The Nutritional Relationships of Thyroid

Barnes, et al, estimate that 40% of the American population suffer from thyroid dysfunction and that hypothyroidism is the most common complaint seen by doctors in this country. Deveral factors contribute to clinical thyroid dysfunction such as diseases affecting the gland itself or a disturbance in the hypothalamic – pituitary – thyroid axis. Subclinical thyroid dysfunction particularly, hypothyroidism, is more common than clinical pathology of the thyroid gland. Subclinical hypothyroidism can produce or contribute to an array of metabolic dysfunctions and symptoms that may respond readily to a conservative nutritional approach.

David L. Watts (Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, 1989)