By Joan McDaniel October 20, 2012
This post deals with a medical condition that, in my opinion, has been ignored by modern medicine. My story may not be your story, but the treatment of this illness needs something more than just reading blood counts. Modern medicine seems more concerned with blood counts then how do you feel. We are questioning Obama care, but in a way we already have it. Since the 1930’s the Allopathic medicine (modern medicine) seems more concerned with FDA, Big Pharma and big bucks then they do about you.
I have included several articles on Thyroid plus my own statement. I do not recommend any product or service that these websites may offer. I include the information because it benefitted me and my condition. I have since started to take Iodine in slow monthly increments and have found tremendous improvement. I do not recommend any treatment. If any of this may sound like you, some of these links may be helpful.
The Role of Our Thyroid Gland
The thyroid gland is located in the neck just under the Adam's apple. It produces the hormone thyroxin. This hormone is converted outside of the thyroid gland where it becomes activated and stimulates every one of the trillion cells in the body. Almost all of our systems and functions depend upon receiving adequate amounts of this hormone. The thyroid along with the adrenals is probably the gland most susceptible to the tremendous stress of our fast paced society. It is the thermostat of the body. It produces hormones that work to keep our metabolic rate stable and keep energy-producing processes in balance. The thyroid is essential in protein synthesis, growth, temperature regulation, and oxygen consumption of cells. If the thyroid is depleted or deficient, the rest of the body functions poorly. With low thyroid, cholesterol can shoot up to dangerous levels.
Thyroid disease, both hyperactive and under-active, is so extraordinarily prevalent today that even by conservative estimates it may strike up to 15 percent of the adult population. Women are particularly susceptible, and the disease tends to run in families. A possible reason for the increase in thyroid disease is the high prevalence of auto-immune disease today. Immunity in general is being assaulted by toxic chemicals in food, water, and air. Under-active or hypothyroid conditions can cause low energy.
"Yes" answers to the following questions may indicate a hypothyroid condition.