cell doesn’t respond. This process is controlled by nutrients and cofactors and that’s where natural medicine has a huge role to play in thyroid function. We make sure they have the necessary nutrients for function. oAutoimmune oIf you address the patient in terms of the details of the thyroid gland, that’s where we play a role. We also look at antibodies, t3, t4oMost patients don’t get all this stuff checked. OHIP tests TSH and nothing else if it’s out of normal range. Its takes years to get out of range and by the time that’s happened, a lot of negative things have happened further along the chain. They still only treat it with thyroid hormone, they don’t have nutrition counselling and things that naturopaths provide·TestosteroneoNot as important for women’s health but a big deal for women with androgens. It’s important to men’s healthoFrom the testicles and adrenalsoTestosterone is not always working well. This is a problem because of the fertility aspect. Typically, you don’t have problems until 50s or 60s§Its common in 20s to have testicular cancer and testosterone problems, if they work with chemicals, shift work, other steroid supplements§This is the gap in education for men’s health. They don’t realize that there’s a lot that can happen with hormones in the 20s-30s age range.It’s not as common for men to get check-ups·EstrogenoActs on different parts of the body, important in the reproductive cycle. Critical to the menstrual cycleoIt gets a bad reputation. A lot of women are on hormones like birth control, iud, after menopause medication. There’s a lot of risk to be exposed to excess levels but it’s also really good cause it gives you emotional changes and regulated menstrual cycleoWe get exposed to too much in our environment from plastics, food… so it is linked to breast cancer risk, hormonal imbalance…oEndometriosis is caused by high estrogen·ProgesteroneoKnown as a pregnancy hormone cause its released in pregnancy but it is released with the cycleoIts important for the cycle cause if you don’t have enough you don’t get a balance of estrogen and your cycle doesn’t occur normallyoWomen with an imbalance will get PMS symptoms life bloating, cramps, etc.·Menstrual cycleo3 ways the pill works: changes the uterine lining to prevent an egg from attaching, prevent ovulation (inhibits the body from releasing an egg which is why you must take it every day), changes the cervical mucus. Normally
women get discharge throughout the month, most women will notice it. In pregnancy, the sperm needs to get through the mucus, so if its friendly its more likely you’ll get pregnant. If you’re on the pill, the mucus is more sticky and difficult for the sperm to swim throughoit takes a while for your hormones to rebalance after being on birth control. Post birth control symptoms is a conditionothe pill has so many effects on the body that most people don’t understand. Most people go on it very young and are not well educated about what’s going on o
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