Functional Medicine and the Thyroid: Stay Away if You Have a Thyroid problem.
DR.Guttler comments on Thyroid Disease and functional medicine.
- Here’s an example of how a Functional Medicine Practitioner might look at someone with Hashimoto’s (auto-immune thyroid disease).
- First, a full thyroid panel would be done, not just the typical TSH, but T3, T4, Reverse T3, thyroglobulin, and thyroid peroxidase.
- Reverse T3 has no use in diagnosis or treatment of thyroid disease.
- The functional Medicine practitioners are the only ones ordering reverse T3 according to a top thyroid lab at USC.
- 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.
- The practitioner would look to see if other systems are involved by looking at symptoms like digestion, bowel movements, gas, and bloating.
- They put a spotlight on the patients bowels. Leaky bowels are involved in autoimmune thyroid disease. Wrong again.
- That’s because a Functional Medicine practitioner is trained to see the link between gastrointestinal issues and autoimmune issues of all kinds.
- There is no link between what is in your gut and the real disease Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.
- Functional medicine has a bit of snake oil salesman about them.
- 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.
- The only way to correct hypothyroidism is tasking thyroid hormone.
- Micro-nutrient deficiency is a fairy tale idea that is unrelated to thyroid disease.
- In addition, leaky gut plays a role with autoimmune thyroid.
- Where do these gets such outlandish ideas that are pure BS.
- For autoimmune thyroid issues there is a four-step gut healing protocol that would be employed.
- Gut healing protocol sounds so scientific but it is still pseudo-science and more BS.
Go see a real endocrinologist