How Common Is Thyroid Disease?
Thyroid disease is wide-spread in Western countries; For instance, according to the American Thyroid Association, it is estimated that around 20 million Americans suffer from thyroid-related disorders in their lifespan and around 60% of those are unaware of their condition. Women are five to eight times more likely than men to have thyroid problems and one woman in eight will develop a thyroid disorder during her lifetime.
The most common form of thyroid disease is low thyroid function also called hypothyroidism. In USA medication for low thyroid function is the most prescribed form of medication.
How To Find The Best Thyroid Treatment?
With such a widespread disease one should think that finding a good treatment would be easy. However, I have experienced the opposite is true.
Many doctor are not trained probably in the diagnosis of low thyroid function and often a case is overlooked as the doctors focus only at blood tests, and if you are in the normal range your symptoms are dismissed as physiological rather than being seen as symptoms of hypothyroidism.
The normal range for thyroid blood test has been made very broad, which unfortunately means that many people that in reality are suffering from symptoms of low thyroid function not been diagnosed as such. You can learn more about the history and reason for the broad range of thyroid blood tests in BiochemNordic’s Hypothyroid Treatment program Module 16.
Can You Recover From Hypothyroidism?
When I was 20 years old I had symptoms of hypothyroidism. I suffered from fatigue, digestive problems, skin problems, and hormonal disturbance. I tried many different treatments both conventionally and more alternative treatments, however, nothing really worked. I was very lucky to come in contact with an American biologist Dr. Ray Peat, and with his help and guidance, I overcame my hypothyroidism and hormonal imbalances.
What Is Dr. Ray Peat’s Thyroid Healing Method?
Dr. Ray Peat is a leading expert within thyroid function and its role in health. For more than 40 years Dr. Ray Peat has researched the interaction of diet, hormones, aging, and disease. His key notion is that the gap between the body’s resources and the demands placed on it from the environment creates disease. Thus harmful degenerative processes occur instead of repair and healing when there is low thyroid function and thus lack of cellular energy.
The difference between Dr. Ray Peat’s thyroid healing method and the other method I tried was that his method looks holistically at the body, taking both diet, supplement, hormonal support, and thyroid medication into account in a synergistic way. Dr. Ray Peat’s method is built on a deep understanding of the body on the biochemical level.
Through my company, BiochemNordic (biochemnordic.com) I seek to raise awareness about the symptoms of thyroid disease and encourage those who are already receiving medical help to turn to additional natural thyroid treatment methods.
Since Dr. Ray Peat’s research can be difficult to understand if you do not have a particular scientific background I have developed programs, guides, and consultation services that help you use this amazing holistic thyroid treatment method, without too much difficulty.