The Role of the Thyroid.
The thyroid’s role is to maintain the body’s regulatory functions thus affecting our bodies at the cellular level. Cellular energy decline is inevitable due to the aging process, stress, and environmental toxins happening daily in our lives. Thyroid dysfunction can negatively affect the neurological, heart, skeletal muscle, kidneys, and hormone-producing tissues in our bodies.
Research has documented that 80% of the population has some level of thyroid dysfunction; therefore, thyroid function screening test is very important for everyone. The standard blood test used to check for proper thyroid function is a good tool to establish a baseline thyroid function, but it can be painful, costly and often be misleading in cases of ongoing treatment of patients with sub-clinical hypothyroidism.