Paragon Vitamins metabolic testing & analysis can show you which vitamin...
Vitamins & minerals for Hashimoto's & thyroid
Did you know that thyroid problems can be improved or even completely reversed?
Paragon Vitamins metabolic testing & analysis can show you which vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients can help you reverse or improve Hashimoto's & thyroid problems.
Most with thyroid insufficiency or Hashimoto's are told their condition is incurable and not to expect their energy levels (or life) to ever be the same again.
However, thousands who have been cured of Hashimoto's know this isn't usually true.
So why don't more people know this? Because the cause of most thyroid problems is still misunderstood by most.
However, as seen below, well established research shows there are usually a few common problems driving most thyroid problems all of which can be revealed with metabolic testing:
1. A lack of dietary potassium, necessary for healthy thyroid function and stomach acid & digestive system required to fully break down and protect you from:
-microbes, toxins, and lectins that cause intestinal permeability & unwanted antigens slipping through your intestinal wall into your bloodstream and
-the resulting antigen-driven autoimmune problems that might further affect your thyroid & allow you to fully break down your foods to provide energy and the materials to repair damaged cells
2. A failure to use the proper testing to determine whether potassium, calcium and other nutrient & vitamin levels in cells are where they need to be
3. Consumption of things which both lack and deplete you of minerals and vitamins critical to thyroid and other function, including proper production of stomach acid
-refined sugars & carbohydrates and/or alcohol (depleted of nutrient)
-GMO foods (high in gut-disrupting lectins and toxic pesticides & chemicals)
-non-organic foods (also too high in toxic pesticides & chemicals)
-a lack of proper foods, and other vitamins & nutrients to make up for shortfalls when thyroid and digestive health is affected
-a lack of required lifestyle changes
Many doctors don’t know that the balance of enzyme activity affecting enzyme function in your cells – that drives thyroid, and all the bodily organ and gland function – is largely regulated by the balance of minerals, vitamins, other nutrients and toxins inside your body's cells. This is now firmly established. And this is why you are what you eat (and do)!
The thousands of enzyme types that provide health are known collectively as the Proteome. More importantly the balance of the Proteome’s enzymes is the most important factor in determining whether you are healthy are not. Little of your health is controlled by your Genome as previously thought - rather your Proteome largely determines how your Genome is expressed, and, again, this is affected by diet, lifestyle and exposures.
-are not using the right testing to assess cell mineral levels (which determine your Proteome's enzyme balance), and
-do not know that blood tests can't be used to measure potassium & other critical nutrient levels inside cells.
This is because, in part, the body's cells work to keep blood mineral levels exactly where they are supposed to be, and will quickly give or take up minerals if blood levels of certain nutrients become too low or high, to keep the blood balanced. This is why chronic dietary imbalances can cause large mineral imbalances inside cells... even when you blood tests look normal!
Further, blood tests badly misrepresent cell levels of two of the most important minerals -- potassium and magnesium (as well as many others). This is because only 1% of your potassium and 2% of magnesium are normally found in your blood – the rest is all in your cells. And if these cell levels are low, a blood test can't accurately reveal this.
More importantly, the primary nutrient driving thyroid function is potassium. (Others like adequate magnesium, sodium, iodine, selenium, zinc, B1, B3, B2, tyrosine, and many others are also very important). However, if your intracellular potassium levels are low, there in no way for your thyroid and other cells to work properly. And the only way to get an accurate reading of cell potassium levels is by intracellular testing. This has been thoroughly established through metabolic research & clinical study, including 35 years of clinical study on 1.45M patients with 4400 doctors using hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA).
Because HTMA is a cell test, and not a blood test, it accurately reflects mineral levels in your tissues, and can tell you whether you are too low in potassium, as seen in almost all those with hypothyroid issues. It can also tell you if you are too high in intracellular calcium, also very common, which can lead to the calcification seen in thyroid cancer.
In fact, your body's cellular metabolic type is established by evaluating how your mineral balances may stimulate or inhibit the main "energy producing" endocrine glands (thyroid and adrenal), which regulate nutrient absorption, utilization, and excretion within your tissues - your organs, muscles, bone, skin, hair, nails, etc.
Therefore using the proper testing, nutrition and lifestyle changes, it’s easy to bring your minerals vitamins & nutrients more into balance, improve or restore your digestive capability & intestinal function, and get on your path to wellness.
Your HTMA reveals and defines metabolic factors currently affecting all your cells:
1. by a general classification: one of 8 possible metabolic types (each affecting endocrine or hormonal activity in a slightly different way)
2. more specifically: by individual levels of nutritional (& toxic) elements, as well as by numerous key ratios. These predict specific health trends and symptoms outlined in our full reports.
Further, your metabolism at the cellular level is either faster or slower, and can be quickly adjusted depending on the ratios of various nutrients in your body. Some nutrients enhance overall nutrient absorption & utilization in our cells, while others inhibit. Your cellular metabolism can also fluctuate based on swings in these nutrient balances. However, your hair sample indicates an average of your nutrient balances over a 2-3 month period, and whether you are trending towards a slower or faster cellular metabolism.
Important note on metabolism: Not all those with a slower cellular metabolism are overweight or less healthy, and not all those with a faster cellular metabolism are lower in weight or healthier. And while an overly slow metabolism is not healthy, a slightly slower metabolism is usually the healthiest! (see why in this blog post) Further, one’s overall metabolism is significantly affected by total daily activity & nutrient intake levels, which also help determine how much energy is consumed and utilized.
How efficiently your nutrients are used largely depends on the nutritional balance affecting your endocrine glands and cells. Therefore, your metabolic type is established by evaluating how your mineral balances may stimulate or inhibit the main "energy producing" endocrine glands (thyroid and adrenal), which regulate absorption, excretion, metabolic utilization, and incorporation of nutrients in your tissues.
Usually your cellular metabolism can and will quickly respond to the dietary, supplement, and lifestyle measures advised in Paragon's reports & supplement programs.
So always remember, you have the power to both control and change your metabolism & health, and to Take What’s Yours!