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An overview of why your thyroid-related blood tests can be normal … and you’re not!

by Dr. Gina S. Honeyman, DC

Fundamental Physiology, LLC (formerly the Center for Metabolic Health, LLC) is Dr. Honeyman's Integrative Health Clinic in Boulder, CO. She offers indepth diagnostics and customized treatment plans for clients with hypothyroidism, autoimmune thyroiditis, thyroid hormone resistance, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome. For most people, this collection of health problems has a common factor which is an abnormally slow metabolism. Many of her patients experience adrenal fatigue that may be the result of hypometabolism.

The majority of our patients at Fundamental Physiology have problems with thyroid hormone production or responses at the cellular level. Adequate thyroid hormone regulation is one of the most necessary ingredients for optimal health. Dr. Honeyman also enjoys helping people improve their general health and well-being even when they don't have thyroid or adrenal problems.


Optimal metabolic health means that your body can generate enough energy to:

  • feel well
  • sleep well
  • think clearly
  • have a good mood
  • exercise vigorously
  • work and play with ease
  • have a strong immune system
  • deal well with usual and unusual stresses

Your metabolic health may be impaired if you often experience unexplained symptoms such as:

  • joint pain
  • muscle aches
  • fatigue or low energy
  • brain fog
  • disturbed sleep
  • depression or anxiety
  • frequently sick with colds, allergies
  • poor stress responses
  • inability to exercise
  • can't lose excess weight

If you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, hypothyroidism, or chronic fatigue syndrome, or even suspect that you have an impaired metabolism, please take our Self-Test to gather more information. The Self-Test also includes questions about adrenal fatigue. When your thyroid-related blood test results are "normal", your Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) measurement using indirect calorimetry is the way to find out if you have an impaired metabolism. Go to our Services page and learn more about the metabolic evaluation which includes measuring your RMR.

Metabolic rehabilitation is the integrative treatment protocol that our patients use to recover their health. It's based on scientific research, common sense, and many years of success with our patients. The majority of our patients recover optimal health when they participate fully with the protocol. Recovery is sustainable, meaning that as long as people continue to use the protocol, they stay well over the test of time. Please call Fundamental Physiology at 303.413.9100 to schedule your appointment or for more information.

Phone: 303.413.9100
Fax: 1.888.728.3490

Copyright © 2011 Dr. Gina S. Honeyman. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. All material provided on the Dr. Gina S. Honeyman website is offered for educational purposes only. Your participation with self-tests or sending evaluation forms for Dr. Honeyman's review do not constitute a doctor/patient relationship. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider before undertaking any diet, exercise, or other health program.