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Treating and Beating Low Thyroid

What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know about Hypothyroid

A Special Report By

Dr. Rodger Murphree

D. anxiety. Thyroxine. Murphree has treated well over 4. Rodger Murphree Your Thyroid Gland Every cell in the body depends upon thyroid hormones for regulation of their metabolism! The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck and is attached to the lower part of the voice-box (or larynx) and to the upper part of the windpipe (or trachea). Alabama. Heart Disease: What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You. found in many foods. As you can imagine. and Treating and Beating Anxiety and Depression with Orthomolecular Medicine. Thyroid Output The normal thyroid gland produces T4 and T3 in the following ratios: Around 80% of the hormones produced by the thyroid is T4 Around 20% of the hormones produced by the thyroid is T3 REMEMBER THIS! This is a very important concept.TreatingandBeating.C. as you’ll see later on in this report. He is the founder and past clinic director for a large integrated medical practice located on the campus of Brookwood Hospital in Birmingham. Dr. The main function of the thyroid gland is to take iodine.000 patients who suffered from fibromyalgia.Treating and Beating Hypothyroid Dr. also called (T4) 2. and throughout the body. chronic fatigue syndrome. weight gain. Rodger Murphree.C. Rodger Murphree. Dr. if this process is not working correctly. D. Dr. Treating and Beating Low Thyroid: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Hypothyroid A Special Report by Dr. and many other illnesses such as hypothyroid. also called (T3) Thyroid cells are the only cells in the body which can absorb iodine * Thyroid cells combine iodine with the amino acid tyrosine to make T3 and T4. Dr. and more. Problems such as low energy levels. These hormones go into the blood stream. you are going to have problems. and convert it into these thyroid hormones: 1.com . Murphree is the author of Treating and Beating Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. where they control how calories are “burned” to create cellular energy. Murphree has been in private practice since 1990. Triiodothyronine. Rodger Murphree 2 www. T3 possesses about four times the hormone “strength” as T4! Copyright 2008 Dr.

scientifically based. in diet. Thyroid hormones are like heat in your house. and is essential for their production. produces the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). and in the cause and prevention of disease. If there is little iodine available in our diet. chiropractic. it turns the thermostat off.Treating and Beating Hypothyroid Dr. Other Organs Which Influence the Thyroid Gland Hormones produced by two other organs influence the thyroid gland: 1. Iodine is obtained from the water we drink and the food we eat. insufficient thyroid hormone is produced by the thyroid and the person develops symptoms of low thyroid function. This is known as the Hypothalamic . and nutritional background.” What do these two organs do? When the level of thyroid hormones (T3 & T4) drop too low. the thermostat turns back on (TSH increases) and the furnace produces more heat (thyroid hormones).Thyroid Axis The Thyroid Acts as Your Body’s Furnace One can imagine the thyroid gland as a furnace and the pituitary gland as the thermostat. Where do we get it? Iodine plays an important role in the function of the thyroid gland.6 degrees F. Rodger Murphree is that doctor of the future that Edison referred to in the quote above. a small part of the brain above the pituitary. yet practical.C. As the room cools (thyroid hormone levels drop). So these two organs work together to act as a “backup” system to make sure that the thyroid hormones stay at the proper level in your body. Keep this concept of heat regulation in mind as I explain further on in this report how thyroid hormones control your body temperature. Part Sherlock Holmes. He has been in private practice for the last 18 years. got that? The hormone that makes up 20% of the normal thyroid output (T3) is four times as strong as the hormone that makes up 80% of the output (T4). he uncovers the biochemical glitches. D. which produces thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH). When the heat gets back to the thermostat. The pituitary gland.com Copyright 2008 Dr. Dr. Murphree uses some of the most sophisticated. stimulating the pituitary gland to release TSH. medical myths. located at the base of the brain. and drug dangers that prevent patients from enjoying optimal health.Pituitary . Rodger Murphree . which then stimulates the thyroid gland to produce more hormones. Rodger Murphree. Drawing upon his medical. is released. 2. "The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame. It is the chief component of thyroid hormones. Murphree is a medical maverick who explores and implements the latest breakthrough therapies— sometimes years before other doctors even know they exist. —Thomas Edison Ok. Why is iodine so important. The hypothalamus.TreatingandBeating. Dr. from the hypothalamus. TRH. Dr. Dr. Murphree routinely helps the “medical outcasts” that other doctors—including those at John Hopkins and Mayo Clinic—have said “cannot be helped. which is normally 98. nutritional therapies to prevent and reverse even the most stubborn illnesses. 3 www.

