"An estimated 27 million Americans suffer from thyroid-related illnesses, the majority of them women. Yet thyroid-related diseases are often ill diagnosed, and there is much about their treatment that bears greater clarification and study. Dr. Datis Kharrazian's Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms When My Lab Tests Are Normal? presents a revolutionary breakthrough in understanding Hashimoto's and hypothyroidism and supporting people who have these conditions.
Using a fascinating approach, Dr. K tackles the confusing science of Hashimoto's by emphasizing the root cause of thyroid-related illnesses. . . .It is generally accepted that the thyroid autoantibodies thyroglobulin and thyroid peroxidase reflect disease activity and progression and are valuable in disease prediction and the classification of Hashimoto's and Graves' Diseases. While clinicians rely on antibody levels and elevations in thyroid-stimulating hormone, they give little attention to the factors involved in thyroid autoimunity, as Dr. Kharrazian indicates. Researchers and clinicians should be asking the question, "Why does the human body react to its own antigens, resulting in the production of potentially harmful autoantibodies?" This event may be caused by environmental factors, such as bacterial or viral infections , or toxic haptenic chemicals binding to human tissue, causing modification of self-antigens and the subsequent production of autoantibodies.
The book begins, in simple terms, with the basics of the thyroid gland and the thyroid metabolic pathway. Since the thyroid gland is connected to many dots including gastrointestinal function, adrenal hormone metabolism, stomach acid production, brain chemistry changes, and liver detoxification, its dysfunction can contribute to clinical manifestations throughout the body. Dr. K uses case histories to illustrate the thyroid connection to suboptimal health. For him, a basic understanding of immune function is the first step in managing thyroid disorders. According to Dr. Kharrazian, the immune system must be addressed and supported along with the thyroid to successfully manage Hashimoto's, prevent future autoimune diseases, and enjoy a better quality of life."
Drs. Kelsey have studied under Dr. Kharrazian and have applied his protocols with successful results in many cases. Some testimonials are on this web site. If you would like to see if we can help you, call our office 260.432.8777 to set up an initial consultation.