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Vitamin D Deficiency and Thyroid Problems
by: Kerri Knox- The Immune Queen

Wow Loretta,

It really sounds like you have a lot going on.

Fortunately, if you get your Vitamin D levels up you may begin to feel better.

Unfortunately, thinking that Vitamin D deficiency is the 'One Cause' of all of your problems is very 'Conventional Medicine' thinking.

Correcting your Vitamin D deficiency is JUST ONE important step in taking care of your problems.

However, Loretta, I work with people like you every day who DO RECOVER from all of these problems!!

Functional Medicine, sees all of your problems as the result of a multitude of problems that have all built off of each other and have contributed to each other.

For instance, one woman that I worked with had Fibromyalgia, severe depression and arthritis. She had an abusive childhood, which caused her adrenal glands to start out early overproducing the stress hormone cortisol.

High cortisol levels stimulate the immune system to produce inflammation. Chronic overproduction of cortisol contributes to a DECREASED IMMUNE SYSTEM RESPONSE and chronic inflammation- which started her having the characteristic body aches of Fibromyalgia.

This chronic inflammation ALWAYS affects the gastrointestinal cells that absorb nutrients. She stopped absorbing nutrients properly- leading to nutrient deficiencies.

These nutrient deficiencies begin to make her feel very tired. With all of the pain anyway, she stopped playing golf- her only real form of exercise.

The inflammation in the intestines allows food particles to pass into the bloodstream and create food allergies.

Without the desperately needed sun exposure and exercise, she developed severe depression and Vitamin D deficiency.

Without the exercise and sun to help detoxify her system, her liver began to get overloaded with toxins and all of her symptoms continued to get worse while she gained 40 pounds.

When conventional medicine put her on drugs that helped for a while, but then stopped- she realized that she needed to do something different.

Fortunately, by taking her from the ground up and addressing ALL of her problems:

* Vitamin D Deficiency
* Liver Toxicity
* Nutrient Deficiencies
* Unresolved Stress
* Adrenal Gland Fatigue
* Intestinal Inflammation
* Food allergies

She was able to make a full recovery.

She still has twinges of pain and episodes where she feels sad, but she lives a normal life- AND she's back playing golf again!!

I'd love to talk to you more about how you can recover from your problems and live a normal life again. Contact Me Directly for more information.

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Easy Immune

Vitamin D and Hypothyroidism
by: Anonymous

I just found out my vitamin D levels were low and I also have Hypothroidism (for about 4 years).

My Doctor says that my Vitamin D issues is because I have been taking Depakote ( for Epilepsy) for about 21 years.

By correcting my Vitamin D levels will it help my thyroid problem?

Vitamin D Deficiency and Epilepsy
by: Kerri Knox- The Immune Queen

There are a lot of factors involved in why you might have hypothyroidism.

More About Vitamin D

Vitamin D deficiency may be contributing to your hypothyroid symptoms, but there is not a lot of literature to say whether correcting a Vitamin D deficiency will help with your hypothyroidism or not.

But I find it very interesting that you are ONLY NOW being diagnosed with Vitamin D deficiency after being on Depacote for so long.

Have you also had a Bone Mineral Density Test?

Have you been counseled at any time in the past to take Calcium and Vitamin D supplements?

There have been many studies done on the effects of Bone Mineral Density and other bone problems occurring with the use of Anti Seizure Medications.

The German Study, 'Antiepileptic drug-induced osteopathy. Subtypes, pathogenesis, prevention, early diagnosis and treatment' stated:

"Bone loss has also been noted even without evidence of vitamin D deficiency. Systematic control of the state of bones in all patients on long-term treatment... is recommended without qualification".

Although this increased bone turnover was found specifically with antiepileptic drug, these effects could be reduced with many lifestyle factors- diet, exercise and sun exposure among some of the factors that could have reduced your chances of becoming Vitamin D deficient in the first place- had you been aware of the risks!

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Easy Immune

response to lorretta low vitamin d
by: carla

hi lorretta,

I had the same problem and i waited too long to take vitamin d prescribed from my doctor so i ended up with parathyroid disease. i finally had to have one of my parathyroids removed because a tumor do to low vitamin d. i suggest you take vitamin d to get levels back normal.

Low Vitamin D Does NOT cause thyroid or parathyroid problems...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Carla,

You need to understand that the THYROIDS and the PARATHYROIDS are distinctly different glands. The parathyroids (that you had a tumor of) sit on top of the thyroid gland- but they are entirely different and they have entirely different functions.

Next, your low vitamin d did NOT cause you to get a parathyroid tumor. In fact, it's the parathyroid tumor that caused (at least in part) your low vitamin d!!

When parathyroid tumors begin to increase calcium levels, the body decreases vitamin d as a protective measure so that too much calcium isn't absorbed into the organs.

So, PLEASE do not think that your low vitamin d caused you to get a parathyroid tumor. That is just not the case.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System


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i thought i was reading smthn i wrote!
by: Anonymous

Dear ct, wow seems we might need to stay in touch as we seem to have a lot of common denominators oh my gosh I'm in shock still. I recently went to the doctor and finally broke down and told him everything that's been going on for like ever that I thought would just go away but I couldn't take the pain one more second.

Pain takes such a toll on a body, i couldn't give in to start taking pain meds. I sure stressed my mind and body though.Recently diagnosed with severe vitamin deficiency. I'm taking 10000 mg of vitamin D a day 50000 per week, was made aware of a thyroid issue same visit.

I know nothing about thyroid other than taking meds for it now. I'm also your age 47,i can't keep up with chores much less CHILDREN.I just want to get better,I've been existing (years mind you) with the most severe & constant pain always. I just want to feel and be better,I want to be able to clean my apartment without hurting myself- sounds absurd yep, but it's fact. This is all just so overwhelming to me.

I can't believe THIS, tbh. Post again if you please. Would love to hear how you're feeling. TY Kim

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