If you think of the human organism as an airplane, the thyroid is the engine that lets the body fly. The thyroid is the 4 engines of the airplane and controls body temperature, regulates the rate of energy production, powerfully affects brain chemistry, modulates emotions and moods, profoundly affects immune function, and is intimately tied in to hormone regulation. Failure can result in a myriad of symptoms including but not limited to:

(1) weight gain (2) Constipation (3) fatigue (4) loss of circulation in the hands and feet (5) Depression (6) muscle cramps (7) excessive sleep (non refreshing) (8) itchy, dry skin and brittle hair that falls out (9) swelling (10) loss of the outer 1/3 of the eyebrow (11) digestive problems (12) slow wound healing (13) hypersensitivity to cold weather (14) increased risk for infections (15) morning headaches that wear off as the day wears on (16) low body temperature.

Autoimmune low thyroid (Hashimoto’s Disease) is likely to include symptoms that include but are not limited to:

(1) difficulty GAINING weight (2) Insomnia (3) Night sweats (4) Nervousness and Emotional Stress (5) Heart palpatations (6) Increased pulse (resting) (7) Trembling (inward)

The body  just won’t get off the ground or fly well without ALL aspects of thyroid integrity. Between 25 and 30 million Americans suffer from thyroid malfunction and 50% or more don’t know it. Current research indicates that more than half (in functional medicine we think it is closer to 90%) of all thyroid problems are AUTOIMMUNE. Autoimmune means that antibodies designed to attack foreign invaders have “betrayed” the host and are now attacking the host as a foreign invader. Not fair? I agree.

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

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