Thyroid

Is My Thyroid Normal?

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

Let’s talk about the thyroid and see if we can determine if your thyroid is normal.

The thyroid is a small gland located in the front of the neck below the Adam’s apple. It produces hormones that regulate how fast we burn food (metabolism). It also helps to regulate body temperature, body energy, use of other hormones, and growth and development of body tissues.

What can go wrong with the thyroid?  The gland can produce too much or too little hormone, an issue that is more common in women than in men.

Symptoms of thyroid overproduction include:

  • Weight loss even if eating more
  • Increased heart rate
  • More frequent bowel movements
  • Muscle weakness, trembling hands
  • Goiter (enlarged gland)
  • Change in menstrual cycles

Symptoms of an underactive thyroid include:

  • Tiredness, mental slowness, depression
  • Slow heart rate
  • Increased sensitivity to cold
  • Tingling or numbness in hands
  • Goiter
  • Constipation, heavy menstrual periods
  • Dry skin
  • Dry, thinning hair; loss of outer eyebrows
  • Swelling around the eyes
  • Decreased circulation to the skin resulting in dry, coarse skin on extremities
  • Redness over front of necklines in front of neck prominent

Children can also experience thyroid problems. Symptoms include being tired, poor growth, delayed tooth development, decreased sexual development, poor school performance, behavioral problems, anxiety and being too active. Infants can be overly tired and constipated.

Lab tests which can tell us which type of thyroid problem you may have include CBC, CMP, TSH total and free T4, T3, Reverse T3, T3 uptake, TPO antibody, and TGB antibody.

But often times thyroid tests come up normal even though you may have many symptoms of thyroid issues.

At Thorburn Chiropractic & Wellness Center, we utilize Nutrition Deficiency Testing (NDT) a non-invasive means of testing the body to determine the underlying causes of health issues and Science Based Nutrition lab work, including hair analysis. These natural means of testing can often identify issues that traditional testing ignores.

Once we identify the problem then I can recommend the best course of treatment to get you feeling wonderful again!

Nutrition Deficiency Testing on sale – our March special! From now through the end of March, we are offering a deep discount on your first Nutrition Deficiency Testing appointment.  The first appointment is regularly priced at $120, but through March 2017 it’s only $59!  Take advantage of the savings and get to the root of your chronic problem. Today is the day to start getting healthy!

Until next time…

Yours in health,

Dr. T

Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center
A Winner of the Top Doc L.A. Award
Increasing Health & Vitality for Over 30 Years
1612 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506
http://www.ThorburnChiropractic.com
Phone: 818-841-1313
Fax: 818-841-3340

Be sure to follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thorburnchiropractic twitter @ThorburnChiro and also find us on Instagram at ThorburnChiro and check out our monthly contests and promotions!

 

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An Avocado a Day May Help Keep Heart Disease Away

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

February is National Heart Health Month. Join me in making one healthy change per week that can lead toward preventing heart disease. Here’s a healthy and delicious suggestion you might want to try.

Avocados. For years, this nutritious green fruit (yes, they are a fruit, not a vegetable) has been avoided by many due to its high-fat content.  According to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association, eating one avocado a day as part of a heart healthy, cholesterol-lowering moderate-fat diet can help improve bad cholesterol levels.

Researchers evaluated the effect avocados had on cardiovascular risk factors by replacing saturated fatty acids from an average American diet with unsaturated fatty acids from avocados. In other words, avocado fat is healthy fat, and the luscious green fruit is also one of the best natural sources of potassium.

Perhaps you are accustomed to eating avocados only in the form of guacamole, which pairs the fruit with chips that are usually fried and high in sodium.

A healthier way to enjoy an avocado is in a green salad, on a sandwich with low-fat protein and high fiber bread, with a vegetable dish, with lean protein foods like chicken or fish, or just sliced in half and scooped out with a spoon.

Specials for the month of February 2017… During Heart Health Month, so we are featuring products that nourish the heart as well as another very important organ, the thyroid.  These products are all 20% off for the month of February only.

For the heart, we have Cardiotrophin PMG (supports the heart and cardiovascular system), Cardio-Plus (Supports healthy coronary blood flow) and E-Manganese (contains manganese, an important cofactor for numerous enzymatic reactions).

For the thyroid, there is Cataplex E (healthy thyroid function), Nutrimere (healthy cell function and anti-aging), Organically Bound Minerals (encourages healthy enzyme and thyroid function), Thytrophin PMG (unique profile of minerals, nucleotides, and peptides to help thyroid function, and Prolamine Iodine (thyroid function).

Ask us about Nutrition Deficiency Testing (NDT) a non-invasive means of testing the body to determine the underlying causes of health issues and Science Based Nutrition lab work, including hair analysis, to help determine your nutritional needs.

Until next time…

Yours in health,

Dr. T

Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center
A Winner of the Top Doc L.A. Award
Increasing Health & Vitality for Over 30 Years
1612 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506
http://www.ThorburnChiropractic.com
Phone: 818-841-1313
Fax: 818-841-3340

Be sure to follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thorburnchiropractic twitter @ThorburnChiro and also find us on Instagram at ThorburnChiro and check out our monthly contests and promotions!

 

 

 

Back Pain and Mental Health

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

An article in Medical News Today discussed a study of almost 200,000 participants. It was found that individuals who have back pain are more likely to experience a range of mental health conditions. Back pain and mental health problems?

Back pain is the leading cause of disability around the world. According to the Global Burden of Disease study, lower back pain affects almost one in 10 people. Back pain reduces the quality of life and increases the risk of other health problems. And mental health is just one of them.

