Are There Alternative Treatments for Thyroid Disorders?

Read Transcript

There are in fact alternative treatments for thyroid disorders, but let me let you in on a little secret. You always have to get tested first. Now, doctors are starting to learn that the margins involved with testing your thyroid on blood are a lot more narrow than ever expected before. Depending on the lab, you're looking at about 0.5 to 5.5 on blood work to suggest one way or the other you are a hyper or hypothyroid.

Here's the thing, now we're looking at one to two and a half. So if you're beyond 2.5 on blood work, you might want to be considering for tyrosine, it's an amino acid found in protein, widely available in supplement form, 1, 000-1, 500 milligrams twice a day of L-form tyrosine can actually help a sluggish or what we call sub-clinical, this is before you actually have a full-blown hypo-thyroid disease, along to get you producing more energy, stave off depression, and help you to produce some fat pounds that you might be actually having a lot of trouble with.

Widely available, less than $20 a bottle.