Women’s Health

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As women our bodies are complicated.

We are constantly changing, from puberty to menopause and all the fun stuff that goes in between. Top that with environmental factors and xenoestrogens playing a role in how are systems function and we can become out of sorts very quickly!

One thing that I am passionate about because of my family history and personal experience is helping people with is their Thyroid.

Here is some information on it and how I can help.

First, we need to identify what is going on? Here are some symptoms that may help us identify the issues you are having.

How do you know you have a problem?

Signs of having a low thyroid issue could begin as cold hands & feet, low energy, weight gain, just to name a few. Having your doctor check your TSH levels is a good starting point, even if it’s just used as a marker for where you are today vs down the road. However, people often experience signs and symptoms of thyroid issues well before it shows up medically in blood work. Looking at your body, instead of one individual area helps to create a better environment for thyroid function and health.

How is it diagnosed medically?
With the medical system, they will run a series of tests to check your TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone), T3 & T4 levels often are not checked. If they are normal levels of T3 & T4 may be shown in blood tests, but thyroid receptors in the tissue will be diminished and you cannot see this on the blood tests. The person may still show signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism.As a holistic nutrition coach, there are a few home “tests” that can be completed to check how systems are functioning. We can test to see how iodine is being absorbed into the body, testing pH levels using testing strips to help determine how the body is absorbing nutrients, body temperature during certain days/times of the month, as well as the Nutri-body analysis all gives great information on what is going on with a person to better see the big picture and possible underlying causes of the signs and symptoms.
Is there an alternate way to medication?
The goal is to help improve the internal terrain making it so that vitamins/minerals are better absorbed to better support the thyroid. The thyroid thrives when it is supported nutritionally through good foods and good whole food supplements. The above symptoms can be controlled and managed with minimal or no medication at all if given the proper support through diet & supplementation.

My process

  • First I study the intake form
    • This gives me an idea of family history
    • What sign/symptoms are you experiencing
    • What changes are you hoping to achieve
    • Any medications that you might be on
    • It is a 3-4 page form that allows me to learn about you
  • Your food journal
    • This is an important part of the process. Understand that I am not judging you on what you are eating. This simply gives me an idea of what you are eating, how it is impacting how you are feeling throughout the day, how are you sleeping, and are you even eating enough food.
  • Nutri-body Evaluation
    • This is a questionnaire to help me evaluate where the root cause is coming from by putting all the puzzle pieces together from the intake form and food journal. This is an extensive questionnaire that asks details of all your body functions and symptoms. It gives me a clearer picture of what is going on inside you and how I can get to the root of the problem and not just treat the symptoms.

Adrenal Fatigue vs. 

  • Early am and mid-afternoon fatigue
  • Feels worse in the AM and best after 6 pm
  • Prefers salt, fats, and proteins with caffeine
  • Feels worse in heat/humidity
  • Hypoglycemia symptoms greatly increase with stress
  • PMS/perimenopausal
  • Decreased sex drive

Hypothyroidism

  • Fatigue all day long
  • Feels relatively the same all day long
  • Foods – prefer sugary foods with caffeine
  • Low body temperature
  • Intolerance to cold
  • Hair loss
  • Dry skin
  • Obstinate constipation (meaning regardless of what you do to change your bowel movements nothing seems to work)

If you feel you have some of the above symptoms and you want a further evaluation and get on the health train to a better thyroid function … contact me today!

I would love to hear from you.

Contact me by Phone:

 519-998-0339

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