What is your thyroid?

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in your throat, right below your Adam’s apple. The thyroid makes, stores and releases thyroid hormones (T3 and T4) into your blood. This process affects almost every cell in your body, helping control the body’s functions, and it has a profound effect on cellular energy and metabolism.

How does your thyroid work?

Science is discovering more and more that the systems in our body don’t function as separate pieces, but rather all influence one another, and your thyroid is no exception. The thyroid gland works together with your pituitary gland and hypothalamus to control the amount of thyroid hormone in your body.

What is thyroid disease?

Thyroid imbalances come in two major forms, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is when there is too little thyroid hormone in your blood. This makes your body and its functions sluggish. Hyperthyroidism, on the other hand, is when you have too much thyroid hormone in your blood and everything starts racing.

What is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis?

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a condition in which your own immune system attacks the thyroid, and often results in hypothyroidism but can volley you back and forth between hypo- and hyperthyroid symptoms. Hashimoto’s disease is progressive, and can be difficult to diagnose, as your thyroid levels can start out within the “normal” range but still not be at optimal levels. It is only one cause of hypothyroidism, but it is the most common.

Why do people need The Radical TLC Solution?

People need The Radical TLC Solution because the medical establishment in the Western world does not have a comprehensive way to treat thyroid, autoimmune, or inflammatory disorders and will often throw medications at the problem which can be ineffective or even dangerous. Misdiagnosis is all too common with thyroid, autoimmune and inflammatory disorders—and an accurate diagnosis is the first step in choosing the best treatment. The thyroid functions through a complex series of steps, and the process can break down at any one point along the way. Unfortunately, in our medical system, if you go to your doctor with thyroid symptoms, chances are that you’ll just be given a prescription for replacement hormones—without ever diagnosing the cause of your problems. It’s flat out wrong to assume that all thyroid disorders should be treated the same way, but that’s the way most doctors treat them. Even more frustrating, if your lab tests come back “normal” they may not do anything except tell you you’re fine!