What Should You Buy… Butter or Margarine?


Which Is Better… Butter Or Margarine?

The food choices you make can make a BIG difference in how you feel, but how do you know what choices to make? Watch this week’s Wellness Minute to find out which is better, “Butter or Margarine?

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Dr. Jason Godo, DC, RN

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Worse Than Banned DDT But In Some Of Our Foods Now


Buy Organic With These Foods

Many say that new data on the pesticide “glyphosate” shows it to be even worse than DDT which has been banned in this country for 30 years.  Watch today’s short video to learn where it is showing up in the food chain, how it accumulates in your tissues, and the crucial role it plays in many health conditions and diseases.

Click here for today’s videoDisturbing New Data

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

www.GoToGodo.com

To get suggested supplements go to: http://www.GetBiotics.com/DrGodo

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Fibromyalgia: New Hope – A New Approach


Removing Newly Identified, Underlying Causes of Fibromyalgia Pain

The standard medical approach to treating fibromyalgia is a lifetime of “managing” the pain with drugs that all have scary warnings. Don’t give up hope! There is a new approach that focuses on eliminating the source of your chronic pain.

Watch this week’s Wellness Minute video to learn about removing the newly identified underlying sources of fibromyalgia pain.

Click here for today’s videoFibromyalgia New Approach

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

www.GoToGodo.com

To get suggested supplements go to: http://www.GetBiotics.com/DrGodo

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Are You Thyroid Deficient?


“When hypothyroid symptoms are present, even though lab tests are normal, the thyroid hormones may not be active at the cellular level.”

I went to a vacation pool party and I couldn’t help but notice the mixed edema or puffiness in the face of one of my friends. I didn’t want to start pool party diagnostics so I decided to wait for a private moment at a later date. But later, she casually mentioned that her cholesterol was elevated and that she was always tired. She’s in her late 50s and overweight. In conversations I overheard her telling the other ladies that her hair and skin were different than before she had her children. By observing and listening to her, I could see the clinical picture. She is hypothyroid (low thyroid).

Wellness Minute Adrenal Gland SupportTraditionally, hypothyroidism is defined as “a condition in which the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone.” The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck just below the voice box or larynx. The thyroid releases hormones that control metabolism. Interestingly, researchers are discovering new ways to look at thyroid malfunctions.

Dr. Mark Starr in his fascinating book Hypothyroidism Type 2 compares Type 2 Diabetes to what he calls Type 2 Hypothyroidism. Many Type 2 diabetics have enough insulin to maintain blood sugar equilibrium. Yet somehow their cells are not responding to their existing insulin levels and thus additional insulin is prescribed. Similarly, if someone displays hypothyroid symptoms, Dr. Starr suggests that their thyroid hormones may not be active at the cellular level. Thyroid tests are normal and yet patients have hypothyroid symptoms.

He spends 20 pages discussing the limitations of thyroid testing even the highly accepted TSH. According to Dr. Mark Starr, better indicators for thyroid function are patient histories, physical exams and the results of a clinical trial. In other words, the Wellness approach to hypothyroidism is to treat the person not the number on the lab test. Here are some of the physiological functions of the thyroid.

Thyroid hormones increase the function of a large number of genes, increase cellular metabolic activity and stimulate carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Some of the effects of healthy thyroid function on the cardiovascular system include increased blood flow and cardiac output, increased heart rate, increased heart strength, normal arterial blood pressure, increased respiration, increased GI motility, healthy muscle tone and healthy libido. Thyroid symptoms are ubiquitous.

The lack of thyroid hormones is correlated with increased concentrations of cholesterol and triglycerides in blood. Low thyroid has also been associated with fatty deposits in the liver, depression, low energy states and menstrual irregularities. Low thyroid hormones also mean a low metabolic rate.

How can the deficiency of one hormone have so many different symptoms associated with it? I think it is because healthy thyroid function is related to healthy mitochondrial function. Mitochondria are the cell’s power producers. They convert energy into forms that are usable by the cell. Healthy mitochondrial function means more energy for cells.

