Understanding NDT (Natural Desiccated Thyroid) can be confusing. First of all; 1) you will be told it’s not safe, as it is not standardized. 2) you will be told it doesn’t work. 3) You will be told no doctor prescribes anything but Synthroid or it’s equivalent. In other words, you will have a difficult time if you wish to try a natural hormone replacement. At least, that was my experience. It wasn’t until I saw a functional medicine doctor that I really started to feel better. He tested my blood, urine and saliva. From those results, he formed a supplement and medication plan to rebuild my depleted, out-of-whack body. I can’t tell you how much better I feel. I am scheduled to be retested this fall. I will let you know the results!
Now, if you have wondered if changing thyroid medication will help you, this article by Dr. Westin Childs will answer many questions you may have. When he talks about who will benefit the most from NDT, I will agree that I fall into the category of a person with no thyroid, so I am sure the extra hormones in the NDT definitely help me.
You can read Dr. Childs explanation here:
Another important nutrient to pay attention to is B12. Many of us who have thyroid disease also are deficient in B12. You can read how important it is to restore nutrient depletions by Dr. Izabella Wentz here:
Have a great weekend!