Thyroid Function, Assessment & Intervention
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?
- Lesson 1: Basic Thyroid Physiology – A Quick Review
- Lesson 2: When Things Go Wrong
- Lesson 3: Thyroid Blood Chemistry Panels & Patterns of Dysfunction
- Lesson 4: Foundational Principles for Healing Thyroid Dysfunction and Restoring Health
- Lesson 5: Case Studies Clinical Tool Kit
These advanced courses are open to the public and you do NOT have to be a graduate of the FDN Certification Course in order to take these lessons!
Tests? Of course there are tests!
You’ll learn about the creation, transport and conversion of the thyroid hormone, how other organs and body systems interact with thyroid function to create a healthy body system, and what happens when something goes wrong. By the end of this course, you will know how to recognize the underlying causes of thyroid dysfunction.
Tests? Of course there are tests! We’ll teach you about the in-depth tests that can help your thyroid detective work, when to test and what the results tell you about the health of your client. We will show you how to interpret the results and understand what those results mean about specific thyroid function. What’s more – you’ll learn and how to evaluate free t4, t3, reverse t3, tsh, tbg and thyroid antibodies. You will also learn methods on how to help your clients home test. We’ll walk you through a few case studies and familiarize you with lab evaluation practices.
Do you know…..
- Is your (or your client’s) thyroid functioning properly?
- Are you supporting your thyroid in the most optimal way?
- Do you know which labs to run and how to interpret the results?
- Is there anything more you can be doing to repair and maintain a healthy thyroid?
- What complications arise from a faulty, or malfunctioning, thyroid?
- What things are counterproductive for thyroid health?
In this course we will teach you how to identify the signs of both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism from a functional perspective. We’ll show you what questions to ask and teach you how to determine why dysfunction is present. More importantly, we will teach you how to address the cause of the dysfunction.
We want you to have all the right tools at your fingertips.
We’ll not only give you all that, but we will also give you access to nutritional guidelines for healing thyroid dysfunction and restoring health to your clients, as well as which dietary toxins are the most common offenders in dysfunction. Learn the role of goitrogens in thyroid health, the effect of inflammation, leaky gut & autoimmunity on thyroid function.
We’ll cover topics that shed light on the role of gluten in thyroid autoimmunity. We’ll talk about Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Graves disease, and the role of the immune system in thyroid autoimmunity. You will learn how commonly prescribed medications can disrupt thyroid function, what nutrients can support it, and other factors that can support thyroid function.
This Course Will Cover:
✓ Thyroid anatomy & physiology
✓ Expanded terrain of thyroid function – adrenals, liver & gut
✓ Common signs & symptoms of thyroid dysfunction
✓ Underlying causal factors of thyroid dysfunction
✓ Strategies for intervention
✓ Immune system 101
✓ Thyroid testing – when, why, and what
✓ Test interpretation & identification of basic patterns of dysfunction
✓ Autoimmune thyroid disorders – Hashimoto’s & Graves Disease
✓ Case studies & further investigation
- 3 hours on-demand video
- Downloadable lesson video
- Downloadable lesson audio
- Downloadable course slides
- Quiz at the end of each lesson
- Practitioner Reference Guide
- Client Thyroid Handout