Episode #191 – Testing Thyroid Function: Home Tests, Lab Markers and Functional Analysis

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In This Episode:

  • 6 primary patterns and mechanisms that feed the development of functional low thyroid health – without you realizing you’re doing it!
  • What the results of different functional lab test ranges REALLY tell you about your functional health.
  • The difference between clinical hypothyroidism and functional low thyroid testing and the common denominator they share when it comes to treatment. 
  • How the connections between your brain, liver, and gut also link gut health, leaky gut, chronic inflammation, and thyroid health in more ways than you expect.
  • Dial down the factors that activate the cell danger response to break your body free from this danger zone.
  • What essential nutrients to feed your thyroid to improve its production, conversion, and use of what you eat.
  • Empower your mitochondria and the thyroid hormone to team up to fight off infections, toxins, physical and psychological trauma, and other harmful stressors.

The thyroid plays a vital role in the body’s metabolic process. When it fails to function the way it’s supposed to, it affects how food and nutrients are regulated. In more serious cases like hypothyroidism, there are also underlying effects like weight gain, inability to lose weight, fatigue, intolerance to cold temperature, depression, etc. Dr. Jockers talks about thyroid hormone resistance, how it is developed, and the patterns that lead to unhealthy thyroid functions. He shares several at-home tests and lab markers to check for thyroid problems and explains why medical practitioners should never rely on lab tests through the medical ranges ALONE.

“If there is a thyroid issue, most likely it’s actually an issue with the brain, with the liver, with the gut, or all of them.”

– Dr. David Jockers

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