  Copyright 2008 Dr. Nails tend to be brittle and break easily. abnormal fatigue--especially having difficulty getting up in the morning and poor athletic ability. frequent ear infections.Treating and Beating Hypothyroid Dr. Rodger Murphree. The tongue is often thick and swollen.  Particular emphasis should be placed on hypothyroid conditions in parents or siblings. heart problems.com . fibroids.  Also. anxiety. dry. mood swings. frequent respiratory infections. heart palpitations. high cholesterol. but may also be underweight. fluid retention. including difficulty concentrating. These all suggest a low thyroid function. abnormal fatigue--especially having difficulty getting up in the morning and poor athletic ability.  The physical examination often reveals the hair to be dry. premenstrual syndrome. The skin may also have a yellowish tinge due to high carotene in it. poor circulation. suggests low thyroid. which involves the hands and feet turning white in response to cold. poor mental clarity. all of the above disorders can be seen in family members. post-nasal drip. dry skin. and joint and muscle pain. migraines. depression. Problems may show up in school. fears. brittle.  As far as family history. or other infections may be signs of low thyroid function. indigestion. infertility. frequent bladder infections. colds. gas. asthma. including difficulty concentrating. and show evidence of acne. and painful periods. These all suggest a low thyroid function. loss of memory.  Often.TreatingandBeating. high blood pressure. D. The skin may be rough. the outer third of the eyebrows is often missing. depression. allergies. Hands and feet are frequently cold to the touch. Rodger Murphree 4 www. adolescent girls suffer from menstrual irregularity. Please review the iodine self-test below to see if you’re low in iodine.  One often finds swelling under the eyes. sinus infections. flatulence.C. acne. Clues You May Have Hypothyroid/Low Thyroid With regard to infancy and childhood… a high birth weight of over 8 lbs. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW IF YOUR BODY IS LOW IN IODINE.  Throughout life. Other conditions include intolerance to cold and/or heat. reduced libido and sleep disturbances. bronchitis. disorders associated with hypothyroidism include headaches. Raynaud’s Syndrome. constipation. difficulty swallowing. and thinning and. sometimes working all week then crashing all weekend. with the person sometimes requiring up to12 or more hours of sleep at times. and flaky.  Problems may show up in school. visual disturbances. The patient is more often overweight. benign and malignant tumors. pneumonia. cystic breasts and ovaries. diarrhea. The thyroid gland may be enlarged.

D. Euthyroid patients often relate that they.Treating and Beating Hypothyroid Dr. But thyroid hormones don’t do anything within the bloodstream . Rodger Murphree 5 www. Rodger Murphree.C.com . BUT MY DOCTOR SAYS I’M NORMAL! Do you have Euthyroid Syndrome? A euthyroid patient will have normal blood work but STILL suffer from low thyroid. and sometimes even their doctors.” TRUTH IS… Blood Tests for Thyroid Function are Often Inaccurate HERE’S WHY…Blood tests for thyroid function measure the amount of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH). Euthyroid is a medical term for patients who have normal thyroid blood tests but have all the symptoms associated with hypothyroidism.” There’s no way to measure how much thyroid hormone is actively in the cell by measuring it in the bloodstream. fatigue. headaches.” Blood tests are a poor and inadequate way to measure true thyroid hormone levels. Copyright 2008 Dr. etc.the action takes place in the cells themselves.TreatingandBeating. and T3 in the bloodstream. low metabolism. T4. suspected a thyroid problem only to have their blood work come back “normal. There’s no way to measure how much thyroid hormone is actively in the cell by measuring it in the bloodstream. We can only guess how much thyroid hormone is actually in the cell! Thyroid Blood Tests are Nothing More Than a Guess! And here’s the problem…Most physicians won’t recommend thyroid replacement therapy if the blood tests come back “normal. We can only guess how much thyroid hormone is actually in the cell! Thyroid Blood Tests are Nothing More Than a Guess! The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry has reported that “Laboratory blood tests for thyroid may be inaccurate for many who get tested for hypothyroid disorder.

