Your thyroid is under attack — and mainstream medicine hasn’t got a clue how to fix it.
You see, it’s not a coincidence that the increased onslaught of toxins in our environment has led to a surge in thyroid dysfunction.
This is an especially important issue for women. Of the 27 million diagnosed cases of thyroid dysfunction in America, around 80% of them are women.
You may recognize some of the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction:
- Feeling unusually tired for no reason;
- Hypersensitivity to cold;
- Trouble concentrating and are abnormally forgetful;
- You inexplicably gain or lose weight.
Most doctors won’t do anything about thyroid dysfunction until it turns into a full-blown disease. Then they’ll most likely treat your symptoms with the Big Pharma drug, Synthroid.
I never prescribe this synthetic hormone, because it really only masks the problem. And it can also cause a lot of side effects — including bone fractures, joint pain, irregular heartbeat, fatigue, muscle weakness, insomnia, temporary hair loss, irritability and vomiting.1
There is also compelling evidence that long-term use of synthetic thyroid hormones can actually quadruple your risk of breast cancer, because these drugs can create an iodine deficiency. And iodine is essential for breast health.
When my patients at the Sears Institute for Anti-Aging Medicine come to me with thyroid issues, I take a completely different approach.
Although ignored by mainstream medicine, numerous studies prove beyond doubt that nasty industrial molecules like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and bisphenol A (BPAs) disrupt thyroid function. 2,3,4,5
Other research has discovered that people with higher blood concentrations of PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) — a chemical used in non-stick cookware, as well as stain- and water-resistant coating for carpets and fabrics — have higher rates of thyroid disease.6
And research on heavy metals — mercury, aluminum, cadmium, arsenic and lead found in seafood, dental amalgams, environmental pollution and vaccines are also among the worst offenders.7,8
That’s why I treat thyroid dysfunction by getting to the real root of the problem. I detox my patients using a combination of oral chelation and IV chelation.
Once the toxins are gone, you’ll feel a million times better and your glands will start working with youthful vigor.
The word “chelate” comes from the Greek “chele,” which means “claw.” And that’s what chelation does — the toxins are “clawed” painlessly out of your body.
At my clinic, I use calcium disodium EDTA for IV chelation directly into your bloodstream. EDTA is particularly good for getting rid of heavy metals and BPAs. It grabs hold of these toxins while they’re in your bloodstream and carries them out through your kidneys — before they can reach your thyroid.
If you’re interested in IV chelation at my clinic, please call 561-784-7852.
I also recommend oral chelation, which can easily be done in the comfort of your own home. Two of my favorites, which can be taken together to remove different toxins, are…
Milk Thistle: This herb is a member of the daisy family and its power comes from an antioxidant, called silymarin. It is particularly good at detoxing your liver and banishing pesticides and heavy metals from your body.
Studies show that silymarin strengthens cell walls against invaders and stimulates enzymes that combat toxins. It also defends against “free radicals,” biochemical byproducts that can damage cells.
You can buy milk thistle at most health food stores or online. I recommend one 200 mg capsule in the morning and at night. And make sure the capsules contain at least 80% silymarin.
Chlorella: This powerful dried, green algae is highly effective at clearing PCBs from your body and is one of the most widely used supplements in Japan.
You can find chlorella in most health food stores and online. Most people can tolerate high doses of it with great success. Take 1 gram with breakfast, lunch and dinner. I recommend gradually increasing the dose to 6 grams per day.
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD, CNS
1. Synthroid website. 2015.
2. Moriyama K, Tagami T, Akamizu T, et al. ‘Thyroid Hormone Action Is Disrupted by Bisphenol A as an Antagonist’ The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Volume 87, Issue 11. 2002.
3. Gregory A. Brent ‘Environmental Exposures and Autoimmune Thyroid Disease’ Thyroid. 2010 Jul; 20(7): 755–761. doi: 10.1089/thy.2010.1636. iv
4. Meeker, J. & Ferguson, K. Relationship between Urinary Phthalate and Bisphenol A Concentrations and Serum Thyroid Measures in U.S. Adults and Adolescents from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2007–2008.Environmental Health Perspectives. 119 (10). V
5. Goldner, W. et al. “Pesticide Use and Thyroid Disease among Women in the Agricultural Health Study.” American Journal of Epidemiology. 171 (4). vi
6. The Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry. “Stain repellent chemical linked to thyroid disease in adults.” ScienceDaily. 2010. . vii
7. Ciarrocca, M. Tomel, F., Cetica, C., et. al., “Exposure to arsenic in urban and rural areas and effects on thyroid hormones.” Journal of Inhalation Toxicology. viii
8. Honghua, L., Sheng Zhi Ye Bing, Z. “Effects of lead on thyroid function of occupationally exposed workers.” 2003.