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.

The average person who can't lose weight often has a thyroid hormone imbalance.

We ask our doctor to run a test, and lo' and behold' the results often come back "normal".

How can this be we ask, especially when weight gain continues to be an issue and/or we suffer from other hypothyroid hallmarks - feeling cold, old, stressed and depressed?

Depression, this country's most common mental health condition, is frequently caused by thyroid imbalance.

Thyroid problems are extremely common and often hidden. Thyroid imbalance often causes mental imbalance.