However one thing that worries me is that in some areas of the USA, naturopaths are allowed prescribe hormone replacement therapies. This is concerning because the majority of naturopaths do not have enough training in the area. But then again, it is no different to GP's prescribing hormone and thyroid medication, when they do not have the proper training to do so either. When getting a blood test for thyroid and/or testosterone, a GP will simply request an overall thyroid count and total testosterone count. NEITHER OF THESE give the full picture and can lead to a wrong diagnosis.
Unfortunately a relative of mine was diagnosed with over active thyroid. Even though multiple blood tests from different GP's came back fine, it wasn't until he seen a specialist that the problem was discovered. By then he had lost 15KG in less than a month, and was skinny to begin with. The specialist recommended INJECTING RADIATION to kill off part of the thyroid
But they killed off too much. Now he has an under active thyroid and has put on over 45KG. Unfortunately, this cannot be reversed.