I am a Lucy Rose practitioner, and specialise in thyroid health.
Blood tests alone can only measure how much thyroid hormone you have in the blood - they don't measure how well your hormones are actually working. The ThyroFlex does.
The ThyroFlex is a stand alone tool, however, to get a broad picture of your body, we combine this with the following tests;
Referral for the following blood tests;
* Thyroflex identifies if your thyroid function is under or overactive, or within optimal range.
* Thyroflex helps to ensure you are on appropriate thyroid hormone replacement dosage with 98.5% accuracy.
* Thyroflex will show if your current regime for treatment of hypothyroid is adequate.
* Thyroflex predicts resting metabolic rate (which tells you how many calories you are burning per day).
* Finding the thyroid dose that is right for you greatly lowers your health risk and helps to regulate your hormones, neurotransmitters and immune functions.
__ Tired and sluggish, lethargic
__ Dry hair and skin
__ Increased need for sleep
__ Weak muscles
__ Constant feeling of cold
__ Poor memory
__ Depressed (mood changes easily)
__ Slow thinking
__ Puffy eyes
__ Difficulty with maths
__ Hoarser or deeper voice
__ Muscle and/or joint pain
__ Coarse hair, hair loss, brittle hair
__ Low sex drive or impotence
__ Puffy hands and feet
__ Unsteady gait (bump into things)
__ Gain weight easily
__ Thinning of outer eyebrows
__ Menses more irregular
__ Heavier menses
__ Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
Total HYPO Score ____
__ Tachycardia (rapid heart beat)
__ Palpitation (skipping of heart beat)
__ Increased sweating
__ Brittle nails
__ Loss of appetite
Total HYPER Score ____
If you score higher than 8 in the HYPO section or higher than 0 in the HYPER section, you should arrange an appointment for a ThyroFlex test and Naturopathic consultation.
Signs and Symptoms
This is why having a health detective is really important.
You could have all the signs and symptoms of thyroid insufficiency, but there can be something else happening in your body.
People with digestive problems or other chronic conditions have a high amount of inflammation throughout their body. This inflammation interferes with the conversion of T4 to T3, sufficiently making the thyroid hormones unavailable to the cells throughout the body.
Another factor is nutrient deficiency, in particular selenium and iodine. Without enough of these nutrients, the body can't activate thyroid hormones either.
In these types of cases, we need to address the functional aspects of WHY the thyroid isn't working optimally, and correct the root cause.
As Natural therapists, we use nutrients and botanical medicines to rebalance your body.
However, there are situations where hormone therapy gets the best results.
Our clinic has access to Bio-Identical hormone therapy via direct referral to the Thyroid and Adrenal Research Centre in California, USA.
Prescriptions are competitively priced and of the highest quality and control standards.