Have you been diagnosed with a low thyroid? Are you taking hormone
replacements and still have the same symptoms? Do you suspect you have a
thyroid problem but your Doctor says your test results are normal? There
could be help for you with a new diagnosis.
Dr. Joshua Redd is a Chiropractic Physician who is pioneering a new
If you are suffering from any of the signs or symptoms below, what you are
about to read
will most likely change your quality of life… forever.
Low Thyroid Symptoms:
· Increase in weight gain
· Morning headaches that wear off as the day progresses
· Overly sensitive to cold weather
· Poor circulation and numbness in hands and feet
· Require excessive amount of sleep to function properly
· Chronic digestive problems
· Itchy, dry skin
· Wounds heal slowly
· Poor immune function
Low Thyroid Signs:
· Dry or brittle hair
· Hair falls out easily
· Dry skin
· Loss of outside portion of eyebrows
Why am I still suffering from some of the symptoms above?
When someone is suffering from the signs or symptoms listed above the
Doctor will usually run a TSH and that’s it. If the TSH comes back increased,
then their treatment is limited to a hormone replacement. The problem with
that is, the thyroid is usually never the main problem that is causing the high
TSH, it’s usually an endocrine imbalance going on somewhere else in the
body that is the main driving force. That is why these patients continue to
decline or feel no improvement with that type of management, because
nothing is being done to treat the actual cause of their disease!!! I have
made a list of some of the many things that can cause an increased TSH in
1. Anterior Pituitary Hypo-function
2. Increased thyroid binding proteins
3. Over-conversion of T3 leading to resistance
4. Under-conversion of T4 to T3
5. Nutrient Deficiency
6. Hashimoto’s Disease – The number one cause of low thyroid!!!!!
Here is a list of the other markers that are important to run in order to
properly diagnose your thyroid.
1. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
2. Total T4 (TT4)
3. Free T4 (FT4)
4. Free Thyroxine Index (FTI)
5. Resin T3 uptake (T3U)
6. Free T3 (FT3)
7. Reverse T3 (rT3)
8. TPO and Thyroglobulin Antibodies
The thyroid is a very complex organ and has many different metabolic
functions. It requires a 3 step process for diagnosing and managing a
patient, which I have listed below:
1. You must know what tests to run.
2. You must know how to analyze those tests.
3. You must know how to build a treatment plan for each individual to fit
their specific needs.
If you only know how to do 2 of the 3, the patient is going to continue with
their troubles. Remember, everyone is uniquely different from one another
and could have a totally different problem. It is very important to make each
treatment plan very personalized to address each individual’s specific needs.
The number one cause of low thyroid in America – Hashimoto’s
The number one cause of low thyroid is an autoimmune disease. It is an
autoimmune disease that attacks the thyroid, which if not treated properly,
can lead to other serious autoimmune diseases. Don’t you think this
information could change the course of your care a little?!!!!!!!! To properly
manage these patients you must do detailed medical testing to figure out
how to dampen their immune system… since it’s not even a thyroid problem,
it’s an autoimmune problem! This is also why patients may have a normal
TSH but still feel terrible!!! Their immune response is still raging throughout
their entire body.
How is your approach different?
We do detailed medical testing to figure out what is causing the thyroid
problem. For example, with Hashimoto’s Disease a patient could have 7-10
different triggers, ranging from cortisol/hormonal defects that need to be
restored to something as simple as dietary and lifestyle changes. It is usually
these triggers that we need to go in and find (Specific to each patient) and
then work to eliminate. By eliminating all the possible triggers, we can finally
tame this autoimmune disease and then your symptoms associated with this
disease will dramatically improve. A typical patient will go from having 0-5
good days out of the month to 20-25 good days out of the month. Now, you
can’t cure the autoimmune disease, but you can find the triggers and
manage the disease better so it doesn’t continue to destroy the tissue of the
thyroid at a rapid pace. We will, throughout our program, educate each
patient and teach them what they should do and should not do. We do not
guess! Your standard physician or alternative physician might do a basic test
and then guess what your treatment will consist of. By doing detailed
medical testing through comprehensive blood work, hormone panels, DNA
tests, and other testing pertinent to that individual patient, we can literally
pin point their triggers. Then the patient goes from being confused,
frustrated, and hopeless to being empowered and having more control over
their disease by knowing each trigger. If we find lifestyle and dietary triggers
for that patient, then they are going to have to make certain lifestyle
changes. The patient can’t just go through our program and then as soon as
they are done, start doing those couple of things we told them not to do. If
they do that, they will eventually go right back to square one. Sometimes
lifestyle changes can be difficult, but the changes are definitely worth it when
your quality of life can be restored.
So how do I get help?
Call right now for a free consultation at (801) 446-2822
I am very confident in what I do and in my skills that are helping people
drastically improve their health. I am consistently pleased with the results
that my patients get each and every day.
Testimonial of a recent patient:
I’ve been taking thyroid medication for 12 years. The Doctors kept
adding more and more medications, and I didn’t see any changes. I couldn’t
lose weight even though I barely ate and exercised daily. I was cold all the
time. I was tired all the time. I could hardly get up out of bed and start the
day. I was depressed to where I thought this might be the end of the road
for me, until I saw Dr. Redd on TV with one of his patients talking about
thyroid problems. I decided to give him a chance at helping me even though
many other Doctors and medications failed. Now after doing detailed
medical testing Dr. Redd figured out what was actually causing my symptoms
and he built me a treatment plan and goals to get better. Since then I have
lost 25 lbs!! I have more energy than I have had in years. I can finally clean
and be a Mom and Wife again. I have fun with my husband and kids. I no
longer need to wear a sweater inside and outside of the house no matter how
hot it is. Dr. Redd gave me my life back, and he gave my husband his wife
back and my children their Mom back. I highly recommend Dr. Redd. When
it comes to thyroid problems he knows it. There is no other Doctor out there
who cares more about his patients than he does.
– Eileen Baker
Testimonial of a Medical Doctor:
The results Dr. Redd is experiencing with his Diabetic and Thyroid
patients consistently, blows me away. Time and time again my confidence is
increased in Dr. Redd and the programs he offers to people suffering from
these two chronic conditions. He clearly has an excellent knowledge of Type
II Diabetes and Thyroid related problems, including Hypothyroidism. I have
continued to see his patients make changes that I haven’t seen in this
medical era. Through detailed medical testing and analysis, he is able to
properly diagnose specifically what is causing the patient’s disease. Once
the patient’s disease is properly diagnosed, Dr. Redd has demonstrated the
knowledge and ability to successfully create a treatment plan for that specific
patient’s needs, which results in significantly better health and well-being for
the individual. He has proven to be a phenomenal commodity with his
Functional Medicine approach. I highly recommend him to those who are
suffering with any of these two very common conditions.
– Dr. Gary Slavens, M.D.
Don’t get off of your medication without working with your Prescribing
Physician. That could be very dangerous. If you have Hashimoto’s disease,
that means you have a permanent low thyroid from the tissue destruction
that has occurred from the autoimmune disease. Every cell in your body has
a thyroid hormone receptor. If you don’t have the proper hormones in your
body, you could have a problem with every tissue in your body. It is
important to get to the root cause of the disease, but if you have a
permanent low thyroid it is also very important to be on a thyroid hormone.
For more information, you can contact Dr. Joshua Redd, Chiropractic
Physician (Endocrine and Blood Chemistry Specialist) at 801-446-2822 or
online at www.getlowthyroidhelp.com