Dr. Erika Schwartz, an MD, examined the medications and treatment that were given to an elderly man with serious health issues, and she decided to consult with his cardiologist for changes in the therapy of his patient.
The patient not only was he overweight, but he suffered from low testosterone and thyroid levels, and he also had sleeping disorders which were a result of the unbearable itching, caused by an advanced stage of eczema.
After trying to reach his cardiologist in a period of three weeks, Dr. Schwartz finally succeeded and she explained her opinion and she gave a suggestion to eliminate the medications that gave the patient eczema, and the guy said to her that he can’t talk to her because she didn’t know science. Dr. Erika pointed that they have the same medical degree and then he hanged up on her.
After this discussion, Dr. Schwartz explained everything she had to the patient and he decided to change his cardiologist and try the plan of Dr. Schwartz. The treatments she suggested consisted of boosting the level of thyroid hormones and eliminating the medication for lowering the high cholesterol levels (LDL cholesterol).
At first, the patient thought that the treatment would cause a heart attack, but Dr. Schwartz explained to him that the correction of his hormones will maintain the cholesterol levels low.
The thyroid gland is an endocrine, butterfly-shaped gland located in lower front of the neck and it secretes two thyroid hormones: triiodothyronine and thyroxine, known as T3 and T4. The T4 is turned into the active T3 in cells, and this hormone reaches the body organs through the bloodstream.
The influence of this gland is very important on the entire organism because it helps the organs to function properly and the main function of the thyroid is the regulation of the metabolism and to provide energy.
The most common health issue linked to the thyroid gland is the hypothyroidism, a condition of abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, but it doesn’t provide enough hormones necessary for the regulation of the body functions.
This condition can occur as a result of numerous internal and external factors, including Hashimoto’s disease, an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the thyroid.
It is manifested by numerous symptoms and many people have issues with weight gain, dry skin, brittle nails, fatigue, depression, hair loss, body temperature irregularities, feeling cold, mood swings, poor reflexes, brain fog, etc. But knowing that these symptoms are an indicator of other diseases, some doctors prescribe medicines not adequate and they do not even consider the thyroid imbalance as a potential cause of these symptoms.
The author of numerous books on thyroid, Mary Shomon states that people are going in with high cholesterol or depression and are getting handed cholesterol meds and antidepressants. And no one’s ever checking to see if the thyroid is at the root of the problem.
She also adds that there is a critical flaw in the conventional test, who can diagnose hypothyroidism. The level of a pituitary hormone in the blood is measured by the thyroid stimulating hormone test or TSH test. The thyroid gland is directed by the pituitary hormone to produce and release thyroid hormones.
A lot of patients have symptoms that indicate hypothyroidism, but they still have a normal TSH result and that is why the laboratory tests indicate that the patient doesn’t have an imbalance in the thyroid hormones and because of this the doctor prescribes medicine that does not treat the root problem.
You can get better results by examining the levels of T3 and T4 individually, and to regulate the function of the body organs it is important to check if the T4 is being turned into active T3 and that the T3 enters cells in order to regulate the function of the body organs.
A holistic treatment is suggested by Dr. Schwartz which includes alteration of everything, including the diet, hormones, exercise, and supplements because her approach regards the patient organism as a whole and doesn’t examine only the symptoms. She also explained that our metabolism relies on our thyroid’s ability to function properly.
A founder of the Emerson Health & Wellness Center in Queensland said that we are living in a toxic world and our lifestyles are changed a lot and that represents a critical thing for us to realize when we look at our diets and at our daily habits. The mold and mycotoxins are the leading causes on his list of toxins and are a result of some fungi types.
He also adds that there is scientific evidence that the poisons produced from the mold are terrible for the thyroid gland and another problem is that we’re consuming foods high in mycotoxins, or foods high in sugar, which makes the mold grow in the body, and we do not consume foods protective against those mycotoxins.
Hyperthyroidism or overactive thyroid is a condition in which the thyroid gland produces excess thyroid hormones and this over-activity of the thyroid gland causes a rapid heartbeat and an increased rate of metabolism.
By the changes made in the lifestyle, such as healthy nutrition, exercising on a regular basis, foster healthy relationships and reducing the stress the imbalance of the hormones can be restored to normal.
If you make these changes and if you lead a healthy lifestyle then you can specify the root cause of the health issue.
One of the best and most popular American alternative medicine doctors, Joseph Mercola believes that you can control your health by researching and finding quality resources, but you should also consult experienced individuals, doctors, and experts.
Here are few very important tips on how to restart your thyroid!
In order to restart your thyroid you need to combine iodized salt and selenium rich foods such as fish (wild salmon, halibut, sardines, flounder), veggies (artichokes, arugula, asparagus, avocado, broccoli, bean sprouts, beet greens, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, chives, cucumber), fruits (all types of berries and lemons), shellfish (oysters, mussels, shrimp, clams, scallops), meat (beef, liver, lamb, pork), mushrooms (button, crimini, shiitake), eggs (three a day), whole grains (wheat germ, barley, brown rice, oats), sunflower seeds, Brazil nuts and poultry (chicken and turkey).
But avoid these foods: dairy, sugar and sweeteners, all grains, beans and legumes, beer and avoid low-fat diets, calorie restricted diets, very low carbohydrate diets, and avoid eating more than 6 to 8 servings of Goitrogenic foods per a week, but if you decide to eat them, then eat it steamed instead of eaten raw.
And in addition to this, you need to start with a low-intensity exercise for at least one hour on daily basis: walking, biking, swimming, and hiking.
And after a month is passed, you need to start doing high-intensity exercise from one to three times per a week: bodyweight exercises and weight lifting exercises.
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