Over The Counter Thyroid Assistance

If you heard my father Dr. Richard Shames on KGO’s morning show with fitness expert Joanie Greggains, you probably noticed him mention an ever growing list we created for over-the-counter resources for thyroid assistance.  Here it is!

Of course, the very best first step is to make an appointment with him or myself for education on thyroid care, either for on the phone or in person at our California offices.  I utilize the educational guidance from Traditional Chinese Medicine while he focuses on holistic Western options.  Our office number to set your appointment is (415) 233-0165, and more information can be found by clicking the Phone Coaching tab at the top of this page.

While every individual’s thyroid care is a unique situation requiring specific education and guidance, there are some items many people find helpful.

In addition to Acupuncture and Western treatments, many people get benefit from dietary items and over-the-counter supplements.

Chinese Medicine dietary recommendations for low thyroid often include lamb, beef, ginger, cinnamon, onion, sweet potato, yam, carrot, parsnip, and other warming, strengthening foods.  Conversely, helpful items for high thyroid may include cucumber, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, green juices, black beans, black sesame seeds, tahini, goji berry juice, kale, and other cooling, moistening foods.

Many people in my father’s practice receive great benefit from items such as Thyrosol (by Metagenics) and MedCaps T3 (by Zymogen) both which can be found by visiting the Feeling FFF site at http://www.feelingfff.com/prod_products.html

I myself as an acupuncturist have been impressed by personal benefits from taking a whole foods supplement called JuicePlus+  (I prefer the chewable gummies over the capsules, and if you dislike taking pills you will probably feel the same).  It’s a fantastic way for me to get the phytonutrients and antioxidants I otherwise would have to spend$1700 a month on juicing fresh vegetables and fruits (and who has the money or time for that?).  Nurse Practitioner Judy Lane introduced me to this product, and you can view information and order JuicePlus+ by clicking https://www.juiceplus.com/nsa/content/Home.soa?site=jl46284

Many people have described the benefit they received from a product I personally take as well, which is called Thyro-Max Support (by Country Life).  I enjoy the sustained energy I receive from the B-vitamins, iodine, and amino acids such as L-tyrosine. Information on this product can be found by visiting The Vitamin Shoppe at http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/store/en/browse/sku_detail.jsp?id=CF-1026

Thanks so much & check back later for more information as our resources list grows!

For individual educational coaching and assistance, make your appointment for acupuncture, holistic Western medicine, or phone coaching by calling (415) 233-0165.  See the Phone Coaching tab at the top of this page for a full description including pricing.

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