The DEEPER Problem That's Causing Your Hormonal Symptoms...
Everything has a cause and effect when it comes to health. We are not satisfied with a symptom, without knowing the cause of that symptom. Too many times, doctors treat simply symptoms, without knowing what the cause of it is, and they don't even care what the cause of it is, because the symptom is being treated.
But we really moved into a functional healthcare point of view, which is, cause and effect, get to the root cause of the problem, and go from there, so that ... Listen. [00:00:30] Over the years, we've analyzed tens of thousands of patient visits, over the years, and we saw a massive, massive problem, in women in general.
Women were coming into the clinic, and they weren't feeling well. There was a massive hormonal issue going on in women, and women were frustrated, and this is what it sounded like. So, we'll give you a couple examples. We get emails every day, still, [00:01:00] every day, about this very same issue.
This is an email we get, for example, this is a person saying, "Listen, I've gained 30 pounds, and I can't seem to shake them." Then they say, "Listen. I diet, I do well for a bit, I get frustrated. I don't eat, and I still gain weight." They get more frustrated, and they eat emotionally, and this person is saying, "Listen, help stop this merry-go-round, please."
Here's another one. For example, we get so many of these.
Speaker 2: Pull up, yeah.
Speaker 1: "I am taking Synthroid, but I do not feel better."
Speaker 2: Synthroid, by the way, is a thyroid [00:01:30] medication.
Speaker 1: Yeah. "I'm taking a thyroid medication, and I do not feel better," and this is so common: "Even though traditional tests done show my levels as normal, or slightly high." So here's a person who doesn't feel well, gets on Synthroid, and their levels are somewhat, maybe a little high, and they still don't feel well.
Here's another one. A person is saying, listen, they want, they'd like to lose weight, and not feel tired [00:02:00] every day. "I want a normal, functioning life, and it is very difficult to finance this."
So, what we have seen is this, and especially after analyzing all these patient visits. Many women have been tested for various hormonal issues, and even though they have every symptom in the book, their blood work was normal. Some were even told that the problem was in their head.
Speaker 2: Yeah. "You've got depression."
Speaker 1: Or, we've seen this, as well. They went on meds, but still didn't [00:02:30] feel any better. So many are constantly having to adjust their meds, just to feel the same, and this led to a lot of frustration. We saw this in the office. Women coming were frustrated. They weren't feeling well, they weren't getting answers, and when they got answers, it didn't help. There wasn't answers, because it didn't fix the problem.
So we saw a lot of frustration, so, our purpose? We became obsessed with finding the cause of what was going on in these women, and, [00:03:00] we've identified a problem in women that goes beyond a simple hormonal problem.
Speaker 2: That's what?
Speaker 1: After looking at all these women, we identified a problem that went beyond a simple hormonal problem, and we called our problem the metabolic storm. I remember, when you and I were sitting around, talking about this, and we're talking all these symptoms that women were getting. I can't remember how we came up with the terms, "metabolic storm," but it perfectly described, exactly what was going on inside them. They were going through a metabolic [00:03:30] storm.
They were just having issues, so we call it, the metabolic storm. Let's talk about this quickly. Well, what is the metabolic storm? Well, one of the things we like to do, when we describe the metabolic system, is, first we like to tell people what it isn't.
So this isn't the metabolic storm. If you're on this training, and you've been diagnosed with a hormonal issue, and you went on medication, and now you feel better? You are not in the metabolic storm. You had a specific hormonal [00:04:00] issue, and the medication fixed it, congratulations. Your problem's been resolved. You are no longer, you were not in the metabolic storm.
So, we give this example here, right? Somebody you know got their thyroid tested, and everybody on this training knows somebody who got their thyroid tested, they went on meds, and they feel better. You may have the exact same symptoms as them, but the testing didn't show anything. Or you went on meds, and you still don't feel right. You are in the metabolic storm, [00:04:30] the other person wasn't. That's the difference.
So there is a deeper issue going on inside of you, compared to somebody who was not in the metabolic storm. And, so, that much deeper problem going on with your hormones. It's not just one hormone that is causing the issues. This is why testing can be frustrating, and meds don't help much, if at all.
Now, one of the things, kind of, as an aside: how many times [00:05:00] does a doctor have to adjust medication, before they realize that that isn't the problem?
Speaker 2: Yeah.
Speaker 1: How many times are women coming in, and they've had their meds adjusted? I can't even count how many times. At some point, they got to understand that there's something else going on there.
Speaker 2: Yeah, and it becomes, that's where frustration sits in. Because they're scratching their head themselves, right, and wondering why, with the adjustment, why [00:05:30] things are not getting better. And then, of course, the patient is really feeling the brunt of that, because nothing's getting resolved, you know?