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“I know what Victoria’s Secret is. The secret is that nobody over thirty can fit into their stuff!” Gary R. Oberg, M.D.

 

Twenty-five year old Rhonda came into our clinic after her chiropractic physician sent her to the emergency room because he suspected she was having a heart attack.   In the emergency room all the tests came back normal so they sent Rhonda home with painkillers despite her pounding heart that felt like it was going to explode through her chest, tightness in her throat, fatigue, nausea, high blood pressure and severe panic attacks.  She came in our clinic and complained that she felt like she was having a nervous breakdown and was so jittery she couldn’t even drive her car.   Her mother had to bring her in and keep her hands on her, trying to calm her as she sat in our office.

 

We did a CEDSA (Computerized ElectroDermal Stress Analyses) exam on Rhonda to find out what was causing her to be so far out of balance to produce these symptoms.  We obviously knew that her symptoms were not caused from a deficiency of painkillers so why take a remedy that wasn’t going to address the cause?  Within fifteen minutes of testing we found a major imbalance in her gallbladder, spleen and thyroid.  Further testing revealed her nervous system was causing these organs and glands to be compromised.  

 

Checking her body for nutritional deficiencies we detected her magnesium and potassium levels to be extremely depleted.  We immediately opened up a bottle of magnesium and potassium and had her take three capsules.  Within ten minutes the nervous, panicky, jittery feeling decreased dramatically.  She was calm and relaxed and felt 90 % better.  “Wow! That is powerful stuff, can it really work that fast”, she asked.  Why didn’t the emergency room doctors check her magnesium levels? 

 

She left our clinic with some nutritional remedies for the deficiencies that showed up and also some herbal formulas to flush out her gallbladder and spleen.  Some kelp and thyroid support was given as well as circulation support. 

 

Six weeks later Rhonda came back a new person.  Her nervous system was stable, her energy levels were up and she had lost 20 pounds without even changing her diet.  She felt great and appeared to be healthy.

 

When we balance the nervous system and thyroid which controls body temperature, metabolism and weight gain in the body then overweight people let go of excess pounds.  Why?  Because we fire-up the furnace that burns calories.  It’s hard to lose weight when you have a sluggish metabolism due to hypothyroidism even if you only eat one meal a day and exercise. 

 

Balancing the endocrine system, especially the thyroid, is a key to losing weight.  Unfortunately most medical doctors do blood work to check the thyroid which is many times inaccurate.  Emotions, diet, stress, exercise and menstrual cycles can all influence the blood chemistries which may or may not give us accurate thyroid readings.  We recommend the Barnes Basal Temperature Test: a mercury thermometer check of your temperature.  Keep the thermometer on your nightstand next to the bed so you don’t have to get up.  Obviously if you get up and move around your body temperature goes up. We want an accurate reading, so first thing in the morning put the thermometer in your armpit and go back to bed for 10 minutes and then check your temperature. Record your readings for two weeks.  Normal temperature should be 97.8 – 98.2 degrees Fahrenheit.  If your morning temperature consistently registers less than 97.8 degrees then you most likely have a sluggish thyroid. If the readings are higher then 98.2 you probably have a hyper thyroid.

 

After approximately fifty years of research, Dr. Broda Barnes, M.D., Ph.D., claims that no less then 40% of the adults in the U.S. suffer from hypothyroidism (low thyroid).  How many of the following symptoms do you experience?

 

Signs of Hypothyroidism

 

Weakness                   Dry skin                      Lethargy                     Slow speech

Swelling                     Cold hands/feet          Diminished sweat      Thick tongue

Coarse hair                 Pale skin                    Constipation               Weight gain

Hair falls out              Breathing (hard)         Swollen feet               Hoarseness

Loss of appetite          PMS                           Nervousness               Heart palpitations

Brittle nails                Slow movement          Failing memory          Emotional instability

Depression                 Headaches                  Sleepiness                  Goiter (Enlarged neck)

Ringing in ears           Acne                           Irritable                      Mental dullness

Numbness                   Low energy                Low sex drive            High cholesterol

 

 

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