Alternative doctors are for healthy patients? Not true at all. Your doctor's God complex is showing. You need to find a doctor who will be open-minded and informed enough to recommend the best treatment available whether they be alternative or conventional.
Low testosterone can be a complication of type 2 diabetes and hypothyroidism. From the research i've read, this is due to insulin resistance which in turn affects the pituitary glands production of luteinizing hormone (LH) which is the hormone that makes testosterone.
Thyroid symptoms are known to occur in "normal" lab ranges. Posting your thyroid results can help to see if your thyroid hormones are in optimal range.
One study found 92% of diabetics had low RBC magnesium. Magnesium keeps insulin under control. Magnesium is also needed to produce ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the main source of energy in cells. Magnesium deficiency symptoms include low energy and fatigue.
Type 2 diabetes is reversible. Type into amazon: "Reverse type 2 diabetes". If you want to do this the hard way, you can eat a 100% raw diet (doesn't sound like fun though) lol. The documentary trailer is on youtube "Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days" One person on this documentary reversed their Type 1 diabetes!
Deficiency states that can more commonly occur with hypothyroidism (and most list fatigue and low energy as symptoms) include: vitamin D, iron, vitamin B12, folate, cortisol (stress hormone), electrolytes (magnesium, calcium, potassium, sodium), zinc, vitamin A (skin can look yellowish or orange especially on the palms of your hands or the soles due to poor conversion of beta-carotene to vitamin A).
Adrenal fatigue is common with under treated or untreated hypothyroidism. There are home tests to help diagnose adrenal fatigue. A great website on adrenal fatigue and other information on hypothyroidism is called "Stop The Thyroid Madness". Also, the drug metformin is listed to deplete both CoQ10 and vitamin B12. Both are essential for energy.
Some alternative to boost your immune system. Follow this technique twice a day, and let me know how you feel after 4 weeks. Then I will suggest more techniques for the thyroid.
Build up your timing gradually.If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume after one minute.
-(Do it before eating) Push air forcefully out through the nose about once per second. Stomach will itself go in(contract in). The breathing in(through the nose) will happen automatically. Establish a rhythm and do for 20 to 30 minutes twice a day. Children under 15 years – do 5 to 10 minutes twice a day.
Not for pregnant women. Seriously ill people do it gently.
January 6 ,2012
Thanks guys. I'll post my numbers later and try your ideas out.