When thyroid hormones are given to animals, trillions of mitochondria increase in size and number. Guyton’s Textbook of Medical Physiology 2000 edition states that “it seems almost to be an obvious deduction that the principal function of thyroxin (thyroid hormone) might be simply to increase the number and activity of mitochondria.”

RunnerYou can take thyroid medication, but unless you have enough iron, magnesium, iodine/iodide and selenium, your hypothyroid symptoms may remain unchanged. Also, healthy adrenal glands are essential for healthy thyroid function. If adrenal function is over stimulated, it will shut down the thyroid as the body is trying to slow down the destructive fight or flight reaction. You may need adrenal support along with thyroid supplements.

Dr. Godo understands thyroid function and offers treatments that take a comprehensive and completely natural approach. If you have a deficiency of thyroid hormone, see Dr. Godo. Supplements can be taken safely and effectively that support healthy endocrine function and balance your metabolism naturally. I’ve seen many patients who come to me with symptoms of a thyroid deficiency, particularly difficulty losing weight. They’ve had their thyroid checked and the results came back normal.

As you’ve seen here, it may take more than a test to uncover a thyroid deficiency. But don’t give up. Talk to Dr. Godo about thyroid function and how to increase your body’s metabolism. It’s time to get started so you can have more energy… lose weight and feel younger.

Dr. Jason Godo

http://www.GoToGodo.com

Are You Thyroid Deficient?


“When hypothyroid symptoms are present, even though lab tests are normal, the thyroid hormones may not be active at the cellular level.”

I went to a vacation pool party and I couldn’t help but notice the mixed edema or puffiness in the face of one of my friends. I didn’t want to start pool party diagnostics so I decided to wait for a private moment at a later date. But later, she casually mentioned that her cholesterol was elevated and that she was always tired. She’s in her late 50s and overweight. In conversations I overheard her telling the other ladies that her hair and skin were different than before she had her children. By observing and listening to her, I could see the clinical picture. She is hypothyroid (low thyroid).

Wellness Minute Adrenal Gland SupportTraditionally, hypothyroidism is defined as “a condition in which the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone.” The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck just below the voice box or larynx. The thyroid releases hormones that control metabolism. Interestingly, researchers are discovering new ways to look at thyroid malfunctions.

Dr. Mark Starr in his fascinating book Hypothyroidism Type 2 compares Type 2 Diabetes to what he calls Type 2 Hypothyroidism. Many Type 2 diabetics have enough insulin to maintain blood sugar equilibrium. Yet somehow their cells are not responding to their existing insulin levels and thus additional insulin is prescribed. Similarly, if someone displays hypothyroid symptoms, Dr. Starr suggests that their thyroid hormones may not be active at the cellular level. Thyroid tests are normal and yet patients have hypothyroid symptoms.

He spends 20 pages discussing the limitations of thyroid testing even the highly accepted TSH. According to Dr. Mark Starr, better indicators for thyroid function are patient histories, physical exams and the results of a clinical trial. In other words, the Wellness approach to hypothyroidism is to treat the person not the number on the lab test. Here are some of the physiological functions of the thyroid.

Thyroid hormones increase the function of a large number of genes, increase cellular metabolic activity and stimulate carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Some of the effects of healthy thyroid function on the cardiovascular system include increased blood flow and cardiac output, increased heart rate, increased heart strength, normal arterial blood pressure, increased respiration, increased GI motility, healthy muscle tone and healthy libido. Thyroid symptoms are ubiquitous.

The lack of thyroid hormones is correlated with increased concentrations of cholesterol and triglycerides in blood. Low thyroid has also been associated with fatty deposits in the liver, depression, low energy states and menstrual irregularities. Low thyroid hormones also mean a low metabolic rate.

How can the deficiency of one hormone have so many different symptoms associated with it? I think it is because healthy thyroid function is related to healthy mitochondrial function. Mitochondria are the cell’s power producers. They convert energy into forms that are usable by the cell. Healthy mitochondrial function means more energy for cells.

When thyroid hormones are given to animals, trillions of mitochondria increase in size and number. Guyton’s Textbook of Medical Physiology 2000 edition states that “it seems almost to be an obvious deduction that the principal function of thyroxin (thyroid hormone) might be simply to increase the number and activity of mitochondria.”

