Natural Steps You Can Take Now To Heal Your Thyroid and Metabolism
In this episode, I travel to Bastyr University (a prominent Naturopathic Medical College) to interview Thyroid expert Dr Denis Wilson.
In our interview, Dr Denis Wilson discusses how there are two different thyroid problems. You can have a thyroid, the gland, the noun, problem or you can have a thyroid adjective problem. Meaning the function of the thyroid hormone is not being utilized correctly by the cells in the body which leads to a low metabolic rate and a low body temperature.
Dr Denis Wilson says, “If you are on thyroid medication you do not have to be on it for the rest of your life!”
He discusses how traditional MDs will have their patient on T4 for life when that does not help the body heal or address the root issue that caused the low thyroid in the first place.
He also sees a lot of people who suffer from all of the symptoms of low thyroid function because their cells are not utilizing thyroid and yet on a blood test they appear to be normal.
An indication, he shares, is low body temperature. Anything below 98F is a body temp that can point to having low thyroid function.
Plan For Healing Your Thyroid
In our interview, Dr Wilson gives an action plan for healing your thyroid. If you have hypothyroid, meaning low thyroid function, Dr Denis Wilson recommends that you do the following:
1. Avoid stress
2. Declutter and simplify your life
3. Create a regular active relaxation routine
4. Eat organic food
5. Avoid gluten (barley, wheat, rye and oats)
6. Do high-intensity interval exercise on a regular basis / get your heart rate up
7. Take high-quality supplements that include iodine, zinc, and selenium.
8. Take herbs that support thyroid function such as Guggul Myrrh, Blue Flag Root.
9. Sometimes those with low thyroid function also need adrenal support. Taking herbs that support adrenal function like ashwagandha, eleutherococcus, rhodiola, holy basil.
Dr. Wilson says that after first trying everything on the above list if you still have low thyroid function he says you may temporarily need T3 therapy.
He goes on to describe a fascinating process where he uses a combination of natural medicine along with T3 to reset the body. He describes it as “resetting the thyroid pathways in all the cells of the body.” Dr Wilson discovered that sometimes the issue isn’t the thyroid but the receptors in the body that can be reset.
Dr. Wilson successfully works with patients to get their thyroid functioning healthfully again and get them off their medication!
You can have your doctor Dr. Wilson’s office 800-420-5801 to place orders or to make appointments for free medical technical training so that your doctor can help you get on Dr Wilson’s thyroid protocol. You can also visit Dr. Wilson’s website and find a doctor in your area that is already proficient in this way of healing.
Dr. Wilson shared that after beginning, this protocol patients notice a difference from a few hours to a few days or weeks. On Dr. Wilson’s protocol, you should see a difference within a few weeks.
For those with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis Dr Wilson shares that there is great hope! He has helped them to heal using natural medicine and said that sometimes he had seen full recoveries.
For healing your thyroid when it comes to hyperthyroidism, Dr Wilson says that herbal support is the first thing you should do. There are herbs that will help to balance your thyroid.
Dr Denis Wilson – Recommended Reading:
Evidence-Based Approach to Restoring Thyroid Health – by Dr Denis Wilson