Back pain is the most common issue I hear about from my patients.

You don’t have to live with pain and discomfort. I have many natural ways to not only alleviate that pain but to also heal the problem that is causing the pain.

Give us a call and come in for an evaluation so that we can start on a course of treatment that will get you out of pain and your back in tip top condition.

You’ll be glad you did!

Specials for the month of February 2017…February is Heart Health Month, so we are featuring products that nourish the heart as well as another very important organ, the thyroid.  These products are all 20% off for the month of February only.

For the heart, we have Cardiotrophin PMG (supports the heart and cardiovascular system), Cardio-Plus (Supports healthy coronary blood flow) and E-Manganese (contains manganese, an important cofactor for numerous enzymatic reactions).

For the thyroid, there is Cataplex E (healthy thyroid function), Nutrimere (healthy cell function and anti-aging), Organically Bound Minerals (encourages healthy enzyme and thyroid function), Thytrophin PMG (unique profile of minerals, nucleotides, and peptides to help thyroid function, and Prolamine Iodine (thyroid function).

Ask us about Nutrition Deficiency Testing (NDT) a non-invasive means of testing the body to determine the underlying causes of health issues and Science Based Nutrition lab work, including hair analysis, to help determine your nutritional needs.

Until next time…

Yours in health,

Dr. T

Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center
A Winner of the Top Doc L.A. Award
Increasing Health & Vitality for Over 30 Years
1612 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506
http://www.ThorburnChiropractic.com
Phone: 818-841-1313
Fax: 818-841-3340

Be sure to follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thorburnchiropractic twitter @ThorburnChiro and also find us on Instagram at ThorburnChiro and check out our monthly contests and promotions!

 

 

 

So What Is Up With My Thyroid?

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

Let’s talk about the thyroid. The thyroid is a small gland located in the front of the neck below the Adam’s apple. It produces hormones that regulate how fast we burn food (metabolism), and it helps to regulate body temperature, body energy, use of other hormones and growth and development of body tissues.

What can go wrong with the thyroid?  The gland can produce too much or too little hormone, an issue that is more common in women than in men.

Symptoms of thyroid overproduction include:

  • Weight loss even if eating more
  • Increased heart rate
  • More frequent bowel movements
  • Muscle weakness, trembling hands
  • Goiter (enlarged gland)
  • Change in menstrual cycles

Symptoms of an underactive thyroid include:

  • Tiredness, mental slowness, depression
  • Slow heart rate
  • Increased sensitivity to cold
  • Tingling or numbness in hands
  • Goiter
  • Constipation, heavy menstrual periods
  • Dry skin
  • Dry, thinning hair; loss of outer eyebrows
  • Swelling around the eyes
  • Decreased circulation to the skin resulting in dry, coarse skin on extremities
  • Redness over front of neck-lines in front of neck prominent

Children can also experience thyroid problems. Symptoms include being tired, poor growth, delayed tooth development, decreased sexual development, poor school performance, behavioral problems, anxiety and being too active. Infants can be overly tired and constipated.

Lab tests which can tell us which type of thyroid problem you may have include CBC, CMP, TSH total and free T4, T3, Reverse T3, T3 uptake, TPO antibody and TGB antibody. Muscle testing can identify subclinical cases.

But if you are negative for any thyroid issue, there are other reasons for feeling tired all the time. The main possibility is adrenal fatigue, which is caused by physical and emotional stress. An overload occurs in the body and chemicals are released into your system. This wears out adrenals, often resulting in poor sleep, anxiety, depression, nervousness, dizziness when stand up, faintness, fatigue and not enough energy.

Physical stressors include travel, injuries, toxins, lack of sleep, bad diet and an unhealthy nervous system.

Emotional stressors include losses, threats, and toxic people.

What can you do to help your healing abilities? You can ignite the body’s healing spark!

First we start with Nutrition Deficiency Testing so we can find out exactly what your individual body requires for healing. Treatment is natural supplements that heal the organs. Testing removes all the confusion!  We don’t try to find good health in a pill, but rather by supporting the body with nutrients that it needs and wants.

Chiropractic care allows your organs to heal through improving the health of your nervous system, so if this is part of your health problem, we can help you here as well.

My goal is to help you get and stay well and feeling great!
Our August monthly specials are just for women.  We have several products on 20% off sale in celebration of Women’s Health Month. They are Osteoben™ (osteoporosis), Symplex F (supports the healthy function of the ovaries and the adrenal, pituitary and thyroid glands), Adrenal Support (emotional balance) and Thyroid Support (thyroid). Ask about them at the front desk next time you are in.

Beach Week begins next Monday, August 29…Just a reminder that next week – August 29 – September 3 – is Beach Week at our office. Come “Hang Ten” with us and enjoy fun, free snacks and drinks, beach music, and more. Tell your friends and family about our New Patient Special. Only during Beach Week, new patients without chiropractic coverage get their first visit for $29 cash, a $177 value! (Those with health insurance pay their usual co-pay as required by their health insurance.)  Every time you refer a new person to us during Beach Week, you will enter our drawing for a one-hour massage and a month supply of our organic multivitamin. There’s no limit to how many times you can refer and enter! Drawing will be held on Saturday, September 3 and you don’t need to be present to win.

Yours in health,

Dr. T

Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center
A Winner of the Top Doc L.A. Award,
Increasing Health & Vitality for Over 30 Years
1612 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506
http://www.ThorburnChiropractic.com
Phone: 818-841-1313
Fax: 818-841-3340

 

Be sure to follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thorburnchiropractic twitter @ThorburnChiro and also find us on Instagram at ThorburnChiro and check out our monthly contests and promotions!