Let’s face it if you are trying to lose weight you have to understand that your thyroid and weight loss are intimately connected.
If your weight loss efforts have been less than fully successful, it’s time for additional help. Sure, eating plans, exercise, and diet pills can work a bit, but results are often temporary.
After thirty years of medical practice, I have seen thousands of cases where optimal thyroid balance has been just the help my patients need to lose weight.
The regular medical profession, however, is not likely to tell you this. Most docs are sticking to their old rusty guns that overweight comes from simply eating too much and exercising too little.
Guess what? We are in the middle of an undeclared thyroid epidemic.
Moreover, recent studies reveal that even mild thyroid imbalance can cause weight problems. Thus, researchers now know that a significant part of our current obesity epidemic is due to widespread thyroid imbalance.
Thyroid and weight loss are critical to the process.
How common are thyroid disorders? Epidemiology experts estimate that one out of every 10 to 12 Americans has some degree of thyroid imbalance. We are talking about 30 million people, which means that you could easily be one of them and not know that thyroid and weight loss work together.
You are especially likely to have thyroid problems if you or any of your blood relatives have ever in the past had any problems with thyroid, diabetes, rheumatoid, or autoimmune problems. Thyroid is the most inherited of all conditions and thyroid and weight loss are inextricably intertwined.
Richard Shames M.D. is the founder of ThyroidPower.com
Dr. Shames graduated Harvard and University of Pennsylvania, did research at the National Institutes of Health with Nobel Prize winner Marshall Nirenberg, and has been in private practice for twenty five years.
He is the founder of ThyroidPower.com and author ofThyroid Mind Power which pinpoints the connection between thyroid imbalance and conditions such as depression, anxiety, memory loss, sleep disturbance, and cravings or addictions.
If you have weight issues, and have been told your thyroid screening test is normal, you may benefit from more accurate testing.