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Thyroid Disorders

Dr. Anju Mathur utilizes several Functional and Holistic healing modalities to help men and women suffering from thyroid disorders. While thyroid disorders can occur for a number of different reasons, Dr. Mathur has expertise in pinpointing triggers of thyroid issues and performing the necessary tests to reduce the effects of thyroid imbalances.

Typically, thyroid imbalances occur due to imbalances with thyroid hormone, and Dr. Mathur can help patients determine latent imbalances and which therapies would be most beneficial in treating their specific conditions. Using an all inclusive and comprehensive program, Dr. Mathur has been able to help numerous men and women suffering from thyroid problems.

Thyroid Disorders

The thyroid is a gland located below the Adam’s apple and above the neck. The thyroid is part of the endocrine system, which releases hormones responsible for regulating the body’s metabolism including heart rate and how fast the body burns calories.

The thyroid gland works to synthesize energy from proteins, carbohydrates, and fats and helps the body regulate energy and heat production. There are many different types of thyroid disorders: hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroid cancer, goiter, and thyroid nodules.


Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid does not produce enough thyroid hormone to keep up with the needs of the body, with Hashimoto’s disease, an autoimmune disease, being the most common cause. Hashimoto’s disease occurs when the immune system attacks the thyroid until it can no longer produce hormones.

This disorder is most common in women, those over 60, and those with other thyroid disorders are also more likely to develop hypothyroidism.

But because the symptoms of hypothyroidism are so varied, the condition can often go undiagnosed. Patients with hypothyroidism will experience at least one of these symptoms, but often a combination of several will be present.

The intensity of the symptoms can vary as well, depending on the severity and duration of the condition. Occasionally, some patients with hypothyroidism have no symptoms at all, or the symptoms are so subtle that they go unnoticed.

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Are you experiencing any of the following?

  • Nervousness or Anxiety
  • Palpitations
  • Increased Sweating
  • Diarrhea
  • Hair loss
  • Weight loss
  • Hand Tremors
  • Shaky feeling or trembling inside
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Foggy memory
  • Restlessness
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Muscle weakness
  • And more

What testing is necessary?

A blood test which measures TSH, T4, T3, Free T4 and free T3, as well as Thyroid antibodies and reverses T3 are usually done for a thyroid status evaluation.

Basal Body temperature according to Broda Barnes, MD is a useful indicator of thyroid status of a person.

Dr. Broda Barnes, a physician way ahead of his time, found over 50 years ago that the body basal temperature was a good indicator of thyroid activity.

In particular, the body temperature on rising from sleep. He wrote a book about thyroid activity and the various ills and problems arising from low (hypo) thyroid activity. This test is done at home.

Why Do I have Hypothyroidism?

Starvation or yo-yo dieting can be the culprit in younger patients. Diabetics can also have low thyroid function. Even nasty chemicals in our curtains, bedding, mattress or carpets have a profound effect upon our glands.

In fact, researchers say that perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), chemicals commonly found in carpeting, fabrics, cosmetics, paper coatings, and dozens of other household goods, may be causing permanent damage to your thyroid, leaving you sicker, more tired, and more depressed than ever. Taiwanese researchers learned that high PFC levels can significantly alter your thyroid function. They can even boost the risk of hypothyroidism in women, leading to nasty symptoms including fatigue, depression, obesity, dry skin and hair, constipation, and irregular menstruation.

Or it could simply be that the aging process itself causes hypothyroidism, especially in women older than 60 years.

What are my treatment options?

Standard conventional treatment for Hyperthyroidism is the use of prescription drugs called Anti-Thyroid drugs as well as beta blockers to control symptoms. Often surgery to remove the overactive thyroid gland is recommended or radioactive iodine treatment (which often causes hypothyroidism, also known as underactive thyroid). This approach of surgery or radioactive iodine causes a high risk of hypothyroidism and the start of a vicious thyroid-disorder cycle.

Less conventional treatments include nutritional supplementation such as selenium or iodine and botanicals such as bugleweed and motherwort which can regulate thyroid function and alleviate symptoms without a lifetime of prescription medications.

