Long before blood testing came along, many knowledgeable doctors evaluated thyroid health with two simple, reliable tests you can do in the comfort of your own home.
These home thyroid tests can show low thyroid function that current blood tests often don’t reveal.
Why Thyroid Blood Tests Are Often Wrong
Thyroid blood tests, including TSH, can be inaccurate for several reasons. One is that blood tests can’t measure how much thyroid hormone is actually reaching your cells. Another is that stress can suppress TSH levels, giving a faulty diagnosis of good thyroid health.
These simple home tests were developed by Broda Barnes and Raymond Peat, two pioneering doctors who diagnosed and treated patients on the basis of primary symptoms. They understood that up to 40% of patients have low thyroid function, which can interfere with most bodily processes, resulting in a variety of illnesses if left untreated.
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Feeling good is similar for everyone – the boundless energy, the joy, the zest that makes life flow – but feeling bad can take many different forms.
Some of us have low energy. We ask, “Why do I feel tired all the time?” We wonder why we fatigue so easily, even when doing things we enjoy.
Others wonder why they can’t concentrate and become easily distracted; or why they feel anxious, depressed, or restless.
What Ties All These Conditions Together?
Still others have insomnia, migraines, perhaps weight or digestive issues.
Diabetes, heart problems and cancer wreak havoc with many lives. Serious health issues that can make every day a struggle.
I’ve often wondered: does it have to be this way? How can we prevent or mitigate this pain and illness?
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If you’re like me, you may frequently wake up an hour or two before you
intend to rise and then stare at the clock in frustration. “Why am I waking up so early?” You fume and toss about fruitlessly, often giving up and getting out of bed early to start your day, rationalizing that you’ll get a lot more done before anyone else is up.
But the irritation remains. You wish you knew how to go back to sleep, but you haven’t found the key. Sometimes you may wake up startled – as if you suddenly realized you’re late for work or you heard a sudden crash.
Your mind is on full alert for no apparent reason. Or sometimes you have the faintest touch of a headache or feel a full-blown migraine coming on.
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