Dr. Jeff smith’s
Thyroid Relief Website
Dear Thyroid Sufferer,
My name is Dr. Jeff Smith and I am a board certified chiropractor as well as certified Acupuncturist and i hold degrees in Human Biology. I have been in private practice in Bentonville Arkansas since 1998. I consult with over 1000 doctors around the country (www.lifechangingcare.com and www.txfibro.com) and I am the author of the alternative medicine bestseller, “Living Pain Free…It’s Your Choice.”
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? Here is a list of symptoms….
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 akin to 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, watch the revolutionary, ground breaking video to learn how your thyroid condition can be helped.
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Our office has helped thousands of suffering patients since 1992. As a result, we allow patients to schedule a FREE consultation and case review.
The FREE Consultation and Evaluation allows you to experience our office and meet with Dr. Smith without
Visit #1: Dr. Smith will review your child’s intake forms, medical records and any x-rays or imaging studies that you may have brought with you. We encourage you to bring any information with you.
Visit #2: Dr. Smith will let you know that if he has decided to take your case. Fees for care will be discussed at this time.
Why do we offer a FREE Consultation and Evaluation?
Its’ very simple! Dr. Smith only accepts patients that he truly feels that he can help. It will cost you nothing for Dr. Smith to determine if he can help you or not.
HOW TO FINALLY END YOUR THYROID NIGHTMARE!
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT FROM EVERY OTHER DOCTOR THAT YOU HAVE SEEN?
We treat you metabolically and neurologically!
You are on this website because you or someone you love is suffering from thyroid disorder.
I am here to tell you that……
NO STONE IS LEFT UNTURNED TO DETERMINE THE EXACT CAUSE OF YOUR PROBLEM!
I WILL GUARANTEE YOU THAT NO ONE HAS TOLD YOU WHAT I AM ABOUT TO TELL YOU…….
I am going to address:
#1: What makes my program unique?
#2: How I successfully treat your thyroid problem.
HOW DO I SUCCESSFULLY TREAT THYROID CONDITIONS?
By using specific metabolic and neurological protocols!
#1: SPECIFIC METABOLIC TESTING AND TREATMENTS:
I: Sensitivity Testing: to determine if you have a sensitivity to gluten (wheat, rye, oats, and barley), milk, eggs, yeast, and soy. If you are sensitive to ANY of these food groups, it could be making you’re your thyroid condition worse as it will increase inflammation in your brain and throughout your body!
IF you suffer from Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, you need to be off of all gluten….NOW!
Here are some of the symptoms of these sensitivities:
Chronic pain or fatigue
Bloated after eating
Frequent loose bowel movements
Mouth ulcers or sores
The only way to find out of you are suffering from any of these sensitivities is the run the test.
II. Complete Blood Panels
By using specific blood tests such as:
#1: A complete metabolic panel (CMP)
#2: A lipid panel
#3: A CBC (complete blood chemistry with auto differential)
- We can assess your adrenal glands, liver, kidneys, red/white blood cells and gut function with the above lab tests. All can be affected with chronic health conditions. By addressing any problems with your adrenal glands, blood chemistry, or gut function, we can help you to heal faster. The CMP also allows us to check your blood glucose levels since glucose and oxygen are needed by the brain to function properly.
What other tests of the thyroid are necessary?
- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH): the message sent from a gland in the brain (pituitary) to the thyroid.
- Free T3: an important hormone produced by the thyroid gland, considered to be the more biologically active hormone of the thyroid.
- Free T4: another important hormone produced by the thyroid gland.
- Thyroid Binding Globulin (TBG): This test measures the amount of proteins in the blood that transport thyroid hormones to the cells. Elevated testosterone can lower TBG levels and elevated estrogen can raise TBG levels. Both can produce hypothyroid symptoms.
- Thyroid Antibodies (TGB & TPO): checked in suspected cases of autoimmune thyroid disorders (see below)
- Total T4: this is a reflection of how much total T4 hormone there is in the blood
- Free Thyroxine Index (FTI): this is an estimate of how much thyroxine is in the blood
- Resin T3 Uptake: this test measures the unsaturated binding sites on the thyroid proteins
III: Adrenal Stress Index (ASI) :
You can test the adrenal glands with a test called an Adrenal Stress Index. This is a salivary test much like DNA testing. The adrenal glands sit right above the kidneys and they are your “stress” organs meaning that they react to stress. If the patient has been or are currently under stress, this test is a must!
IF THE PATIENT SUFFERS FROM INSOMNIA AND/OR DIABETES, THIS TEST IS A MUST! IT WILL MEASURE THEIR CORTISOL LEVELS.
IV. Immune Panels—EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!:
You could be suffering from an auto immune condition. An autoimmune thyroid is called Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Your immune system could be attacking your thyroid. This is why the immune panels are so important and NOT just the TPO and TGB thyroid antibodies.