RunnerYou can take thyroid medication, but unless you have enough iron, magnesium, iodine/iodide and selenium, your hypothyroid symptoms may remain unchanged. Also, healthy adrenal glands are essential for healthy thyroid function. If adrenal function is over stimulated, it will shut down the thyroid as the body is trying to slow down the destructive fight or flight reaction. You may need adrenal support along with thyroid supplements.

Dr. Godo understands thyroid function and offers treatments that take a comprehensive and completely natural approach. If you have a deficiency of thyroid hormone, see Dr. Godo. Supplements can be taken safely and effectively that support healthy endocrine function and balance your metabolism naturally. I’ve seen many patients who come to me with symptoms of a thyroid deficiency, particularly difficulty losing weight. They’ve had their thyroid checked and the results came back normal.

As you’ve seen here, it may take more than a test to uncover a thyroid deficiency. But don’t give up. Talk to Dr. Godo about thyroid function and how to increase your body’s metabolism. It’s time to get started so you can have more energy… lose weight and feel younger.

Dr. Jason Godo

http://www.GoToGodo.com

 

Are You Thyroid Deficient?


“When hypothyroid symptoms are present, even though lab tests are normal, the thyroid hormones may not be active at the cellular level.”

I went to a vacation pool party and I couldn’t help but notice the mixed edema or puffiness in the face of one of my friends. I didn’t want to start pool party diagnostics so I decided to wait for a private moment at a later date. But later, she casually mentioned that her cholesterol was elevated and that she was always tired. She’s in her late 50s and overweight. In conversations I overheard her telling the other ladies that her hair and skin were different than before she had her children. By observing and listening to her, I could see the clinical picture. She is hypothyroid (low thyroid).

Wellness Minute Adrenal Gland SupportTraditionally, hypothyroidism is defined as “a condition in which the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone.” The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck just below the voice box or larynx. The thyroid releases hormones that control metabolism. Interestingly, researchers are discovering new ways to look at thyroid malfunctions.

Dr. Mark Starr in his fascinating book Hypothyroidism Type 2 compares Type 2 Diabetes to what he calls Type 2 Hypothyroidism. Many Type 2 diabetics have enough insulin to maintain blood sugar equilibrium. Yet somehow their cells are not responding to their existing insulin levels and thus additional insulin is prescribed. Similarly, if someone displays hypothyroid symptoms, Dr. Starr suggests that their thyroid hormones may not be active at the cellular level. Thyroid tests are normal and yet patients have hypothyroid symptoms.

He spends 20 pages discussing the limitations of thyroid testing even the highly accepted TSH. According to Dr. Mark Starr, better indicators for thyroid function are patient histories, physical exams and the results of a clinical trial. In other words, the Wellness approach to hypothyroidism is to treat the person not the number on the lab test. Here are some of the physiological functions of the thyroid.

Thyroid hormones increase the function of a large number of genes, increase cellular metabolic activity and stimulate carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Some of the effects of healthy thyroid function on the cardiovascular system include increased blood flow and cardiac output, increased heart rate, increased heart strength, normal arterial blood pressure, increased respiration, increased GI motility, healthy muscle tone and healthy libido. Thyroid symptoms are ubiquitous.

The lack of thyroid hormones is correlated with increased concentrations of cholesterol and triglycerides in blood. Low thyroid has also been associated with fatty deposits in the liver, depression, low energy states and menstrual irregularities. Low thyroid hormones also mean a low metabolic rate.

How can the deficiency of one hormone have so many different symptoms associated with it? I think it is because healthy thyroid function is related to healthy mitochondrial function. Mitochondria are the cell’s power producers. They convert energy into forms that are usable by the cell. Healthy mitochondrial function means more energy for cells.

When thyroid hormones are given to animals, trillions of mitochondria increase in size and number. Guyton’s Textbook of Medical Physiology 2000 edition states that “it seems almost to be an obvious deduction that the principal function of thyroxin (thyroid hormone) might be simply to increase the number and activity of mitochondria.”

