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More Trouble with TSH-Part 3

More Trouble with TSH-Part 3

Before reading this blog, you should familiarize yourself with the basic issues regarding lab testing for, and interpretation of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) In Part 1 (Click Here to read), I discussed how frequently doctors mis-diagnose (or more accurately fail...
WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE

WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE

Allopathic (modern or western) medicine is by nature a reductionist philosophy, whereas Functional Medicine (a.k.a. Functional Nutrition or FN) takes the opposite approach, which can be termed “wholism”. (Not to be confused with the generic term “Holistic Medicine”...
VITAMIN D

VITAMIN D

Vitamin D, under-appreciated by the general public (not to mention the medical profession), it is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies; it really possesses hormone-like activity and is believed to regulate the expression of over 2,000 genes, making its...
Thyroid Questionnaire

Thyroid Questionnaire

Before lab testing became available, physicians actually used their eyes and ears, listened to the patient’s history, and used their knowledge of the clinical picture of hypothyroidism to make a diagnosis. With the advent of lab testing; patient history, signs and...
Drugs That Can Cause Hypothyroidism

Drugs That Can Cause Hypothyroidism

There are many drugs that have the potential to induce hypothyroidism. Drug- induced hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid gland due to a reaction to a medication. If your hypothyroid symptoms began after starting a medication, you may be suffering from...
Iodine and Thyroid Function

Iodine and Thyroid Function

Without iodine, thyroid hormone cannot be formed. Without thyroid hormone we are not born. Low levels of thyroid due to iodine deficiency are the leading cause of preventable mental retardation in the world, called cretinism. Because of the prevalence of iodine...