Thyroid: The Most Overlooked Cause of Poor Health

If you are a woman with a chronic health condition, there’s about a 1 in 3 chance that part of your problem has to do with your thyroid gland. (Men have this problem as well, but less than 10% of those with chronic health problems are thyroid-related).

By “chronic health problem,” I mean being tired, digestive problems, low sex drive, poor sleep, weight gain (or can’t lose weight), depression, anxiety, memory or concentration problems, and many more.

A sluggish thyroid gland can give you vague symptoms that are so common you might not realize they aren’t normal. You might feel less energetic than you remember being, especially feeling sluggish in the mornings. Losing your hair, or dry, brittle, thin hair could be from your thyroid. If you’re losing words and can’t remember the way you used to, or have some problems concentrating this might not just be “getting older.” Anxiety is a common thyroid symptom, as is low to zero sex drive. Slow, steady weight gain and not being able to lose weight is another common thyroid symptom. Cold hands and feet, intolerance to cold, PMS or infertility, muscle cramps, pain or weakness, constipation, and “sag and droop syndrome” are all possibly caused by a slow thyroid.

How to know you’re at risk:

  1. If you complain to your doctor about not feeling right and are told that nothing is wrong, it’s all normal, and you should learn to live with it.
  2. You just aren’t right and are having an increasingly difficult time convincing yourself that you are healthy.

There are two big problems with having a sluggish thyroid:

  1. Only about half of thyroid cases get diagnosed. There are many ways your body can hide thyroid insufficiency from showing on a blood test.
  2. Of the diagnosed and treated patients, the majority get little symptom relief from the only class of drugs commonly used for treatment.

Your conventional doctor is looking for a specific blood test, TSH, to be over 5.0 to diagnose you. Since this only happens with about half of thyroid patients, this “yes or no” approach isn’t workable. Further, if you do get diagnosed, there is little chance that the treatment offered will help you to feel better.

The real problem isn’t getting a correct diagnosis, because if you do get diagnosed, the treatment usually doesn’t work.

What treatments for thyroid problems work?

  1. First, test to find out what is happening: Blood tests that show not just TSH, but T3, T4, and autoimmune antibodies would be the first step. Metals are important to test. Adrenals and thyroid affect each other, so an adrenal workup is essential, as is basic allergy testing. Mineral deficiency testing is also required.
  2. Help the body reduce inflammation. 90% of sluggish thyroid cases are from an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s. The first step in helping the body to control autoimmune is to get the inflammation under control. Often we will eliminate food allergies permanently as a method of getting inflammation under control and improving the health of the gut. Diet changes factor in here also.
  3. Test for and resolve nutritional problems using supplementation and dietary improvements.
  4. In 25 years and many thousands of thyroid cases, we’ve found that interference with the thyroid system of the body by humanmade toxic chemicals is always a significant part of the problem. Called “Endocrine Disruptors” or “Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals,” these toxins can directly interfere with the hormones of the body. One of the most vulnerable body systems to this interference is the thyroid. We treat this problem using a proprietary acupressure treatment called “System Balancing Technique,” which helps the body to stop treating the Endocrine Disrupting Toxins as if they were natural hormones.

The most important thing:

The most important thing is YOU GETTING RESULTS.

The biggest threat to your results is anyone believing that they know more than your body about what treatment or help you need.

Should the thyroid be treated just because blood tests indicate that it is sluggish? 99+% of the health care world thinks the answer to this question is, “of course!” But what if your body needs your adrenals, or sex hormones, or digestion improved before it could heal the thyroid? In this case, the treatments for the thyroid would be completely ineffective! You’d be attempting to build the roof before you made the walls.

The EvecticsSM system tests for and addresses health problems in the order the body needs to heal. This approach is the best insurance possible for your results.

THE SOLUTION TO CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS is to assist the body so that it continues to heal and become healthier and more resilient, finally achieving a good quality of life and stable health with labs showing normal ranges.

Find Out More

Here is a free booklet with the story of how I developed my techniques and how those techniques work (practical information that shows how your body works and how to start recovering your health for the rest of your life).

 

Watch this video for a seven-minute explanation of how to assist your body in healing itself.

Watch this video for a seven-minute explanation of how to assist your body in healing itself.

Resolving Chronic Health Conditions

Health Care is Failing Worldwide

Six in ten adults in the US have a chronic disease, and four in ten adults have two or more.” CDC

How many people (including yourself) do you know with heart disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity, and depression… to name a few.

Control of chronic diseases by medical treatment or alternative / holistic techniques have been failing for decades. Nothing is working. 60% of the population is affected, and this is increasing.

I have a third, unique approach that has been solving these problems for 25 years.

Point-and-Shoot Health Care

Health care has always been about solving the problem that the patient wants fixed. This was probably true with the Egyptians: Amon visits the Healer’s dwelling with a spear wound, and the Healer treats the gash.

