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Dr.Keith Lynch discusses the brain-based and metabolic treatments available for people with Thyroid Symptoms such as hypothroidism.

Dr.Keith Lynch discusses the brain-based and metabolic treatments available for people with Thyroid Symptoms such as hypothroidism.

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  • 1. Special Report: Solutions for People with Thyroid Symptoms by Dr. Keith Lynch CharlottesvilleThyroidDoc.comHello, Im Dr. Keith Lynch. Ive been in private practice here in Charlottesville since1998. I’m one of six Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist chiropractors throughSherman College of Chiropractic, which means we do all of our treatments withoutany twisting, cracking, or popping. You’re watching this video today because you orsomeone you know has been labeled with thyroid symptoms. In other words,they’ve either been diagnosed or treated for a hypothyroid or decreased thyroidfunction, or an increase of hyperthyroid symptoms.Hypothyroid symptoms are often symptoms that seem to be very general at first.People often have fatigue. They will have joint pain, neck and shoulder pains. Theycould be having carpal tunnel syndromes. Or pain, numbness, or weakness andtingling into the arms and hands. Often times, thyroid problems can lead to mentalissues such as not remembering things and having mood swings. Generallyspeaking, when there’s a problem with the thyroid, it can affect several differentareas of your body. Often times these people say they’re cold and fatigued. Andthat’s pretty much a constant factor through their life.And if you’ve been diagnosed with this condition, or a similar condition, then you’veprobably seen countless doctors because of it. So what makes us different fromevery other doctor you’ve seen up until this point? And the answer to that questionis, we treat and evaluate people both metabolically and neurologically.In other words, when I say metabolic, this is what that means. We are going to doblood tests to identify what your specific condition actually entails. In other words,we look at everything that is involved. So what we would recommend would be acomplete blood count. We would run a complete metabolic panel, a lipids panel,and a thyroid panel.Now I know what you’re thinking. You’ve already had bloods tests done, and I’msure they came back normal. What I find most people bring me when they bring metheir blood tests is two things. Number one, nobody every looks at the optimal level,they only look at the reference range. Now what does that mean?Let’s take thyroid stimulating hormone for example. The reference range for TSH is0.45-5.0. That is a very wide range. You could drive a truck through that. What’s theoptimal range for thyroid stimulating hormone or TSH? It’s 1.8-3.0. That’s youroptimal range of function for that.Now the other thing that I find about blood tests is that you don’t have a full thyroidpanel run. In other words, most people come in and they can usually even tell me.Well they checked my TSH, and it was a little low, but normal. One test is going toevaluate your thyroid? I don’t think so.©2011 Dr. Keith P. Lynch – All Rights Reserved. http://CharlottesvilleThyroidDoc.com Page 1
  • 2. Special Report: Solutions for People with Thyroid Symptoms by Dr. Keith Lynch CharlottesvilleThyroidDoc.comTypically what happens is when you are checking thyroid stimulating hormone, youare not even testing the thyroid. You’re testing the anterior and posterior pituitary inthe brain, which secretes TSH. TSH is a hormone that is designed to call out toyour thyroid and asks it to produce more T3 and T4. An actual full thyroid panel hasmany more things that are getting tested in it. We would be testing your total T3 andT4 as being produced by the thyroid. We’re also going to test your free T3 and T4.We’re going to test reverse T3. We’re going to check resin T3 uptake. We’re goingto test for thyroid anti-bodies as well as thyroid binding globulin. And free thyroxinindex.All of those factors tell us what the function is of the thyroid as it’s producing as wellas the feedback mechanisms of the body, knowing what that thyroid is doing.Let me give you an example of that. When your body produces T3 and T4 inresponse to the release of TSH from the anterior and posterior pituitary, it makes T4and T3. It only converts 7% of your hormones into T3, which is the most active formof thyroid hormones. The rest of it gets produced as T4 and circulates through thebody.Now, 60% of that is produced by the liver. The liver actually converts T4 to an activeform of T3. Another 20% gets converted in the intestines as