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Welcome and thank you for joining us here today for the world premier of Dr. David Brownstein's Video Documentary Presentation, The Unknown Shocking Epidemic 52 Million Americans 59 Debilitating Diseases and Your One Tiny Thyroid. Hi. I'm Phil Georgeson for NewsMax Health. Here is why the truth about your tiny thyroid gland is so very shocking and why you need to watch this presentation all the way through. Did you know that 52 million Americans suffer from a thyroid condition? And most don't even know it. But the real question is Could you be one of those 52 million? And if you already know you have a thyroid condition you'll see how to reverse it much more effectively and avoid potentially serious complications. Sadly, these 52 million also includes untold people who've been reassured by their own doctor doctor that their thyroid is normal You'll discover why you can't necessary believe your doctor when it comes to your thyroid health. You also may have heard that thyroid problems mainly affect middle-aged women but today, you'll see how children and adult males experience thyroid illness as well. Here is the biggest shocker of all. Thyroid problems have been linked to 59 diseases like heart disease, cancer, obesity, and diabetes just to name a few But first things first. Who is Dr. Brownstein and why should you listen to him? Well, Dr. David Brownstein is a board certified Family Physician, author, and guest lecturer. He also is medical editor of the popular NewsMax Newsletter Dr. Brownstein's Natural Way To Health Well, he started out as most MDs do with the conventional medical model. He quickly developed the realization of its flaws. So, he dealt full speed ahead into alternative medicine using the best of both conventional and holistic therapies in his practice. And you'll also see shortly his very first thyroid patient was actually his father Elis. Solving his father's thyroid illness put Dr. Browstein on a 25-year quest to learn everything he could about the importance of your overall thyroid health. And he'll share with you today during this free video documentary the very same strategies he used to heal his own father and countless other patients as well. Without further ado, let's go down to the NewsMax studio and join Dr. Brownstein for his presentation The Unknown Shocking Epidemic: 52 Million Americans, 59 Debilitating Diseases, and Your One Tiny Thyroid... Hi. I'm Dr. David Brownstein. I'm a Family Practitioner from Michigan and I've been practicing holistic medicine for over 20 years. In today's talk, I will discuss with you the prevalence of thyroid problems and why it's affecting so many Americans and what you can do about it. I will show you that up to 60% to 80% of Americans are currently suffering from an undiagnosed abnormal thyroid function. I will show you that thyroid dysfunction is the number 1 cause of heart disease and it's the major cause of arthritis, cancer, and many other chronic ailments that is not currently being diagnosed. I'd like to show you what undiagnosed hypothyroidism can do. This is Laura. And Laura's mom brought her to me because Laura was irritable, and not playing, and she was cold in the summer time. And you could see in this picture that she's got these black shiners under her eyes her hair is sitting lifelessly on her head. And Laura's mom was being treated by me for hypothyroidism. Laura had normal thyroid blood test She had a low basal body temperature. She met every clinical sign to diagnose low thyroid. And I gave her a therapeutic trial of thyroid hormone. And here's the results on Laura six months later. You could see she lost the allergic shiners under her eyes. Her hair became back to normal. And most importantly, she became more active and became her normal self again. I will show you during this talk that undiagnosed hypothyroidism can have serious consequences in people not only from children to adults. And here is the picture of Laura today. This is my book, Overcoming Thyroid Disoders. It was one of the first books that I wrote many years ago. And it's currently in its second edition and I wrote this book because i started seeing so many patients with thyroid problems that were not being diagnosed by their doctors and patient's suffering from this illness. My first patient was my father. My father suffered his first heart attack at age 40. His second heart attack at 42. My father had seen many doctors and had undergone two bypass surgeries and many angioplasties. He was on a whole host of medications by the time I finished medical school in my residency. And at that time, he truly looked like he was going to die. Now, I had learned in medical school that that the way to diagnose thyroid problems was to take a blood test and particularly, TSH blood test. And if that blood test was abnormal, then you give the patient a prescription for thyroid hormone. What I've learned now is the TSH test does not pick it up in many patients. and It certainly didn't pick it up in my father. And when I performed the holistic evaluation on him, I found that he was suffering from an undiagnosed thyroid problem. And I also learned that an undiagnosed thyroid problem could explain his chronic heart disease progression. When I treated my father for his thyroid problem, his 25-year history of angina went away in seven days, never to return. He looks better. He acted better. He lost 20 pounds of weight without changing his diets and his habits. And more importantly, he didn't look like he was going to die. And really, that was my first patient. And that's helped me on my quest to diagnose and treat and to