RunnerYou can take thyroid medication, but unless you have enough iron, magnesium, iodine/iodide and selenium, your hypothyroid symptoms may remain unchanged. Also, healthy adrenal glands are essential for healthy thyroid function. If adrenal function is over stimulated, it will shut down the thyroid as the body is trying to slow down the destructive fight or flight reaction. You may need adrenal support along with thyroid supplements.

Dr. Godo understands thyroid function and offers treatments that take a comprehensive and completely natural approach. If you have a deficiency of thyroid hormone, see Dr. Godo. Supplements can be taken safely and effectively that support healthy endocrine function and balance your metabolism naturally. I’ve seen many patients who come to me with symptoms of a thyroid deficiency, particularly difficulty losing weight. They’ve had their thyroid checked and the results came back normal.

As you’ve seen here, it may take more than a test to uncover a thyroid deficiency. But don’t give up. Talk to Dr. Godo about thyroid function and how to increase your body’s metabolism. It’s time to get started so you can have more energy… lose weight and feel younger.

Dr. Jason Godo

http://www.GoToGodo.com

 

Are You Thyroid Deficient?


“When hypothyroid symptoms are present, even though lab tests are normal, the thyroid hormones may not be active at the cellular level.”

I went to a vacation pool party and I couldn’t help but notice the mixed edema or puffiness in the face of one of my friends. I didn’t want to start pool party diagnostics so I decided to wait for a private moment at a later date. But later, she casually mentioned that her cholesterol was elevated and that she was always tired. She’s in her late 50s and overweight. In conversations I overheard her telling the other ladies that her hair and skin were different than before she had her children. By observing and listening to her, I could see the clinical picture. She is hypothyroid (low thyroid).

Wellness Minute Adrenal Gland SupportTraditionally, hypothyroidism is defined as “a condition in which the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone.” The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck just below the voice box or larynx. The thyroid releases hormones that control metabolism. Interestingly, researchers are discovering new ways to look at thyroid malfunctions.

Dr. Mark Starr in his fascinating book Hypothyroidism Type 2 compares Type 2 Diabetes to what he calls Type 2 Hypothyroidism. Many Type 2 diabetics have enough insulin to maintain blood sugar equilibrium. Yet somehow their cells are not responding to their existing insulin levels and thus additional insulin is prescribed. Similarly, if someone displays hypothyroid symptoms, Dr. Starr suggests that their thyroid hormones may not be active at the cellular level. Thyroid tests are normal and yet patients have hypothyroid symptoms.

He spends 20 pages discussing the limitations of thyroid testing even the highly accepted TSH. According to Dr. Mark Starr, better indicators for thyroid function are patient histories, physical exams and the results of a clinical trial. In other words, the Wellness approach to hypothyroidism is to treat the person not the number on the lab test. Here are some of the physiological functions of the thyroid.

Thyroid hormones increase the function of a large number of genes, increase cellular metabolic activity and stimulate carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Some of the effects of healthy thyroid function on the cardiovascular system include increased blood flow and cardiac output, increased heart rate, increased heart strength, normal arterial blood pressure, increased respiration, increased GI motility, healthy muscle tone and healthy libido. Thyroid symptoms are ubiquitous.

The lack of thyroid hormones is correlated with increased concentrations of cholesterol and triglycerides in blood. Low thyroid has also been associated with fatty deposits in the liver, depression, low energy states and menstrual irregularities. Low thyroid hormones also mean a low metabolic rate.

How can the deficiency of one hormone have so many different symptoms associated with it? I think it is because healthy thyroid function is related to healthy mitochondrial function. Mitochondria are the cell’s power producers. They convert energy into forms that are usable by the cell. Healthy mitochondrial function means more energy for cells.

When thyroid hormones are given to animals, trillions of mitochondria increase in size and number. Guyton’s Textbook of Medical Physiology 2000 edition states that “it seems almost to be an obvious deduction that the principal function of thyroxin (thyroid hormone) might be simply to increase the number and activity of mitochondria.”