Individuals taking synthetic thyroid hormones like Synthroid (T4 only) may continue to have the symptoms of low thyroid for years. but since T4 is not being converted to T3 within the cells. The more stress. etc. D. Levoxyl. Important: if your synthetic T4 drug isn’t converting into the more active T3. you’re going to feel less than optimal. Levothroid. Levothroid. Levoxyl. certainly not as energetic as you know you should be. and. Rodger Murphree 6 www. Levothroid. even in spite of normal blood tests. Your blood tests may show normal levels.TreatingandBeating. doctors miss this all the time. the more Reverse T3 and more likely T4 isn’t converting into the more active T3. even in spite of normal blood tests. You may continue to go back to your doctor year after year and get your “normal blood tests. And to complicate matters… Millions of Americans go undiagnosed because most doctors continue to use older. Individuals taking synthetic thyroid hormones like Synthroid (T4 only) may continue to have the symptoms of low thyroid for years. More Ways Doctors Miss Low Thyroid Function T4 needs to convert into T3 (four times stronger than T4) for optimal metabolic function (bodily energy). Unfortunately patients often have a problem converting T4 into active T3 due to a build up of Reverse T3 – Reverse T3 is initiated by stress.C. Rodger Murphree..” You are told by your doctor to keep taking that same dose of prescription thyroid hormone because… “your tests look normal… keep taking your Synthroid (L-Thyroxine. Your T4 Prescription Thyroid Drugs . Copyright 2008 Dr. Levoxyl.). And. etc. May be Worthless. guidelines. A build-up of Reverse T3 actually blocks the conversion of T4 into T3.” Meanwhile you’re falling apart and feeling miserable. etc.Synthroid.Synthroid. I’ll see you in 6 months..Treating and Beating Hypothyroid Dr. If not miserable. Your T4 Prescription Thyroid Drugs . now outdated. May be Worthless.com . fatigue and other symptoms associated with low thyroid begin to appear. All of the drugs listed above are synthetic (man-made) forms T4 and may not be able to convert into the more active T3 thyroid hormone.

weight gain. Prozac. you wouldn’t have all these symptoms in the first place! Hey. but traditional doctors are only too happy to treat your symptoms of fatigue.C. you might actually GET WELL and not need to see a doctor…You’d feel good again! WHAT TO DO? HOW DO I KNOW IF THIS IS HAPPENING TO ME OR NOT? Self-Test. In the past. Not only are blood tests inaccurate. I would agree with that. they will tell you you’re fine. and he or she tests your blood. I routinely see patients who’ve been to their doctor. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE) changed the guidelines so that a TSH above 3. many doctors wouldn’t prescribe thyroid hormone therapy until the TSH reached 10 or more. Low Body Temperature is a Major Sign of Hypothyroid. and high blood pressure with the potentially dangerous drugs. In 2004. Of course.com . Rodger Murphree.04 is NOW considered positive for hypothyroid.04. Of course. and blood pressure meds.” Oh. However. etc. but the parameters for determining who has a thyroid disorder. Ritalin. and who doesn’t. low moods. had a thyroid blood test which showed their TSH was above 3. should be placed on thyroid hormone. brain fog. Ritalin. and high blood pressure with the potentially dangerous drugs. Prozac.TreatingandBeating.” Oh.). if they’d only treat your low thyroid. but traditional doctors are only too happy to treat your symptoms of fatigue. and it comes back with a TSH of 4. you might actually GET WELL and not need to see a doctor…You’d feel good again! The majority of labs are still using the old guidelines as well. So if you go to your doctor. fatigue.0. low moods. Adderall.0 were considered hypothyroid (have low thyroid). weight gain. Rodger Murphree 7 www. Copyright 2008 Dr. only to have their doctor tell them “your blood tests look normal. have been changed. Some doctors believe that anyone who has a TSH above 2. D. And. and complains of hypothyroid symptoms (depression.Treating and Beating Hypothyroid Dr. And I’ll bet you that 99% of the doctors out there don’t even know this! They are just too busy to keep up with these things. those with a thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) above 5. if they’d only treat your low thyroid. Adderall. “no problem with your thyroid. you wouldn’t have all these symptoms in the first place! Hey. and blood pressure meds.

