Science clearly indicates that there is functional communication or crosstalk between the brain and the thyroid gland. Like the immune system, the brain is powerfully influenced by the thyroid. Thyroid hormones have consequential effects on the microglia cells which are the brain’s first defense against an attack (inflammation). Thyroid hormones also significantly influence neurotransmitter pathways. Neurotransmitters are chemicals which relay, modulate, and amplify signals between a neuron and another cell. This makes sense since thyroid sufferers develop a huge array of mood, neurological, and cognitive disorders. Neurotransmitters are important for coordinating the feed back loop between the hypothalamus (which maintains homeostasis through the autonomic nervous system), pituitary (which is the master gland of the endocrine system), and thyroid (which takes iodine and converts it into thyroid hormones). This is called the HPT axis.

There are interactions between neurotransmitters (serotonin, dopamine, GABA, and acetylcholine), microglia, and the thyroid. Thyroid hormone support neurogenesis, synaptogenesis, dendritic growth, axonal growth, neuronal migration, and precursor cell proliferation. This results in greater plasticity (brain shaping and forming), greater brain function, and lessening of neuro-degeneration.

At Brown Chiropractic Neurology, blood, saliva, stool and/or other necessary analysis is done 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 that the disease. So in allopathic medicine, there is not a treatment for the immune problem and the thyroid is treated as a common hypo – or hyper-thyroid condition. While thyroid hormones may be necessary, the treatment alone will not address the autoimmunity and the condition will continue to worsen. 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.

We proudly serve Denver, Lakewood, Arvada, Golden, Morrison, Evergreen, Wheat Ridge Colorado (CO).

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