Do you wake up and live each day feeling relatively good? Or is your intuition telling you that something isn’t quite right? Thyroid disorders, including autoimmune conditions like Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Graves’ Disease, are very common in our society. About 1 in 10 women have a thyroid condition, and it affects men as well. Those suffering from an imbalanced thyroid often experience a variety of symptoms because thyroid hormones are essential to every system and cell in your body. Dr. Erika Enos, ND, a registered Naturopathic Doctor in the state of Colorado, has helped many people to discover the underlying problem causing their thyroid condition and address it naturally and holistically.
Some common signs of hypothyroidism (an under-active thyroid) are changes in menstrual cycle, constipation, difficulty losing weight, fatigue, hair loss, dry skin, cold intolerance, a slow heart rate, muscle pain/weakness, joint pain, brain fog, and feeling sad or depressed. For hyperthyroidism (an over-active thyroid), some common symptoms include menstrual cycles becoming fewer and/or lighter, diarrhea, weight loss with an increased appetite, increased sweating, a rapid or irregular heart rate, being able to feel your heart pounding in your chest, bulging eyes with redness or irritation, and feeling anxious, nervous, or irritable,
Because Dr. Enos is passionate about thyroid education and treats many patients with thyroid conditions, there is a 7-part blog series all about the thyroid. It covers –
- The Basics
- Why Testing Only TSH Isn’t Enough
- The Under-Diagnosis and Over-Medicating of Thyroid Conditions
- Non-autoimmune Hypothyroidism
- Graves’ Disease
- Specific Nutrition Recommendations for Hypothyroidism
Nourishing the nervous system and supporting overall balance in the body by consuming a diet that provides proper fats, vitamins, and minerals are necessary steps in creating a body that supports a healthy thyroid, adrenal glands, reproductive organs, and more. Balancing the parasympathetic (the relaxed or “rest and digest”) nervous system with the sympathetic (the stress or “flight or fight”) nervous system is also key to laying the foundation for a healthy life that includes the mind, body, and spirit.
The approach of Naturopathic Medicine, and Biotherapeutic Drainage specifically, is a profound tool for addressing thyroid conditions without overwhelming the body with pharmaceuticals or playing a guessing game with supplementation. These approaches help change patterns in a lasting way that allow you to be without life-long supplementation. Naturopathic Medicine allows the underlying cause to be worked through rather than covered up.
Dr. Enos crafts individualized treatment plans that address your whole being in order to achieve a balanced and healthy functioning thyroid.
Take the first step toward complete thyroid health and healing by scheduling an appointment today.