I have been reading so many articles about the thyroid lately and also inÂ all the alternative health magazines I get, that I just wanted to bring it up once again.Â I can’t tell you the difference I have felt taking the natural bio-identical thyroid hormone.Â When I took the pharmaceutical grade synthroid, I felt no difference in my symptoms. It wasn’t until I was on armour thyroid that things started to change. Now you might be asking what kind of symptoms is she talking about. In one of my earlier blogs I talked about some of those symptoms but I think it might be helpful to mention them again. I just got an advertisement for a thyroid product in the mail from WellMed, which I am not recommending because I haven’t tried it, but I wanted to use their list of symptoms they give to see if your thyroid is low. It is similar to the previous one I have mentioned. WellMed listed the following symptoms: weight gain, low energy, digestive problems, constipation, itching or rashes, low blood pressure, changes in hair texture, cold hands and feet, muscle aches and cramps, hair loss, mood swings, poor sleep, sugar craving, poor memory, poor complexion,Â and high cholesterol.Â Most of those I’ve had at one time or another.
I guess what I would like to emphasize in this blog is,Â if you are experiencing any combination of those symptoms get your thyroid checked out and make sure the doctor tests for T3 and T4 and not just TSH.
If you can’t afford to go to the doctor you could look into taking a Kelp supplement or selenium. I have not taken either or researched the dosages but both help the thyroid to function better. Dr Christopher mentions the use of Kelp for the thyroid in his 3 day cleanse book.
Take some time to look up the problems a low thyroid can have on your health and I think you will be surprised how much it can effect your health.
Some more things to think about.