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Unfortunately, thyroid medication is NOT the long-term answer to hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s. You soon will know why.
Most thyroid medications fall short of what they’re really supposed to do, and in some cases, they even make patients feel worse.
The problem with medication in general, is that it hides the cause of dis-ease.
As a thyroid patient, you know a bit about how your thyroid works, I hope. Your thyroid produces thyroxine, or T4, and a tiny bit of triiodothyronine, or T3. T4 is inactive, nearly useless to the body. Your body must convert T4 into T3 in order to use it as an energy source.
However, this process takes energy. And, if you’re struggling with any other health problem like PMS, chronic fatigue, aging, a damaged metabolism, depression, diabetes, stress, etc. your body will struggle to convert T4 into T3. As a result, your blood tests may be normal, but you’ll continue to struggle with thyroid symptoms and weight gain.
The problem with the most commonly prescribed thyroid medications is that they are T4-only medications, which as you now know, don’t work for most people.
Here are a list of T4-only medications…
- Levothyroxine Sodium
The ONE thing missing from these medications is T3. A better thyroid medication option is a combination of T4 and T3.
Here is a list of T4/T3 medications…
- Armour thyroid
The other major problem with thyroid medication is that it doesn’t get to the root-cause of your thyroid problem. Unfortunately, our medical system is NOT designed to find the cause of dis-ease. Instead, the system manages conditions with medication.
Here’s why you should care about the cause of hypothyroidism…
This study => JAMA. 9.6.1976. Vol. 236, N. 10. 1124 found a 200% increase risk of breast cancer in women who took thyroid hormone for at least 15 years as compared to women who did not take thyroid hormone.
“The increased breast risk in thyroid supplemented women is due to iodine deficiency. Thyroid supplementation increases the body’s metabolic needs and therefore increases the body’s need for iodine. If someone is iodine deficient and is prescribed thyroid hormone, thyroid supplementation will worsen the iodine-deficiency problem.” Dr. David Brownstein
Regardless of what type of medication you are taking, you should test your body for iodine.
Ignoring this is like playing Russian roulette with your life.
You can request a simple iodine test that is sent directly to your home by using this link…
Taking the correct thyroid medication is important, but what’s more important is understanding the cause of your dis-ease. Ignoring the cause and deficiencies can be deadly.
P.S. WARNING! Supplementing with iodine without testing can cause an increase of thyroid symptoms.