educate people about thyroid problems and what they can do about thyroid problems in their lives. I'd like to start up with a quote. The superior physician helps before the early budding of the disease... The inferior physician begins to help when the disease has already developed. This quote was written thousands of years ago. And it really speaks of the heart of holistic medicine. In conventional medicine, when I was taught in medical school was to diagnose pathology and to use a drug to treat that pathology. But by the time you diagnose the pathology, the disease is already there. What I'm trying to... holistic medicine is to recognize the signs of dysfunction in the body and to treat that before pathology develops. And that's what we'll talk about today, particularly with thyroid problems. Now, this is my collection of books that I've written. I've written nine books so far. And we're going to focus on overcoming thyroid disorders today. Now this quote was written 35 years ago. And it was from one of my mentors in thyroid problems, Dr. Broda O. Barnes. And he wrote that 40% of American people four out of every 10 children and adults today are suffering needlessly and many are dying from lack of an ingredient vital for health Is the ingredient unknown? No. Or unavailable? No. For years, medicine has recognized the role that deficiency in some areas of health and disease and has had clues to its great importance in many other areas but that now it's just often not been used and still is not being used because of the unreliability of laboratory tests that have failed to show the deficiency even when doctors could see its manifestations clearly enough in patients before them. And while lab test averred that have misled both doctors and patients, patients have suffered. Unfortunately, this quote is still true today, 35 years later. Doctors are still misdiagnosing thyroid problems or not diagnosing thyroid problems because they're relying on unreliable lab tests. These are the chapters in my book that we'll talk about today. And we will cover these disorders and I will give you practical tips on how you can help improve a thyroid problem. We'll focus on hypothyroidism and you need to know that thyroid hormone affects every cell in the body. And if you can't achieve your optimal health without a properly functioning thyroid gland, and I believe hypothyroidism or an under active thyroid is the most commonly misdiagnosed as today and that points out 60% to maybe 80% of the population may have an undiagnosed abnormal thyroid problem and may have undiagnosed hypothyroidism The way to describe it to my patients is that every cell in the body has a little machine in it. And that machine is driven by thyroid hormone And you can visualize that like a piston turning. When there's enough thyroid hormone, that piston turns at the appropriate rate and gives off enough heat and people feel good and have enough energy. When there's not enough thyroid hormone, that piston is very sluggish. People are cold. They're tired, they're gaining weight, they have dry skin, headaches, migraine headaches, we'll talk about all that during this talk. So this is the pathway we'll talk about. The thyroid gland sits in the lower part of the neck It weighs about 1.5 ounces and produces a teaspoon of thyroid hormone for a whole year. This teaspoon of thyroid hormone has to drive the metabolic rate of every single cell in the body 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When I lecture to physicians, this is the pathway that I discuss with them. And the thyroid gland releases a hormone called T4. T4 goes into the bloodstream and gets converted to T3 inside the cells of the body. And T3 is what has the effects on the body. It's what drives those pistons, it's what gives people energy, heat, and makes them feel better. This is the pathway we want to optimize Now, when the thyroid gland gets out of balance, it pulls all the other endocrine glands out of balance. And these are a list of who's who of who's not feeling well out there when the hormonal system is imbalaced. You can have allergies, and anxiety, and arthritis, and cancer, candida, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia... I won't go through this whole list. and we'll cover most of this during the talk. But needless to say, every cell in the body is not going to function normally if there's not enough thyroid hormone. Wow. Dr. Brownstein is really over delivering, isn't he? You've already discovered how 60% to 80% of Americans suffer from undiagnosed abnormal thyroid function. You've learned how this is the number 1 cause of heart disease, a major cause of arthritis, cancer, depression, and many other major illnesses. How hypothyroidism is the most commonly missed diagnosis today, and so much more. Now. one thing you should know is that we had to condense this presentation down for this live format. But don't worry. You can get a free DVD containing the 100% complete and uncut version of Dr. Brownstein's presentation. I'll tell you more about that in just few minutes So, keep watching. And just to let you know what's coming up in seconds, you'll see what your tongue says about your thyroid. The actual tongue photo may astonish you. Lab tests you must ask your doctor to run if you suspect you could have a thyroid problem. How to check your own thyroid from the comfort of your own bed. And later on, you'll discover the best ways to supplement your thyroid function if it needs a little help how your thyroid could actually be responsible for your weight gain especially important if you can't lose weight no matter how healthy you eat if you have fatigue or brain