THYROID: Misdiagnosed/Misunderstood

Thyroid dysfunction is an ever-increasing problem in our society. It is also a very misunderstood syndrome and frequently missed in diagnoses.

At present the most common tests for thyroid problems are TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone in the brain) and T4 – (Thyroxine hormone produced by the thyroid gland in the front of the throat). The problem with this is that neither hormone reflects what actually happens at a cellular level. T4 is an inactive hormone. This means that it can do nothing metabolically until it is converted to T3 by the liver. T3 is the active hormone that does all of the work, telling cells how fast to spin and burn glucose/fuel to make energy and heat.  Continue reading