Revivelife Clinic I Naturopath in Ottawa


Be the Thyroid Detective In Your Health

Feeling tired, depressed, cold, constipated and gaining weight may be more than “just getting older”. You may have hypothyroidism. In contrast, if you have sudden weight loss, rapid heartbeat, excess sweating, or nervousness you may have hyperthyroidism. There is nothing worse than not feeling well but being told you are fine.  Up to 60% of people with thyroid disease don’t know it.

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Subclinical hypothyroidism which presents with normal T4 and T3 and elevated TSH is often a missed diagnosis, leaving individuals to suffer for years.  This is due in large part to the broad range of normal range TSH on blood work (0.35-4.5 μIUmL).1-5 Revivelife suggests an optimal level of TSH between 1.0 and 2.0 μIUmL, as certain studies identify a TSH above 2.0 may be associated with heart disease and health risk.6

Our practitioners use advanced diagnostic testing a complete thyroid panel and hormones testing which is often not found at your traditional medical doctor’s office to determine what factors may be underlying your thyroid concerns.

The Revivelife approach may include the following therapies:  fitness, nutrition (foods rich in iodine, selenium, zinc and vitamin A, supplements and or IV therapy), food sensitivities, hormone balancing both naturally, with desiccated thyroid or thyroid hormone replacement, targeted supplements, acupuncture and or stress management.

  • Guggulsterones: Targeted therapy for hypothyroid may include guggulsterones (active component in guggul extract from the mukul myrrh tree) that supports thyroid function by increasing iodine update, T3 resin uptake, protein bound iodine, and free T4 levels in thyroid tissue. 7

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THYROID Conditions Treated

  • Grave’s Disease
  • Hashimoto’s Disease
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Post-Partum Thyroiditis
  • Sub-Clinical Hypothyroidism

advanced thyroid tests

All lab testing requires a consultation prior to assess which lab testing is right for you.  Additional thyroid therapies and tailored test options are available based on need.

Be sure to check out Revivelife’s blog and videos on thyroid.

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  2. Dyess EM, Segerson TP, Liposits Z, et al. Triiodothyronine exerts direct cell-specific regulation of thyrotropin-releasing hormone gene expression in the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus. Endocrinology. 1988 Nov;123(5):2291-7
  3. Angermayr L, Clar C. Iodine supplementation for preventing iodine deficiency disorders in children. Cochrane Database Syst Rev.2004;(2):CD003819.
  4. Lorini R, Gastaldi R, Traggiai C, Perucchin PP. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Pediatr Endocrinol Rev. 2003 Dec;1 Suppl 2:205-11;discussion 211
  5. The national women’s Health Information Center. Accessed March 17, 2011.v
  6. Walling HW. Clinical differentiation of primary from secondary hyperhidrosis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011 Feb 17.
  7. Garduño-Garcia Jde J, Alvirde-Garcia U, López-Carrasco G, et al. TSH and free thyroxine concentrations are associated with differing metabolic markers in euthyroid subjects. Eur J Endocrinol. 2010 Aug;163(2):273-8
  8. Fatourechi V. Subclinical hypothyroidism: an update for primary care physicians. Mayo Clin Proc. 2009;84(1):65-81
  9. Guan H, Shan Z, Teng X, etal. Influence of iodine on the reference interval of TSH and the optimal interval of TSH: results of a follow-up study in areas with different iodine intakes. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2008 Jul;69(1):136-4
  10. American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. Subclinical thyroid disease. March 17, 2011
  11. Benvenga S, Ruggeri RM, Russo A, Lapa D, Campenni A, Trimarchi F. Usefulness of L-carnitine, a naturally occurring peripheral antagonist of thyroid hormone action, in iatrogenic hyperthyroidism: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2001 Aug;86(8):3579-94
  12. Tunbridge WM, Evered DC, Hall R, et al. The spectrum of thyroid disease in a community: the Whickham survey. Clin Endocrinol(Oxf). 1977 Dec;7(6):481-93.
  13. Singh AK, Prasad GC, Tripathi SN. In vitro studies on the thermogenic effect of Commiphora Mukul (Guggulu). The ancient science of life. Jul1982;2(1):23-28
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