What is the Role of the Thyroid?
The butterfly-shaped thyroid gland is a major player in our endocrine system.  It sits at the base of the neck and generates hormones that are essential for growth and health throughout all stages of life.  The thyroid promotes digestion and the secretion of digestive juices.  In addition to increasing the body’s metabolic activity rate, the thyroid stimulates protein synthesis, growth and development and secretes calcitonin, which lowers blood calcium.  The thyroid is often a cause of hormone imbalance, and thyroid disease is extremely common although often goes undiagnosed.  When the thyroid gland malfunctions, it can become underactive (hypothyroidism) or overactive (hyperthyroidism). 

How do You Know if Your Thyroid is Functioning Properly?
We use a comprehensive blood test measuring much more than just TSH, Free T3 and Free T4 (the typical items tested) to achieve a complete understanding of the health of your thyroid and the underlying causes for the imbalance.

How we Can Help
Jennifer has trained under Dr. Datis Kharrazian, author of “Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms When My Lab Tests are Normal.”  It has been listed as the number one selling thyroid book on Amazon since its release in October 2009.  Dr. Kharrazian teaches practitioners based on his detailed review of scientific literature regarding thyroid disease and his clinical model of care.  

If your thyroid blood test show that you do have a thyroid issue, Jennifer will discuss lifestyle and nutrition recommendations to help support your overall endocrine system.  If necessary, she will recommend safe and effective supplementation to help your thyroid begin functioning properly.