Functional Medicine and the Thyroid: Stay Away if You Have a Thyroid problem.

Functional Medicine and the Thyroid: Stay Away if You Have a Thyroid problem.

Functional Medicine and the Thyroid: Stay Away if You Have a Thyroid problem.

Functional Medicine and the Thyroid: Stay Away if You Have a Thyroid problem.

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DR.Guttler comments on Thyroid Disease and functional medicine.

  1. Here’s an example of how a Functional Medicine Practitioner might look at someone with Hashimoto’s (auto-immune thyroid disease).
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  3. First, a full thyroid panel would be done, not just the typical TSH, but T3, T4, Reverse T3, thyroglobulin, and thyroid peroxidase.
  4. Reverse T3 has no use in diagnosis or treatment of thyroid disease.
  5. The functional Medicine practitioners are the only ones ordering reverse T3 according to a top thyroid lab at USC.
  6. They think rT3 plays a role in certain cases of hypothyroidism. Everyone else in the world of thyroid experts thinks they are out of their minds.
  7. The practitioner would look to see if other systems are involved by looking at symptoms like digestion, bowel movements, gas, and bloating.
  8. They put a spotlight on the patients bowels. Leaky bowels are involved in autoimmune thyroid disease. Wrong again.
  9. That’s because a Functional Medicine practitioner is trained to see the link between gastrointestinal issues and autoimmune issues of all kinds.
  10. There is no link between what is in your gut and the real disease Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.
  11. Functional medicine has a bit of snake oil salesman about them.
  12. An understanding of what nutrients the conversion and utilization of the thyroid hormones need would cause a Functional Medicine practitioner to look to see if there are micronutrient deficiencies and to correct if needed.
  13. The only way to correct hypothyroidism is tasking thyroid hormone.
  14. Micro-nutrient deficiency is a fairy tale idea that is unrelated to thyroid disease.
  15. In addition, leaky gut plays a role with autoimmune thyroid.
  16. Where do these gets such outlandish ideas that are pure BS.
  17. For autoimmune thyroid issues there is a four-step gut healing protocol that would be employed.
  18. Gut healing protocol sounds so scientific but it is still pseudo-science and more BS.
  19. Go see a real endocrinologist

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