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The Truth About the Thyroid Secret

woman-with-hands-on-back-of-neck-333Have you been watching Dr. Izabella Wentz and The Thyroid Secret?  It’s taken the industry and Internet by storm.  Three out of four patients in my office this week have asked about it, or talked about it or referred to it in some manner.  I had heard of it, and I was watching it.  This information has been around for many years.  If you haven’t heard of its nine-part documentary series that explores how to prevent, diagnose, and recover from thyroid disease. Many of you may not have heard of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis or didn’t know that there were so many who suffer from autoimmune conditions.

I applaud Dr. Wentz fordoing a great job getting this information to the public.  She has interviewed many patients, MD’s, Naturopaths, Chiropractors, and Functional Medicine Practitioners.   One of which is a mentor of mine who has published numerous research on thyroid disorders and autoimmune conditions, their diagnosis and treatment.  Dr. Datis Kharrazian  has written numerous books on Thyroid disorders, Brain health  and autoimmune disorders.  Many of the other practitioners interviewed in the Thyroid Secret, like myself, either suffered from an autoimmune disorder themselves or has a loved one who has.

Almost all of the patients Dr. Wentz interviewed had been to numerous different doctors of many different specialties and were either told their symptoms were psychological or there was nothing that could be done for them.   These patients are who I truly applaud.  The hundreds, no thousands of sufferers who knew something wasn’t right yet didn’t give up hope and didn’t give up searching for answers.

This week alone at Caplan Chiropractic I diagnosed two patients with Hashimotos autoimmune thyroiditis, and three more with chronic underlying infections wreaking havoc on their immune system.   It breaks my heart to know that there are so many people, mostly women, suffering, telling stories of how no one believed them, and how they felt like failures.  One of my patients this week said to me “You change peoples lives.”  I never really realized just how much my work impacted the lives of others, to me it’s just what I enjoy doing – helping, teaching, being a doctor.

Bottom line is this is information that has been available to practitioners for a long long time, so I have to ask – why are people being told there’s nothing that can be done for them?   Why are patients being silenced?  Over the next few weeks I’d like to give more people an opportunity to ask be heard, questions or share their stories.  I’ll be addressing concerns and answering your questions, so please feel free to write to me and let me know if you have a specific question or if you suspect you may be suffering from an autoimmune condition.  Just email me at

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