Thyroid & Hormone Health: Truth vs. Myth
It’s Not Just Menopause – It’s Your Thyroid!
Curious to learn more about WHY you feel lousy, drowsy, exhausted, and lost? Here are a few “Truths” from Dr. Labbe’s booklet, It’s Not Just Menopause; It’s Your Thyroid booklet.
Thyroid Truth #1 – “Normal” Lab Results
Today’s medical standard defining “normal” thyroid function is too broad. We review OPTIMAL and functional ranges to uncover the root cause of your symptoms. Inflammation is a common culprit.
Thyroid Truth #2 – Your Doctor is Running all the Tests You Need
Myth: your doctor is running all of the tests you need. Truth: T3 and T4 tests are not enough and the ranges are too broad. “Normal” TSH levels are considered between .35 to 5.0. However OPTIMAL range, where you feel energetic and focused, is 1.8 to 3!
Thyroid Truth #3 – Iodine Supplements
Myth: Isn’t Iodine GOOD for my thyroid? Answer: it depends. For some people, it can also be compared to throwing gasoline on a fire! Iodine can be the WORST thing to take if you have autoimmune Hashimoto’s.
Thyroid Truth #4 – My doctor will run the right tests
Myth: won’t my doctor run the right tests? Truth: most doctors do not run tests to determine if you have Hashimoto’s.