Dr. Robert Boydston D.C, founder of the Boydston Institute elaborates:
It amazes me that more doctors and patients do not question the mechanism for low thyroid function. If you are diagnosed with low thyroid guess what the treatment is? Synthroid...or some other form of thyroid replacement hormone. What about figuring out why the thyroid is not functioning?
Up to 90% of hypothyroid patients are suffering with low thyroid function because of an autoimmune attack against the thyroid gland. This is called Hashimoto's Disease. This immune mechanism is never investigated in mainstream medicine. Instead, thyroid replacement hormone is given...while the immune attack against the gland rages on.
Ask yourself this question..."Does it make sense to focus all of the treatment on thyroid replacement when the immune system is actively attacking the actual gland?" It would be like treating a person with a deep cut with continual blood transfusions for the blood loss without ever addressing the site of the blood loss.
There are some major problems with the thyroid replacement approach for Hashimotos Autoimmune Thyroid Patients (remember, if you are suffering with low thyroid, you have a 90% chance of suffering with this disease):
- The body will continuously attack your gland because nothing is being done to modulate the immune attack.
When there is an immune attack against one body tissue there is usually other tissues being attacked. It is common for Autoimmune Thyroid patients to have an autoimmune attack against intrinsic factor, the brain, and stomach.
The immune cytokines (little proteins) that create the autoimmune attack, block the thyroid receptors, not allowing a normal thyroid response to occur. This means that even when the labs are "balanced" with replacement hormone, most patients with continue to suffer with thyroid symptoms.
The patients that continue to have low thyroid symptoms, even after taking replacement hormones, are the ones that get put on antidepressants and other drugs because the doctors don't believe there is anything wrong with their thyroid function.
I get so many questions about how we modulate and calm the immune system, naturally, that I wrote a report that goes into great detail about why thyroid replacement will not work for most people and what to do about it.
If you suffer with hypothyroidism and would like to end your suffering call the Boydston Institute, at 559-297-9218. We treat Hashimoto's Autoimmune Hypothyroid patient's from across the country. To learn more about our approach request our report. If you have questions, Contact Us.