Thyroid. The very word conjures up images and ideas of function (or dysfunction)! Certain signs or symptoms might come to mind: memory loss, mood swings, hair loss, temperature disregulation, metabolism regulatory problems……. and that’s not even the tip of the iceberg! Thryoid function is integral to health and well-being. Knowledge of the thyroid, how it functions, and an understanding of how it effects our body systems, are powerful tools in helping improve both your health, and that of your clients.
The thyroid’s role in health is huge! The thyroid gland is the master of metabolic function throughout your body; it controls metabolism at a cellular level. It is responsible for numerous physiological functions and plays a key role in regulating body temparature, glucose & hormone metabolism, nutrient absorption and digestion. It also influences liver function, aging, cholesterol levels and metabolism. So, what happens when things go wrong?