Updated: Dec 15, 2019
Most of the patients within my practice struggle with fatigue, digestive disturbances, difficulty losing weight, depression/anxiety, dry skin and nails, hair loss or thinning, PMS, irritability, headaches, insomnia, low libido and low resistance to stress.... all at the same time. It is very, very, common. It is also my favorite type of case to treat!
This constellation of symptoms is usually related to a combination of imbalances in organs that manage metabolism including the thyroid, adrenals and reproductive organs. They all work together along with the digestive system which processes the hormones produced by each organ system. If one system is off, the others shift to compensate and keep the body in balance. This balancing act can only go on for so long before all the systems are compromised and chronic slow/low metabolism patterns set in.
There are various ways to assess the functioning of these organ systems although the symptoms often speak for themselves. Sometimes lab test results/values reflect disruptions and other times not. This is particularly the case when it comes to differentiating thyroid disorders from other metabolic dysfunction.
Over the past few years, I have begun treating many of my patients for Wilson's Temperature Syndrome (WTS) where patients have low body temperatures alongside hypothyroid symptoms, although all of their thyroid lab test results are completely "normal". The diagnosis of WTS is based on the premise that our body temperatures are a direct measure of metabolism.
If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms and perhaps already know how frustrating it is to be told that everything is "normal" when you feel ill, I encourage you to... take your temperature:
By mouth with a thermometer
Every 3 hours
3 times a day, starting 3 hours after waking
For several days (not the 3 days prior to the period in women since its higher then) for diagnosis
Here is a convenient temperature chart you can print out and use to record your temperatures. For each day, record the average of your temperatures. If your temperature consistently averages below 98.6 and you have symptoms of a slow metabolism then you may be suffering from Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome. It is commonly caused by stress and very often reversible.
I am certified in Wilson's T3 Protocol and have used it, along with multi-system metabolic support, to help many patients improve their energy, digestion and mood. So, feel free to contact me if you have further questions or go ahead and book a complimentary consult to discuss how, together, we can reset your metabolism naturally.