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Hypothyroidism… what the $@%^ is that?

HYPOTHYROIDISM… WHAT THE H#%L IS THAT???hypothyroid woman

Hypothyroidism seems to be the new catchy phrase people like to use to sell you MORE STUFF.  Doctors and pharmaceutical companies want to sell you meds.  Chiropractors, trainers and nutritionists want to sell you “all natural” supplements.  For those of you who follow my work and know me, you know this bother’s the hell outta me.  I just don’t trust anyone who sells a product that will cure you of all of your ailments. Many conditions out there used to scare people into thinking they need these products and medications are usually, as I said before, catchy marketing phrases, BUT… Hypothyroidism or a slow acting thyroid gland is very, very real.

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“Am I Hypo-whatever that is?” 

Most likely you are.  There are many things that can contribute to having a low acting thyroid.  Here’s the logic:

If you have a weight problem then you have a metabolism problem, right? and so…

If you have a metabolism problem then you have a thyroid problem, and here’s why!

Your thyroid controls your metabolism by acting as the foreman on the construction site that is your body.  It regulates the hormones your body produces and the rate at which they are produced, but weight gain isn’t the only symptom.  More and more people are suffering from symptoms of hypothyroidism and being diagnosed with some sort of thyroid issue now a days.

Symptoms can include:

  • fatigue
  • depression
  • rheumatic pain
  • low body temperature
  • brittle nails
  • dry & coarse hair
  • hair loss/thinning hair
  • decreased stamina
  • low libido
  • sleep disturbances
  • cold extremities (hands, feet, nose, or maybe all over)
  • puffy eyes/face
  • decreased sweating
  • PMS
  • infertility
  • constipation
  • possible autoimmune disease

Now that’s a lot of stuff and you may suffer from one or many of these symptoms, but that doesn’t mean the root of the problem is any different!

“Hey Peter!  I eat healthy!  I exercise regularly!  Don’t accuse me of not treating my body well!”

Look.  I’m not accusing you of eating poorly, or not exercising enough, or correctly.  There’s much more to it, in fact.  Here are a few causes of hypothyroidism:

Causes of Hypothyroidism:

  • Nutrient Deficiency – not enough protein, quality of protein,  soils depleted of minerals and vitamins.
  • Types of Foods – like soy, grain (whole or not), PUFA, food additives,
  • Heavy Metal Toxicity – fish and mercury, FILLINGS and mercury, cigarettes smoke, environments if you work with or around paints and metals.
  • Liver Damage/Toxicity – the liver is a magic machine, and responsible for most of the filtration system.  Leaky gut.  Stress on the liver can inhibit the conversion of T4 to T3 conversion.
  • Increased Cortisol/Low Cortisol (if fatigued)
  • Hormones: Increase/decreased testosterone cause thyroid disfunction.  High Estrogen, Low Progesterone.
  • Medications – like Lithium blocks conversion of Thyroid hormones. Antidepressants, Birth Control, Statin drugs.
  • HPTA problem – Gonad, gut, adrenal all work on the Hypothalamus – Pituitary – Thyroid – Axis.

It seems like EVERYTHING causes hypothyroidism!  No, that’s not true.  It can seem complex as there is no one-way to heal everyone of this issue, but there is a path for every individual to achieve their own optimal health – the path to EFFICIENCY.

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When you describe a machine that works “efficiently” you would think of a machine that works well at a high rate taking the least amount of energy to do so.  If you were to envision a machine does not operate efficiently it would take a lot of energy to operate, break easily, and have a short lifespan before it broke down completely.

I was taught by Dr. Eric Cobb of Z Health from a neurological standpoint how important efficiency in movement is for success in strength training, pain rehabilitation and the development of many other valuable fitness attributes.  In my year of experience applying this to my clients I have found it to be the best, most advanced method of training athletes and non-athletes alike.  Nutrition can be looked at in the same light.

Energy production in the body down to the very smallest form of life at the cellular level should happen very efficiently.  Our cells combine oxygen and glucose within the mitochondria and through an oxidation process create energy.  When in a stressful event (of any kind) there is a higher demand for energy.  If there is a lack of good, immediate fuel source (glucose) from the foods you eat then you’re body will have to begin releasing adaptive hormones in order to break down parts of your body in order to  continue to produce energy.  Not only does this method of producing energy break down fat, muscle and bone, it’s also a very in-efficient way of producing energy.

This is a very useful survival mechanism int the body that can save your life if you were in a life threatening situation.  The problem is, in the American society we live in today there are so many stresses affecting our bodies that we end up living in this survival state where our bodies are constantly having to break itself down to produce energy.  It’s no wonder America is the fattest country in the world with one of the highest rates of mortality due to degenerative diseases!

Heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, alzheimer’s, diabetes, nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis (degenerative kidney diseases), suicide.  These are all leading causes of death in America and all duet to some sort of degeneration of the human body.

“Ok, well what can I do about it then!?”

Duh!  Fix it with diet!…  Oh, wait a sec.  It isn’t just that easy.  How do you know what’s right for you? Who should you listen to out there preaching about their “scientifically proven” method of dieting. What kind of diet should you follow?  Paleo? Atkins? SouthBeach? WeightWatchers? Vegetarian?  Well, everyone’s individual and different things work for different people, right?  But how do you know which one is really working for you?  Is weight loss the only key to better health?  These are the questions capable of causing so much confusion and frustration that giving up seems to be the one and only thing within your control.

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Paying attention to your body can make the difference.  Knowing what to look for can set your experience apart from all the other’s you may have had with crash diets and personal trainers of your past.  Here at The Fit Labs we help our clients monitor all the the symptoms listed at the beginning of this article, along with heart rate, temperature and blood work in order to deem wether what your eating or how your training is right for you.  Every time you put food in your mouth your body responds with physical signs telling you how the food is reacting.  Every time you perform an exercise there are ways you can tell if your body finds it to be safe and productive or too stressful and threatening.

Why hasn’t anyone told you about this?  Well, it’s not something taught in mainstream medicine or in the average personal training certification.  It took me over 10 years of deciphering studies and research along with the help of the brilliant coaches I have been very fortunate to find and work with such as Dr. Eric Cobb, Coach Charles Poliquin, Dr. Freddys Garcia, Z-Heatlh Master Trainer Zachariah Salazar, Josh Rubin and others to discover the truth about the ways in which our body communicates these things to us.

Why trust me?  Well, you don’t have to.  Allow me to prove it to you.  I am a coach.  I help people become healthy, get strong and enjoy a higher quality of life and that is why I established The Fit Labs along with my partner James Wong here in Las Vegas.  I am not selling supplements, cleanses, or magic products that promise you will lose loads of fat in no time.  We offer a philosophy and a path that will only move you forward using the information your body is providing in response to the starting points we provide at the beginning of your trek to optimum health.  And that is what shapes your individual program.

Again the symptoms of Hypothyroidism are:

  • fatigue
  • depression
  • rheumatic pain
  • low body temperature
  • brittle nails
  • dry & coarse hair
  • hair loss/thinning hair
  • decreased stamina
  • low libido
  • sleep disturbances
  • cold extremities (hands, feet, nose, or maybe all over)
  • puffy eyes/face
  • decreased sweating
  • PMS
  • infertility
  • constipation
  • possible autoimmune disease

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms CALL TODAY @ 702-220-8222 and schedule a FREE, NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION over the phone or in person with me.  Recognizing there is a problem and reaching out for help is the first step on your path to better health, weight loss, more energy, better sleep and an overall greater quality of life… and in my opinion, it’s the biggest.

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  • depression
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  • hypothyroidism

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