You are showing all signs of Hypothyroidism and yet your lab work and especially your thyroid numbers are all normal. Is that even possible?
It is indeed very possible and it's more prevalent than we think says Dr. Eric Balcavage. He chalks it all up to a condition called Cellular Hypothyroidism. Cellular Hypothyroidism occurs when our cells fail to act on and absorb the normal levels of Thyroid Hormones produced by the body.
The process of making the Thyroid gland is a complex one with so many steps and interfaces between the trigger from the hypothalamus and the final synthesis of T3 hormones by our cells. The present conventional approach to thyroid is a glandular one where all thyroid related symptoms and disorders are attributed to the malfunctioning of the thyroid gland with little or no regard for the processes that happen at the cellular level.
Further the treatment for thyroid disorders is a fragmented one with so much emphasis on replacement thyroid hormones, supplements, rigid diets etc that what is lost in translation is the redressal of the root causes of the symptoms that we are experiencing.
How can we better handle the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid conditions? That's the central theme of Dr. Balcavage's book - The Thyroid Debacle. Watch this video to learn more.
In this podcast we discuss:
Cellular hypothyroidism vs Glandular Hypothyroidism.
Issues with the conventional approach for diagnosing and tackling hypothyroidism.
Reasons for cellular hypothyroidism. Cellular defense vs cellular manufacturing.
What constitutes whole foods and a good diet.
Are supplements really the best line of defense against any condition.
The importance of understanding your thyroid gland.
Interpreting your lab results.
Understanding and working with fitness factors.
Strategic Thyroid Solution.
About the Guest:
Dr Eric Balcavage is the owner and founder of Rejuvagen, a functional medicine clinic in Chadds Ford, PA. He is nationally recognized speaker and educator on various health related topics including thyroid physiology, bile physiology, detoxification, oxidative stress, methylation, and chronic illness. Dr. Balcavage is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (C.N.S.), a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Board Certified in Integrative Medicine, along with being a licensed Chiropractor in Pennsylvania. Dr. Balcavage is the co-host of Thyroid Answers Podcast. The podcast focuses on answering the pressing questions those suffering with chronic hypothyroid symptoms can’t get answered elsewhere. You can find his educational Thyroid Thursday videos on Vimeo and Youtube. Dr Balcavage has made it his mission to change the way medicine looks at hypothyroidism. He is the co-author of the book The Thyroid Debacle. The book co-written by Dr. Kelly Halderman addresses the problems with current allopathic and functional medicine approaches to hypothyroidism as well as the solutions to restoring thyroid physiology.
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