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Thyroid Disorders


Thyroid conditions are often "missed", and they can cause a range of symptoms that negatively affect quality of life. There is a medical reason behind fatigue, hair loss, weight gain and autoimmune thyroid.

Hello there, I’m Dr. Andrea Purcell and I am a naturopathic doctor. I have been helping women struggling with health and hormonal concerns reclaim their health and their life using natural medicine for over 20 years. I believe strongly in the healing power of the body and your body’s ability to heal. 

The thyroid is the master gland of the body and controls most body functions. Thyroid disease can involve many aspects of health and significantly affect quality of life. 

In menopause, thyroid disease affects one in every three women. 

This is incredibly important when it comes to energy, body temperature, proper circulation, weight control, healthy hair, proper digestion and literally dozens of other symptoms. It affects every organ system and makes life much harder to deal with. This is mostly because in cases of hypothyroidism all body processes slow down. Metabolism is a biggie, Digestion, enzyme reactions, brain function, hair growth. A thyroid issue can come on very slowly and one day you notice that you are having a hard time losing weight, that you are relying on coffee more than you used to.  

There are a number of ways the gland can misfire. It can go hyper (too high), hypo (too low), swell, develop nodules, cysts and goiters, or become autoimmune such as in Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Thyroid disorders are on the rise. One of the biggest issues with the mismanagement of thyroid disease is testing.

For thyroid, Conventional medicine focuses on disease management, mostly with surgery and synthetic thyroid hormone replacement. It does not focus on finding or fixing the underlying cause of thyroid disease. In many cases, lifestyle changes and supplements can make a big difference. That’s why a natural approach is important. We’ll work with you to run the proper tests to see if your glands are functioning properly and what we can do to get them back on track to restore your health. We’re not here to put a Band-Aid on the problem, it’s about learning how to help yourself so you can have the health and the life that you love. We look forward to talking with you so we can learn more about you and see if we can help.

Talk to you soon,


  • Auto Immune Thyroid
    (Hypo- under functioning, Hyper- over functioning)
  • Fatigue & Chronic Fatigue
  • Nodules, Cysts, & Goiters 
  • Enlarged/Swollen Thyroid
  • Brain Fog



Dry Skin

Thinning Hair

Digestive Issues

Inability to Burn Fat

Muscle Weakness

Joint Pain

Mood Fluctuations

Elevated Cholesterol

Sensitivity to Heat & Cold


Women’s Health is complicated. We go through many shifts during our lives. 

These shifts can dramatically affect thyroid health. 

Natural Medicine has the ability to support you through these changes, reduce symptoms, and reverse thyroid disease. 

The conventional system uses blood laboratory testing to evaluate thyroid function. In the case of auto-immune thyroid, there is no treatment so often the labs aren’t run for that. When thyroid is tested, the reference ranges used to evaluate the labs are much too broad. This means that a person can fall into the reference ranges and still be experiencing symptoms of hypothyroidism, (low thyroid.) 

Medical doctors who rely on the lab test results to make a diagnosis overlook the symptoms. In this situation, the patient is told that they are fine, no diagnosis is made, and their symptoms are ignored. The person returns home frustrated, feeling poorly, without any validation or answer. 

The days are long but the years are short. You don’t have one or two decades to wait for answers. You need them now. Life is now. Enjoy this one great precious life and ride it out full throttle. I’m here for you, I want you to be as happy and healthy as you want to be. There is more for you when your thyroid gland is functioning optimally. 


We want to get to know you. 

We want to hear your story and let you know if we can help. 

Set up a free call with our office.

We do this for two reasons, we know that you are looking for answers, we want to make the best use of your time. We may or may not be the right fit for you. This is an easy way for you to connect with us. I recently spoke to a woman who was 49, she was exhausted from not being able to sleep and was devastated over her thinning hair. These things had been going on for a number of years. I asked her why she chose today of all days to make a call and she said, “I just realized my hormones could be off, before this week, I didn’t think there was anything that could be done so I just suffered through it.”

We don’t want you to survive, we want you to THRIVE! 

So set up your call with us today.