fog, could your thyroid be the culprit? and so much more. So, let's rejoin Dr. Brownstein with his dynamic thyroid presentation right now. So, if I say the blood tests don't pick it up, how do I do it? Well, one of the first thing I do is take a history on patients. And these are some of the things that I look for on a history. I look for if a patient is suffering from acne or any arthritic condition, atherosclerosis, constipation, if they had cold extremities, cold hands and cold feet, if they have decreased hearing, depression, eczema, fatigue, particularly morning fatigue they had suffered from headaches or migraine headaches hypercholesterol or high cholesterol Hypertension or hypotension can be related to low thyroid. Infertility is particularly related related to low thyroid function. I treated many patients over the years for infertility issues and it's solely related to low thyroid function. Julie is a patient of mine, and Julie came to me complaining that she was tired, and cold, and... she was having headaches, and she wasn't thinking clearly. And she was 30-years-old but her big problem was she was infertile. And she couldn't get pregnant. She had gone through GIFT and ZIFT and spent thousands of dollars trying to get pregnant. And when I saw her, she met every criteria to diagnose low thyroid except her blood test was normal. Her basal body temperatures which I'll discuss with you in a minute, were very low showing a low thyroid function. And when I treated her with a small amount of thyroid hormone, not only did her hypothyroid symptoms get better but she might actually get pregnant two years later... two months later. And to this point, Julie's still taking her thyroid hormone and I've treated many patients like Julie over the years. Mental impairment, menstrual disorder such as heavy bleeding and bad PMS symptoms can be related to low thyroid, ovarian cyst can be related to low thyroid poor memory, psoriasis, recurrent infections, slowed movements, and voice changes can be related to low thyroid. These are all the signs that I look for on my patients when I take a history from them. Now, not only do I do a history, I do what I was taught in medical school. I do a physical exam. And these are some of the things on physical exam that I look for from my patients. Are they anemic? Do they have dry skin? Do they have swelling? Particularly swelling under the eyes. And I'll show you some slides of some patients that have that. Do they have a goiter or swelling of the thyroid in the neck? Do they have hair loss? Particularly, hair loss in the front of the head? Do they have hypertension or hypotension? Macroplasia? That means a swollen tongue. I'll show you a picture of a swollen tongue. Do they have periorbital edema which is swelling under the eyes, poor eyebrow growth, especially if the outer third of the eyebrow fades away? It's known as the sign of hair tug and that was written about in the late 1800 as related to low thyroid. Do they have a puffy face in general? And they can have sluggish reflexes. These are all the physical exams signs that I look for on a patient that I might suspect has low thyroid. But also, I will look for their tongue's swelling. And here's a picture of a patient with her tongue swelling. And what you can see is on the outer edges of the tongue, there are little grooves in that where the tongue is banging into the teeth because it's too big for the mouth. Many times, patients will tell me that their tongue feels too big for their mouth and they're tripping over as they are trying to talk. All this goes away when you treat them appropriately with thyroid hormone. Now, this was an interesting study that found that the biggest difference between thyroid and non-thyroid patients were inco-reflex [ph] being slow. Slow reflexes, dry skin, coarse skin, puffiness, constipation, and slow movements. These were the major differences between people who have thyroid problems and people who don't have thyroid problems. These are what I look for in my patients. I also do lab tests. I mentioned to you that I didn't think the lab tests were the most appropriate way to diagnose someone with a thyroid problem but they should be part of a diagnosis paradigm. So, I check TSH. I check T4 levels. I check T3 levels. I check reversed T3 levels. And I check thyroid antibody levels. I also do 24 urine testing occasionally. Every thyroid patient deserves a serum peritone level which measures the iron level in the body And they deserve a serum B12 level. Now, I've been telling you that the diagnosis of hypothyroidism is much more than a TSH test. You need to take a history. You need to do a physical exam. And you need to do other blood test. But one of the crucial monitors for thyroid function is the basal body temperature. The basal body temperature is the first morning temperature that your body has while you're lying in bed before you get up. The way you do it is... On the slide, you can have a thermometer to your bedside and put it under your arm or in your mouth, if you don't have a cold or a flu symptom. And you take the morning temperature Menstruating women should take their temperature on days, two to four of their cycle. And a normal underarm temperature is 97.8 to 98.2 degrees Fahrenheit. And a normal oral temperature is higher than that. 98.8 to 99.2 degrees. A lower temperature would signify that those pistons are not running normally and giving off heat and people's bodies are cold and would signify a low thyroid function. I have many of my patients take basal body temperatures on a routine basis and bring them in to me And I use that as part of my diagnostic capabilities A