Specifically, this man suffered from overweight, low testosterone and thyroid levels, insomnia and sleeping disorders because of an advanced stage of eczema that caused him unbearable itching.
“The guy said to me, ‘I can’t talk to you. You don’t know science.” After stating that they have the same medical degree, she adds “he hung up on me!”
So, as you may see, after this discussion she explained everything to her patient and decided to change his cardiologist and again try her plan.With her treatments, she wanted to boost the level of the thyroid hormones and eliminate the medication for his cholesterol.
At first, the patient was scared that this treatment may lead to a heart attack, but Dr. Schwartz explained that the correction of the hormones is essential for maintaining the cholesterol to its normal state.
Thyroid hormones happen as a result of the function of the thyroid gland, meaning an endocrine gland found in the form of a butterfly in the lower front of the neck. These two thyroid hormones (triiodothyronine and thyroxine) are known as T3 and T4 as well. T4 reaches the body organs through bloodstream as it is turned into the active T3 cells.
The main function of T4 is regulating metabolism and providing energy, as well as its significant influence on the entire body when helping other organs to function optimally.
The most common problem linked to the thyroid hypothyroidism, presenting the state of underactive thyroid, that is the gland doesn’t produce enough hormones in order to regulate necessary body functions.
This can be a result of many internal or external factors, one of which may be the Hashimoto’s disease, which is an autoimmune state where the thyroid is attacked by the immune system.
.Numerous different symptoms can manifest the Hypothyroidism such as: dry skin, fatigue, hair loss, brittle nails, weight gain, feeling cold, body temperature irregularities, poor reflexes, brain fog, depression, mood swings etc.
Moreover, since these symptoms may also be a sign of other diseases, doctors usually prescribe other medications which are not adequate or do not even consider thyroid imbalance as a potential cause.
Mary Shomon, a thyroid expert and author of numerous books on the theme, states:“People are going in with high cholesterol or depression and are getting handed cholesterol meds and antidepressants. And no one’s ever checking to see if the thyroid is at the root of the problem.”
She also adds that there is a critical flaw in the conventional test for diagnosing hypothyroidism. This thyroid stimulating hormone test or TSH test, measures the level of the pituitary hormone, TS, in the blood.
However, the amount of T3 or T4 is not shown in the blood by this test as the pituitary hormone directs the thyroid gland in producing and releasing thyroid hormones.
Accordingly, this is a flaw because numerous patients have the listed above symptoms yet still have a normal TSH result, and they consequently are prescribed medications that doesn’t treat their root issue and some even suffer from their side-effects.
Dr. Schwartz claims “At the end of the day, we suffer because we’re treating individual symptoms, and we don’t look at the body—at the person—as a whole.[The TSH test] is actually doing a disservice to anybody who wants to take care of themselves, or someone who actually wants to take care of the patient.”
This holistic treatment that Dr. Schwartz includes is an alteration of everything including a diet, hormones, exercises and supplements. Her approach views the whole body and does not examine just the symptoms, and it surely has given excellent results.
She says: “What I also found out was that giving those people thyroid to begin with—giving them T3, let’s say, to begin with, which is the active thyroid hormone—was actually the quickest way to get people to feel better. And once they felt better, then you could tweak their diet, exercise, lifestyle.”
Shomon also shares the belief that the influence of thyroid hormones to the whole body is a vital part of a successful treatment:
“Our metabolism relies, in large part, on our thyroid’s ability to function properly. If we’re not getting enough oxygen or energy to the cells for digestion, for pancreatic function, for brain function, for all of the other hormone production processes and the glands that are producing those, then everything is going to be slowing down and not working properly,” she explains. “It’s the gas pedal, essentially, for everything.”
Furthermore, internal and external factors both lead to thyroid disorders, and this may result from certain aspects like immunity, diet, hormones, the environment, immunity etc.
“We’re living in such a toxic world—and our lifestyles have changed so much.And that’s a critical thing for us to realize when we look at our diets and we look at our daily habits. We have to put in place some strategies to compensate for the fact that we’ve moved so far from our natural evolutionary ancestral history.”- says Greg Emerson, MD, founder of the Emerson Health & Wellness Center in Queensland, Australia.
Mold and mycotoxins are the leading ones in this list of toxins and they result from some fungi types.
“There’s a huge amount of scientific evidence that the poisons that the mold produce are terrible for the thyroid gland. And the other problem is that we’re consuming foods which are also high in mycotoxins.
Or we’re consuming foods that are high in sugar, which makes the mold grow in the body. And we’re also not consuming foods which are protective against those mycotoxins. I don’t think I’ve seen a patient with Graves’ disease—which is an overactive thyroid—who has not had a problem with mold, and then mycotoxins.”
The opposite case is hyperthyroidism, or overactive thyroid, meaning the state of excess produced thyroid hormones. This condition leads to a rapid and unusual weight loss because of a revved up metabolism, and sudden or irregular heartbeat as well.
Nonetheless, the imbalance of the hormones can be restored to a normal state by making advanced development in the lifestyle. At the beginning, eat a diet rich in raw foods, exercise on a regular basis, have healthier relationships, and try to avoid or reduce stress.
Dr. Emerson suggests you ask the following questions to yourself: “Am I eating the right food? Am I drinking the right water? Am I getting enough sun? Am I getting enough sleep? Am I getting enough exercise? Am I getting medicines in my food?”
Dr. Schwartz adds: “Listen to what your body’s saying. If you can’t sleep at night, why don’t you sleep at night? Did you drink too much and it woke you up in the middle of the night? Are you eating too late? Are you eating the wrong foods? Are you exercising too late? Do you have all this electronic equipment sitting right next to you? Do you sleep with the TV on?”
So, the proper care of all the things explained above, can help you to easily specify the root of your health problem and then find a proper and natural treatment.
Dr. Schwartz says: “There are a million reasons why you may not be sleeping at night. And you need to look at them and take responsibility for improving.”
Joseph Mercola,DO, one of the popular American alternative medicine doctors, also agrees with the logic of Dr.Schwartz and he also believes that to be able to maintain good health, you need to see and work on many other aspects.
Mercola believes that the major control of our health lies in the research and finding quality resources, and consulting experienced doctors and experts as well. He also believes that:“It’s probably the mindset that you are responsible for your health.”