Warning Signs Of Thyroid Issues & How To Treat It Naturally For Longevity | Dr. Mark Hyman

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Do you feel fatigued, lethargic, and sluggish, especially when you wake up in the morning? Do you have poor-quality, cracked nails? Are you cold all the time? Do you have dry skin, coarse hair, or hair loss? Are you depressed? Are you constipated? Do you have muscle and joint pains?

If you answered yes to any of the above, you may be one of the 38 million Americans with low thyroid function.

In today’s episode of a new series I’m calling Know Your Numbers, I dive deep into thyroid dysfunction. I discuss why millions of people suffer with undetected thyroid issues, how conventional medicine misses the mark in measuring thyroid levels, how Functional Medicine treats hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, and much more.

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Here are more details from the episode (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):
Symptoms and prevalence of hypothyroidism (4:29 / 2:29)
Autoimmune thyroid disorders: Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and hyperthyroidism (7:37 / 5:37)
What does a healthy, hypo- and hyper- thyroid gland do? (8:55 / 6:55)
Risk factors for thyroid problems (15:58 / 13:58)
Gluten and other drivers of thyroid problems (17:40 / 15:40)
How conventional medicine misses the mark with thyroid testing and treatment (22:15 / 20:15)
The Functional Medicine approach to thyroid testing and treatment (25:21 / 23:21)
Addressing poor thyroid function using diet, lifestyle, and supplements
diet (28:59 / 26:59)

Dave McKinnon

  • @melindadelgado4342 says:

    Wish I’d had this knowledge 15 years ago. 🤷🏼‍♀️

  • @photo80sjeff84 says:

    Fatigue 24/7…tried everything. 55 Male, but some mornings feel like 75.😢Hypothyroid

    • @martinlang9615 says:

      Same. 53 yo male that definitely had hypothyroidism for decades!
      Only just within “normal” range in the last bloods thanks to 8 months Carnivore.
      But still have severe fatigue. Aching lower back pain, joint pain at times. A while ago I was busy and didn’t know I was being bitten my mozzies. For two plus weeks had painful welts everywhere.
      Never had that issue before.
      Thinking minerals as down, yet bloods didn’t show this, so IDK.
      So frustrating, so much for modern medicine.

    • @ayy2193 says:

      What have you 2 tried for fixing thyroid so far?

  • @ABurrison says:

    I just found out my TSH is over 12, but my T4 Free is normal 😮

  • @Let.i. says:

    Thank you Dr.Mark for all your content that has helped me a lot!.You opened my eyes to functional medicine 1 year ago.My life changed since then.Thank you,I follow you from Belgium. 😊

  • @annetteburchfield1067 says:

    How do you get your doctor to actually treat it? instead of brushing it off as a side effect of age and being female?

  • @RachelJayne92 says:

    I’ve got Hashimoto’s, and mum has graves! 😅

  • @MHP1209 says:


  • @margaretbarr7141 says:

    Thank you….good information.

  • @dmm4490 says:

    Hi Mark, my root cause of hypothyroidism is EBV. I would really appreciate it if you could gives us some info on tackling chronic active EBV. 🙏

  • @RAM_845 says:

    Hmmm is that similar to Hypoparathyroidism?

  • @geniaallen2792 says:

    Dr. Hyman,
    Is it safe to take Armour thyroid if you are in adrenal dysfunction?

  • @charvankerck9617 says:

    dr mark . can you provide normal levels for those tests? and how to fix it ? i get lost in the scientific explanations. 😮😮 thanks.

  • @vickiegroome3220 says:

    Low energy with benign goiter present. FNA done twice negative twice 68yo female slim. Follow up next week. Switched from keto to carnivore. 4 days ago.Feel really good. Have more energy all day.Weight lifting for muscle mass.

  • @sharonrush4344 says:

    Grateful for the info ❤

  • @MzladyGrinn says:

    Is natto, fermented soybeans, safe to eat daily, weekly?
    Any info is appreciated! Thank you!

  • @NayNay-zm5ln says:

    Great information. What is the cost of alllllll these tests? Will insurance cover them?

  • @nancyfahey7518 says:

    I think my problem, besides depression, is burnt out adrenals. Because I had a total hysterectomy back in my 30’s.
    My depression says, “oh I don’t want to be here at the gym” but with slow and steady on the bike to warm up I’m good and find I’m there around an hour. 👍
    Btw I had to figure this out on my own research.

    • @martinlang9615 says:

      Thanks for that, I’ll look further into this.

    • @ayy2193 says:

      Worth a look into vitamin b5 relationship to that maybe

    • @nancyfahey7518 says:

      I’ve been taking a B-complex with my first coffee in the morning. Absolutely helps. Then at daybreak I take a B-1. I’ll check out the B-5, thanks.

    • @ayy2193 says:

      @@nancyfahey7518 Ah, i think b5 can help raise cortisol by increasing cholesterol in the adrenals,
      But probably don’t want high cortisol either right,
      So ovaries completely removed , do u have trouble sleeping? I’ve heard some women have success replacing progesterone (natural bioidentical form after this taking during evenings, as it’s missing

  • @user-vj5po8zy7y says:

    Can you suggest more natural remedies,minerals etc., that are not synthetic?❤

  • @oibal60 says:

    Thanks again.

  • @ayy2193 says:

    There’s many aspects to going hypothyroid but 1 can be from keto diet, where studies show carbs are needed to help make T3 thyroid hormone along with small amounts of iodide in diet (but not too much iodide, especially in US where iodide easily gets high as they put so much in salt)
    (Study shows active thyroid hormone t3 crashes bad on 10% carbs Vs 40%)

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