|26,245. That is the number of times I’ve been asked if mold (fungus) can contribute to a broken thyroid gland, or actually CAUSE low thyroid. Scientific information was scarce 35 years ago, but more and more we are seeing publications that are starting to confirm the results that the doctors and I used to see when helping people with thyroid problems decades ago.
We used diet and anti-fungal medications and/or supplements alone. It makes sense that the thyroid gland is not immune to the damage cause by fungus. Scientists have told us during the past 15 years that only the teeth are non-impregnable when it comes to fungal infection (I don’t believe that), so why not the elbow, inner ear, heart or thyroid gland? In their October 2009 issue of Toxicology and Industrial Health, Dennis, et al.
reported that of 79 patients with a history of heavy mold exposure, fatigue and chronic sinus problems, 81% were deficient in thyroid hormones, while 51% were deficient in growth hormone.
Yet 100% of doctors will prescribe thyroid medications for patients with thyroid problems. You see the problem, don’t you? Regarding this small study in 2009, the more drugs prescribed, the higher the risk of side effects while never considering or treating “the cause!” More side effects equals more doctor visits, perhaps a few hospitalizations and even more drugs! OK, think this through and please comment. Who loses?
Progressive doctors today will recommend “natural” thyroid medications.Even I might even be known to recommend dulse, or seaweed or kelp. What is wrong with all of our recommendations? I’ll drop back in later and grade your responses! T-H-I-N-K