Finally! Prescriptions for Thyroid Hormone Supplements are Changing

by Dr. Richard Shames

The world of conventional medicine is finally waking up to what patients have long been asking. In the last four years, there has been a shift towards a more open-minded attitude prescribing "combination therapy" for better thyroid care.

Approximately 2 billion of the world’s population is iodine deficient

According to the most recent NHANES surveys, urinary iodine levels have dropped in the U.S. by half since the 1970s, and nearly 10% of the population has some degree of iodine deficiency. 

Hypothyroidism

The simple truth is that several common hormone imbalances can undermine even the most enthusiastic attempts at losing weight.

  What do you really know about your thyroid hormones?

An estimated 10 million Americans have a thyroid problem, but the majority are not yet aware of it.  The thyroid produces hormones that control how your body converts calories into energy.