If you had a plumber who was really nice to you – and even brought you coffee every time he came over – but never fixed your plumbing, would you still keep him? Of course not, you would fire him!
Why wouldn’t you consider doing the same thing with your medical care, which is so much more important than your plumbing?
I had two consults with clients this morning who go to medical doctors considered to be the best, but my clients are not getting well. But get this – their medical doctors told them everything is fine because their labs are within range.
As a patient, you feel hopeless when you can tell that something is wrong in your body, but you don’t have a practitioner on your side who will listen. I get it, because I’ve been there. After my thyroid was removed, I suffered with symptoms for years – lethargy, irregular cycles, weight gain, memory loss, anxiety, and depression – but every time I went to the doctor’s office, I was told my labs were fine.
All of this changed for me when I went to a chiropractor. It was the first time in my life that someone told me that the body is created to heal. Symptoms are an indication that something is wrong in your body, and you’ve got to identify and address the root cause in order to get well. When I learned this, I drew a line in the sand.
The truth is, you must educate yourself and be the one who is in control of your health, not your medical doctor. You must have a doctor who is willing to listen to you, who will pull the right labs, and – when you say you don’t feel well – it means having a doctor who is willing to address the symptom, not just give you a medication to mask it.
If this isn’t your current doctor, fire him. You are responsible for surrounding yourself with practitioners who will be part of your health team, congruent with where you're wanting to go.
Watch me explain what thyroid labs you need, and download my free Thyroid Labs E-Book available here for more information on each of the labs.