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Birth control pills can affect your Thyroid

Birth control pills can affect your Thyroid

Birth control pills can affect your Thyroid A common question made by female patients: can birth control pills affect my thyroid? The answer is yes. Birth control pills, or hormone replacements, can elevate a specific protein in the blood that binds the thyroid hormone, rendering it useless. Functional Medicine practitioners test for this to determine […]

Is my thyroid causing low libido?

Is my thyroid causing low libido?

Is my thyroid causing low libido? The thyroid gland secretes hormones into your body; if these hormones are imbalanced it can cause low libido and sexual dysfunction, among other symptoms (see below). When the thyroid is low, it is called Hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism causes the body to slow down, which slows your metabolism and can cause […]

What is Functional Medicine?

What is Functional Medicine?

What is Functional Medicine? Functional Medicine is much more than just a quick doctors appointment; it is a full health assessment that is tailored individually, for each patient. We believe Experience Life in association with The Institute for Functional Medicine explain it well; here’s a quote from their eBook:   “In essence, functional medicine is […]

Why your thyroid medications are not working

Why your thyroid medications are not working

Why your thyroid medications are not working People are still suffering from thyroid symptoms even after taking prescribed medications. But why? The root cause is overlooked. Most mainstream doctors do not address their patient’s underlying thyroid problems. Mainstream doctors only test for 1 or 2 thyroid markers—out of the 6-8 necessary—that are required to understand […]

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