When it comes to your thyroid, what you don’t know can hurt you — and even have life-threatening consequences.
And a new study in the journal BMJ proves it.
The problem is, most medical doctors aren’t trained to recognize the signs and symptoms of this clear and present danger to your health.
What BMJ researchers confirmed is that thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels outside the norm (0.4-4.0 mIU/L) are linked to a host of long-term adverse health outcomes, including premature death, cardiovascular disease and fractures.
In this study of more than 162,000 patients, mortality rates rose among patients who were both above and below the normal range. And the risk of heart disease, heart failure and fragility fractures increased at TSH concentrations above 10 mIU/L.1
Maintaining a healthy thyroid is one of the easiest, most powerful anti-aging weapons you have. But thyroid disease may be the most underdiagnosed medical condition today.
At my clinic, I use a variety of strategies to restore and optimize thyroid function. One of them is using natural thyroid boosters that can help you maintain optimal thyroid health.
Indian healers who practice the Ayurvedic system of traditional medicine have been successfully treating thyroid disorders for thousands of years with nature’s medicine chest. Here’s one ancient herb I recommend to my patients:
- Mukul Myrrh contains powerful compounds called , which sensitize your body’s thyroid receptors and increases their absorption. It can significantly increase the amount of iodine the thyroid absorbs. And the more iodine your thyroid cells absorb, the healthier your thyroid function will be. I recommend getting 150 mg a day.
To Your Good Health, Al Sears, MD, CNS
There are about eighty species in the Commiphora genus that grow from India to Greece, but two of the most well-known are guggul (C. mukul) and myrrh (C. myrrha). Both plants produce a resin that has been used both as a perfume or incense and as a medicine. Guggul and Myrrh Gum (Commiphora mukul and C. myrrha)
Ref 1. Thayakaran R, et al. “Thyroid replacement therapy, thyroid stimulating hormone concentrations, and long term health outcomes in patients with hypothyroidism: Longitudinal study.” BMJ. 2019;366:14892.