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Do You Feel Tired All the Time No Matter How Much You Sleep?

It could be your thyroid gland. Over the years, I have treated many patients with low thyroid states as well as those whose thyroid is underactive due to Hashimoto’s disease. Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune condition where the immune system has become confused and begins to attack the thyroid causing the inflammation which disrupts thyroid activity.

Like all health conditions, thyroid dysfunction is usually the culmination and result of a combination of factors including toxic load, deficiencies in magnesium, iodine, iron and vitamin A; stress; hormonal imbalances, lack of sleep, depression, overwork, chronic infections, heavy metals, petrochemicals and solvent exposure.

In my experience, hypothyroidism commonly escapes detection by standard thyroid tests. However, it can sometimes be detected by a low basal body temperature. Â First thing in the morning before you get up, take your temperature with an oral mercury thermometer in the armpit. Â Do this for three days in a row.

For menstruating women, take your temperature at day 2 to day 4 of your periods. If your temperature stays below 36.3 degrees C, your thyroid may be underactive, and you should consult your health practitioner.

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