are influenced by the metabolic temperature of the body which is controlled by the thyroid hormones. 97. When the body temperature is too low. When the body temperature is too low. 2. and their actions. constipation. Barnes was the first to show that a low basal body temperature was associated with low thyroid. His first study was published in 1942 and appeared in The Journal of the American Medical Association. elevated cholesterol levels. • A reading above 98.com . Menopausal women can take their temperature on any day.8 strongly suggests hypothyroid. poor sleep. achy pain. Record your temperature in a daily log. or below. according to Dr. are influenced by the metabolic temperature of the body which is controlled by the thyroid hormones. creating hypo-metabolism (hypothyroidism) and reduced metabolism (cellular energy). drink or brush your teeth 10 minutes before taking temperature).Treating and Beating Hypothyroid Dr. elevated cholesterol levels. shake down and place a mercury thermometer (digital thermometers are not as accurate) under your arm and leave it there for ten minutes. Barnes protocol: 1.000 college students and showed that monitoring body temperature for thyroid function was a valid. leading to all sorts of health problems: fatigue. every cell and every bodily system starts to slow down. Dr. Most of the biochemical reactions occurring in the body are driven by enzymes . approach to other thyroid tests. lowered immune function.TreatingandBeating. Enzymes. leading to all sorts of health problems: fatigue. high blood pressure. constipation. • A reading at. achy pain. and their actions. tingling hands and feet. depression. D. Rodger Murphree 8 www. Copyright 2008 Dr. Then. poor sleep. If using a digital thermometer. anxiety.6. tingling hands and feet. Then.protein molecules that work according to their shape. Enzymes. depression. The body works best at the optimal temperature of 98. if not superior. This study tracked 1. Women who are still having menstrual cycles should take their temperature after the second and third days of the period. First thing in the morning while still in bed. unwanted weight gain.2 may indicate hyperthyroidism (over active thyroid). wait 2 hours after waking up and take under the tongue (don’t eat. anxiety. creating hypo-metabolism (hypothyroidism) and reduced metabolism (cellular energy). Rodger Murphree.C. high blood pressure. every cell and every bodily system starts to slow down. the enzymes slow down. unwanted weight gain. brain fog… Self-Test for Low Thyroid The test for low thyroid function. brain fog… High fevers speed up the metabolism and allow the body to fight off infections Hypothermia (90 degrees or below) can be life-threatening and is considered a medical emergency. lowered immune function. the enzymes slow down.

