Why We’re Different

WHY ARE WE DIFFERENT…

Because we understand, most often, the thyroid is not your main problem.  It is malfunctioning secondary to other issues. You can have a problem with the pituitary gland, a problem converting T4 to active T3 due to digestive or liver issues(the one I see often), a problem with releasing T3 into Free T3, etc.  These patterns are caused by stress, adrenal gland malfunction, hormone usage, inflammation, etc.  We also understand the number one cause of thyroid malfunction is Hashimoto’s disease, which is an autoimmune attack against the thyroid.  In this case, the thyroid is the result of the problem, the immune system is the ‘real” problem, or cause of the malfunction.  These are all NOT true thyroid issues. The reason you continue to suffer is because these are not looked for, and certainly not addressed.

I am going to address:

#1: What makes my program unique?

#2: How I successfully help with Thyroid issues.

WE SUCCESSFULLY help Thyroid  sufferers by using specific metabolic protocols!

I. SPECIFIC METABOLIC TESTING THAT COULD BE DONE AND PROTOCOLS TO HELP:

 

A. Sensitivity Testing:

To determine if you have a sensitivity to gluten (wheat, rye, oats, and barley), milk, eggs, yeast, and soy. If you are sensitive to ANY of these food groups, it could be making your migraines worse as it will increase inflammation in your brain and throughout your body!

Here are some of the symptoms of these sensitivities:

Chronic pain or fatigue

Frequent indigestion

Bloated after eating

Frequent loose bowel movements

Constipation

Mouth ulcers or sores

Vomit often

The only way to find out of you are suffering from any of these sensitivities is the run the test.

By using specific blood tests such as:

B. Complete Blood Panels

#1: A thyroid panel totaling 9 MARKERS

#2: A complete metabolic panel (CMP)

#3: A lipid panel

#4: A CBC (complete blood chemistry with auto differential)

We can assess your thyroid, adrenal glands, liver, kidneys, red/white blood cells and gut function with the above lab tests. All can be affected with chronic health conditions. By addressing any problems with your thyroid, adrenal glands, blood chemistry, or gut function, we can help you to heal faster. The CMP also allows us to check your blood glucose levels since glucose and oxygen are needed by the brain to function properly.

Glucose values (12 hour fasting):

Normal: 85-99

Hypoglycemic: 84 or less

Insulin resistance/pre-diabetes: 100-126

Diabetes: 127 or higher

The 4 priorities are:

1) Anemia

2) Blood sugar/ASI

3) GI/liver

4) Fatty acid metabolism

C. Adrenal Stress Index (ASI) :

You can test the adrenal glands with a test called an Adrenal Stress Index. This is a salivary test much like DNA testing. The adrenal glands sit right above the kidneys and they are your “stress” organs meaning that they react to stress. If the patient has been or are currently under stress, this test is a must!

IF THE PATIENT SUFFERS FROM INSOMNIA AND/OR DIABETES, THIS TEST IS A MUST! IT WILL MEASURE THEIR CORTISOL LEVELS.

D. Immune Panels—EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!:

Your migraines could be caused by an auto immune condition. Your immune system could be attacking your brain and nervous system. This is why the immune panels are so important.

There are two parts to the immune system, TH1 and TH2.

IL- 2 and TNF-alpha = TH1

TH1 is T-cells. T-cells are the army that attacks and cleans up afterword. (Helper T-cells, Suppressor T-cells, NKC, regulatory T-cells, and macrophages.

IL-4 and IL-10 = TH2

TH2 is B-cells. B-cells make anti-bodies. They tell T-cells what to kill. If the testing comes back with a high B-cell count, the patient is TH2 dominant.

T and B Lymphocyte & Natural Killer Cell Panel

IL-2 ,TNF-alpha, IL-4, IL-10

Natural Killer Cell Activity

You will want to determine if there is an active antigen or dysregulation.

Active antigens are parasites, bacteria, virus, mold, yeast, fungi, protozoan, foods, chemicals, and heavy metals.

The best indicator for an active antigen as the cause of the patient’s abnormal dominance is the “Helper/Suppresor” ratio on the T & B cell panel. (also called “CD4:CD8” ratio).

The closer to 2.5 the ratio is (or if above that), the more likely it is that you’re dealing with an antigen.

If the ratio is below 1.2, then you are most likely dealing with a dysregulation problem.

E. Intestinal Permeability:

This test is used to determine if the patient suffers from leaky gut syndrome (LGS).

LGS or Leaky gut syndrome describes a condition of altered or damaged bowel lining, caused by antibiotics, toxins, poor diet, parasites or infection can lead to increased permeability of the gut wall to toxins, microbes, undigested food, waste or larger than normal macromolecules. It has been proposed that these substances affect the body directly, while others postulate an immune reaction to these substances.

F. HORMONE PANELS:

We can check hormone panels to determine if the patient suffers from low testosterone in males or low estrogen/progesterone levels in females. Symptoms related to decreased hormone levels may include depression, fatigue, mental fogginess, mood swings, hot flashes, sweating attacks, weight gain, and decreased physical stamina.

Checking your hormones is HUGE when it comes to treating migraines as many patients (especially women) noticed the onset of migraines at the onset of puberty when their hormonal levels were changing.

Call us if you need us…951 227-0811

 

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