Conventional wisdom says
: Hypothyroidism is not a widespread problem, according to blood tests - the only reliable way to measure hypothyroidism.Now The Calcium Lie reveals
An overwhelming majority of people (especially women) exhibit signs of a new kind of hypothyroidism called Type 2 hypothyroidism (resistance to the body's naturally produced thyroid hormone), which can be diagnosed by measuring basal body temperature and having a hair tissue mineral analysis performed. These are much more accurate indicators than blood tests, which have been skewed to under report the prevalence of this condition.
Here's some additional information you'll learn about Type 2 hypothyroidism by reading The Calcium Lie
by Dr. Robert Thompson and Kathleen Barnes.
- There are two types of hypothyroidism. Type 1 is the failure of the thyroid gland (the gland that governs every cellular function in the human body, sending signals to the body's cells billions of times daily) to produce sufficient quantities of thyroid hormones to keep our body running properly. Type 2hypothyroidism is "thyroid hormone resistance," or the failure of your body to respond properly to the thyroid hormones it has.
- Type 2 hypothyroidism or thyroid hormone resistance is caused by an intracellular calcium/potassium imbalance in all the cells of the body, caused by far too much calcium and far too little potassium inside these cells, neutralizing the effects of the thyroid hormones that are produced and making them ineffective in governing our bodies' metabolic functions.
- Common symptoms of both types of hypothyroidism include inappropriate weight, gain, difficulty losing weight, fatigue and lethargy, and depression. If you experience more than two of these symptoms, you should be tested for low thyroid hormone function.
- Medical experts consider thyroid disease to be the most under-diagnosed illness in America. Dr. Thompson says that hypothyroidism has reached epidemic levels in this country, affecting 90 percent of the U.S. population. Many doctors fail to diagnose hypothyroidism in their patients because they rely on standard blood tests that have a falsely expanded "normal" range, and don't accurately reflect this condition. A far more accurate diagnosis can be reached through a hair tissue mineral analysis and by monitoring the patient's basal body temperature.
- Basal body temperature is best measured before you get out of bed in the morning, if your basal body temperature is 97.8 degrees Fahrenheit or less for three consecutive days, it is almost certain that your thyroid function is low and your metabolism is slowed. The next step is to have a hair tissue mineral analysis conducted, to check your body's reliable calcium/potassium ratio.
- This condition can be effectively treated with thyroid hormones. Then, through proper nutrition and restoring a proper mineral balance in the body, the need for this thyroid medication can be eliminated. Even though this condition is so widespread, Dr. Thompson has seen every patient reverse his or her hypothyroidism through this treatment approach. Individuals with hypothyroidism also benefit eliminating dairy products, high-calcium cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower from their diet and by increasing their consumption of potassium-rich foods like asparagus, peas, beans, beets, celery, oranges, dates, plums, raisins, cantaloupe and, in some cases, bananas.
- Treating hypothyroidism is a profitable business indeed. One drug manufacturer reports that more than six million people around the world use its thyroid hormones and another manufacturer reported sales of $500 million per year for its medication.
To learn more about Type 2 hypothyroidism, read The Calcium Lie