I was preparing for a thyroid workshop a few weeks ago when a man and a woman walked in to our Tustin clinic. He had found us online, and wanted his wife to attend the workshop that evening. Perfect timing, especially since her doctors wanted to radiate and destroy her thyroid gland, and they were looking for other solutions to her problems.
When they radiate someone’s thyroid gland, they are trying to destroy all the thyroid tissue using an iodine pill. Although it’s impossible to remove all of the tissue, they try to in order to prevent the thyroid from being overactive.
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The danger of an overactive thyroid (or hyperthyroidism) is that it can cause a “thyroid storm”, which is where the body’s processes go haywire and the thyroid attacks the heart and heart valves. This is why many hyperthyroid patients have heart palpitations and a racing pulse, and eventually the condition can destroy the heart. Additional symptoms of hyperthyroidism include increased weight loss without dieting, anxiety, nervousness, depression, gastrointestinal problems and inward trembling. They also usually get put on anti-psychotic, anti-anxiety and anti-depressant medication to control the condition.
This patient actually had Grave’s Disease, which is a little different than hyperthyroidism, as it’s an autoimmune condition causing the hyperthyroidism. She had been placed on a couple of the medications, and wanted to find an alternate way of managing her condition.
We found the triggers for her autoimmune condition and started managing it accordingly, and now she brings my clinic a feast every week in order to thank us for giving her life back to her! We helped her manage her weight loss, eliminate her fatigue and increase her stamina, she can spend time with her family, entertain more, play with her children and cut out the daily naps that were the only way she could combat her exhaustion.
All of these great results were achieved without removing her thyroid, which is the only treatment that her doctors said would help her. The medical model’s only approach to Grave’s Disease or hyperthyroidism is to wipe out the thyroid, then put them on hypothyroid medication for the rest of their life—because without a thyroid, they will have all the symptoms of an underperforming thyroid gland.
By finding the patients triggers for her autoimmune condition, which included adrenal gland issues, food sensitivities and emotional stressors, we were able to eliminate most of her symptoms. We supported her immune system, slightly modified her lifestyle and removed certain foods from her diet, and now she’s able to live her life to the fullest again, without surgery and without medication for hyperthyroidism or Grave’s Disease.
Are you suffering from hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, Grave’s Disease, or any other autoimmune conditions? Would you like to learn how to manage your symptoms without medication or surgery? If so, please contact us by using our online form or by calling (714) 731-7680 for a phone consultation.