There are two parts to the immune system, TH1 and TH2.
IL- 2 and TNF-alpha = TH1
TH1 is T-cells. T-cells are the army that attacks and cleans up afterword. (Helper T-cells, Suppressor T-cells, NKC, regulatory T-cells, and macrophages.
IL-4 and IL-10 = TH2
TH2 is B-cells. B-cells make anti-bodies. They tell T-cells what to kill. If the testing comes back with a high B-cell count, the patient is TH2 dominant.
T and B Lymphocyte & Natural Killer Cell Panel
IL-2 ,TNF-alpha, IL-4, IL-10
Natural Killer Cell Activity
You will want to determine if there is an active antigen or dysregulation.
Active antigens are parasites, bacteria, virus, mold, yeast, fungi, protozoan, foods, chemicals, and heavy metals.
The best indicator for an active antigen as the cause of the patient’s abnormal dominance is the “Helper/Suppresor” ratio on the T & B cell panel. (also called “CD4:CD8” ratio).
The closer to 2.5 the ratio is (or if above that), the more likely it is that you’re dealing with an antigen.
If the ratio is below 1.2, then you are most likely dealing with a dysregulation problem.
V. Intestinal Permeability: This test is used to determine if the patient suffers from leaky gut syndrome (LGS).
LGS or Leaky gut syndrome describes a condition of altered or damaged bowel lining, caused by antibiotics, toxins, poor diet, parasites or infection can lead to increased permeability of the gut wall to toxins, microbes, undigested food, waste or larger than normal macromolecules. It has been proposed that these substances affect the body directly, while others postulate an immune reaction to these substances.
VI. HORMONE PANELS: We can check hormone panels to determine if the patient suffers from low testosterone in males or low estrogen/progesterone levels in females. Symptoms related to decreased hormone levels may include depression, fatigue, mental fogginess, mood swings, hot flashes, sweating attacks, weight gain, and decreased physical stamina.
#2: SPECIFIC NEUROLOGICAL TESTING AND TREATMENTS:
#1: Oxygen therapy: Oxygen is fuel for your brain and nervous system. Your brain and nervous system need two things to survive…..fuel and activation. Fuel comes in the form of OXYGEN AND GLUCOSE. By using oxygen, we will help you heal faster. By using exercise with oxygen therapy (EWOT), we can increase firing to brain. By increasing firing of brain, we help MANY chronic conditions. (Oxygen therapy is ordered by our M.D.—Please see the O2 handout)
#2: Brain-Based Therapy (BBT): We use specific brain-based therapy such as:
Vibration Therapy: Vibration fires the back part of the brain called the cerebellum. One of the functions of the cerebellum is control of the spinal muscle.
We may also use auditory, visual, olfactory, and caloric stimulation to increase firing of brain.
Laser therapy: We use the LiteCure Class IV laser in our office which is the highest powered laser on the market. Laser therapy helps heal tissues. (www.LiteCure.com)
Non-surgical Spinal Decompression: NSSD creates a negative disc pressure and helps to remove pressure off of the nerve. It also provides a slow stretch of the muscles which fires up the spinal cord to increase firing of brain.
Interactive Metronome: Computer-based program that uses visual, auditory and motor stimulation to increase firing of the brain. (www.interactivemetronome.com)
Once we have run the necessary tests to determine your specific condition, we can successfully treat you via proper neurological and all natural nutritional protocols.
Ask yourself the following questions:
#1: How has your thyroid condition affected your relationships, finances, family, or other activities?
#2: What has it cost you in time, money, happiness, sleep?
#3: Where do you picture yourself in the next one to five years if this problem is not taken care of soon?
#4: What is it worth to you if we could improve your condition?
Finally, share this information with a family member or friend.
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Why do you use Oxygen Therapy?
Your brain and nervous system need two things to survive: Fuel and Activation. Fuel comes in the form of oxygen and glucose. As we age our ability to use oxygen decreases. Oxygen therapy will help you get better faster!
Are your treatments safe?
Yes, extremely safe and painless.
What is the FREE Consultation and Evaluation program all about?
The FREE Consultation and Evaluation program is a way for you to meet with Dr. Smith to determine if you are a candidate for care in his office without any financial risk. It will allow Dr. smith to determine if you meet the criteria for care and if he will accept your case.
Do I need to stop taking my medications?
Please be advised that Dr. Smith will never tell you to stop taking your medications. That’s called practicing medicine without a license. As your symptoms improve during the course of care, Dr. Smith will recommend that you return to your physician to adjust medication levels.
Will my insurance cover the treatments?
Every insurance policy is different and the staff at Dr. Smith’s office will check on your insurance coverage. We will advise you of any coverage or limitations of coverage before any care is initiated.
How much do your treatments costs?
It varies due to individual patient findings. After a thorough review of your case, Dr. will determine the course of care for your specific case.