No matter what season of life you’re in, there’s always something refreshing about the beginning of a new year. With that said, I hope 2018 brings you an increased appreciation for your health and well-being.
Speaking of health, January is Thyroid Awareness Month, and increasingly I’m helping many of my practice members with thyroid concerns. Below is a list of common body signals of a subpar or low thyroid:
- Thinning Hair
- Wide-spaced teeth
- Cold hands and cold feet
Often, I field questions about thyroid removal. Removing your thyroid can impact all functions of your body and require thyroid medication for your entire life. It has been suggested that menopausal women on thyroid medication can accelerate the potential to have osteoporosis. (Note: If your thyroid is removed, most likely you do need thyroid medication which will supply your body with T4).
There are few ways you can begin to improve your thyroid naturally. My number one suggestion for a healthy thyroid is to consume enough iodine in your diet (sea vegetables, minerals) or via proper supplementation. Bromine, fluorine, and chlorine are antagonistic to iodine, so it’s important to bathe with a shower dechlorinator.
Next, if you are concerned that your thyroid is not functioning optimally and have the body signals that were mentioned above, we encourage our practice members to have a thyroid profile completed, which is called a TSH, T3, T4 and TPO exam.
Don’t let another year go by living with the symptoms of a low thyroid. Begin to take these drugless steps towards achieving your healthiest year yet!
Dr. Bob DeMaria, the @DruglessDoctor, has over forty years experience as a chiropractor, natural health doctor, and author, including the new, “Dr. Bob’s Guide to a Healthy Marriage,” assisting tens of thousands of individuals help the body heal itself. His seasonal practice is located at Omni Balanced Life Center located at 720 Goodlette-Frank Rd #205, Naples, FL 34102. Please visit druglessdrs.com/florida for more information.