One of the most common concerns I see in the Naturopathic clinic is thyroid issues. There are a couple of different types of thyroid issues:
1. hypothyroidism. This is the most common type of thyroid disease, and 80% of those with hypothyroidism have/had Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, in which the body attacks its own thyroid. I only see this in women with irregular menses or hormonal imbalances; therefore, balancing the hormones is key to stopping this attack. Endocrinologists will put a person with Hashimoto’s on thyroid replacement, but they are unable to balance the female hormones and stop the autoiummune destruction of the thyroid (Hashimoto’s). Naturopathically there is a lot we can do to balance hormones and support the thyroid.