According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists . . . 

an estimated 27 million Americans have thyroid disease, 

and about 13 million of them are undiagnosed!!  

(Blackwell, 2004)

As we have seen with Oprah, excess weight gain may be an issue related to thyroid dysfunction, typically hypo or low-functioning.  Whereas difficulty putting on weight may be related to a hyper-functioning thyroid.  Anxiety, fatigue, low energy, hair loss, brittle nails, bone or joint issues, sensitivity to cold, eyes that appear to protrude, or a lump in the throat known as goiter .... all may be due to a thyroid disorder.

 

For clarification of Dr. Jackson's approach to thyroid disorders, please view his video on thyroid disorders.  The symptoms of hypothyroidism** or hyperthyroidism may exist even when lab results display within the "normal" range, and prescribed drugs at best only address part of the body's needs for proper hormonal balance.  Thyroid conditions can also be affected by food choices.  Baked goods often contain bromides which may subdue thyroid function by bonding at iodine bonding sites.  Soy, broccoli, cauliflower and other foods can have a similar effect.

Do you experience any of these symptoms?

  • Excess weight gain
  • Anxiety
  • Hair Loss
  • Joint Issues
  • Cold Sensitivity
  • Protruding Eyes
  • Depression
  • Goiter
  • Constipation 

To read a testimonial on this topic, click here: Juanita's Story