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Thyroid & Adrenal Issues

What Is Hashimoto’s Disease? When Your Immune System Attacks Your Thyroid

Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects about 5 in 100 Americans. This disease affects the thyroid and is four to ten times more common in women than in men. Here’s a deeper look at what causes this condition, how it affects your entire body, and how our Functional Medicine office in Tennessee can…

Overactive Thyroid vs. Underactive Thyroid: What it Means

The thyroid is a small gland in your neck that controls your metabolism and influences how you think and feel. It does this by producing the hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), which tell your body’s cells how much energy to use to function optimally. Your thyroid is an amazing gland that has an enormous…

12 Practical Steps You Can Take to Relieve Stress Right Now

Every day, you will find yourself in stressful situations – the jitters when you meet someone new or anxiety over a deadline at work. When these stressors build up, they can lead to long-term symptoms and serious health issues.  According to recent research, nearly 8 in 10 American adults feel stressed at least once a…

How Do I Know If I Have Thyroid Issues? Key Signs and Symptoms

Exhausted? Gaining weight? Feeling foggy? Thyroid symptoms can show up where you least expect them and are often confused as indicators for other conditions. The thyroid is one of the most underestimated glands in the body. Every single cell in your body needs your thyroid to function properly, which means the symptoms of thyroid issues…

How Functional Medicine Treats Thyroid and Hormonal Issues

The thyroid is often the source of many health problems. The thyroid gland secretes hormones and regulates most bodily processes. Therefore, maintaining the optimal function of the thyroid and balanced levels of its hormones is vital to your overall health.  If your thyroid dysfunctions and produces too much or too little hormones, you may experience…