Part II: Performing the Correct Tests Will Stop the Epidemic of Thyroid Madness

functional medicine treeAs a naturopath and naturopathic practitioner, Dr. Jenkins has his patients perform an iodine patch test, which is inexpensive and easy to do in the convenience of your own home. Iodine is critical for the thyroid to be healthy and function optimally. This test gives an indication if your body is deficient in iodine. If you’re deficient in iodine, Dr. Jenkins will prescribe an iodine supplement that the body and thyroid needs for optimal health and functionality. Did you know that the synthetic T4 your doctor prescribes actually depletes your body’s iodine levels?

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