Under conventional medicine, your healthcare provider may prescribe a single dose of liquid radioactive iodine, which calms down your thyroid gland in severe cases. Alternatively, your provider may give you thyroid-depressive/ expressive medication. You may also be prescribed beta-blockers. If drug treatment fails, you may need surgery to remove part of your thyroid.

Naturopathic treatments for thyroid related health issues may be very effective at minimizing symptoms of thyroid dysfunction and regulating thyroid gland, along with balancing other hormones if need be, using natural remedies.

Naturopathic medicine may also be very helpful in identifying thyroid problems through rigorous scientific sensitivity testing. The naturopathic approach to thyroid problems involves first identifying the root cause of the thyroid problem be it stress or an imbalance in the endocrine system, from a holistic and a scientific perspective using various medical tests. Once the root cause is established, the treatment consists of natural therapies such as dietary modifications, herbal supplements, vitamins, acupuncture and massage in order to treat the underlying cause of the problem and rebalance the endocrine system hereby improving thyroid function and optimizing your overall wellbeing naturally.


Our naturopathic approach of assessment for thyroid related health issues includes a physical exam and various laboratory tests that help identify the extent of the problem and reveal any underlying diseases. If we suspect sub-clinical hypothyroidism, sensitive thyroid testing will be done. The assessment is oriented toward determining what is impeding your body's ability to function normally.

After a proper assessment of your overall health and lifestyle factors affecting your thyroid is done, our naturopathic doctor might combine a list of naturopathic therapies to help improve thyroid function. We will determine which assessment tools will be most helpful in establishing a treatment strategy specific to your health needs.

The primary goals of treatment * at our clinic are to treat the underlying cause and rebalance the endocrine system. You will be given a comprehensive treatment plan for which may include a range of complementary and alternative therapies once the assessments and proper diagnosis done.

If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment to see our naturopath, please call us at 416 913 4325 (HEAL) or email us at

* DISCLAIMER: The information on this page is the property of Dr. Sushma Shah, Naturopathic Doctor, and is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any diseases or promote any services or products mentioned on the website.

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