holistic way to diagnose a problem that can affect every single cell in the body from head to toe is take a history, looking for the signs of thyroid illness, do an appropriate physical exam, check basal body temperatures and do the appropriate blood test and put the whole picture together. It's much more than just spending five minutes with someone and checking a TSH level. I hope, you're enjoying this first ever video presentation on the Unknown Shocking Epidemic of Thyroid Disease. You know, I'd like to personally thank Dr. Brownstein for graciously offering to provide you this video at no charge. Now, I previously told you that you'd have the opportunity to receive a copy of the full length DVD of this presentation. You'll get it in it's entirety the uncut version of Dr. Brownstein's exhaustive research, loaded with information that may save your life. And it's all free. What I didn't tell you until now is that you'll also receive a free copy of Dr. Brownstein's book Overcoming Thyroid Disorders a $15 value. You've heard a mention of this book several times already during this presentation. We'll give you more of the details shortly. So, watch for the big orange button to grab your own free gifts. Now, let's rejoin Dr. Brownstein as he shares even more little know thyroid facts that could impact your health and the lives of your loved ones. The problem with just treating TSH test is you can let low thyroid disease go on and on and on And patients aren't being treated and eventually, they can develop serious illnesses like thyroid cancer which is occurring at epidemic rates right now. If you're hearing from your doctor that your thyroid's normal, yet, you have every sign and symptom to meet the diagnosis of low thyroid, and they're just checking a TSH level, my suggestion to you is to find another doctor that's going to look at you as more than just a TSH level. Here's another quote from the peer review in literature. We should acknowledge that TSH is not a good indicator of the adequacy of thyroid replacement. We should prescribe sufficient thyroxine to restore the patient to clinically euthyroid state, while maintaining T3 within the reference range. What they're saying is don't just rely on the TSH level. Now, prior to the TSH levels, doctors would treat patients clinically They would do a history. They would do a physical exam and they would make a clinical decision whether they thought they had a thyroid problem. And their standard thyroxine replacement doses range from 200-300 micrograms per day. That's the same thing as Synthroid or Levothroid. In 1971, there was a first report on the measurement of TSH test in the patient on thyroxine replacement. And from that point on, doctors primarily began using the TSH test solely. Now, they reported that the serum TSH returns to normal with 100-150 micrograms per day of thyroxine. This was an immediate 50% reduction in dosage. So, as soon as we started relying on the TSH to diagnose someone is having a thyroid problem or not we reduce him on a thyroid hormone we are giving the patients by half. And I think, the consequences of that now are ongoing atherosclerosis as the number 1 killer. cancer, arthritis, and a whole host of other chronic illnesses related to low thyroid function. In this study, women increase by 2.3 kilograms which is about 4.5 pounds for every one unit incremented in TSH concentration within the normal range Men increase their weight by about 2 lbs for every one unit increment in TSH concentrations. And the author summarized the study by saying the change in serum TSH concentrations over time, within the reference range was strongly and literally associated with weight gain. Alzheimer's disease is also related to thyroid function. In this study, 209 participants, 12.7 years of follow up, women with the lowest and the highest serum TSH concentrations had increased risk of Alzheimer's disease compared to those in the middle quartile from 0.5 to 2.1 and the lowest tertile of 239% increase and the highest of 215% increase. Alzheimer's disease is another epidemic disease right now. And it's a hormonal and nutritional imbalance syndrome that 's not going to be treated correctly with drugs and needs to be treated with a holistic approach. And one of those approaches is the balance of thyroid gland. By now, you already know more about your thyroid than more people in America do. You're even receiving some easy to do tips at home. In fact, I think I'll go home and check my own basal body temperature and I hope you do too. Especially, when your thyroid can be responsible for gaining weight If you've been putting on those annoying pounds this might be an issue for you to seriously consider, don't you think? Don't forget. This is only a fraction of what you'll receive in the full length uncut version of Dr. Brownstein's video, one that you can get at no charge So, don't go away. Now, I just want to give you a heads up, a little early notice. You should be aware that we have six million NewsMax readers and only 2000 copies of Dr. Brownstein's video presentation and books in stock. I know, they'll be flying off the shelves today in just minutes following the presentation. Just so you know what to do expect, later in this video, you'll have a special opportunity to get your own free gifts including the complete DVD and Dr. Brownstein's book. So, don't procrastinate when you see the orange button pop up. Now, let's rejoin Dr. Brownstein as he'll be telling you what you must know about thyroid supplements that really work And why most commonly prescribed thyroid medications may not be enough

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