RunnerYou can take thyroid medication, but unless you have enough iron, magnesium, iodine/iodide and selenium, your hypothyroid symptoms may remain unchanged. Also, healthy adrenal glands are essential for healthy thyroid function. If adrenal function is over stimulated, it will shut down the thyroid as the body is trying to slow down the destructive fight or flight reaction. You may need adrenal support along with thyroid supplements.

Dr. Godo understands thyroid function and offers treatments that take a comprehensive and completely natural approach. If you have a deficiency of thyroid hormone, see Dr. Godo. Supplements can be taken safely and effectively that support healthy endocrine function and balance your metabolism naturally. I’ve seen many patients who come to me with symptoms of a thyroid deficiency, particularly difficulty losing weight. They’ve had their thyroid checked and the results came back normal.

As you’ve seen here, it may take more than a test to uncover a thyroid deficiency. But don’t give up. Talk to Dr. Godo about thyroid function and how to increase your body’s metabolism. It’s time to get started so you can have more energy… lose weight and feel younger.

Dr. Jason Godo

http://www.GoToGodo.com

 

Are You Thyroid Deficient?


“When hypothyroid symptoms are present, even though lab tests are normal, the thyroid hormones may not be active at the cellular level.”

I went to a vacation pool party and I couldn’t help but notice the mixed edema or puffiness in the face of one of my friends. I didn’t want to start pool party diagnostics so I decided to wait for a private moment at a later date. But later, she casually mentioned that her cholesterol was elevated and that she was always tired. She’s in her late 50s and overweight. In conversations I overheard her telling the other ladies that her hair and skin were different than before she had her children. By observing and listening to her, I could see the clinical picture. She is hypothyroid (low thyroid).

Wellness Minute Adrenal Gland Support

Traditionally, hypothyroidism is defined as “a condition in which the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone.” The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck just below the voice box or larynx. The thyroid releases hormones that control metabolism. Interestingly, researchers are discovering new ways to look at thyroid malfunctions.

Dr. Mark Starr in his fascinating book Hypothyroidism Type 2 compares Type 2 Diabetes to what he calls Type 2 Hypothyroidism. Many Type 2 diabetics have enough insulin to maintain blood sugar equilibrium. Yet somehow their cells are not responding to their existing insulin levels and thus additional insulin is prescribed. Similarly, if someone displays hypothyroid symptoms, Dr. Starr suggests that their thyroid hormones may not be active at the cellular level. Thyroid tests are normal and yet patients have hypothyroid symptoms.

He spends 20 pages discussing the limitations of thyroid testing even the highly accepted TSH. According to Dr. Mark Starr, better indicators for thyroid function are patient histories, physical exams and the results of a clinical trial. In other words, the Wellness approach to hypothyroidism is to treat the person not the number on the lab test. Here are some of the physiological functions of the thyroid.

Thyroid hormones increase the function of a large number of genes, increase cellular metabolic activity and stimulate carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Some of the effects of healthy thyroid function on the cardiovascular system include increased blood flow and cardiac output, increased heart rate, increased heart strength, normal arterial blood pressure, increased respiration, increased GI motility, healthy muscle tone and healthy libido. Thyroid symptoms are ubiquitous.

The lack of thyroid hormones is correlated with increased concentrations of cholesterol and triglycerides in blood. Low thyroid has also been associated with fatty deposits in the liver, depression, low energy states and menstrual irregularities. Low thyroid hormones also mean a low metabolic rate.

How can the deficiency of one hormone have so many different symptoms associated with it? I think it is because healthy thyroid function is related to healthy mitochondrial function. Mitochondria are the cell’s power producers. They convert energy into forms that are usable by the cell. Healthy mitochondrial function means more energy for cells.

When thyroid hormones are given to animals, trillions of mitochondria increase in size and number. Guyton’s Textbook of Medical Physiology 2000 edition states that “it seems almost to be an obvious deduction that the principal function of thyroxin (thyroid hormone) might be simply to increase the number and activity of mitochondria.”

RunnerYou can take thyroid medication, but unless you have enough iron, magnesium, iodine/iodide and selenium, your hypothyroid symptoms may remain unchanged. Also, healthy adrenal glands are essential for healthy thyroid function. If adrenal function is over stimulated, it will shut down the thyroid as the body is trying to slow down the destructive fight or flight reaction. You may need adrenal support along with thyroid supplements.

