Many people are taking a thyroid replacement medication like Thyroxine but still feeling most of their original symptoms. Your medication may...
There are many contributing factors to potential thyroid dysfunction. Your practitioner will have already mentioned some factors, such as the halides – bromide, fluoride and chlorine which compete with the metabolically essential Halide Iodine in your body, a vital mineral required by your thyroid for optimal function as well as many other organs. Bromides, fluorides and chlorine are prolific in our environment. They are in our drinking water, in food, over furniture, carpeting, clothing, and even in our medication.
There are two main schools of thought when it comes to health; conventional and complementary (natural). Of course, every case is different and what works for one person may not be optimal for another. Here you’ve got to take into account the seriousness of your thyroid disorder, your overall health, comfort level, tolerances and preferences, and of course, the thoughts of your healthcare provider - and that’s just to start! Usually the best approach is to use the best of both worlds.
A natural, bio-identical hormone is generally made from a plant product (such as soy or wild yams) or of porcine origin which has the same structure as the hormones produced in the body. Examples of natural, bio-identical hormones include Desiccated Thyroid, Natural Progesterone, Natural Testosterone, DHEA, Pregnenolone, Natural Estrogens and Melatonin. Because natural, bio-identical hormones have the identical structure of our own endogenously produced hormones, these substances have very few adverse effects associated with them.