Joining Late Night Health this week is Gil Kajiki, MD. If you’ve tried time and again to lose weight after the holidays, but have been stymied, you may not have been looking in the right place for answers. Beyond diet and exercise, the problem could be your thyroid.
But your usual battery of standard thyroid tests may not detect the problem. Dr. Kajiki is the nation’s leading expert in non-drug treatment for hypothyroidism, low thyroid and Hashimoto’s disease; he is the founder of the Valley Thyroid Institute, a worldwide treatment center. Dr. Kajiki contends that not just weight issues, many other illnesses and conditions can be effectively treated when the right tests are applied.
There is no one-size fits all solution for thyroid dysfunction. Without the distinctive legion of tests that Dr. Kajiki has identified, most doctors miss the signs and are mystified that patients aren’t getting well. To find the right treatment that pinpoints the specific root cause of a patient’s thyroid-related ailment or auto-immune problem, Dr. Kajiki created the internationally acclaimed Kajiki Protocol. He engages a wide variety of testing procedures and indicators, including: 11 different thyroid tests instead of the standard three, inflammatory blood markers, immune system challenges, gastro-intestinal microbial, leaky gut testing, adrenal dysfunction, urinary hormone metabolites and more.
Dr. Kajiki explains that people that have lab tests results that are considered “normal”, by their doctor, but still feel lousy typically, have the best outcomes. The treatment protocols I develop are specific to each patient, and are created based on lab test results and not just symptoms. I do not use a “cookie cutter” recipe for anyone. Our protocols– all natural and drug-free–are for difficult thyroid and Auto-Immune cases that just don’t respond well to medication, or for the person that wants to minimize medication. I work in conjunction with a patient’s current physician should they still need medications for any reason.
air date: 2/5/16