The amount of people who are being diagnosed with thyroid dysfunction is increasing at a dizzying pace. And yet few people understand the basic functions of the thyroid and why it’s important to overall health.
The thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped gland that sits over the area of the Adam’s apple. It serves every cell of the body on a metabolic level. If the thyroid is not functioning properly, it will cause dysfunction and disease throughout the body.
The thyroid is directly involved in body processes such as:
- Body temperature
- Bone health
- Glucose metabolism
- Metabolism of hormones
- Absorption of nutrients
- Fat metabolism
Unfortunately, dysfunction can occur and is common. And many who suffer are looking for relief naturally. When the thyroid produces too few hormones, it is hypothyroidism and when too many are produced it is hyperthyroidism.
Those who struggle with hypothyroidism may struggle with symptoms such as:
- Dry skin
- Sensitivity to cold
- Muscle weakness
- Weight gain that is unexplained
- Irregular menstrual periods
- Joint pain and stiffness
- Decreased memory
- Heart Rate that is slower
- Thinning hair
Those who struggle with hyperthyroidism may experience symptoms such as:
- Heart palpitations
- Increase in sweating
- Difficulty tolerating heat
- Shortness of breath
- Possible mental problems
These hormonal imbalances can significantly impact the lives of anyone who suffers from one.
Most conventional doctors treat hypothyroidism with synthetic hormone replacement and treat hyperthyroid conditions with antithyroid medications, radioactive iodine or even surgery. But what has caused the thyroid dysfunction in the first place and are there things that can be done other than what conventional medicine provides?
The answer is yes! Instead of taking an allopathic look at thyroid dysfunction, it is vital to look at it from a functional standpoint. It is important to know which questions to ask that can help uncover why the dysfunction exists in the first place.
It is also important to fully understand the anatomy and function of the thyroid and how dysfunction in that one gland has far reaching consequences throughout other systems of the body, and which systems are typically impacted the most by thyroid conditions.
Functional lab testing and understanding how to interpret those tests can tell you a lot about how the thyroid is functioning and can also give clues about overall health as well.
If you are a health coach, personal trainer, chiropractor or other alternative health practitioner, you will undoubtedly face clients who are struggling with thyroid issues. Having advanced knowledge about thyroid dysfunction as well as knowing natural protocols that can restore proper function gives you tools to help your clients begin to heal. And it gives you and edge as a practitioner and allows you to take your business to the next level.
FDN Advanced Thyroid Course
Functional Diagnostic Nutrition is now offering an advanced course on the thyroid. The Thyroid Function, Assessment and Intervention training course can help you to know if your client’s thyroid is functioning properly. It looks at the anatomy and function of the thyroid and common symptoms that present with thyroid dysfunction. You will also learn about the complications that arise from a faulty or malfunctioning thyroid.
To help your clients more fully, you will learn how to support thyroid health in the most optimal way, which labs to run, when to run them, and how to interpret the results, what you can do to repair and maintain a healthy thyroid and what things are counterproductive for thyroid health.
This course is taught by Whitney Morgan, who is a certified FDN practitioner as well as a licensed acupuncturist.
What you will get with the Thyroid Function, Assessment, Intervention training module is:
- 3-hour (5-part) video presentations
- Functional Thyroid Panel Markers & Pattern Identification Practitioner Guide
- Thyroid Disorder Client Handout
- MP3 audios for each lesson
- PDF presentation slides
- Case studies and ways to further investigate
With this course, you will become a thyroid expert and learn the tools to finally help those clients who are struggling with thyroid dysfunction so that they can feel better…naturally!