Is Your Thyroid Misbehaving?

Most people are unaware that Alzheimer’s, Parkinson disease, cardiac disease, lupus, reproductive difficulties, diabetes, arthritis as well as many other health issues are associated with a poor functioning thyroid gland. Research has shown that early thyroid assessment can, in many cases, reduce the incidence or severity of these high profile diseases.


Do you suffer from any of the following?

  • Tiredness and fatigue
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Weight gain
  • Intolerance to cold weather
  • Brittle hair
  • Slow heart rate
  • A croaky, hoarse voice
  • Lethargy
  • Slowed speech Puffy face
  • Loss of eyebrows from the sides Drooping eyelids
  • Constipation
  • Coarse hair
  • Confusion Depression
  • Dementia Headaches
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Increased risk miscarriage
  • Other menstrual disorders
  • Cold hands and feet


If you answered yes to some or most of the above questions, you might be suffering from an underactive thyroid.

The role of the thyroid is to maintain the body’s regulatory functions thus affecting our bodies at the cellular level. Our Cellular energy can decline due to the aging process, stress, and environmental toxins happening daily in our lives. Thyroid dysfunction can negatively affect the neurological, heart, skeletal muscle, kidneys, and hormone-producing tissues in our bodies.

Research has documented that up to 80% of the population has some level of thyroid dysfunction; therefore, a thyroid function screening test is very important for everyone. The standard blood test used to check for proper thyroid function is a good tool to establish a baseline thyroid function, but it can be inaccurate especially in cases of patients with sub-clinical hypothyroidism.


Try This Simple Test

Do you suffer from any of the following symptoms?
Rate your symptoms below from a scale of 0 to 3, i.e. 0 – None; 1 – Mild; 2 – Moderate; 3 – Severe.

  • Tired and sluggish
  • Dry hair and skin
  • Need for more sleep
  • Weak muscles
  • Constant feeling cold
  • Muscle cramps
  • Poor memory
  • Depressed
  • Slow thinking
  • Puffy eyes
  • Difficulty with math
  • Hoarser/deeper voice
  • Muscle /joint pain
  • Constipation
  • Coarse hair or hair loss
  • Low sex drive/impotence
  • Puffy hands and feet
  • Unsteady gait
  • Gain weight easily
  • Thinning outer eyebrow
  • Menses more irregular
  • Heavier menses



  • Tachycardia (Rapid Heart Beat)
  • Palpitation (Skipping of Heart Beat)
  • Insomnia
  • Shakiness
  • Increased Sweating
  • Brittle Nails
  • Loss of Appetite


If you score higher than 8 in the HYPO section or higher than 0 in the HYPER section you might have to check out your Thyroid Function.


Manifestations of Hypothyroid

  • Headache
  • Poor coordination
  • Deafness
  • Vertigo or Tinnitus
  • Poor memory
  • Reduced attention span
  • Sleep apnea
  • Psychiatric Syndromes
  • Depression
  • Schizoid or affective psychoses
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Joint stiffness
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


Risks of Subclinical Hypothyroid

  • High or Low blood pressure
  • High Cholesterol & other blood fats
  • Vascular (blood vessel) Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Neurological (Parkinson’s like diseases)
  • Double Alzheimer’s Risk
  • Arthritis and inflammatory diseases
  • Pregnancy Complications


See Zoe our in store Naturopath who will be able to help with measuring your thyroid function with a few simple tests.

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