so under normal circumstances. back in 1940. That’s because the thyroid gland in women is twice as large as in men -. when women are under stress. Most doctors don’t know.Treating and Beating Hypothyroid Dr. Copyright 2008 Dr. that amount plunged to just 135 micrograms. the need for iodine can double or triple! Yet. and most affective. Women are naturally prone to iodine deficiencies. the need for iodine can double or triple! Why are iodine levels so important? Low levels of iodine mean your thyroid isn’t functioning properly. stabilize cholesterol. encourage muscle growth. provide energy. Iodine Deficiency The major problem stems from a lack of iodine in the diet. I’ve found that the quickest. Without sufficient iodine. or choose not to accept. the typical American diet contained about 800 micrograms of iodine. the well-documented studies that show a low body temperature is indicative of euthyroid hypothyroidism. women need more iodine. women need more iodine. Iodine consumption has dropped dramatically in this country over the past 20 years. Women are naturally prone to iodine deficiencies. That’s because the thyroid gland in women is twice as large as in men -. regulate heartbeats. Rodger Murphree. Why Is Your Thyroid Function Low? Based on the past decade of the research. Iodine is one of the essential components of thyroid hormones.C. Two thirds of the body’s iodine is found in the thyroid gland. By 1995. the production of thyroid hormones is limited. That’s an 83% decline. there are four primary reasons for the high rate of hypothyroidism that we now have in this country. 1.com . However. way to get the iodine your thyroid needs to operate at optimal levels is to take over-the-counter iodine thyroid boosting supplements. the foods we eat contain less and less dietary iodine.so under normal circumstances. and even helps you keep a positive mental attitude. However. This drop is due in part to the depletion of our soils and in part to less iodized salt being used as an ingredient in our foods. D. when women are under stress. maintain weight control. For example. The thyroid helps balance hormones. Rodger Murphree 9 www.TreatingandBeating. keep menstrual cycles regular.

Rodger Murphree 10 www. clinically proven. kohlrabi and turnips.TreatingandBeating. peanuts. Both of these specially formulated. peanuts. like the inner part of your thigh or upper arm. 3. best on an empty stomach. kohlrabi and turnips. called goitrogens. Paint a 2-inch circle of iodine on your soft skin. cabbage.Treating and Beating Hypothyroid Dr. These included kale. you iodine levels are fine. In my practice I use a product known as Thyroid Boost. should be omitted for a while as they hinder iodine utilization. These included kale.com . I learned first-hand that many of my patients were in fact very low in iodine. I’ll recommend they also take Thyroid Support along with it. Thyroid Boost and Thyroid Support are the two products which make up my Thyroid Jump Start package.) 2. broccoli. D. soy flour. Rodger Murphree. (You can get iodine at the drugstore for under $1. Brussels sprouts. like a lot of my patients. should be omitted for a while as they hinder iodine utilization. broccoli. If the stain remains for more than four hours. If you find you’re low in iodine. Dip a cotton ball into USP Tincture of Iodine. are low in iodine. cauliflower. I’d suggest you start taking the Thyroid Jump Start Package with Thyroid Boost (2-3 a day). If the yellowish/orange stain disappears in less than an hour it means your body is lacking crucial iodine and has soaked it up. Now most doctors will tell you that you get all the iodine you need from iodized salt. and Thyroid Support (1-2 a day). If the patient is really low or really suffering with low thyroid symptoms and wants to jump-start their thyroid. Some foods. preparations have iodine and the needed co-factors to give your thyroid gland a jump start for optimal health. How to Self-Test for an Iodine Deficiency 1. cauliflower. Some foods. soy flour. cabbage. Copyright 2008 Dr. Brussels sprouts. I suggest you use the following home test and see if you. However. called goitrogens.C.

