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Cold Hands, Warm Heart?

Cold Hands, Warm Heart?

Do you have cold hands and feet? Did you wake up with another headache this morning that went away as the day progressed? Are you fatigued? Is your cholesterol higher than you would like? Are you lethargic, depressed, and confused with a foggy sensation in your brain? Do you have some of these or worst yet all of these symptoms? Welcome to the familiar world of subpar thyroid function.

I know you have had blood work run on yourself and they tell you that your thyroid is ok. Well blood work is not the only and sometimes not the the best test for checking the thyroid.
Low thyroid function is in the top five common conditions patients present to my office. Let me explain to you a common pattern:

Cold hands and feet are a body signal named Raynaud’s “disease” -a by-product of poor quality fuel combustion causing your body to start conserving blood flow reducing the need to press the thyroid to work. Your thyroid is analogous to the gas pedal in your car; when you run out of fuel even though you are pressing the pedal, the vehicle does not accelerate optimally; have you ever run out of gas at 3 o’clock in the afternoon?

I want to explain to you the little known series of events that creates this phenomenon. The thyroid gland communicates with the adrenal glands together and release the hormones for glucose metabolism to be utilized for fuel. When you are exposed to stress and do not have enough iodine, which is common, the thyroid is not able to respond. Your metabolism slows down-the reason you may suffer with a morning headache is because your blood sugar has been impacted because the thyroid was not able to assist in the movement of insulin and glucose.

Iodine is an essential element. Although its main function is in the production of thyroid hormones by the thyroid gland, you need it for your muacles and other organs in the body and need for iodine in order to function normally.

One 12.5 mg. tablet of Iodoral supplies an amount of total elemental iodine, comparable to the average daily intake of this essential element by mainland Japanese, a population with a very low prevalence of fibrocystic disease of the breast and breast cancer.

Eat to Live Not Live to Eat
Dr. Hesselberg

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