Roll forward 5,000 years: Andy is at the doctor’s office with a broken finger, and the doctor treats the finger.

Problem—Solution. Point and shoot. Fix what the patient wants, which is the basis of all commerce since time began.

It was all good until our environment became toxic, the food supply deteriorated, and emotional stress went through the roof. All these have contributed to an epidemic of chronic health conditions.

The CDC says that 6 in 10 people in the US have at least one chronic health problem and that chronic conditions cost 75 cents of every health care dollar. Chronic disease has become an out of control situation.

We need a new approach to the treatment of chronic conditions, but the health care system insists on using the popular, accepted “treat the problem that the patient wants fixed” model.

Here’s How Conventional Medical Care Works:

When you show up at your doctor, no matter what problem you complain of, it will be treated with a drug to “fix the problem” by reducing or eliminating your symptoms (medically, the symptoms are your problem).

  • High blood pressure headaches? Drugs long-term or for the rest of your life to control this.
  • Depression? Same solution.
  • Irregular, painful cycles? Same solution.
  • Hot flashes and night sweats? Same.
  • Arthritis and joint pain? Same.

In all cases, drugs are a partial solution at best in that the symptom may improve (although it usually won’t disappear altogether). However, the drugs have side effects, and the underlying cause of the problem which isn’t being addressed at all by a symptom-suppressing drug will worsen. The result is what we have all observed: deteriorating health, more prescriptions and diagnoses, and a lower quality of life.

Medical treatment for chronic conditions isn’t the same as splinting a finger; the “solution” continues for the rest of your life; the problem never leaves, usually worsens, and your health deteriorates.

The Alternative or Holistic Solution

Just read the internet, and you’ll find a thousand references about alternative or holistic treatments: “Don’t treat only the symptom, get to the root of the problem!”

As encouraging as this sounds, in almost every case the holistic doctor is still treating the complaint. He’s still using the point-and-shoot, fix-the-patient’s-problem approach.  But with a significant difference: no drugs.

  • High blood pressure? Blood pressure-reducing herbs, less stressful diet, yoga or other calming practices, acupuncture.
  • Depression? Herbs, diet, more yoga.
  • Irregular, painful cycles? Herbs, diet, acupuncture, yoga.

I’m not critical of this at all. Sometimes this is successful, the person recovers and isn’t on drugs for the rest of their life.

But we’re at 60% of the population with chronic diseases. If these holistic techniques were genuinely effective, if they were the solution, enough people would be using them to make this number reduce (it’s currently increasing every year).

The burden of chronic diseases is rapidly increasing worldwide. World Health Organization website

A Third, Practical Approach to Resolving Chronic Conditions

For 25 years, I’ve been researching solutions to chronic health conditions. What I’ve seen that’s effective is quite different from the usual “treat the problem the patient complains of” approach.

Here’s what I have found:
  1. HEALTH is a continuous scale from poor to good. Everyone is somewhere on this scale.
  2. A person in excellent health has a robust immune system and plenty of resources in their body to overcome stress and heal damage.
  3. A person in poor health will generally take on more damage their body can’t fix and get worse.
  4. HEALTH can’t be measured by symptoms only or lack of symptoms, as bodies hide symptoms and only show them when stress becomes overwhelming.
  5. Any person with health problems could dramatically improve by becoming increasingly healthy until their body could handle the stress and heal.

This Third Approach is very different from your previous health care experiences.

Rather than look for ways to reduce your symptoms, I test for where your body is hanging up in its healing process. Then I assist your body past the stuck point and return it to healing. When it hangs up again, I test to find out why and assist it to continue healing.

I continue testing and assisting until you have reached a stable, healthy condition, and your symptoms are no longer a problem in your life.

The Chart to Health & Wellness

This chart shows a person’s progress from poor health (at the bottom) to maintaining wellness (at the top). The columns show the techniques that assist the body beyond stuck points in its healing progress.

Chronic health problems start with your body taking on more damage from your environment than it can repair. At some point, this damage builds up to become more than your body can hide, and you develop a symptom. You might go to the doctor and suppress this symptom with a drug, but you’ve done nothing about the damage that is causing it. As even more damage occurs, you can develop additional symptoms until you can honestly say that you’ve lost your health.

Chronic problems come from the body becoming unable to keep up with needed repairs, not from a specific cause of damage. There’s no spear wound or broken finger to treat. The doctor can no longer just solve the patient’s problem.

THE SOLUTION TO CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS is to assist the body so that it continues to heal and become healthier and more resilient, finally achieving a good quality of life and stable health with labs showing normal ranges.

Find Out More

Here is a free booklet with the story of how I developed my techniques and how those techniques work (practical information that shows how your body works and how to start recovering your health for the rest of your life).

Watch this video for a seven-minute explanation of how to assist your body in healing itself.