Why Thyroid Disease is One of the Silent Epidemics of Our Time and Why Medication is Not Always Effective

Your thyroid is too crucial to neglect. A safe, natural solution should never be overlooked.”

The shocking fact is that nearly half of all women and a quarter of all men in the US will die with evidence of an inflamed thyroid. On a global scale, a staggering 200 million people have problems with their thyroid glands but in my opinion even this number is an underestimation. In the US alone, the instance of thyroid disease[1] is running at epidemic levels, which is equally as worrying as the fact that 60% remains undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.[2] “The prevalence of goiter in areas of severe iodine deficiency can be as high as 80% of the population.”[3]

Women are five to eight times more likely to have thyroid problems than men. On record, one woman in eight will develop a thyroid disorder during her lifetime. Pregnant women with undiagnosed or inadequately treated hypothyroidism have an increased risk of miscarriage, preterm delivery, and severe developmental problems in their children.

Undiagnosed thyroid disease may put patients at risk for certain serious conditions, such as cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis and infertility. Most thyroid diseases are life-long conditions that can be managed with naturopathic medical attention. Here is something to keep in mind before undergoing any medical procedure: 30% of women 30 years and older will develop thyroid nodules—95% of thyroid nodules are benign-non-cancerous and are non-life-threatening with a very high cure rate. Whenever surgery is recommended by your medical doctor visit your naturopath and get a second opinion.

The medication for treating thyroid disorders is one of the most prescribed drugs in the USA, UK, and Canada, and when we consider the increase of radiation exposure, every nation on Earth is being affected. What I am about to share is highly controversial (critical thinking is too, so here we go). Increased solar flares from the Sun and the Earth’s weakening magnetic shield (the flow of electric currents through Earth’s molten iron core creates our magnetic field—the strongest field is in the north while the weakest is in the south) as well as the Earth’s thinning ozone shield places humanity as the prime receivers of this fallout.[4],[5]

As you know, this information goes against the climate change narrative that climate change is humanity’s fault due to our fossil fuel consumption combined with the flatulence from livestock. Just do not look up, that messes with everything.

In the USA, the number of prescriptions for levothyroxine marketed as Synthroid® has increased from 97 million in 2007 to 120 million in 2014, and in the UK from 2.8 million in 1998, to 19 million in 2007 and 29 million in 2014. God only knows how many are drug dependent today. Once Synthroid® is prescribed for someone, they must stay on this medication for life. It is no wonder why sales keep going up year after year.

The causes of thyroid problems are largely unknown (reread the above). Many of today’s illnesses could be triggered from the increased incidence of thyroid disease. When considering the over-burden of toxins by pollution through air, water or food and traces of polyethylene terephthalate and polypropylene, commonly used in plastic drinking bottles made up 80% of the total level found in the test subjects.[6] The body’s thyroid gland, highly influenced by the adrenal glands, is severely under attack. (See Adrenal Gland)

What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism?

Symptoms for hypothyroidism:

  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Frequent, heavy menstrual periods
  • Forgetfulness
  • Weight gain
  • Dry, coarse skin and hair
  • Hoarse voice
  • Intolerance to cold

Symptoms for hyperthyroidism:

  • Irritability/nervousness
  • Depression
  • Muscle weakness/tremors
  • Infrequent, scant menstrual periods
  • Weight loss
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Enlarged thyroid gland
  • Vision problems or eye irritation
  • Heat sensitivity

Symptoms related to the reproductive system are gender-specific

“For example, women will notice changes in their menstrual cycle. Infertility could stem from hypothyroidism in both sexes, but it is more common in women. Hypothyroidism can affect exercise capacity, physical performance, and libido in both genders. Men may also experience erectile dysfunction, according to Frederick Singer, MD, endocrinologist and director of the endocrinology and bone disease program at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif.”[7] Men and women may share the tendency to dismiss their symptoms, chalking them up to stress or simply aging. Getting a proper diagnosis, however, is important so treatment can be started and symptoms stopped.

Why is medication not working?

Treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism with levothyroxine, though commonly practiced, is not associated with improvements in quality of life or thyroid-related symptoms, according to a new meta-analysis. Twenty-one randomized clinical trials including 2,192 participants with subclinical hypothyroidism, thyroid hormone therapy was not significantly associated with improvements in general quality of life (standardized mean difference −0.11) or thyroid-related symptoms (standardized mean difference 0.01).

Conclusion: Among non-pregnant adults with subclinical hypothyroidism, the use of thyroid hormone therapy was not associated with improvements in general quality of life or thyroid-related symptoms. These findings do not support the routine use of thyroid hormone therapy in adults with subclinical hypothyroidism.[8]

Why does iodine treatment alone not work?

Iodine deficiency is one cause of hypothyroidism. However, studies are also showing that in the case of chronic autoimmune thyroiditis, the highest prevalence occurs in countries with the highest intake of iodine, such as the US and Japan. So, although iodine supplementation should be implemented to prevent and treat iodine-deficiency disorders, supplementation should be maintained at a safe level.[9]

With the evidence presented it seems obvious that current treatment for thyroid disease is not working and more and more people are developing thyroid deficiencies. The hormones in thyroid medication are not always needed. In fact, many do not need to be on this medication (as stated above) but rather thyroid gland concentrates produced without chemical residue from non-GMO, grass-fed bovine instead. Non-medicated and hormone free can offer a balanced solution and can be a safe and effective natural source of absorbable iodine.

Thyrodine® Thyroid Gland® is trademarked protected and research secured by Health Canada Master File, and is scientifically backed with clinically effective results. The product is formulated by a naturopathic doctor and manufactured under GMP guidelines using USP pharmaceutical grade raw materials to ensure therapeutic results with all safety markers in place. Thyrodine® is one of the surest ways to protect your thyroid gland and maintain your daily iodine needs. It is safe and effective for all age groups, especially women.

Let us consider the formulation of Thyrodine® Thyroid Gland. It is comprised of raw desiccated, hormone free thyroid gland concentrate derived from bovine. This unique product contains naturally occurring organic bond iodine within the thyroid gland tissue, a much more potent and therapeutic form. Thyrodine® also contains Fucus vesiculosus, derived from organic seaweed. The iodine organically bound within the plant is a more potent thyroid stimulating form than the mineral bound iodine found in the iodine products currently being sold. This formula is taken within the body as food and is absorbed to the cells up to 95%, where as an isolated mineral taken on its own absorbs only 25%.

When we consider all the above, your thyroid is too crucial to neglect. A safe, natural solution should never be overlooked.



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  • Stewart, Kristen. 2014. Hypothyroidism in Men vs. Women.


  • Vanderpump, Mark P. J. 2011. The epidemiology of thyroid disease. British Medical Bulletin, Volume 99, Issue 1, 39–51.
  • The American Thyroid Association. General Information/Press Room.


[1] Minkoff, David Dr. 2018.

[2] According to the American Thyroid Association (ATA), an estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease but the numbers are much higher with those border lined with hypothyroidism, the numbers could reach over 60% of the USA population.

[3] Vanderpump. 2011, 40.

[4]ESA. 2020.

[5] Fogwill, Chris – Hogg, Alan – Turney Chris – Thomas Zoë. 2021.

[6] Favaro, 2018.

[7] Stewart, 2014.

[8] Feller M, Snel M, Moutzouri E. 2018.

[9] Melville, 2018.