By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC and Michelle Tuffs
If we all counted how many of our friends and family are affected by thyroid highs or lows, I’m pretty sure there would be very few people that have absolutely zero thyroid problems!
The thyroid gland seems to rule the roost so to speak! This tiny little gland produces the hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) which both play an essential part in the way our body functions. Having “normal” range numbers is a good start, but this doesn’t mean that you’re tip-top and feeling great! The numbers that feel normal for one person may be the numbers that keep you feeling horrible! It’s a very personal journey.
If you think you could be a hypothyroid victim, we can test you properly to find out for sure! Lack of proper thyroid support or no support can affect weight loss by making it almost impossible to achieve, despite diet and exercise. And, the longer you wait to really see how your thyroid is working can affect weight loss more and more.
Hypothyroidism slows your metabolism significantly, causing you to burn fewer calories each day! It can also make you feel tired, achy and less likely to exercise, further reducing your metabolism. And when you’re tired you may eat more sugar and carbs for energy.
At Nutritionally Yours we see many people with thyroid conditions, and once their thyroid levels are supported properly, they lose weight and feel better. We can help you too!
Nutritionally yours understands it is NOT just about TSH levels being “within traditional range.” We want to make sure TSH is not even borderline hypo, and we test free and total levels of T3 and T4. Plus we look at antibodies against your thyroid. All of these levels can affect weight loss and the health of YOU and your thyroid.
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Medical disclaimer: Nutritionally Yours is not a medical clinic. Testing cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor. We have a nutritionist, naturopath and a medical doctor on staff to help you feel your best.