well as muscles, nervesand heart. Those areas convert T4 to T3. The reason that’s important to test all ofthose factors of thyroid hormones is because there can be several different areas ofa problems. Many people with thyroid symptoms feel like, “I have a bad thyroid.”And that may be the furthest thing from the truth. Most of the time, people haveincreased or decreased thyroid function because of another part of the body notworking right. Unless you run those tests, you’ll never know.The next thing that we would be testing is sensitivity testing. Our sensitivity testingis designed to find out whether or not you have a food intolerance or sensitivity towheat – which is wheat, oats, rye, barley, gluten (as well as to milk, eggs, soy, andyeast). If you are ingesting any of those foods, and you have sensitivity for it, it’sgoing to increase inflammation in the body. And it can lead to autoimmunereactions. Autoimmune reactions are where your body is actually attacking itself.And if you have a condition like that, it can be devastating on both the thyroid andoverall health of your body. And you need to know that.We test for that as well as do a genetic test to find out whether or not you carry thegenetic markers for one of those sensitivities. So if you’re carry a gene for wheatand or gluten, and you are eating wheat or gluten, it’s going to drive inflammation inthe body and it can be destroy, brain, nerve tissue, or other tissues in your body. Itneeds to be tested for, identified, and addressed.©2011 Dr. Keith P. Lynch – All Rights Reserved. http://CharlottesvilleThyroidDoc.com Page 2
  • 3. Special Report: Solutions for People with Thyroid Symptoms by Dr. Keith Lynch CharlottesvilleThyroidDoc.comSome of the symptoms of one of these sensitivities, or all of them if you have them,could be frequent or chronic pain. Frequent indigestion. Bloating after you’re eating.Loose bowl movements. Constipation. Ulcers. Vomiting. Often times a number ofthese things are present when you’re being exposed to foods that you carrysensitivity to.The next thing that we’d be testing is your adrenal stress index. Now you’re adrenalglands sit right back on top of your kidneys. They respond to stress in the body, andthey help your body adapt. They produce cortisol as a by-product. Often times, as Isaid earlier, people with thyroid problems have mental fogginess. They haveforgetfulness. If you have high levels of cortisol in your body, it will be toxic to thehippocampus in the brain, which is where short term memory is stored.That is one of the frequent reasons people have those problems. And when youidentify and address those, all of a sudden those issues start to fade. All of asudden you know where your car keys are. You know why you walked into a room.When you call somebody, you’re going to know why.Increased levels of cortisol will also cause you to gain weight. It can exacerbate ablood sugar problem. And it can also drive insomnia problems. If you’re notsleeping well, it can be as a result of high levels of cortisol in your body, due toadrenal fatigue.We also run immune panels in our office. Immune panels are test for cytokines orthe blood cells in your body that react to antigens. Let me explain what that means.Basically we can talk about the immune system in two parts. We’re going to talkabout regulator cells as well as killer cells. Now, your regulator cells are your Bcells, and they are like the generals. They will tell your body when it needs torespond to something in the blood stream as well as what you should beresponding to, and they also tell it when to stop.Now your killer cells, or your T-Cells, are like your Army guys. They are going to outscour the blood stream. They are going to identify what needs to be attacked, andare going to attack it and clean up afterwards. If those two systems are not inbalance, you can have an auto immune reaction. An auto immune reaction is whereyour immune system is having an inappropriate response to something in yourbody. It could be your own tissues, or it could be something that you’re ingesting.Either way it’s going to create a response where your body is going to suffer from it.We test for finding out which of those states are increased or decreased, and willbring that back into balance by finding out which antigen or foreign substance orforeign invader, if I can use that term, into your body is. In other words, you couldhave a virus or a parasite. You could have bacteria. You could have food sensitivity.And any of those could drive an immune response in your body.©2011 Dr. Keith P. Lynch – All Rights Reserved. http://CharlottesvilleThyroidDoc.com Page 3
