (toxins) in the body. this in long-term leads to an overactive immune system.
Know your intolerances and eliminate them is crucial to treat this condition.
Diagnostic tests such as IgE and IgG testing for a comprehensive list of food products from the blood
Elimination diet, Remove each suspected commonly known allergens for a few days and see how you feel in those days.
While food intolerances can cause initial discomfort, however, if left unattended and unaddressed can lead to extreme consequences of autoimmune diseases such as: