Where is my Thyroid Gland? What does it do for me?

Your thyroid gland is the largest of the 7 glands that make up the endocrine system and is located in the front of the base of the neck.  The nerve that goes to the thryoid from the spine is the Cervical nerve 7 iStock_000012228859Small

Our thyroid gland controls the rate at which our motor runs when we are in neutral, so basically our metabolism. It controls the rate at which our body produces energy from food, therefore having an effect on our overall energy levels.

In children the thyroid gland controls the body’s rate of growth as well as brain development, and has a primary affect on determining the child’s IQ.

We’ve all heard a family member or friend state they have a thyroid problem, or they are on thyroid medication. But that person still does not seem healthy, or they are still over weight, or are still fatigued and lethargic. Well, that is because most doctors treat the thyroid with thyroid hormones only (which does helps initially for a short time) instead of supplying the body with the nutrients the gland needs to heal.

Signs and Symptoms you may have a Thyroid Imbalance:

  • Weight Gain (especially in the face and arms)
  • Can’t lose weight no matter how hard you try
  • Fatigue/Lethargy
  • Insomnia
  • Puffiness around the face
  • Cold Hands and Feet
  • Hair Loss
  • Loss of outer third of the eye brow
  • The half moons on your finger nails are no longer visible
  • Depression/Lack of motivation
  • Lack of vitality and joy in life
  • Sugar, Salt and Carbohydrate Cravings

In our office, we make nutritional recommendations to help your thyroid balance so you can live a happier healthier life!

Information on this site is provided for informational purposes and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own health professional. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication. You should read carefully all product packaging. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provider. As always, results will vary, even when clinical tests have displayed a large success rate.

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