  • 4. Special Report: Solutions for People with Thyroid Symptoms by Dr. Keith Lynch CharlottesvilleThyroidDoc.comWith our testing, we’ll identify if there is that situation going on. We’ll also identifywhat that is, clear it, and then re-test that immune panel to make sure your body isfunctioning correctly. When you have a health condition like thyroid problems, eitherincreased or decreased thyroid function, it can affect your entire body. It’s not justtaking this one pill, or taking iodine and your body’s going to do better becauseeverybody says if I have an iodine deficiency, then my body needs iodine.If you have a problem with your thyroid, and you’re taking iodine, that could be likethrowing gasoline on a fire. You cannot just supplement something into your dietand hope or expect it to help. You cannot drug yourself out of a metabolic problem.You need to identify what it is, with the appropriate testing, fix it, monitor it withfollow up testing, and make sure it’s clear and then know how to support thatafterwards.That’s what we do here. That’s why we’re getting the results we get.We test for infections in the gut, like H. pylori which are present when people haveulcers in their stomach. We also test for intestinal permeability. Now why would youeven test for those types of things is somebody has a thyroid problem, right? Thethyroid is right here, stomach and intestines are way down here. What’s theconnection?Well what I said earlier is that your body only makes 7% of T3 in the thyroid, it’s theT4 that circulates through the body, going to the other organs like the liver andintestines where it gets converted to an active form of thyroid hormone. So youcould have had a bug. Let’s say maybe you had the flu or a cold, and you were puton antibiotics. Those antibiotics could wipe out the proper flora balance in theintestines. Once that happens, your intestines stop working well. When thathappens, your body could stop converting T4 into T3 in the intestines and create aproblem with the way your thyroid problems are being regulated.If you’re not testing these areas, you don’t know. You’re probably takingLevothyroxine or Synthroid or Armour or some other synthetic thyroid hormonetrying to replace what you think your body doesn’t have, and you don’t even know ifthese areas are a problem. Or you’ve been told you also have IBS. You haveirritable bowel syndrome, also. What you really need to do is find out what theunderlying conditions are that’s driving that and get it corrected. It’s the only way tobe healthy.We also test for neuro-transmitters. Once again neuro-transmitters are thechemicals in your brain that have to communicate with each other, to make surethat brain function is working properly, so that the rest of the function throughout thebody works. So what is the connection there?©2011 Dr. Keith P. Lynch – All Rights Reserved. http://CharlottesvilleThyroidDoc.com Page 4
  • 5. Special Report: Solutions for People with Thyroid Symptoms by Dr. Keith Lynch CharlottesvilleThyroidDoc.comYour brain is saturated with thyroid binding hormone sites. If you’re not gettingenough thyroid hormone in your body, it’s going to affect your brain. Likewise, ifyou’re brain isn’t functioning properly, if you have decreased serotonin or decreaseddopamine, or if you’re not getting enough melatonin -- all of those can make amajor impact on how well your thyroid works.Remember I had said it was the part of the brain, the pituitary, which actually tellsthe thyroid what it should be doing. There’s a constant feedback mechanism all theway through there. If you don’t test for that, and address that, you’re missing it.We also check your hormones through Hormone Panels. Yes, this is just asimportant as doing a blood test to find out what your thyroid is doing. You need tobe checking estrogen and progesterone. Whether you’re a male or a female, youhave estrogen and progesterone and they need to be in balance. You havetestosterone, DHDA, cortisol. All of these things need to be tested for andaddressed. If you’re not, you’re missing things. And not only are you having athyroid problem, but it can develop into something else. Like irritable bowel, andthen something else, and something else, and then you’re told you havefibromyalgia. Or chronic fatigue. You’re just setting yourself up for further problemsunless you really know what’s happening in your body.We’re also testing for inflammation through blood tests. We’re looking for highlevels of homocysteine in the body which can affect the blood and cardiovasculareffects of your body. Glutathione is one of the master antioxidants in your body, andthat may be something that we address a lot of your condition