TreatingandBeating.C. our soils have become deficient in the trace mineral selenium. such as magnesium. because the effects of a selenium deficiency are very serious. Estrogen-like Compound Pollution Another factor that has generally been overlooked by the medical community is the recent introduction of estrogen-like compounds into our environment. minerals. but chances are you haven’t heard how important it is to proper thyroid function. I recommend my patients take a good optimal daily allowance multivitamin to make sure they get adequate intake of selenium. coenzyme Q10. If a person is either deficient or does not have optimal amounts of these substances. ingestion of contaminated food. Without selenium. magnesium. B2. and skin contact. Rodger Murphree 11 www. and other substances. B5). researchers have found that certain selenium-containing enzymes (lodothyronine 5’ deiodinase) are responsible for the conversion of thyroid hormone T3 to T4. These compounds make their way into the body through respiration. As with iodine.Treating and Beating Hypothyroid Dr.  I recommend my patients take a good optimal daily allowance multivitamin to make sure they get adequate intake of selenium. T4 can’t effectively convert into the more active T3 without optimal amounts of selenium. then a prescribed thyroid hormone will not work optimally and may even cause side effects. This is another reason why some patients continue to feel bad even though they are taking Synthroid or one of the other synthetic T4 drugs. this CONVERSION process is hindered. D. B3. That’s unfortunate. and must produce them in a somewhat balanced ratio. You might have heard how important this mineral is to your immune system. and B vitamins. The thyroid produces several hormones. magnesium. These chemicals can block thyroid hormone production Copyright 2008 Dr. and B vitamins. This process requires several B vitamins (vitamins B1. Rodger Murphree.com . Selenium Deficiency The second factor contributing to hypothyroidism is selenium deficiency. In the last few years. 2.

discoloration and lines in fingernail pigment. having lowered immunity to illness. However. Clues to low adrenal functioning include a low blood pressure (less than 120/80). Unfortunately.TreatingandBeating. Rodger Murphree 12 www.com . experiencing poor sleep. such as mood swings. D. fears and phobias. dry skin. experiencing joint or muscle aches/pains. having dark circles under the eyes. these pollutants can now be found in both our food and drinking water supplies. skin problems (such as acne. psoriasis. asthma. Chronic Stress Stress is part of everyone’s life–every day. lacking desire for sex. being affected by low blood sugar. have select food cravings or cravings for salt.  Copyright 2008 Dr. showing marked difficulty in recovering from common colds or temporal situations like jet lag. weeping. allergies. This is one of the primary reasons we are seeing problems like hypothyroidism showing up in our children. dry flaky skin). and emotional problems.C. Rodger Murphree. and pesticides such as lindane or dieldrin. when a person consistently and continually undergoes stressful events the affects of stress on the body begin to show on the way the body works together. When a person is undergoing stressful events – even “everyday” stress – causes the body to produce a chemical called cortisol.Treating and Beating Hypothyroid Dr. dioxins. breathing difficulties. joint or muscle pains. The symptoms of low thyroid (hypothyroidism) and low adrenal (adrenal fatigue) are in many ways mirror images of each other. lupus. Adrenal Fatigue Low adrenal function is characterized by feeling week. Cortisol is one of two main hormones produced by the adrenal glands and it is necessary and beneficial to the body to handle long-term stress. as in arthritis. affected by depression and showing signs of premature aging. eczema. These compounds include such environmental pollutants as PCBs. With a person affected by hypothyroidism. stress can aggravate the symptoms of hypothyroidism. and contribute to hypothyroidism.

