What Is Thyroid Disease?

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So you've go this butterfly gland, sits at the base of your neck, right around here, and that's your thyroid gland and it pumps out thyroid hormone, specifically, T4. That's what we call it in my scientific, nerdy world. Now T4 has to be converted to T3 before you wake up, before for you feel good and before you burn fat so you need T3 that's your real active thyroid hormone.

The problem is that some people can't convert the T4 to T3. You need certain minerals to do that, and you need probiotics to do that, and if you can't make that conversion, you're going to be clinically hypothyroid. Now the big secret that most people don't know, in fact most doctors don't know is that their measuring TSH stands for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone.

Now TSH is produced by a hypothalamus at the base of your brain. It's not really an adequate indicate of how much thyroid hormone you have. You need to ask your doctor, and you need to nag him and pester him infact have him measure your free T3 levels that will tell you what's going on inside your cells.

If you are free T3 is low, if it's less than 3.5 to 4.2 you are going to feel very tired sluggish, depressed you are going to hold on the weight you may be loosing the outside portion of your hair on eyebrows, you are going to feel depressed possibly, and it's not going to be a good thing for you.

You want that T3 to be between 3.5 and 4.2 this is very important and I just bang my head all the time trying to convince doctors to order this, they're are still ordering the TSH test I don't care what the TSH does, it's a brain hormone, I care what your T3 level is, and that's what you should care about about too.

In terms of thyroid disease it can be over active and it can be under active. When it's over active we generally term this grave disease, and when it's under active we often call it hypothyroidism or sometimes hashing motors disease. Now these these are autoimmune driven thyroid conditions okay? So autoimmune, that means the body is attacking itself and sometimes it could be due to something in your diet like gluten, or dairy, or soy.

Lots of times it's gluten and the fact is if you go gluten free or even grain free sometimes you'll see those antibodies on your blood work go down, and it's a great thing, so if you have Graves' or Hashimoto's, I would suggest that you go grain-free or at least gluten-free, and watch the antibodies come down.

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