Most likely you've probably heard that an underactive thyroid gland can wreak havoc on a person’s ability to maintain a healthy weight.
It's true—this hormone directly impacts the body’s metabolism, and can cause you to put on weight almost uncontrollably.
But, more than likely it's not really your thyroid!
Many people don’t realize is that the majority of hypothyroid issues are not primary conditions. That means the condition has an underlying source causing the problem.
The key to improving the thyroid is to find the real root of the problem.
I want to talk about the most common root issues and then I want to go to the 'root of the root'.
1. Damaged Liver or Gallbladder Problem
The thyroid gland produces an inactive hormone that has four iodine molecules attached to it called T4. The hormone then travels through the liver, where enzymes within the liver strip away one of the iodine molecule, activating the hormone to T3.