Why Isn’t My Medical Doctor Helping Me with My Thyroid Problem??
—by Dr. Michael L. Johnson
I’ll tell you why your medical doctor is not helping you and it is my honest opinion. The reason that your M.D. isn’t helping you is because the vast majority of medical physicians think that thyroid patients are crazy! “All that those women need is some Synthroid but they keep coming back to me with their multiple complaints and frankly, after a while, I just stop listening!” That is what one family practice physician told me privately over drinks at our local country club. In my opinion, this attitude sums up how most medical physicians feel about thyroid patients. Notice that I say “most” physicians and not “all” physicians because there are some GREAT physicians out there. I am good friends with a number of medical doctors, some of them are my best friends, so you may have to take the time and “interview” a number of doctors to find the doctor that’s right for you.
Second, and this is HUGE, so I will state it many times throughout my book, according to The Journal of Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders… “90% of hypothyroidism or low thyroid is caused by an autoimmune thyroid or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.” Medicine has absolutely no answer for Hashimoto’s!
Let me say that again because it is SO IMPORTANT…medicine has absolutely no answer for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis!
If 90% of hypothyroidism is caused by an autoimmune thyroid or Hashimoto’s so you don’t just have “a thyroid problem,” you have an IMMUNE SYSTEM PROBLEM. In my opinion, physicians are clueless when it comes to addressing an “immune system problem.” They have no idea how to calm down the immune system and stop it from attacking your thyroid. All that they can do is prescribe T4 and/or T3 medications and that alone will not address that autoimmune disorder. They are lost in a lost world!
On the other side of the coin is where a thyroid patient has been taking nutritional supplements that were recommended by their M.D., a chiropractor, a naturopath or a certified nutritionist and the supplements are not working! That is because the supplements that the patient is taking are most likely synthetic or contains excipients. I address these two issues in detail later on as it is a very important issue to me because I was taking nutritional supplements in the past that were not working and in one case, they were actually making me WORSE! Unfortunately, I was recommending these same nutritional supplements to my patients and they were not responding either! It doesn’t make any sense to me to take supplements that don’t work and actually makes the patient worse! This is NOT GOOD and yet, I see it happening all of the time.
So what is a thyroid patient to do? You have to find a doctor or clinician that will get to the cause and most importantly, once they get to the cause, they use all natural protocols!
Remember…You Are NOT Your Thyroid Disorder!
Your thyroid disorder is NOT you and YOU are not your thyroid disorder!
Your thyroid disorder DOES NOT and should not define who you are because you are Ed, Linda, Melissa, Barb, Al, or Ben. I have to say this because over the years, I have seen so many thyroid and other chronic condition patients “buy” into their disorder so much that it becomes their identity!
You are NOT hypothyroid, Grave’s Disease, Hashimoto’s, lupus, RA, scleroderma, or any of the other chronic health conditions out there! Your illness is not you, you are you! Grave’s Disease, Hashimoto’s, hypothyroid, RA, lupus, scleroderma, etc. are just names! That’s it…NAMES! You have symptoms and even though you will always have to manage your condition, your symptoms can and will be relieved.
Why Are There So Many Thyroid Patients?
Estimates on the number of thyroid patients vary widely but there are tens of millions (most estimates put it at 25 million but I have heard as high as 50 million) of thyroid patients that have been diagnosed and many millions more that are undiagnosed. So why are there so many thyroid patients? I will give you my opinion and you can judge for yourself. The first reason that I feel that there are so many thyroid patients is toxins. For the past 60 years, toxins have been invading our lives and we pay very little attention to the invasion. Think about it, there are chemicals in our carpets, bedding, clothing, cleaning products, personal care products, and plastic bottles (who ever heard of BPA until recently?). There are hormones in our meat and dairy products and fluoride in our drinking water and toothpaste. There is aluminum in our antiperspirants and many packaged goods, and pesticides in our fruits, vegetables, and on our lawns.
Second on the list of the reason why so many suffer from thyroid disorders is radiation. We receive radiation from medical and dental x-rays, airplanes when we fly, our microwave ovens and radiation from the thousands of cell towers around the country.
Finally, there are GMO and hybridized foods that have entered our diet without our consent. With all of these strikes against us, I am amazed that EVERYONE isn’t suffering from some type of thyroid disorder! Since the thyroid runs the body’s metabolism, perhaps there are many more people suffering than have been guesstimated to date!
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