What is the best advice you can give to someone that just found out they have thyroid issues?
“Get the proper testing done and find someone who does functional medicine and wellness”.
This is a very important step because it is how you find out what is causing your thyroid issues. There are so many
different things that can cause thyroid problems. The testing will tell us what those are and where the root of the problem is coming from. Once you know what the cause is, then you can begin to properly address it.
After the proper testing is done, the next step should be to seek a professional epigenetic doctor. At The Epigenetics Healing Center, we tackle thyroid issues from all angles and do everything possible when addressing a thyroid issue; this is one of the reasons we get the results that we do.
“If you are eating right and exercising, but not detoxing, then that is a problem. If you are detoxing and eating right but not exercising, that is also a problem. “ Addressing thyroid issues can’t be a la carte, you must do everything that a epigenetics doctor recommends in order to start feeling better.
You can’t give only 50%, 80%, or even 90% and expect to get better. You have to get the proper testing and education; you must really live the life. Learn what makes you feel better and practice those things every single day. Working with us will get to the root of the problem so we can address it properly. Then we can really start to make a change.
What are the most common thyroid issues you encounter?
“When we talk about what thyroid symptoms I usually see, they are usually in the form of hypothyroid symptoms. But really, the cause of that issue is typically an autoimmune disease, Hashimoto, where we see antibodies attacking the thyroid so the thyroid cannot work properly.”
It’s interesting because everyone usually gets treated the same way by other doctors when
they are trying to address a thyroid issue.
“Everyone seems to get there levothyroxine or synthroid to help with their thyroid symptoms, but a majority of the time it’s actually an autoimmune disease.”
Levothyroxine or Synthroid are the medications often prescribed in these cases. But if the usual cause is autoimmune disease, do those drugs treat that as well? The answer is no. Levothyroxine or Synthroid are for primary hypothyroid, which is actually a very rare condition. This means many people are getting treatments that doesn’t treat the actual cause.
Addressing a thyroid problem is a lifestyle. Education combined with good healthy practice and habits custom to your body is how you will begin to feel better and live the life you are meant to live.
If you are new to thyroid issues, or think you might have issues related to your thyroid, give The Epigenetics Healing Center a call for a consultation. Or, if you believe you are doing everything right, but still don’t feel well, a trained professional like Dr. Goodbinder will help you get your body under so you can live you life.
Jay Goodbinder DC DABCI is a doctor in Overland Park, KS who serves patients in surrounding Kansas City areas, cities across the United States, and in several countries around the world.