Are you dealing with stubborn weight or quick weight loss?
Constant fatigue or poor memory and focus?
Excess sweating, a fast heart rate, and dry skin and nails?
Do you have trouble sleeping?
We can help.
What does the Thyroid do?
A healthy thyroid gland produces the exact amount of thyroid hormones needed to keep all these essential functions in your body balanced, including your metabolism.
What are the root causes of Thyroid Disease?
Unfortunately, there are many reasons why your thyroid may become damaged. A damaged thyroid can bring on symptoms of tiredness and weight gain, to name two signs. We have realized that environmental toxins and gut health hugely impact thyroid health. We can see this through current medical studies and advanced lab testing. We follow a functional medicine and nutrition approach. This approach is to identify what factors can compromise your thyroid health, often the same elements that can harm your thyroid. Book a call with us today and begin your journey back to health.
Thyroid issues are among the most common causes of hormonal imbalances – affecting an estimated 20 million Americans. We have helped many people like you with thyroid problems. Together, we can create a custom-tailored protocol to address all the issues causing thyroid issues instead of only using thyroid replacement medications.
What Causes Thyroid Imbalances or Disease?
Many things can affect thyroid health. Nutritional factors, environmental toxins, pregnancy, and genetic factors can play a role in thyroid disease or thyroiditis.
Most people experience many issues that combine to create their symptoms depending on thyroid imbalances or illness.
In many cases, an autoimmune condition such as Hashimoto’s or Graves can impact your thyroid. Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune disease that can trigger genes. These can be caused by a stressful, life-changing event, gut issues such as a leaky gut, or even a stealth infection.
Nutrition also impacts your thyroid functions. A diet high in sugar, junk foods, inflammatory foods like gluten, poor quality fats, and regular alcohol consumption can disrupt thyroid health. Deficiencies in essential thyroid nutrients, like iodine, selenium, and zinc can also be blamed.
The Functional Medicine Approach to Thyroid Disease
Through current medical studies and advanced laboratory testing, we have found that toxins from the environment and gut health hugely impact thyroid health.
We work with practice members in our program to address the underlying causes of thyroid imbalances. We look at correcting imbalances often seen in the gut and liver, making more intelligent, less toxic food choices, and upgrading other lifestyle choices. Environmental and food toxins are incredibly harmful to your thyroid. Toxins have significantly increased over the past three years.
Heavy metals, which have made their way into our food and seafood, can damage delicate gland tissues and cause your thyroid to malfunction. Gluten is an inflammatory protein molecule found in wheat, barley, rye, and grains. This can flare up thyroid tissues, especially if you have gluten sensitivity.
More than 18 million Americans currently suffer from gluten sensitivity, and many people are undiagnosed. At Functional Nutrition Resources in Tulsa, OK, we have helped many people like you with thyroid disease.