New York, NY, July 28, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Innovative Manhattan wellness center, Better Body Solutions, introduces a revolutionary new thyroid treatment that addresses the source of a patient’s thyroid problems. Where the traditional medical model for treating thyroid fails, Functional Medicine thrives in targeting the source of thyroid disorder.
The current medical model, which is over 50 years old and outdated, tests for thyroid function using one marker, TSH. “There is an over reliance in the medical model of using TSH as the exclusive indicator of thyroid function,” says Dr. Nicholas Ungaro, founder of Better Body Solutions and leading pioneer of using functional medicine to treat Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism. There are over 20 other factors that can cause thyroid dysfunction, according to Dr. Datis Kharrazian the author of the revolutionary, breakthrough book “Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms, When All My Lab Tests Are Normal?”
Dr. Datis Kharrazian reports in his book that TSH tests can come back “normal,” while the thyroid metabolism may still be impaired. What makes Better Body Solutions different from what nearly every thyroid treatment in Manhattan is testing. Dr. Ungaro looks deeply into each patient’s thyroid metabolism to find which of the 24 different markers are not working correctly and impairing thyroid metabolism. “Many people suffer from thyroid disorder in NYC and they do not even know it,” says Dr. Ungaro.
Dr. Ungaro’s tests are far more comprehensive than the traditional medical model. “Thyroid disorder can be caused by much more than TSH,” says Dr. Ungaro. “It could be dopamine or serotonin which are neurotransmitters. It could be cortisol, the stress hormone, or testosterone or estrogen. It can even be caused by liver function or inflammatory states in your body. According to “Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms, When All My Lab Tests Are Normal,” there are a variety of different metabolic and chemical pathways that can affect thyroid metabolism. And most medical doctors are only looking at TSH.
Better Body Solutions looks at blood chemistry differently using functional ranges that show where thyroid metabolism is breaking down.
Acoording to Dr. Datis Kharrazian, in his book "Why Do I Stil Have Thyroid Symptoms," over 80% of hypothyroidism in the United States is caused by Hashimoto’s, which is completely ignored in the medical model. Hashimoto’s is an immune disease that attacks thyroid tissue. The medical model currently does not treat Hashimoto’s. Hashimoto’s in NYC is the prevalent cause for thyroid disorder.
Better Body Solutions uses specialized testing to determine if a patient’s thyroid disorder is caused by an auto-immune disease. Based on the test results Dr. Ungaro with put together a specialized treatment to target the cause of thyroid disorder.
“I have patients come in all the time complaining of weight gain, lack of energy, insomnia, excessive headaches, and even depression. Their medical doctors have ruled out thyroid dysfunction because of TSH levels, but the patients know something is clearly wrong. It is ruining their quality of life,” says Dr. Ungaro. “Once we run the appropriate tests, we can get patients on a treatment plan that has results.”
Dr. Ungaro uses a variety of skills to address each patient’s individual needs. Each course of treatment is developed for that patient’s specific condition. In order to find working solutions, Dr. Ungaro employs a variety of methods including neurological retraining of the brain, scientifically based nutritional therapy, cutting edge lab interpretation, and chiropractic treatments.
Using these methods as a combined functioning protocol, Dr. Ungaro is able to help chronic patients realize their goals of true health without the need for drugs, medications, or surgery.
About Better Body Solutions
Better Body Solutions is an alternative healthcare practice focused on offering a range of new approaches to treat difficult-to-manage health conditions often brought on by modern day sedentary lifestyles. Practitioners specialize in helping those suffering from Hashimoto’s, hypothyroid, and auto-immune disorders. BBS use advances in chiropractic neurology and a comprehensive nutritional approach based upon blood work to get results. Better Body Solutions serves the greater New York Area. Patients from all over the country travel to New York to get treated at Better Body Solutions.
Dr. Nicholas Ungaro, founder of Better Body Solutions and a certified chiropractic sports physician, has been in practice for over 20 years. He believes that when your body functions at its optimum capacity, you live a better quality of life. Dr Ungaro has trained with Dr. Michael L. Johnson the author of the alternative medicine bestseller, “What Do You Do When the Medications Don’t Work?—A Non-Drug Treatment of Dizziness, Migraine Headaches, Fibromyalgia and Other Chronic Conditions” and Dr. Datis Kharrazian the author of the revolutionary, breakthrough book “Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms, When All My Lab Tests Are Normal?” He has taken over 200 hours of post graduate courses, including, Autoimmune Physiology, Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis, Brain and Neurotransmitters, Functional Endocrinology, Autoimmune Thyroid and Advanced Thyroid Principles and Case Studies. Dr. Ungaro is the first practitioner in the North East to practice these effective treatment modalities. Dr. Ungaro established his practice in Manhattan in 2001, prior to which, he owned a practice in New Jersey for 11 years. For more information about Better Body Solutions and other treatments available, visit Better Body Solutions.