Also, dietary handlings, such as a trial of total elimination of all gluten/gliadin grains, milk and dairy products to heal gut permeability may be very worthwhile, since Graves’ disease is an HLA-B8 autoimmune disease.

We also support immune system dysfunction using targeted nutrients or IV therapy to stimulate the immune system in the right direction of balancing pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory pathways of the immune system.

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Symptoms of hypothyroidism include:

  • Weight Gain,
  • Mental fogginess,
  • Fatigue,
  • Constipation,
  • Puffiness in the face,
  • Dry skin,
  • Puffiness under lower eyelids,
  • Decreased sweating,
  • Dry, thinning hair,
  • Depression,
  • Cold intolerance,
  • Joint and muscle pain,
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Poor memory,
  • Heavy or irregular menstrual periods and fertility issues

I don’t feel well…..But I have been told my thyroid is normal.

All the classic symptoms of thyroid disorder are there… You are tired, weak, achy, cold, depressed, and put on weight that you just can’t seem to lose no matter what you do. The constipation and dry itchy skin certainly aren’t helping either. But when your doctor sent you for lab tests for the most likely culprit – a weak thyroid – your tests came back normal. Normal or not, you still don’t feel well… Despite what they tell you.

These thyroid function tests usually measure thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH, produced by the pituitary gland) and thyroid hormone output (usually called thyroxine or T4, which contains four iodide molecules, and tri-iodothyronine, or T3, which contains three). T4 is considerably less active than T3. Many scientific studies have shown TSH to be an unreliable indicator of thyroid function. Free T3 and free T4 check for a metabolically active fraction of thyroid hormones and are more reliable predictor of thyroid status. Moreover, one can check for thyroid antibodies, thyroglobulin antibodies and thyroid peroxidase antibodies, as well as reverse T3, which is a bad version of T3 hormone or a mirror image of T3.

What is reverse T3?

Reverse T3 (rT3) is actually exactly what it sounds like: The “reversed” mirror image of free T3, the most active form of thyroid hormone. Since it’s “flipped around,” it doesn’t fit into the thyroid receptors meant for free T3.

And since it can’t get into those receptors, it ends up “milling around” outside of them, blocking the actual T3 from getting where it needs to go in the process. So thyroid blood tests may show that your body has plenty of free T3. The problem is, it can’t do its job because the rT3 is standing in its way. It’s the worst of both worlds: All the symptoms of hypothyroidism, but tests that say there’s nothing wrong.

Since thyroid hormones regulate many key functions of the body, levels in the blood do not always reflect what is going on in the tissues. Many scientific studies have shown TSH to be an unreliable indicator of thyroid function. The actual thyroid status at the cellular level is indicated basal metabolic rate (BMR), which can better help assess thyroid. Among other methods, one of the simple and reliable ways is to check your basal body temperature.

At Angel Longevity Medical Center all of these tests are part of your initial thyroid evaluation and are performed by thyroid doctor, Dr. Anju Mathur.

We put all these indicators together to get a good view of your actual thyroid status and formulate a personalized treatment plan for You.

What are my treatment options?

No two cases of Thyroid Disorder are alike, which is why no two treatments should be alike.

If you need to optimize thyroid hormones, there are many forms of bio identical thyroid hormones- compounded T4 & T3 or bio-identical T3 or whole thyroid bovine extract available. There are also many herbal extracts which help boost the thyroid gland as well, which we use in our practice frequently to naturally boost thyroid hormones.

If your rT3 is elevated, it is almost always caused by toxic metal accumulation or by continuous dieting or starvation. That’s right, not only starvation, but also lead, mercury, cadmium, and other toxic metals distort the normal flow of thyroid hormones, causing excess rT3 to be produced. We’ve found that when we eliminate those toxic metals, not only do the patients’ rT3 levels go back to normal, but those nagging hypothyroid symptoms go away in the process – without ever requiring supplemental thyroid hormone.

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Low levels of iodine have a very noticeable effect on thyroid function. Too much synthetic fluorine (toxic industrial waste i.e. Fluorosilicic acid and not natural friendly calcium fluoride) in fluoridated water containing levels 1.6 to 6.6 milligrams per day in our tap water, dental floss, toothpaste or swimming pool, along with low iodine can competitively inhibit iodine in thyroid gland, thus leading to low thyroid function.

