The early stages of hypothyroidism do not show up in blood tests and are marked by decreased energy and depression. The next stage is marked by fatigue, dry skin, constipation, cold extremities, and some mental hassles such as poor memory and concentration, irritability and lethargy or slowness. The final and most advanced stage shows up in the blood tests as a measurable deficiency in the circulating thyroid hormone. Remember, hypothyroidism is marked by coldness, fatigue, lowered immunity and depression and according to Dr. Broda Barnes, an expert in thyroid disorders – over two thirds of hypothyroids do not show up in blood tests.
WOMEN: Vaginal infections, candida, lowered libido, poor complexion, acne, eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, flooding periods, fibroids, cysts, infertility, miscarriages, toxemia of pregnancy, P.M.T., sore breasts, edema, irritability, post partum depression, increased incidence of breast cancer, excess estrogen levels, cold hands and feet and cold personality. Depression and other signs of mental imbalance are strong indicators that the thyroid isn’t working properly.
CHILDREN: Dr Broda Barnes, author of the classic book, “Hypothyroid, the Unsuspecting Illness” states, “I have seen many children who suffered from repeated colds, followed by complications such as tonsilitis, sinusitis, ear and mastoid infections, who needed repeated antibiotics and went right on getting new infections until their hypothyroid was treated.”
DETECTING HYPOTHYROID. Clinical tests that have some degree of accuracy are
1. temperature tests, 2. kinesiology, 3. Muscle testing 4. Iridology, 5. some of the newer blood tests, 6. observing symptoms – and demonstrating results.
THYROID SUPPORT: Taking the nutritional factors into account.
Thyroid Balancing Formula: Parsley leaves, Kelp, Irish Moss, Nettles, Bladderwrack, Bugleweed
Thyroid Activators: THY (Good Herbs) Thyroid Activator and Thyroid Support (Natures Sunshine, Blue Boy Hair Tonic and Blue Boy Poke Root Formulas
Shoulder Stands for 3 minutes per day will massage the thyroid and restore function.
Always support adrenals when working on the thyroid: Ginseng, Licorice, Gotu Kola, Hawthorne Berries and Parsley, ADR, and Adrenal Support(Natures Sunshine)
If the adrenals are out too, you might have these symptoms as well:
- Low energy, feeling of burn out
- Excess mood responses from eating carbohydrates such as pasta, sugars – hypoglycemia
- Chronic infections
- Low blood pressure
- Chronic allergies
- Tired but wired feeling… Poor sleep
- Low stamina for stress
- Dry unhealthy skin, excess pigmentation
- A sense of aging prematurely
- Chronic inflammatory responses in the body – body pain
- Irritability – chronic