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Hashimoto’s, Should I take medication? This is this – is a kind of a new one for me in a sense that the answer previously was different. They want to give you today, I’ll call. It kind of encapsulate the entire subject here so up until now.
Up until not that long ago, first came in here and they weren’t on medication, and many of you who seek alternative cares. Don’t want medication, no everyone. They can’t make it. Medication is bad, and I’m, not never been entirely in that boat there.
There are different aspects of being ill. There’s, a very, very acute aspect of being ill in which you get like a a significant overwhelming infection. Sometimes maybe it’s good to go, get a medication and knock it out, even if it’s an antibiotic and then take a bunch of antibiotics and and be done with it.
In my opinion, in my opinion, having done this, I’ve. Been there, I’ve tried knocking a lot of infection. This is out with with high doses of natural antibiotics and Oregano’s, and and and these types of things and then it doesn’t seem optimum.
It seems like when you have an acute, acute flare type of an issue. It seems to me like it might be better to get the medication out of the way clean up the damage and then go on with it in a natural flow and in thyroid.
No, I get the same thing I get. A lot of people come in. I don’t want to be on thyroid medication. Ever I want to be done. I don’t and that’s, not always possible. What I, if you’ve watched previous talks, that I’ve done on this.
Our common procedure was, if you are on a medication, stay on it, we will then modulate what we can. We’ll, find your triggers well evaluate your case. We’ll, go through all of the things: the lifestyle, the triggers the diet, finding stealth passages, whatever we have to do to get the immune system under control, and then at that point you you could determine whether you can do the job with herbs And botanicals because everything’s been calmed down or you can just stay on the medication, because at this point in time, at that point in time, after everything’s been to the degree that it can be calmed down.
Put in remission, then your doctor can dose you much much better, much much better and and and it’s and it’s a it seemed to be advantageous to do it that way in certain patients, and I would tell people if You were not on medication.
When you came here, sixty is seventy percent of our patients. Would that were not on medication or were on a small amount of medication for less than two years that we could normally 60 70 percent time? We can get that person off the medication that’s kind of changed over the last couple of months.
There’s been a lot, and this is not going to go across the board in the alternative field. Okay, i’m. I’ve, affiliated myself for years with people who do research, people who are not just doing research, but also our clinicians, who, in other words they do the research, but they actually treat and they use these protocols and then they bring them to those Of us who see their their data as valuable and over the last couple months, the my mentor, who who was a doctor, cause ian, who is very, very well known for being the person who wrote the book.
Why do I still have thyroid symptoms in my lab? Tests? Are normal has come out and and not suggested it’s? When you’re evaluating a a Hashimoto’s case, the TSH is now more important than we thought it was and, and so and and that taking a medication to get the TSH under control before you start, if at all possible, helps The alternative practitioner substantially because it turns out that if you get the right medication – and that is the key – that is the key okay, if you get the right medication, that gets your thyroid, stimulating hormone down into the the functional range, which is one two three.
It’s. A narrower range, then zhannar. Your labs, then that medication acts as an anti-inflammatory and it acts as an antioxidant. So the medication itself will now start to dampen inflammation. It’ll, now start to create an antioxidant of a stress plus when you’re.
When you’re hypothyroid is now functioning normally and you’re, putting out more proper thyroid hormone. It’s easier to get your leaky gut fixed it’s hard to get the leaky gut fixed it’s harder to get the link he got fixed when your thyroid, stimulating hormone is off when you’Re when you’re in hypothyroid would be a better way of putting it, and that goes for a lot of things we ‘
Ve talked a lot about how everything slows down. So I’ve, been doing this and it’s been interesting and I still get the patients they’re coming. I don’t like tired medication, so I just let them know both sides and I’ll, do what they want.
Okay, I mean I don’t push it, but I will say that I have seen that the data that dr. crossing brought to his last series of seminars on thyroid and autoimmunity appears to be legitimate and useful in clinical practice, meaning when somebody comes In here they’re on the right medication and that there’s there’s.
