Thyroid Health, Food Allergies and Weight Management

As a food allergy therapist, Elika frequently feels frustrated when her patients report that their doctors made adjustments to their thyroid medication based on labs instead of how the patient feels. The idea of treating the patient and not the disease can be puzzling for some physicians.

Weight loss is difficult enough. Ever have a hard time finding the energy to go about your day? Well, guess what your thyroid can make it even worse. A thyroid that is not working properly can affect your mood, your sleep and your weight.
Look out for unexplained changes in weight (the binge you try to forget does not count as “unexplained”).

Food allergies and food sensitivities could be contributing to your Thyroid health and your weight management.

Hypothyroidism is when your thyroid is not producing enough thyroid hormones. This results in weight gain in addition to it’s impact on your mood.

Hyperthyroidism is when they thyroid produces more hormones that the body needs. This results in unexpected weight loss or difficulty putting on weight.

If you or a loved one suspect a thyroid condition, please seek treatment. A great first step is blood work through your primary doctor. That may be sufficient for some of you. If you really want to show your thyroid who is boss. Find a great holistic health practioner. They are better at treating the whole person and not just the disease.

Do your research and find someone that is qualified and that you feel comfortable with. Chances are if you don’t believe in what they say then you won’t do as they instruct.

Also, please support others with thyroid conditions obtain quality healthcare. Many doctors are unable to diagnosis thyroid disorders and some have outdated knowledge of how to treat such patients. You can view and sign the petitition here.

Your partner in health and happiness.

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