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. 


<pThe 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?

Your thyroid gland is a small butterfly-shaped gland that is located at the base of your neck, just below your Adam's Apple. Though it might not seem so, your thyroid is one of the most important glands in your body. It has a part to play in nearly every system and function, and any imbalances can easily cause a chain reaction affecting your health and well-being, both mentally and physically.

An estimated 10 million Americans have a thyroid problem, but the majority are not yet aware of it.

Thyroid Games: Targeting the Enemies of Healthy Thyroid Function

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.