You are reading this page because you or someone you love is suffering from a low thyroid dysfunction or hypothyroid condition. You want to know the difference between disease and dysfunction. If you are being treated for a thyroid problem and are not feeling better, then you most likely have thyroid "dysfunction".
But we must find out WHY you have dysfunction first.
Dr. Phil Gilman DC trained as a chiropractor and therefore learned how the body work as a system, rather than only parts. He has taken various post graduate education courses to understand how the immune system, gut brain, thyroid system, and other systems interact and integrate how your body functions.
NO STONE IS LEFT UNTURNED TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF YOUR THYROID CONDITION!
Dr. Phil Gilman is a published researcher on thyroid diagnosis.
Do you feel like you are on a treadmill?
Instead of guessing, we test you first to get the right information to find out what is and is not functioning properly.
Get the right start!
You must find out WHY your system is malfunctioning.
Find the cause, the reason! Then correct the cause.
Your other option is to treat and manage symptoms with drugs, or else just live with it.
What do you do when the medications do not work?
If you are suffering from hypothyroidism, you may be experiencing any of the following Symptoms of Hypothyroidism:
#1: Fatigue, tired, or sluggish
#2: Cold feet and/or hands
#3: Requiring excessive sleep
#4: Weight gain
#5: Difficult or infrequent bowel movements
#7: Lack of motivation
#8: Morning headaches that wear off as the day progresses
#9: Thinning hair or excessive hair falling out
#10: Dryness of the skin and/or scalp
#11: Mental sluggishness
So what do we do? How do we find the cause---the WHY behind your problem?
Metabolic Care Based on Specific Lab Panels:
We can assess your thyroid, adrenal glands, liver, kidneys, red/white blood cells and gut function with the above lab tests. All can be affected by chronic health conditions. By addressing any problems with your thyroid, adrenal glands, blood chemistry, or gut function, we can help you to heal faster. The CMP also allows us to check your blood glucose levels since glucose and oxygen are needed by the brain to function properly.
Here are some of the symptoms of sensitivities:
Chronic pain or fatigue
Constipation or loose bowels
Vomit often or nausea
As you know, an autoimmune disease is where your immune system attacks a particular area of the body (nervous system, joints, connective tissue, thyroid, etc.) so we may test for specific antibodies to determine if you suffer from an autoimmune condition.
A: TPO for thyroid anitbodies
B: TG antibodies
C: ANA antibodies
D: Inflammation markers
The immune panels give an in depth picture as to what is exactly happening with your immune system. If you are suffering from an auto-immune disorder, it trumps everything and it must be the first thing to be addressed.
Your immune system has two parts- TH1 and TH2.
We need to find out which part is working and which one is not working. Only then can we successfully treat your specific autoimmune condition.
H.Pylori: We can run a test for H. Pylori bacteria to determine any problems related to the gut function. Thyroid problems are related to stomach acid problems.
Intestinal Permeability: Used to determine if the patient suffers from leaky gut syndrome (LGS).
LGS or Leaky gut syndrome describes a condition of altered or damaged bowel lining. This is caused by antibiotics, toxins, poor diet, parasites or infections which lead to increased permeability of the gut wall to toxins, microbes, undigested food, waste or larger than normal macro-molecules. It has been proposed that these substances affect the body directly, while others postulate an immune reaction to these substances.
NEUROTRANSMITTERS: We may test for imbalanced brain neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are vital for proper brain function. Decreased neurotransmitters can cause increased pain.
HORMONE PANELS: We may check hormone panels to determine if the patient suffers from low testosterone in males or low estrogen/progesterone levels in females. Symptoms related to decreased hormone levels may include depression, fatigue, mental fogginess, mood swings, hot flashes, sweating attacks, weight gain, and decreased physical stamina.
Remember INFLAMMATION: Finally, we may need to test for inflammation in your system by testing homocysteine levels and C - reactive protein (C-RP). Many patients suffering from chronic health conditions suffer from inflammatory processes. Just about every thyroid patient suffers from some form of chronic inflammatory process.
Our goal is to optimize immune, hormone, and brain function, balance the left and right brain, create harmony, and reduce stress patterns.
Once we have run the necessary tests to determine your specific condition, we can successfully treat you via proper neurological and all natural nutritional protocols.
The result of proper functioning brain and metabolism is:
Ask yourself the following questions:
#1: How has your chronic condition affected your job, relationships, finances, family, or other activities?
#2: What has it cost you in time, money, happiness, sleep
#3: Where do you picture yourself in the next one to three years if your thyroid condition is not taken care of soon?
#4: What is it worth to you if we could improve your condition?
Here’s What To Do Next...
If you’re serious about the possibility that there could be an alternative solution for you or your loved one, call our office at 952-479-7953 and tell the staff person that you are interested in setting up a consultation/case review with Dr. Gilman.
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Dr. Philip. G. Gilman DC FASBE FMA
Diagnosis of Thyroid dysfunction: Applied kinesiology compared to clinical observations and laboratory tests.