Thyroid: Fuel To Your Body

The thyroid is a small gland located in the lower front part of the neck, just below the voice box. It helps regulate cerebral function and metabolism–how the body turns food into energy. It also plays a role in keeping the organs functioning properly and helping the body conserve heat. Controlled by the pituitary gland, the thyroid produces hormones that are carried in the blood to every tissue in the body–every cell depends upon thyroid hormones for regulation of its metabolism. Over time, the amount of thyroid hormone decreases and conversion from T4 to T3 is decreased. Patients can have normal labs and symptoms of thyroid deficiency.

Benefits:

  • Increased energy
  • Increases fat breakdown
  • Weight loss
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Cardiovascular protection
  • Improved cerebral metabolism
  • Prevents cognitive impairment
  • Protects against bone loss
  • Assists with irregular menses & ovulation
  • Improves thin sparse hair and nails
  • Improvement of bipolar disorder thyroid

Watch YouTube video of Dr. Marco Uribe Discussing Thyroid Hormone on KBTX