Thyroid Disorders

The thyroid gland influences the functioning of every organ in the body, including the brain. Hypothyroidism is a common medical condition. When diagnosed, Hashimoto’s is the most common cause.

An underactive thyroid gland can wreak havoc upon one’s physical and mental well-being. The thyroid gland, a butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the throat, produces hormones that regulate the basic metabolic rate of every cell and organ in the body.

Hashimoto’s Disease, an autoimmune illness of the thyroid gland is very common, and results when lymphocytes attack the thyroid gland. This problem is more common in women, and thyroid antibodies will only be formed when there is oxidative damage to the thyroid gland.

We test hypothyroidism using a wide variety of tests including but not limited to:

  • TSH, free T4, T3, free T3, Reverse T3

  • Thyroid Peroxidase(TPO) antibodies
  • Serum Ferritin
  • Serum B12 (>450pc/ml)



Key Signs & Symptoms include




Joint pain


Periods of depression

High cholesterol

Cold hands and feet

Difficulty losing weight

Thinning hair or hair loss

Dry skin

Decreased body hair

Body temperature below 98.6ºF

A puffy face or swollen eyelids

Less than one bowel movement per day

Cold sensitivity

Our Treatment Plan

My approach includes the following Steps to achieve the goal of ‘Balancing Your Health, One Step at a Time.’


Systematic Review of Findings (ROF)


Identification of Root Cause Problems (RCP)


Laying the Foundation for Root Cause Resolution & Balance


Maintanence of Balance between your Biological Footprint & Nature's Template

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– Sarah M.


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– Joey H.

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– Diane S.

Our Practice


1411 Plaza West Dr, # B
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

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Call us at (336) 760-0240 

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Wednesday: 8 a.m. –  5 p.m.