By Dicken Weatherby, ND
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- A delayed Achilles return reflex is a classic
sign of hypothyroidism.
- In the absence of spinal lesions, a delayed Achilles
return reflex bilaterally indicates the strong likelihood for
low thyroid activity, along with the corresponding signs and symptoms.
2. Basal Body Temperature
- The basal body temperature (BBT) reflects the
body’s basal metabolism, which refers to the amount of energy
your body burns at rest.
- The basal metabolism is largely determined by
hormones secreted from the thyroid and to a lesser degree the
- The function of the thyroid can be observed by
measuring the fluctuations of the basal body temperature over
a number of days.
- Reduced axillary temperature is also common with
reduced adrenal function, a diet low in essential fatty acids,
protein malnutrition and thiamine deficiency. Therefore, you should
not equivocally associate a depressed temperature with a pure
3. Iodine skin test
- The iodine
skin test is a functional assessment for iodine status in the
- By painting
the skin with a 2% solution of iodine we can see how quickly the
body absorbs the available iodine.
- The quicker
the iodine fades, the greater the deficiency can be assumed to
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© 2004 Dicken Weatherby, ND
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Dicken Weatherby is a graduate of the National College of Naturopathic
Medicine in Portland, Oregon. He is the co-author of the best-selling
book "Blood Chemistry and CBC Analysis- Clinical
Laboratory Testing from a Functional Perspective".
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