By Dr. Michael Badanek BS, DC, CNS, DACBN, DCBCN
There is an epidemic crisis on the frequency and clinical care and treatment of thyroid conditions in this country today. In my thirty three years of clinical practice of alternative functional medicine I am absolutely amazed at the lack of proper diagnostic procedures and clinical correlation in this regard. It seems as though anyone who has a “thyroid” condition is usually placed on one of two replacement hormones and told to have a good life, in which the real underlying causes of the thyroid dysfunction have never been addressed. You cannot give synthetic T-4 or T-3 hormones without causing other clinical manifestations within a short period of time thereafter. In essence they are just masking the original cause(s) and the underlying complaint is not even being addressed. Therefore, American citizens are becoming very disillusioned and disheartened with the lack of proper clinical evaluation and clinical care with these multiple thyroid manifestations and maladies.