dr. holly lucille is a nationally recognized licensed naturopathic doctor, educator, natural products consultant, television and radio host. She is also the author of several books including Creating and Maintaining Balance: A Women's Guide to Safe, Natural Hormone Health and The Healing Power of Trauma Comfrey.
She received her naturopathic medical degree from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Ariz., and has been a practicing naturopathic physician for over 10 years. She is a past president of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association and spearheaded a lobbying effort to ensure the availability of safe naturopathic health care in the state of California.
Her approach to naturopathic medicine is integrative and personalized. Her goal is to support the body s own natural ability to heal itself and to help patients live their best possible life. She has a special interest in thyroid disorders, autoimmune conditions and women's health.
The most important things to look for when diagnosing a thyroid condition are a cellular level of thyroid hormone (TSH), a TH1:TH2 imbalance and inflammation. Inflammatory markers like CRP and Homocysteine are helpful, as are cytokine panels.
The best thing to do for a patient with an autoimmune thyroid is to make sure that they are getting enough iodine. This is especially important if they have been exposed to chlorine, fluoride or other halogens that can block the iodine from doing its job in producing thyroid hormone.