Exclusive Interview: Ellen Goldsmith on Naturopathy & Acupuncture

Co-founder of Pearl Natural Health, author and licensed acupuncturist, Ellen Goldsmith was interviewed by Paubox CEO Hoala Greevy. Pearl Natural Health is a Naturopathic, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Clinic in downtown Portland, Oregon Here, is the brief of the whole interview, take a look. Can you tell us more about your clinic? Ellen: Pearl Natural Health is a Naturopathic, Acupuncture and Chinese medicine clinic serving the public in Portland since 2001. We pride ourselves on collaborative care in which our Naturopathic Physicians and Acupuncturists work together to deliver optimal patient care to people seeking solutions to their health concerns and problems. What kind of conditions does Pearl Natural Health treat and who is an average patient? Ellen: Many people come to us as an alternative to conventional care or when conventional care has failed to help them. We are known for our integrative and programmatic approach to

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Am I Hypothyroid even if my lab tests are normal?

Am I hypothyroid even if my lab tests are normal? You may be. Having treated hundreds of patients with symptoms of hypothyroidism, I can say with assurance that many cases where the TSH test was within what is considered to be normal range benefited remarkably from empirical use of the thyroid medicines, usually a desiccated thyroid preparation known as Armour Thyroid™ or Nature-Throid™. Indeed, if we accepted the TSH test as the only indicator of the need for thyroid, countless patients in our clinic (and in clinics throughout the United States) would be suffering needlessly from symptoms of hypothyroid. Despite normal basic laboratory tests for hypothyroidism (i.e., the TSH test), many of our patients are indeed “sub-clinically hypothyroid.”  Another way of putting this is that they have “sub-laboratory” hypothyroidism, a term coined by Alan Gaby, M.D. in his excellent review article entitled “Sub-laboratory” Hypothyroidism and the Empirical use of Armour

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