Your thyroid is located above the Adam’s apple, your thyroid produces thyroid hormone (TH), which regulates, among other things, your body’s temperature, metabolism and heart. WOW!!! The thyroid-that little gland does all that? Yes, it does.
In healthy people, the thyroid makes just the right amounts of two hormones, T3 and T4. These hormones have important actions throughout the body. Most importantly, they regulate many aspects of our metabolism, affecting how many calories we burn how warm we feel, how much we weigh… and our general well being.
In today’s world, people are uneducated as to what a Chiropractor does. Chiropractors are much more than just cracking backs. When it comes to Thyroid and autoimmune thyroid conditions, Chiropractors are about balancing the nervous system. And the nervous system innervates every cell and tissue in the body. So, there happens to be “interference” with the nerves which innervate the thyroid gland, then this possibly can result in malfunctioning of the thyroid gland.
If your thyroid is under or over active, things can start to go wrong. If it is sluggish, it produces too little TH; amped- up and it produces too much. So, what exactly causes this gland to go erratic? There are a lot of things that can cause it to go haywire.. Such as, an autoimmune attack, pregnancy, stress, nutritional deficiencies, toxins in the environment and it could even be genetics. Therefore, because the thyroid hormones extend across the body- from brain to bowels- it is difficult to diagnose a thyroid disorder.
If someone has a nervous system that is out of balance, since the nervous system controls the immune system, then this person very well might have an immune system that is out of balance as well. As a result this weakened immune system, the person will be more likely to develop a chronic infection, which in turn can trigger an autoimmune response. Or it could be a nervous system imbalance which could be making the person more susceptible to the effects of stress, which in turn can cause leaky gut, which in turn can cause an autoimmune thyroid condition.
Symptoms that you could be experiencing with a thyroid condition:
Have you currently been on medication for a thyroid condition? Still feeling the same after years of medication? Been to the doctor with any of the following signs and symptoms and still no answers?
Dr. Josh Rowden is also fed up!
“It is a disturbing trend that I observe concerning the management of thyroid conditions.. -the disturbing trend: most thyroid sufferers are managed EXACTLY the same! This really bothers me because I understand from my KNOWLEDGE of NEUROLOGY that no two people react the same… especially with the endocrine dysfunction.”
-Dr. Josh Rowden
We can support and manage your thyroid condition naturally and you may not need any medication at all. Don’t get us wrong, OUR OFFICE will NEVER tell you to stop taking your current medications. NWA Health Solutions actually work WITH your PCP to get you feeling better as quickly as possible. How?
We use very specific blood tests, which may include any or all of the following, depending on the individual. Here at NWA Health Solutions, we want to see your blood work, our Doctors want to dig deep into the root of your issue.
We also test to see if you have an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease is where your immune system attacks a particular area of the body (like the thyroid, for instance), so we test for specific thyroid antibodies to determine if YOU suffer from an autoimmune thyroid disease.
We can also check for gluten antibodies, myelin (fatty sheath around the nerves) antibodies, cerebellar (back part of the brain controlling balance, coordinated movement, and spinal muscles) antibodies.
Additionally we can test your adrenal glads (small glads on top of the kidners)via an Adrenal Stress Index (ASI), as many thyroid sufferers also suffer from adrenal problems.
Every new client we work with begins with a case review and consultation. When you schedule your case review and consultation, we will send you our comprehensive case history and dietary and nutritional questionnaire. This allows us to learn everything about your case and your history.
During the initial consultation we are going to thoroughly discuss your case and talk about the dietary, lifestyle and supplemental changes we can make immediately to make a positive impact on your condition.
We are also going to discuss the specific lab tests that will give us the specific information needed to uncover the causes of your condition.
Then we will make VERY specific lifestyle, nutrition and supplemental changes according to the results of your labs, custom tailored to your EXACT NEEDS.
Usually we will prescribe you a series of diet, lifestyle and supplemental changes and then schedule another consultation in the future. This will allow us to review your progress, review your most recent lab findings and move onto the next phase of care.
The Essentials of How We Stress
Stress is generally thought of as being all bad. We associate it with feeling up-tight, uneasy, nervous, distracted, possibly sick, but generally miserable. Stress is just a fact of life, but how you respond to it is most important.
What is stress? It is anything that causes your body to change the way it is functioning right now. This involves more than just feeling frustrated, anxious, or pressed for time.
Although we tend to think of stress as purely emotional, life is a never ending series of three types of stress: Physical Stress, Nutritional Stress and Emotional Stress. The body is designed to survive all three types of stress.
Physical Stress comes from an actual threat of injury to your body. Physical activity and physical accidents put a stress on your body. Given time, your body will repair exercise injuries in a short time. Although physical trauma may leave a scar of some sort, it does not impose long-term stress on the body. Take care of immediate needs of physical stress, then return to life as usual. Physical stress is short term.
Emotional Stress comes from within. It originates in your conscious mind, your feelings, beliefs, memories, attitudes toward people and events in your life. Emotional Stress comes from your responses to events around you. You can suffer emotional stress along with physical stress. Being physically attacked, in a bad car accident, or another type of traumatic accident can create emotional stress long after the physical stress subsides. As long as your emotional stress continues, your physiology must adapt to handle it. These adaptations are conditions such as high blood pressure. You do not always have a choice about the situation, but you do have a choice about how your respond to the situation.
Nutritional Stress goes hand-in-hand with eating and drinking. Your body reacts to everything that enters it-an apple, a juicy hamburger, a vitamin, a prescription pill, cigarette smoke, city smog and even water. Either way, your body must handle it. If you eat an apple and the body doesn’t “handle” it, then it would rot and ferment. You would be in trouble. Putting the least amount of stress on the body is ideal; so the easier it is for the body to “handle” what enters it, the less undue stress is put on the body. Make healthy choices with what you choose to eat and drink.
Stress itself isn’t a problem, the way you deal with stress and for how long you deal with stress is the problem. Your response to stress is key. Your response determines how you feel mentally and physically. You have no control over how your body will respond to certain stimuli, however you can control the stimuli that prompt the responses- mainly your actions and thoughts.
Dr. Sarah Morter Rowden, D.C.
Dr. Josh Rowden, D.C.
5300 South Southern Hills Court
Suite 200, Rogers, AR 72758
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