The indexed scientific research now clearly indicates a functional CROSSTALK between the thyroid and the immune system. Thyroid hormones exhibit influences on cellular messenger systems and promote regulation of T- and B- cell activity. T- cells are white blood cells that tailor the body’s immune response to specific pathogens (disease). B- cells promote antibodies (proteins) necessary to fight off infections.  Thyroid hormones also influence cellular apoptosis (pruning of unwanted cells) and cytokine (small proteins affecting interactions between cells) release. In all our cases of thyroid malfunction, we consider immune deregulation and challenges.

Immune signaling mediators (cytokines, and adjuvants) have been found to disrupt ALL aspects of the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis which regulates hormones and thermoregulatory systems. These mediators also affect thyroid receptor site activity, transcriptional expressions, and peripheral metabolism. So immune disorders have a great potential to disrupt thyroid physiology (Hashimoto’s Disease, Graves Disease).

At Brown Chiropractic Neurology, lab work is performed that includes thyroid antibody (proteins against foreign invaders) testing. This is not done in traditional medicine circles. Why not? Because the treatment (steroids) for autoimmune disease causes side effects that are worse than the autoimmune disease. So in traditional medicine there is NO TREATMENT for the immune problem and the thyroid is treated as  just a common hypo- or hyper-thyroid. While thyroid hormones may be necessary, the treatment alone will not address their autoimmunity and the condition typically worsens. If you suffer from autoimmune conditions, we’d like to help.

If you have wondered if chiropractic natural nutritional approaches can help you, see a chiropractor or chiropractors. Better yet, see a chiropractic neurologist such as myself Dr. Scott Brown.

At Brown Chiropractic Neurology, and in functional medicine, we look at your cholesterol (lipid) panels thoroughly (not just total cholesterol) to determine the best diet and supplement regimen for you. Call us today at (303) 986-7600.

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