Thyroid-related problems—both an under-active or over-active thyroid- can impact your energy levels, fertility, mood, weight, sexual interest and ability to think clearly. Thyroid-related problems can affect ALL your daily activities.
The most common form of hypothyroid is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis -an autoimmune disorder where the body is producing antibodies to the thyroid and leads to decreased production of thyroid hormones. The most common cause of hyperthyroid is Graves’ disease—this is also an autoimmune disorder, but in Graves’ disease, the antibodies stimulate thyroid hormone production and you get too much. Some thyroid disorders occur after or during pregnancy, after viral or bacterial infections or after long periods of stress . Both hypo- and hyper-thyroid occurs predominantly in women starting at the ages of 30-40. Some cases of Graves’ disease have been associated with heavy metals and prescription drugs.
So what is naturopathic medicine? Naturopathic medicine is a holistic and natural approach to healing. In naturopathic medicine, we use a holistic—a whole-person—approach to healing. We are told that there is no cure for these thyroid conditions, with the right herbs and mixtures your body will BY ITSELF balance. You don't need to dump pig hormones and horse urine (contained in a lot of thyroid medication) in order to "make yourself better". These will only worsen your condition over time. Nature heals, let nature heal you and help you get back to the life you should be living.