Your thyroid produces thyroid hormone, which controls many activities in your body, including how fast you burn calories and how fast your heart beats. Diseases of the thyroid cause it to make either too much or too little of the hormone. Depending on how much or how little hormone your thyroid makes, you may often feel restless or tired, or you may lose or gain weight. Women are more likely than men to have thyroid diseases, especially right after pregnancy and after menopause.

Thyroid Disfunction

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Hormones Conduct The Language Of Cells. Our Bodies Have Over 60 Trillion Cells With Each Needing To Communicate With One Another.

Our Hormones Play A Major Role In How Fast We Age. The Action Of The Various Hormones Is Very Complex. In Part They Act To Advance The Life Cycle According To The Biological Plan.

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Health Facts

Causes Of Thyroid Disease

Thyroid Disorders Can Range From A Small, Harmless Goiter (Enlarged Gland) To A Life-Threatening Cancer. The Most Common Thyroid Problems Involve Abnormal Production Of Thyroid Hormones. Too Little Thyroid Hormone Results In Hypothyroidism While Too Much Thyroid Hormone Results In Hyperthyroidism.

Women are more likely than men to have thyroid disease. One in eight women will develop thyroid problems during her lifetime. Problems with the thyroid can be caused by:

Autoimmune Thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s, Grave’s Disease)

Insufficient T4

Poor T4 to T3 conversion

Goiter and/or multiple thyroid nodules

Increased metabolism of T3

Thyroid hormone resistance

Intestinal permeability

Oxidative damage


Insufficient nutrients

what is functional medicine?

Functional medicine delves into the HOW and WHY of disease development, striving to reinstate well-being by tackling the UNDERLYING CAUSES unique to each individual.
I begin by examining your medical history and symptoms from a distinct perspective compared to traditional doctors. Employing the Functional Matrix, I organize your health narrative, enabling me to pinpoint crucial areas of dysfunction and imbalance that can be rectified. While conventional medicine tends to classify and label symptoms for diagnosis, aiming to match them with prescriptions or rehabilitative treatments, functional medicine takes a proactive approach by investigating upstream causes and alleviating inflammatory influences in the body. My objective is straightforward: enhance your quality of life, alleviate the burden of prescriptions, and impart knowledge on how to sustain optimal health.


Ready to embark on this journey? Fantastic! Success in any treatment plan hinges on motivation. Yet, the true enchantment lies in our collaboration. While my teaching and medical approach might not suit everyone, our partnership is key.


Functional medicine views a patient's health through the prism of inflammation. Together, we target and eliminate factors that ignite inflammation while restoring your physiological biochemistry for optimal functioning

While a functional holistic approach can benefit most diagnoses or conditions, I commonly address:

  • Circadian sleep disruptions
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches and migraines
  • PCOS and menstrual irregularities
  • Peri-menopause
  • Mold/mycotoxin issues
  • Stress and cortisol imbalances
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Chronic constipation
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insulin resistance
  • Overweight/obesity


The Functional Medicine Membership service might not align with you if:

  • Prioritizing self-care isn't a current focus
  • Time management tends to be disorganized, resulting in missed appointments
  • Electronic communication or computer usage isn't comfortable for you
  • Immediate, consistent mental health support is required
  • Expectations lean toward a solution preventing all future health issues
  • Unwillingness to improve detrimental behaviors, habits, or thought patterns affecting overall health
  • Considering functional medicine due to advice but not yet ready to alter lifestyle, diet, or habits
  • Occupation constraints preventing monthly 30-minute doctor appointments for a minimum of three months


With a background in both family practice and functional medicine, I can provide comprehensive explanations of the labs you've obtained from your primary care doctor.

Should your goals require specialized functional testing, I've partnered with amazing companies like: ZRT labs, Vibrant America, Great Plains, 3x4 Genetics, and Access Medical (to name a few). These partnerships facilitate Organic Amino Acid testing, Comprehensive Stool Evaluation, and salivary measurements of cortisol and hormones, among other tests. All these assessments are easily conducted at home, offering the convenience of FedEx and UPS shipping labels and containers.


I help to determine the precise vitamins or supplements necessary for your needs, eliminating unnecessary ones. While tailored guidance on food and lifestyle adjustments forms the core of treatment, some individuals may require temporary or long-term supplementation due to unique genetic limitations, digestion issues, or micronutrient deficiencies. In such cases, I grant access to prescription-grade supplements through my FullScript dispensary, having rigorously vetted companies with the highest purity and third-party quality certification.

Ordering through my recommended prescription service ensures discounted pricing from the MRSP. However, it's advisable to allocate approximately $200-300 for supplement costs during the initial months of recovery.


Your healthcare is a team effort, and Functional Medicine plays a different position on this “team.” My mission is to educate you on your body’s signals and help you reach your goals as an ongoing consultant. Typical results are achieved from 3-6 months of dedicated collaboration.

I require that all patients retain a primary care provider to handle ordering of important screening tests (like mammograms, colonoscopies, etc). As a consultant, I do not provide urgent/same-day care that might require immediate assistance or hospitalization. If permitted, I’ll happily communicate our findings to your PCP to provide a seamless approach to your overall healthcare.

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Our objective at Alaya Heath & Wellness is straightforward: enhance your quality of life, alleviate the burden of prescriptions, and impart knowledge on how to sustain optimal health.