There’s. I don’t, know ten or more medications that you can be, and some of them are synthetic and some of them are natural and some of them have just t4, and some we just have teeth, read some at both and it’S a trick and it’s, and some of them have like sense.
Riod has a ton of ingredients in there that can set off hashimoto’s like, for example, gluten and red dye. In these things, once you find the right one and you get dialed in it, it is unquestionably quicker to get the person through what’s.
What what needs to be done for that, whether it’s, food sensitivities, whether it’s? World tolerance, whether it’s, their SIBO, whether it’s whatever? It is because now your entire system, you’re, starting off with your entire system, getting the proper thyroid hormone to create the proper energy and they’re in their mitochondria in their cells to allow their immune system to respond better.
All other organs are functioning that are, you still may be fatigued, but it’s better than if you weren’t taking it. The fatigue doesn’t seem to be anywhere near as profound, and how that translates is the liver is clearing better.
You know the kidneys are clearing better or the bowels may be moving better. The chemistry is better, and so so I’m. Laying that choice out to my patients, I’m, bringing you up to date on the latest data that I’m.
Getting from my colleagues – and I will tell you – I’ve – been around these people for a long time, dr. Rossi and dr. Raj Donny several of their colleagues, and my experience has been that when they bring something new to the world within 3 to 5 years pretty much everybody’s, talking about it or writing books and saying that it’s, theirs.
That was their idea and, and so so I think it’s, valuable information for you. So if you’re on a thyroid medication and and your TSH s are off and your doctor gets it down to normal and you’re still feeling like crap, I would still stay on that medication until you got a you know, An alternative practitioner, functional medicine practitioner, maybe who who focuses on on Hashimoto’s like me, or one of my colleagues, and and knows the steps that walk through and – and I think at that point getting through those steps you’ll, find Out whether you even needed this, the thyroid or not, and most of the time the answer is going to be, you probably will, and and and sometimes it’ll – be that you won’t, but I I really think that this first Step of doing the thyroid hormone is, is showing results in my practice and makes logical sense when you think about the chemistry of it.
So I’m sure I’m gonna get some comments on this one. I welcome that, if you have questions, this is one of the more cornerstone, the things that a person comes in with like I want to get off my thyroid medication, that’s.
What I want to do – and you know my world right now – it’s about getting your immune system under control, getting it calmed down, getting you back to feeling like a normal human being by the way, just full disclosure I take.
I take thyroid medication I had been under. I had been under care for her, oh my god, a long time and and and I was doing much better as we picked off every little thing got. The leaky gut figured out the food sense things, but I was not thyroid medication.
I was still profoundly tired and having some other symptoms, and there was nowhere else to go with what we knew took. The medication finally got it dialed in and and it’s good. So I don’t. Take that much medication.
I take 25 micrograms levothyroxine that doesn’t mean that’s, the right one for you. I take a little teeny bit of live. I or annoying live thyroid. The holy grail of the alternative medical practitioners, the t3 and and they take 15 grams of that a day that’s.
What’s right for me, but I was. We were able to figure that out once I got everything else under control, so that’s. What I understand right now about thyroid hormone replacement therapy and again I will reiterate it seems to be bearing fruit in my practice, in people getting better quicker, not having the CP seen as much not having any as frequently I can’t talk about Long-Term responses yet because I’ve only been doing it for like three or four months, but it’s.
It’s been noticeable enough for me to want to do this. Okay, so any questions on that. Please shoot him! My way, I I would be interested to see what your questions might be on that topic, because it’s, a relatively new topic for me and I’m.
Always I’m, always open to a perspective that a patient might have that might bring me a little bit more understanding that’s. Where I’m at on it. I think that’s, where you’re, going to see it’s, going to be in the alternative world over the next few years, and – and I hope that’s helpful to you, you