Dr. Godo understands thyroid function and offers treatments that take a comprehensive and completely natural approach. If you have a deficiency of thyroid hormone, see Dr. Godo. Supplements can be taken safely and effectively that support healthy endocrine function and balance your metabolism naturally. I’ve seen many patients who come to me with symptoms of a thyroid deficiency, particularly difficulty losing weight. They’ve had their thyroid checked and the results came back normal.

As you’ve seen here, it may take more than a test to uncover a thyroid deficiency. But don’t give up. Talk to Dr. Godo about thyroid function and how to increase your body’s metabolism. It’s time to get started so you can have more energy… lose weight and feel younger.

Dr. Jason Godo

http://www.GoToGodo.com

 

Adrenal Gland Support


“Impaired adrenal function can be an underlying cause of chronic fatigue, dizziness, depression, apprehension, anxiety, auto-immune disease, inability to concentrate, inability to hold adjustments.

People talk about getting an “adrenaline rush.” That’s when adrenaline is being pumped into your bloodstream under extreme circumstances giving you an energized sensation. You’ve heard of people being referred to as “adrenaline junkies.”Adrenal Fatigue

The adrenal glands are the triangular shaped glands that sit on top of the kidneys. They release hormones into the body as a response to stress. Stress can take many forms: taking an examination, recovering from a broken bone, a challenging sport or activity, the presence of danger, trying to survive a difficult situation, or just maintaining proper levels of energy when faced with even mild starvation.

Adrenaline is good thing. But if any kind of stressful situation becomes prolonged, the adrenal glands can become over stimulated; and we experience adrenal fatigue. Weak adrenal glands can affect other areas of the body as well.

Dr. Alex Zatkin has linked impaired adrenal function as one of the  underlying causes with thyroid problems. He says that when the adrenals are over-stimulated the body will try to compensate via the hypothalamus-pituitary axis and ultimately affects the thyroid. In other words, it’s like the brakes are being applied to the thyroid. That’s why some patients are given thyroid medication or supplementation and feel great for a few months or even years but ultimately the symptoms they experienced will return to their prior hypothyroid status.

Recently, a friend of mine who is also a naturopath was sharing his  effectiveness with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a condition where a person’s antibodies, which are a type of white blood cell, attack the thyroid. He told me one of the main things he does to address this condition is to support the adrenal glands.

We all recognize that people are under more emotional, physical, and mental pressures than we can imagine. Listen close to conversations  wherever you go; people are talking about being overwhelmed, exhausted, stretched to their limits, pushed at work, and relationships are strained. Remember stress comes in the form of chemical stress, mechanical stress, thermal stress, and emotional stress.

Stress has a powerful effect on hormones. It can increase cortisol and catecholamines, even decrease sex hormones. Stress has also been linked to reductions in pituitary hormones. The list of symptoms or conditions frequently associated with impaired adrenal function is too long to list. They range from dizziness to depression, apprehension to auto-immune disease, inability to concentrate to the inability to hold adjustments.

Wellness Minute Adrenal Gland Support.1jpgDr. Godo has methods to evaluate how your adrenal glands are functioning. He may start by giving you a brief questionnaire on specific adrenal indicators. If you score above a certain level, he may change your diet and make general recommendations. However if the score is above a certain threshold, he will want to schedule you for a separate office visit to evaluate things like your pupil reflex or check to see if your blood pressure drops when you stand up from a lying down position.

Some tests are a little more expensive, but offer great levels of specificity and can bring tremendous clarity. He may collect urine, saliva or blood, to assess your adrenals. Some clinicians utilize what I call in-office tests. That’s because you can do them in the office without sending them out to a laboratory. I love the in-office tests because they are relatively inexpensive and can be used to assess where to start. Your progress can be evaluated over time by retesting. If your test levels aren’t improving, we can alter the treatment program until they do.