D. Important: If a person has adrenal fatigue it must be treated along with the low thyroid or the patient won’t see the desired benefits of thyroid treatment.com . lower cholesterol. the patient may see little. a rapid heart beat. and improved immune function. Therefore I recommend all my low thyroid patients take specific adrenal supplements to repair their adrenal fatigue. Rodger Murphree. There should be a rise of 8–10 mm. and improved immune function. What a shame. Thousands of patients miss out on the life-restoring benefits of thyroid replacement due to a missed adrenal insufficiency. Self-Testing for Adrenal Fatigue Self-Test Methods Ragland’s sign is an abnormal drop in systolic blood pressure (the top number) when a person arises from a lying to a standing position. such as palpitations. less pain. What a shame.  If the weak adrenals are not addressed. in the systolic (top) number. Then. this indicates adrenal fatigue. The systolic number (top number) is 120 and the diastolic number is 60 (120 over 60). better moods.TreatingandBeating. Especially since the restoration of low thyroid function can yield such amazing health results including.  Chronic stress and adrenal fatigue are so common in today’s society that I find 99% of my patients have low adrenal function.C. to name but a few. increased energy. lower cholesterol. take your blood pressure again after immediately standing up. to name but a few. A drop or failure to rise indicates adrenal fatigue.Treating and Beating Hypothyroid Dr. benefit to thyroid therapy and may actually feel worse and/or develop symptoms of an overactive thyroid gland. Especially since the restoration of low thyroid function can yield such amazing health results including. less pain. if any. Example: Someone takes your blood pressure while you’re lying on your back. The adrenal hormone cortisol is necessary for the conversion of T4 to the active T3. Copyright 2008 Dr. Thousands of patients miss out on the life-restoring benefits of thyroid replacement due to a missed adrenal insufficiency. increased energy. Rodger Murphree 13 www. and increased sweating. better moods. The systolic number (120) should go up 10 points (from 120 to 130). If it doesn’t increase 10 points.

Why does this happen? During adrenal insufficiency. If you’re low in iodine. Rodger Murphree.C. OK.Treating and Beating Hypothyroid Dr. and this imbalance causes an inhibition of the sphincter muscles of the eye. Do the Iodine Self-Test. tingling in the hands and feet. along with the Thyroid Support Formula helps to “Jump Start” Low Thyroid and helps to quickly elevate cellular metabolism. T4 free). Thyroid Boost contains raw thyroid concentrate including thyroid hormone T3 (it’s Thyroxin. there is a deficiency of sodium and an abundance of potassium. Thyroid Boost provides iodine and raw adrenal concentrates which may help with thyroid function. and helps optimize thyroid function. This product is designed to help support T4 and supply/boost T3 thyroid hormones. depression. you’ll need a flashlight and a mirror. Copyright 2008 Dr. Where Do You Start? What do you do next? I suggest you do the home self-tests and see what you find. weight gain. the pupils actually dilate when exposed to light. These muscles normally initiate pupil constriction in the presence of bright light. in adrenal fatigue. All batches are analyzed for any contaminants and free of BSE. To perform this on yourself. Raw glandular concentrates are from South American or New Zealand and are farm raised. grass-fed cattle. If after 30 seconds the pupil (black center) starts to dilate (enlarge). Rodger Murphree 14 www. D. However.TreatingandBeating. mental function. adrenal deficiency should be suspected. Fatigue. I’d recommend you begin taking the Thyroid Jump Start Package – This contains both the Thyroid Boost and Thyroid Support. Do you have low thyroid function and or adrenal fatigue? 1. and other symptoms associated with low thyroid are often reversed when my patients begin taking Thyroid Boost in combination with Thyroid Support Formula. Thyroid Jump Start Package Thyroid Boost. energy. Face the mirror and shine the light in one eye.com . Pupil Dilation Test Another way to test for adrenal dysfunction is the pupil dilation exam.

Click here to get Adrenal Cortex Supplement Summing it up If you have a deficiency in iodine. GET THE THYROID JUMP START PACKAGE Copyright 2008 Dr.TreatingandBeating. I recommend that you get the Thyroid Jumpstart package and take Thyroid Boost (2-3 a day on empty stomach) and Thyroid Support (1-2 a day with food). with food. Keep checking iodine response every few weeks. with food.com . D. If your adrenal self-test shows your adrenals are weak (99% of my patients have low adrenal function) then add adrenal cortex or adrenal support formula . Did You Have a Positive Adrenal Fatigue Self-Test? Note: If you do have low adrenal function. reduce to 1-2 Thyroid Boosts until you finish the bottle. twice-a-day. Rodger Murphree. If it shows an iodine deficiency once again.1 capsule. twice-a-day. I always recommend that my patients continue to monitor their iodine response once beginning Thyroid Boost with Thyroid Support Formula. Once your iodine self-test normalizes.Treating and Beating Hypothyroid Dr. I would recommend that you take also take 1 adrenal cortex supplement. Rodger Murphree 15 www. Thyroid Support Formula (contains iodine) accelerates the results typically seen when Supplementing with Thyroid Boost alone. re-start the Thyroid Jump Start products until it’s normal.C.

