Thyroid Conditions

Successfully Assisting Patients with Thyroid Conditions for 45 Years

Building Health Rather than Treating Disease

Paul A Goldberg MPH, DC, DACBN, DCBCN
The Goldberg Tener Clinic
Chronic Disease Reversal

The Thyroid Gland is a major player in the well-being of every person. It controls the basal metabolism of the entire body and its care, both in health and disease, must be given careful consideration to avoid serious repercussions.

Common Medical Diagnoses patients receive regarding their thyroid gland are:

  • Hypothyroidism -meaning low function of the gland (but not what is causing it)
  • Hashimoto’s Disease – also designating Hypothyroidism specifically when accompanied by signs of autoimmunity (but not what is causing it)
  • Hyperthyroidism– Overactive thyroid gland (but not what is causing it)
  • Graves’ Disease in advanced overactive thyroid gland (but not what is causing it)
  • Myxedema – Less common thyroid disorder involving severe hypothyroidism (but not what is causing it)

The number of female patients in particular being assigned these medical titles has increased enormously. When I started practicing forty-five years ago it was only on occasion that a patient came to our clinic having been diagnosed with a Thyroid Disorder. Presently, more than half the female patients we see have been so labeled often being told they are Hypothyroid / having Hashimoto’s Disease and then being placed on Synthroid, Armour, Levothyroxine or Naturthroid (see “The Tragic Misuse of Thyroid Replacement”). So called “Functional Medical Physicians” are often even more likely to start the patient down this hazardous road.

Telling a patient that their gland is under-active or overactive and then drugging them is not addressing causal factors. It is pushing the patient into ongoing medical dependency as their own gland(s) atrophy under “medical care”. It is a destiny few would choose if they knew where it was taking them.

Those diagnosed with over active glands are no better off. They face ongoing medication and ultimately, in many cases, either the excision of their Thyroid gland or burning it out with radioactive iodine.

These are tragic choices that one day will be looked back upon as being part of a dark age of medical practice even though today patients are told they are part of “evidenced based medicine.”

There is no single answer to the millions of patients drugged and suffering with Thyroid and related disorders. There are no herbs, potions, pills or “alternative” therapies that address these issues effectively. Every case of so-called thyroid disorder involves more than just the Thyroid. Every case involves the whole body since the Thyroid gland is so intimately related with the other glands, organs and body systems.

The right approach, we firmly hold and practice at the Goldberg Tener Clinic, is to take each patient with a “thyroid issue” and focus not simply on the thyroid gland but on the entire person, taking a panoramic view of them. Then the development of a program tailored to the patient…not the patient tailored to the name of their “disease”.

Some of the areas that commonly need to be explored are:

  • Poor gastrointestinal functioning leading to poor quality blood to nourish the endocrine system with.
  • Allergies and autoimmune issues
  • Emotional stress (particularly hard on the endocrine system if long term)
  • Toxicity from wrong or excessive food or environmental contaminants)
  • Sleep deprivation (many patients have exhausted themselves through lack of sleep which is reflected in low thyroxin output).
  • Over activity leading to “glandular burnout”.
  • Nutritional imbalances (not simply “deficiencies”). The thyroid gland is highly dependent on nutrients from the blood stream and they must be available in a balanced fashion.
  • Lack of sunlight.
  • Loneliness or other forms of mental depression leading to physical suppression of glandular function.
  • Inter-relationship issues with other glands, particularly the adrenal glands.

See video interviews and before and after laboratory studies illustrating our patients’ improvements.

In all cases, an individualized workup is essential.

A thorough interview and appropriate lab tests help sort these matters out followed by having the patient implement an individualized Bio-Hygienic Re-Creation Program™… not simply to “treat” the Thyroid, but to address their full health picture. 

Over a long duration, Thyroid degeneration occurs with drugs such as Synthroid, Levothyroxine and Armour Replacements and if it has gone on too long can become irreversible. We have, however, had many cases where women or men who had been on replacement drugs for two years or longer were able to come off them successfully and restore their health. See video interviews with our patients here.

Patients should always first make every effort to address causal factors and take health-promoting steps prior to resorting to pharmaceuticals that lead to gradual loss of Thyroid function. Drugs should be the last resort not the first approach.

Patients should be vigilant not to accept the all too quick medical approaches leading down the road of permanently impaired health. Looking for primary causes rather than “treatments” and creating the right conditions to rebuild our health is the right place to start. The difference in outcomes when we identify and address primary causal factors is far more favorable. Rather than a lifetime of watching health decline under “pharmaceutical management”, the patient has the opportunity to evolve into a reliable state of good health and end their dependence on doctors of any type…including us!