Everyone is different and has unique biochemical individuality. The changes in your diet along with supplementation can be helpful to rebuild your organ reserve. Simple changes like eliminating sugar and refined carbohydrates can make a big difference in how you feel. For most people, the stresses in their lives are not going away soon. Those little adrenal glands need all the help they can get. Let’s take care of them.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

Are You Thyroid Deficient?


“When hypothyroid symptoms are present, even though lab tests are normal, the thyroid hormones may not be active at the cellular level.”

I went to a vacation pool party and I couldn’t help but notice the mixed edema or puffiness in the face of one of my friends. I didn’t want to start pool party diagnostics so I decided to wait for a private moment at a later date. But later, she casually mentioned that her cholesterol was elevated and that she was always tired. She’s in her late 50s and overweight. In conversations I overheard her telling the other ladies that her hair and skin were different than before she had her children. By observing and listening to her, I could see the clinical picture. She is hypothyroid (low thyroid).Thyroid

Traditionally, hypothyroidism is defined as “a condition in which the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone.” The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck just below the voice box or larynx. The thyroid releases hormones that control metabolism. Interestingly, researchers are discovering new ways to look at thyroid malfunctions.

Dr. Mark Starr in his fascinating book Hypothyroidism Type 2 compares Type 2 Diabetes to what he calls Type 2 Hypothyroidism. Many Type 2 diabetics have enough insulin to maintain blood sugar equilibrium. Yet somehow their cells are not responding to their existing insulin levels and thus additional insulin is prescribed. Similarly, if someone displays hypothyroid symptoms, Dr. Starr suggests that their thyroid hormones may not be active at the cellular level. Thyroid tests are normal and yet patients have hypothyroid symptoms.

He spends 20 pages discussing the limitations of thyroid testing even the highly accepted TSH. According to Dr. Mark Starr, better indicators for thyroid function are patient histories, physical exams and the results of a clinical trial. In other words, the Wellness approach to hypothyroidism is to treat the person not the number on the lab test. Here are some of the physiological functions of the thyroid.

Thyroid hormones increase the function of a large number of genes, increase cellular metabolic activity and stimulate carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Some of the effects of healthy thyroid function on the cardiovascular system include increased blood flow and cardiac output, increased heart rate, increased heart strength, normal arterial blood pressure, increased respiration, increased GI motility, healthy muscle tone and healthy libido. Thyroid symptoms are ubiquitous.

The lack of thyroid hormones is correlated with increased concentrations of cholesterol and triglycerides in blood. Low thyroid has also been associated with fatty deposits in the liver, depression, low energy states and menstrual irregularities. Low thyroid hormones also mean a low metabolic rate.

How can the deficiency of one hormone have so many different symptoms associated with it? I think it is because healthy thyroid function is related to healthy mitochondrial function. Mitochondria are the cell’s power producers. They convert energy into forms that are usable by the cell. Healthy mitochondrial function means more energy for cells.

When thyroid hormones are given to animals, trillions of mitochondria increase in size and number. Guyton’s Textbook of Medical Physiology 2000 edition states that “it seems almost to be an obvious deduction that the principal function of thyroxin (thyroid hormone) might be simply to increase the number and activity of mitochondria.”

RunnerYou can take thyroid medication, but unless you have enough iron, magnesium, iodine/iodide and selenium, your hypothyroid symptoms may remain unchanged. Also, healthy adrenal glands are essential for healthy thyroid function. If adrenal function is over stimulated, it will shut down the thyroid as the body is trying to slow down the destructive fight or flight reaction. You may need adrenal support along with thyroid supplements.

Dr. Godo understands thyroid function and offers treatments that take a comprehensive and completely natural approach. If you have a deficiency of thyroid hormone, see Dr. Godo. Supplements can be taken safely and effectively that support healthy endocrine function and balance your metabolism naturally. I’ve seen many patients who come to me with symptoms of a thyroid deficiency, particularly difficulty losing weight. They’ve had their thyroid checked and the results came back normal.

As you’ve seen here, it may take more than a test to uncover a thyroid deficiency. But don’t give up. Talk to Dr. Godo about thyroid function and how to increase your body’s metabolism. It’s time to get started so you can have more energy… lose weight and feel younger.

Dr. Jason Godo

http://www.GoToGodo.com