The illness can differ in several different ways amongst patients. Therapies that are a part of San Fernando Valley Thyroid Disorder specialist, Dr. Mathur’s Back to Wellness Program, such as IV Nutrient Therapy can allow the body to get the nutrition it needs to support a healthy immune system and improve Thyroid gland function. Chelation Therapy can also help to detoxify the body, which may improve immune system function and organ health.

Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help people with hypothyroidism to replace deficient thyroid hormone with a version that is identical to what is produced in the human body. As a thyroid specialist, Dr. Anju Mathur has helped countless men and women with thyroid disorders to improve their overall health and levels of wellness.

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If you would like to learn how to overcome your symptoms, regain energy and vitality, and improve your overall quality of life, please call Thyroid specialist, Dr. Anju Mathur at (818) 961-2055.

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Covid19 and Your Immune System – A special message from Our Founder, Dr. Anju Mathur

Update March, 22nd:

We remain open to provide crucial services to all our patients and we are welcoming new patients.

Our most important goal is to remain healthy and maintain or build a strong immune system. In an effort to do so, we researched and have found a special test to analyze the overall state of health of your immune system.

A healthy immune system is the only thing that will either keep you from getting Covid19 or if you do contract it, keep the symptoms as mild as possible and the recovery as quick as possible. Because of this, we want to provide the opportunity for you to come in and have the overall health of your immune system tested.

If you are interested in this new blood test to find out what the overall state of your immune system is like, you should contact us right away and make an appointment.

We have negotiated some very special pricing on this test and are including your test and report of findings consultation with Dr. Anju Mathur along with her recommendations to maintain your overall immune health for only $199.

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Our doctor has also prepared a special message for you:

Update March, 16th:

In recent weeks we have all seen the news about the Coronavirus and even worse, we have seen blatantly threatening news reports, and our friends and family scared out of their wits.

I urge you not to panic. If you are not sure what to do, contact us and we will help you.

Coronavirus is real, but for healthy people it is not a death sentence. The mortality rate is only relatively high in immune compromised people or with other medical issues. Per Dr. SHIVA Ayyadurai, MIT PhD, “Viruses are NOT what kill & harm us (trillions of them in & around us) - rather the over-reaction of a weak & dysfunctional immune system caused by “underlying pre-existing conditions””… “CDCgov can bring CoronaVirus to its knees fast & stop deaths of seniors & immunocompromised by AT LEAST EQUAL emphasis- NOW - on specific foods & supplements to STRENGTHEN our Immune Systems.”

The best and right thing to do is to build up your immune system to be more resistant. In addition to high dose vitamin C, major autohemotherapy, and ultraviolet blood irradiation intravenous therapy, we are putting together our anti-viral supplement package for you. Call us for details.

Until then, we recommend you use very good hygiene practices:

  1. Wash your hands for 40 seconds with soap and hot water.
  2. Wear a mask if you are sick, coughing or sneezing, or have mucus. (Change mask every day).
  3. Wipe down your phone and doorknobs.
  4. Do not touch your face (eyes, nose, mouth).
  5. Use chemical-free anti-bacterial sprays and wipes (you can use essential oils, apple cider vinegar, or hydrogen peroxide)

Also, I want to share a wonderful anti-viral tea recipe:

Anti Viral TEA Recipe by Dr Mathur


  1. Fresh Grated Ginger-3 Tablespoons
  2. black whole kernels peppercorns- 20-30 pieces
  3. Cinnamon Stick- 1
  4. Black Cloves- 5-8.

Place all of the above ingredients in 3 cups of water and then boil for 20-30 minutes until the water turns black. Then strain it and drink it with some coconut or Almond milk and palm sugar or stevia.

Remember, these symptoms are treatable. You do not have to freak out. Be smart, keep your immune system healthy.

If you do contract the virus, let us know. Don’t panic, we are here for you.

Find facts instead of hysteria here.

John Hopkins reports 70,000 people have recovered worldwide.


Highest percentage of deaths are from immunocompromised patients and patients over 80 years old.

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