If you have searched for a doctor in the Twin Cities area who could properly diagnose and treat your thyroid problem, you will be pleased to discover Dr. Joshua Huffman’s credentials in the field. Whether you suffer from hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism (please read more below about these conditions) or if you have not yet been diagnosed but suspect a thyroid problem, Dr. Huffman will keep you from running from doctor to doctor looking for answers. He has the answers. And you will finally get the treatment you need. Please read on for more information and we look forward to meeting you.
Dear Thyroid Sufferer,
My name is Dr. Joshua Huffman and I am board certified in Chiropractic Neurology and Integrative Medicine. I have a Doctorate in Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences. I have advanced training in Functional Neurology through the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies. I also have advanced studies in functional blood chemistry analysis. I own a private practice in Mounds View, MN. I consult with hundreds of doctors around the country and I am the author of the alternative medicine bestseller, "Growing Young".
Some 20 million Americans are affected by thyroid disorders…..that’s 1 in 13 people! And more than half of those people are unaware they have a thyroid problem because it frequently goes undiagnosed…until it gets severe.
According to the National Women’s Health Information Center, 1 in 8 women will experience a thyroid disorder during their lifetime. The reason why this fact may surprise you is because you’ve probably never heard it explained to you…that’s because most doctors are only vaguely familiar with thyroid disorders.
Are you tired of running from doctor to doctor only to play “Russian Roulette” with different medications? “Here try this drug, that didn’t work? Try this one!”
Are you tired of taking drugs that don’t fix the problem?
Do you continue to struggle with chronic thyroid symptoms day in and day out?
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
#1: Fatigue, tired, or sluggish?
#2: Cold feet and/or hands?
#3: Do you require excessive amounts of sleep to function?
#4: Do you gain weight easily?
#5: Do you have difficult or infrequent bowel movements?
#6: Are you depressed? Do you suffer from depression?
#7: Lack of motivation?
#8: Do you suffer from morning headaches that wear off as the day progresses?
#9: Do you suffer from thinning hair or excessive hair falling out?
#10: Do you suffer from dryness of the skin and/or scalp?
#11: Do you suffer from mental sluggishness?
Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism
#1: Do you suffer from heart palpitations?
#2: Do you suffer from inward trembling?
#3: Do you have an increased pulse even at rest?
#4: Are you nervous and emotional?
#5: Do you suffer from insomnia?
#6: Do you suffer from night sweats?
#7: Do you have difficulty gaining weight?
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder in which the patient’s immune system attacks the thyroid. Patient’s that suffer from Hashimoto’s experience some or all of the above symptoms.
Let’s talk about the thyroid gland a bit…..
The thyroid "runs" our metabolism—it is the “gas pedal” of the body.
Thyroid hormones have direct effects on most organs, including the heart, which beats faster and harder under the influence of increased thyroid hormones (this is why heart problems can often accompany chronic thyroid problems in women, and perhaps why heart problems are more common in women under the age of 50).
T3 is the more biologically active hormone (it’s more important for cellular function), and in fact, most of T4 (80%) is converted to T3 in the body’s peripheral tissues. So T4 is just a precursor for the more active hormone, T3.
One of the problems in some thyroid disorders is that you may have trouble converting T4 to T3 in your tissues (have you been checked for this?). This can create a deficiency of T3, disrupting the body’s ability to properly regulate metabolism…leading to specific symptoms.
There are some clinicians that are treating thyroid conditions with iodine. I do not recommend iodine in the treatment of thyroid conditions. According to renowned thyroid expert, Dr. Datis Kharriazian, author of the book, "Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms?", using iodine to treat thyroid conditions is like throwing gasoline on a fire.
I am here to tell you that there is NEW HOPE!
If you’re tired of dealing with
this problem and you are worried about it getting worse, learn how your
thyroid condition can be helped. Register above to receive a full
metabolic review and neurological exam with Dr. Huffman now. If you
register above you can even request a FREE 5 minute consultation with Dr. Huffman prior to scheduling your exam just to ensure that this is what you are looking for!