Dr. Shook’s Functional Medicine Approach

Hashimoto's and Functional Medicine

The Precision, Functional Medicine and Genomics Approach to Hashimoto's Disease, Graves' Disease and Hypothyroidism (High TSH).

Hashimoto's and Functional Medicine

The Precision, Functional Medicine and Genomics Approach to Hashimoto's Disease, Graves' Disease and Hypothyroidism (High TSH).

Join Dr. Shook as he explains his Precision, Functional Medicine and Genomics Approach to Hashimoto's Disease, Graves' Disease and Hypothyroidism (High TSH).

Dr. Shook discusses the role of functional medicine, precision medicine and genomics in supporting thyroid and immune-based problems utilizing advanced diagnostic testing, nutritional approaches and dietary interventions like the autoimmune paleo (AIP) diet.

Let me explain...

WHY FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE IS IMPORTANT FOR HASHIMOTO’S HYPOTHYROIDISM AND HIGH TSH

The word "functional medicine" is becoming more popular and familiar to everyone, especially those of us dealing with an autoimmune condition like Hashimoto's disease.

Even with increased popularity, most people still don't know what functional medicine is, how it approaches your health from regular medicine, and why it's important to use when trying to improve Hashimoto's hypothyroidism and high TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone).

Functional Medicine is "root cause resolution" medicine that seeks to look how the systems of the body are working together (or not) to cause poor health, autoimmunity and conditions like Hashimoto's, rather than just treating the symptoms (which is valuable and essential) with drugs or surgery.

Granted, I'm a little biased becasue functional medicine has changed my life by helping me identify root causes of ADD/ADHD, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), psoriasis and autoimmunity against my thyroid.

It's incredible when you look at the root causes of Hashimoto's hypothyroidism and high TSH it's common to see improvements that you would never expect, like more energy, better sleep, improved focus and concentration and even libido.

These are just some of the reasons that seeing a functional medicine doctor for Hashimoto's hypothyroidism has the potential to help you, and why it can also improve brain function, problems with digestion, and balance hormones.

How Can You Fix It, If You Don't Know What's Causing It?

Why you have to know what is causing Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism and High TSH

If you don't understand why you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and high TSH, then there's nothing you can do about it except guess, and use a trial and error ​approach.

Is that what you want?

Do you have time to waste on trial and error approaches?

The uniqueness of functional medicine is that it looks to add in as much information about you as possible, becasue everything is relevant.

Rather than reduce your problems down to one thing that can be labeled with a diagnosis so that a code, medication, procedure or surgery can be prescribed, functional medicine looks to understand how the complex systems of the body are breaking down causing the manifestation of your symptoms/disease!

Long before a disease occurs, biochemical changes happen within the body... but if you don't look for them, you will never find them.

We know that individual disease have many causes and that changes in body chemistry (like high inflammation) can cause many different diseases.

Because of these complexities, we have to address how the systems of the body work together, not divide it into systems and act as if the systems of the body have no impact on one another.

Functional medicine uses published and peer-reviewed research to guide us on how the body works and where it breaks down.

On the surface it may seem overly complex, but the heart of functional medicine is simplicity and honoring how the body works and heals.

You can learn more how Dr. Shook works with people from around the world and across the US here: Functional Medicine Hashimoto's Disease Thyroid Doctor