In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, let’s focus on the thyroid. An estimated 27 million Americans suffer from thyroid-related illness, and the vast majority are women. Symptoms of low thyroid function vary from fatigue, weight gain, hair loss to depression and more. Though some of us are already taking either food supplements or medications, the symptoms persist. Why?

Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When my lab tests are normal written by Datis Kharrazian, DC, describes 22 patterns causing low thyroid function. But autoimmune thyroiditis is the most prevalent cause of both low and high thyroid, known respectively as Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Grave’s Disease. These illnesses are not a fault of the thyroid at all, but of an inflamed immune system. No amount of thyroid medication will heal the immune system.

Using Applied Kinesiology (AK) muscle testing, as well as blood laboratory testing, I find which of these 22 patterns may be causing your symptoms. It’s important for me to check your antibodies (Ab) to determine whether there’s an autoimmune process as the cause of thyroid dysfunction: Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) Antibodies and Thyroglobulin (TGB) Ab identify Hashimoto’s, and Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Antibodies (TSH) Ab is used to identify Grave’s Disease.

My patients with thyroid dysfunction find it difficult to get their medical doctor to check the antibodies, and herein lies the answer to “Why do I have thyroid symptoms?” At the Labrys Healthcare Circle I can order these tests and get to the underlying reasons why your thyroid health is less than perfect. Contact me to schedule an office visit.

Big hint: the autoimmune epidemic in this country is largely caused by wheat consumption.