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Thyroid Optimization: What Does it Look Like?

Updated: Jan 17, 2023

The thyroid gland produces some incredibly powerful hormones. Free T3 is highly active and influential in the body, four times more than its counterpart, free T4. These hormones, when released, travel throughout the body, and receptors can be found on nearly every cell in the body! Because of their reach, it’s crucial that the gland producing these hormones is functioning at peak performance.

To put it simply, these thyroid hormones work to speed up or slow down the body. As with anything else, too fast and too slow can both have dire consequences. So what affects the production of these hormones?

Stress plays one of the key roles in thyroid function. It can both cause a hiccup in the T4-T3 conversion, and it can even halt thyroid hormone production. Good stress or bad, our body perceives all stress as equal, and it can trigger a devastating cascade of events. This is why stress management is such an important part of your health journey.

Nutrient deficiencies and oxidative damage both also contribute to thyroid dysfunction. If your body is lacking key nutrients for making the thyroid hormone, production will slow down or halt. If cells receive damage from oxidation, that will likewise throw a wrench in the thyroid production machine.

So how do we give the body what it needs to increase thyroid hormone production?

Addressing nutrient deficiencies will provide the ingredients we need for hormone production and protection from oxidative stress. Once we’ve identified relevant deficiencies and their cause, we can treat them with diet, IV therapy, supplements, and other measures to improve those levels.

Finally, teaching the cells in our body to recognize thyroid hormones will improve their effectiveness and not require our thyroid gland to work quite so hard.

All of this is just the tip of the iceberg - for more details, watch Dr. McRae’s video below

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DISCLAIMER: The information in this blog is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content is for general informational purposes only and does not replace a consultation with your own doctor/health professional

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