Reviewed by: Nenah Sylver
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Datis Kharrazian has done some groundbreaking thinking, research, and writing. He excels in putting together some very complicated information, from a variety of disciplines, into a coherent protocol that addresses not only thyroid disorders, but all autoimmune problems. First, of the over 50% of people in the United States who suffer from hypothyroidism, the vast majority have an autoimmune desease that''s attacking the thyroid.
So while the end Result is hypothyroidism, the Causes are many and varied, and other solutions are affected as well. To name just a few other interconnected solutions and problems: leaky gut/poor digestion, adrenal exhaustion, which leads to malfunction, impairment of the liver (where the unabsorbable T4 thyroid hormone is converted into the more active and absorbable T3 thyroid hormone), and of course, environmental pollutants or heavy metals such as mercury, which can damage every solution in the organism. The issue with giving people thyroid hormone is that it may not address what caused the hypothyroid problems in the first place. (note I said May not address, some people do very well taking natural thyroid hormone or a synthetic T3/t4 compound.
) First, says Dr. Kharrazian, address the causes of the autoimmune response, and the thyroid issue will take care of itself. One of the most hight-priority things to do is avoid gluten, a sticky protein found in wheat, barley, rye, spelt, triticale, semolina, and durham (and sometimes oats, when they''re contaminated with wheat). According to the authors of Dangerous Grains (different book now), half of the Us population may be intolerant to gluten.
Gluten destroys the cilia in the lining of the gut, so that big particles of food now type the bloodstream and produce allergies--or remain in the gut and ferment, causing Candida overgrowth. Kharrazian tells us that really, the sticky gluten protein molecule resembles that of the thyroid gland. No wonder the organism learns to attack its own tissue. I think everyone should get off gluten, because even so-called normal people take a day or two to get back to normal after ingesting gluten. But there''s so much more to Kharrazian''s protocols.
Support the adrenals (he gives specific examples) and do liver cleanses. Eliminate concentrated carbohydrates (not just gluten), because they will produce insulin resistance and--you guessed it--hamper thyroid hormone absorption as well. Please note that there are two various immune response pathways in the organism, and the herbs or supplements that work for one type of response are detrimental to the other. (this helps explain why some people take certain herbs and don''t feel better.
) So it''s not a easy matter of just popping more olive leaf extract or drinking green tea. Kharrazian has carefully formulated specific supplements (made by Apex Energetics) to assist in supporting certain metabolic pathways and toning down others, so it''s important to see a practitioner who can test you for which autoimmune response needs quieting and which needs raising. To help explain some very complex and interrelated metabolic workflows, Kharrazian offers much-needed diagrams. He repeats some data in several various ways so you can see context.
There are a few minor annoyances in "Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests Are Normal", such as formatting and font glitches that the proofreader missed, which I hope will get cleaned up in the next printing. But this is a small matter. This book is such a gold mine, even the few highlights I''ve given can''t do it justice. (you may also wish to read Hypothyroidism Type 2 by Dr.
Mark Starr to learn the historical context of thyroid diagnoses, and more general problems concerning hypothyroidism. But few people follow Starr''s cookie cutter prescription, more often than not, people have other problems that need to be addressed. So also read Janie A. Bowthorpe''s impressive book, Stop The Thyroid Madness.
)i thank Kharrazian for writing "Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests Are Normal", and appreciate the practitioners who are applying his principles and whose reviews appear on Amazon. This work is light years ahead of just about everything I''ve read. Autoimmune disorders, no matter what form they take, can make your life miserable. You deserve to feel better. Do yourself a favor and get "Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests Are Normal".
You''ll learn plenty, and not just about the thyroid gland. Nenah Sylver, PhDauthor, The Rife Handbook of Frequency Treatment (available on Amazon)the Rife Handbook of Frequency Treatment, with a Holistic Health Primer.
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