A 54 year old white female presented to my office complaining of hypothyroid type symptoms (hair falling out in the shower, no energy, 65 pounds overweight, joint pain, problems staying asleep, and poor stress response). She works as a sales manager and puts in a lot of hours. When she gets home, she then has to cook dinner for her kids, and either drive them to their activities or help them with homework (while they’re in school). It doesn’t leave much time for personal stuff.
Before coming to see me, she went to her primary care doctor (internal medicine). Her current medications include two different prescriptions for high blood pressure, a statin for high cholesterol, and Xanax (which she says she only uses when it’s necessary). She also takes over the counter medications for back pain and knee pain (usually Advil).
We did lab testing, and found she had elevated blood sugar levels (most likely pre-diabetes and/or insulin resistance), chronic inflammation, an anemia, a vitamin D deficiency, abnormal liver markers, elevated blood urea nitrogen (BUN), altered electrolytes, hypothyroidism, high reverse T3, low T3 uptake, and had glucose and proteins in her urine.
I prescribed a course of care which included a customized diet (anti-allergen, anti-inflammatory), and prescribed some supplements to improve liver function, drive down inflammation, restore normal vitamin D levels and support thyroid and adrenal function.
Three months into the program, 90% of her symptoms have gone away. We re-ran the labs, and everything has improved. It’s not perfect, but it’s a lot better and she got better results than when she was just going to the M.D.
When you work under the right model of care, you can expect exceptional results.
This is why I love what I do!