Thyroid Video Testimonial
Did you know that 90% of all hypothyroid cases are autoimmune? Autoimmune thyroid, commonly know as Hashimoto's disease is the most common autoimmune disease in the United States (estimated at 35 million). The body interprets itself as a threat and makes antibodies against the thyroid tissue, which over time leads to tissue destruction and symptoms. Did you know that thyroid medications do not address the autoimmune component of this condition? Thyroid supplementation is very important with an elevated TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) but the traditional model of medicine ignores the underlying autoimmune aspect of Hashimoto's hypothyroidism. Although patients are often told to "diet & exercise" or take another medication(s), these are ineffective and allow the hypothyroid condition to progress. So what causes Hashimoto's Disease and what can be done to feel better?
Hashimoto's Disease along with all other autoimmune conditions develops when three criteria are present in the body: Leaky Gut (permeability), Genetic Susceptibility, and a Trigger. There are several known triggers that exacerbate autoimmune conditions and hypothyroidism including: gluten intolerance, vitamin D polymorphism (the body's inability to use natural vitamin D), iodine excess, heavy metal toxicity, estrogen surges, pregnancy (especially postpartum changes), gastrointestinal infections, and insulin surges. Perhaps the most common and most critical is gluten intolerance (not just celiac disease!), to which 80% of Americans have a genetic predisposition. The majority of these conditions are addressed at Red Tail Wellness Center and rather than symptom suppression, we focus on removing the root cause and allowing your body to heal itself.
People who suffer from this debilitating condition are some of the most rewarding clients to work with as great changes can be made very simply. Since autoimmunity is very complex, a detailed history is always taken at the first visit. It is during this visit that many insights regarding your particular case surface and a more specific treatment plan can be determined. We have found that determining and addressing immune dominance is integral in the treatment of Hashimoto's Disease. (As described in: Why do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? by Datis Kharrazian). Put simply, is one side of your immune system driving the antibody reaction, thus destroying the thyroid over time? It is nearly impossible to manage an autoimmune condition without addressing and regulating the immune system.
We perform a functional medicine, chiropractic and applied kinesiology exam which allows us to examine and properly educate you on a course of action in the months to come.
Here is what some people have said about our thyroid program:
Susie: Dr Ian helped me overcome many health problems. When I initially went to see him, I was suffering from hypo-thyroidism. With his help, I am no longer hypo-thyroid. Amazing Results! He is highly recommended!
Joetta: I initially started seeing Dr Ian for intense tiredness, digestive problems, low thyroid and a slew of other symptoms. He has been so amazing in supporting me to continuously make improvements and the results have been incredible. I highly recommend him, he is intuitive, wise and a high integrity person that I respect and value!
Jill: "Using adjustments, blood analysis, supplements, suggested diet and exercise, Dr. Hollaman has been able to re-create the proper function of my endocrine system and I feel like a new person! I've lost weight and feel good about myself again. I know that my health is better than it has been for many years and I am no longer taking thyroid supplementation."
Mary: "Ian really knows A LOT about thyroid problems! Several months later, I feel stronger, more energetic, and am happier than I have felt in a long time. Many thanks for all your help!"
Katherine: I would highly recommend Dr. Ian to anyone seeking to find a better pathway through thyroid issues. I was cycling downward and found myself depressed and with very low energy. Through blood panel analysis and saliva testing, Dr. Ian was able to analyze my problems and proscribe a regime of dietary changes and supplements that have been truly helpful. It has taken several months, but I feel better than I have for a long time. A secondary testing panel of blood/saliva helped show some significant changes for the positive. Dr. Ian is friendly and helpful and a good listener. If you have not tried an alternative approach to thryoid issues, Redtail Clinic is a great place to start.
Alex: If you're looking for a caring pair of doctors, this is the place to go! After dealing with thyroid issues for over a year, I found Red Tail Wellness. I feel so much better and have learned so much about thyroid issues. They always take the time to educate and answer any questions. I highly recommend them!
Because it is sometimes a big commitment to schedule an initial consultation we allow a 15 minute "meet the doc" where you can get some questions answered and decide if we would be a good fit. Rest assured though Dr. Karen & Ian have spent tremendous amounts of time learning the triggers of Hashimoto's hypothyroidism and look forward to helping you regain your vitality!