By Holly Lucille, ND, RN

Diagnosing issues with the thyroid is all about paying attention to the details. It is a complicated process, but I like to think of thyroid metabolism as a relay race.

The first leg is the Hypothalamus & Pituitary. These glands in the brain talk to the thyroid when adjustments are needed.
The second leg is the Thyroid Gland. The thyroid produces an inactive pro-hormone called T-4.
Leg 3 is Conversion. The T-4 hormones go through deoidonase, which creates the active hormone T-3.
The final leg of the thyroid relay race is Transportation, where the active hormone is transported to each cell and absorbed.

Speak to your healthcare practitioner to help you get to the root of your thyroid issues to determine where the baton may be getting dropped in the thyroid relay race.


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Holly Lucille, ND, RN
, is a passionate practicing N.D. and nationally acclaimed TV and radio host. She is also an educator, author and lecturer at various health institutions. Dr. Lucille is the past president of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association and was a recipient of SCNM Legacy Award and Daphne Blayden Award from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.

 

 


 

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