with, especially veryfirst, to try to calm down the inflammation, and get the body working right, so wecan get things back on track.Now, I told you that we treat people and evaluate people both neurologically andmetabolically. What I’ve just described is the metabolic side of that. Now we need totalk about the neurological part.In our office, we use brain based therapy. Because your brain runs your entire body,and unless it’s functioning properly, you’re going to have health deficits. Brainactivity is required to have fuel and activation - fuel in regards to oxygen andglucose. And then activation is also what’s important to get it working properly. Inour office, we’re going to assess that fuel to make sure that your body’s getting it.And then we’re going to use special therapies to actually activate the part of thebrain that isn’t working properly.It would be similar to going to a personal trainer. Having them evaluate you, andfind out which areas of the body need to be exercised the most and first. That’swhat we do with our brain based therapy. We’ll do neurological testing. We test the©2011 Dr. Keith P. Lynch – All Rights Reserved. http://CharlottesvilleThyroidDoc.com Page 5
  • 6. Special Report: Solutions for People with Thyroid Symptoms by Dr. Keith Lynch CharlottesvilleThyroidDoc.comintegrity of the cerebellum, parietal lobe, temporal lobe, frontal lobe, and the insularlobe, making sure that everything’s firing at an appropriate frequency or rate. Weoften see one side of the brain, either having a decreased frequency of firing, oranother side of the braining having an increased frequency of firing. By balancingout the hemispheres and the cerebellum, and focusing on getting your anomatics orblood chemistry working properly, that’s when we see people heal. That’s when wesee people well, and they express full health.We may use vibration therapy. We may use auditory and visual therapy. We canuse effector and choleric stimulation to increase the frequency of firing of the brain.We also use laser therapy in our office. The laser system we use is the ErchoniaCold Laser System, or low level laser therapy. It’s the same laser system used byprofessional athletes like Lance Armstrong, the New York Jets, and the Kansas CityChiefs. Even the US Army uses the Erchonia Cold Lasers for their work that theydo. They have a specific burn unit, as a matter of fact, that uses Erchonia ColdLasers to treat injuries and burns.We also use detoxification therapy in our office. We use the EB Pro DetoxificationUnit to decrease toxins and inflammation throughout the body. That is how we helpspeed up your healing process. Once we’ve run all those tests and know what’shappening in your body, both the neurological tests and the metabolic test, we canput a plan together that’s going to help you get your life and your health back.Before we do that though, you’ve got to ask yourself the following questions. Howhas your thyroid condition affected your job, your relationships, and your finances?What has it cost you in time, money, and happiness? Where do you picture yourselfwith your condition a year from now? How’s it going to be three years from now?Most of these conditions, kind of start small and they snowball as they go along. Ifyou’re condition isn’t under control now, how is it going to be a year from now orthree years from now? You need to think about that. What is it worth to you to see ifwe could even improve your condition?If you’re serious about exploring these tests and treatments to get your thyroidcondition back under control, then I encourage you to call our office at(434) 235-8456. Let us know that you’re interested in having an evaluation with me.If you do that, you’ll come in, and you’ll bring any blood tests, or any other specialtesting that you’ve had done in the past. Let me review that with you and go overthat. Let me run a neurological screening evaluation to find out how that nervoussystem is affected.We’ll make another appointment after that, and I will go over with you whether ornot I will accept you as a patient. I don’t accept everybody and the reason isbecause not everybody is going to respond to this type of care. I am only going tooffer to help you if I honestly believe I can help you with your condition.©2011 Dr. Keith P. Lynch – All Rights Reserved. http://CharlottesvilleThyroidDoc.com Page 6
  • 7. Special Report: Solutions for People with Thyroid Symptoms by Dr. Keith Lynch CharlottesvilleThyroidDoc.comSo I encourage you to call our office, make an appointment and let’s get this takencare of. Thank you. 434-245-8456©2011 Dr. Keith P. Lynch – All Rights Reserved. http://CharlottesvilleThyroidDoc.com Page 7