I’m taking Synthroid or other prescription thyroid medication. Rodger Murphree 16 www.Treating and Beating Hypothyroid Dr. then discontinue or reduce the Thyroid Boost. Thyroid Support . Rodger Murphree.8 or below and/or you have low iodine. Low Body Temperature? If you have a low body temperature (97. 3 times-a-day on empty stomach (or 2 capsules in morning and one in the afternoon).2.8 or below) AND low iodine (demonstrated from self-testing) then use the Thyroid Jump Start Package with Thyroid Boost and Thyroid Support. Copyright 2008 Dr. Once your temp reaches 98. 2. Add adrenal cortex or adrenal support formula if needed (most everyone will need to add one of these to get maximum thyroid boosting/correcting results and feel their best). What if I’m taking Synthroid or other synthetic T4 drug and have normal iodine self-test but low body temperature? What should I do to boost my thyroid function and feel better? If you have a normal iodine level but have low body temp (97.2. reduce your dose.C. D.take one a day with food. GET GTA FORTE II HERE Questions 1. Continue to monitor temps. see adrenal fatigue self-test). then yes. If your iodine self-test is normal then use: GTA Forte II alone (along with adrenal cortex and adrenal support formula if needed.2 or above. also known as the Thyroid Jump Start Package Thyroid Boost . or until you reach 98.best if on empty stomach.com . and one in the early afternoon.TreatingandBeating. Should I take the Thyroid Jump Start Package as well? If you’re taking a prescription thyroid medication and your temperature is running 97. Monitor your temperatures as outlined below and if your temperature rises above 98.8 or below) then use GTA Forte II.take 3 a day . Take 1 capsule. Keep checking your temps and reduce your dose when your temps average 98. add one GTA Forte II a day each week up to 5 a day. you should consider adding Thyroid Boost and Thyroid support.one in the A.2. If you aren’t reaching 98.M.2 after one month.

Money Back Guarantee Copyright 2008 Dr.8 or below) and low iodine take the Thyroid Jump Start Package . were mentally sharper. doctor-formulated formulas will help you feel better than you’ve felt in years. You may have hypothyroid (low thyroid) even if your blood tests are normal. I have low body temperature but normal iodine levels. and had less pain? • Can you imagine how you’d feel if you were finally able to “kick start” your metabolism and lose that stubborn unwanted weight? I’m so confident that my clinicallyproven. 5. If my lab tests are normal does this mean I don’t need thyroid medication? Blood tests aren’t very accurate. 3.TreatingandBeating. 4. I offer a 60 day. Rodger Murphree. 2. mail. 100% money back! If you’re not totally happy with these products. D.one capsule twice a day with food. Which thyroid supplement should I take? I recommend my patients with low body temperature (97.Treating and Beating Hypothyroid Dr.Thyroid Boost and Thyroid Support Formula. If your temps or iodine levels are low then you have low thyroid function and should treat accordingly. I have low body temperatures and low iodine. My adrenal self-test shows I have weak adrenals what should I take? Patients with weak adrenals (adrenal fatigue) should take adrenal cortex or adrenal support.com . Do You Want to Feel Good Again? • What would it feel like to have some extra energy? • How would you feel about being able to roll out of the bed in the morning feeling rested and ready for the day? • What would you do if you were happy again? Had more energy. I would recommend that you go by temperature testing and iodine self-testing. no questions asked. or email and we’ll refund 100% of your money. simply contact by us phone. Which thyroid supplements should I take? If you have normal iodine levels but low body temperature I’d suggest taking 3 GTA Forte II’s a day on empty stomach. Rodger Murphree 17 www.C.

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