October 27, 2018
“My experience with Dr. Gina was 5 star. She had studied the entire 16 page questionnaire I filled out in advance of our first visit, and based on that and her background, already knew much about my physical, emotional, mental and dare I say, spiritual health. I’ve been to many ND’s over the years, the naturopathic principles resonate with me. Dr. Gina was professional, science based, yet what impressed me the most was her intuition and perceptive “read” of my entire being. While several health issues precipitated my visits, what I learned was how deeply our mental, emotional and spiritual health affect the physical-and how empowering that realization was and is.
Truly I can say my experience with Dr. Gina was life changing, and the healing of all of those four has been permanent.
I was also quite impressed with her detecting that my thyroid was “off” although the usual tests did not reveal this. We treated that based on her understanding of other symptoms often overlooked by other doctors (not only MD’s, other ND’s as well). At that time she was also quite active in legislation to legitimize ND’s as primary care physicians, and offered limited office hours.
I felt and feel very fortunate I was able to be seen and treated by her.”
Thank you JD!
May 25, 2018
May 25th is World Thyroid Day. Thyroid function is central to so many different systems and functions in the body from metabolism, to mood, to inflammation and hormone balance, to immune system function.
Here are some interesting facts that you may not know about thyroid function:
- Some of the physical signs of low thyroid function (hypothyroidism) are: Puffy physical appearance with swollen face and bags under the eyes, overweight, dry, rough, brittle hair and nails, thinning of the outside third of the eyebrows, and diffuse hair loss.
- Proper thyroid hormone replacement therapy can be one of the best antidepressants available, bringing energy and an improved mood.
- Thyroid hormones support detoxification within and in between the over 30 trillion cells in your body.
- Avoid high protein meals at night if you have low thyroid function as it slows down the conversion of T4 to the active T3 hormone.
When properly balanced and supported, your thyroid gland can help you live a healthier and happier life. I recommend getting properly tested and treated by a doctor who is skilled in looking beyond the standard blood tests and prescription of T4 and can offer you a broader look at what is happening and how to best treat it.
March 12, 2012
(Newport Beach, CA) – Due to overwhelming demand and positive feedback from the global healthcare profession, Gina Cushman, NMD, PhD has been invited by PharmCon to deliver a fourth presentation on thyroid health on Monday, April 23rd at 10:30 AM EST. PharmCon is the leading provider of live online continuing education to the healthcare profession through its principal operating division – FreeCE, with over 250,000 registered users. PharmCon offers healthcare professionals the flexibility and convenience of completing an education program from virtually anywhere.
Feedback from physicians and pharmacists attending Dr. Cushman’s January 2012 lecture included, “Best program I have EVER attended!”; “What a blessing to have well informed practitioners!!! We need help informing the MD population!”; “Excellent presentation”; “Very effective explanation and treatments”; and “Awesome presentation!!! One of the best!!”
The presentation offering 1.25 hours of LIVE pharmaceutical CE credit hours runs from 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM Eastern on http://www.FreeCe.com. Cost to participate is free to PharmCon members or $30 per person.
January 13, 2012
Feedback from physicians and pharmacists in attendance at Dr. Cushman’s lecture last month on this topic was extremely positive (e.g. “This was absolutely the best explanation of thyroid problems I have ever heard; ” “Excellent presentation”)
Innovative Strategies for Optimizing Thyroid Function; Continuing Medical Education Credits for Healthcare Professionals
New research suggests that 13 million Americans, twice the amount we previously thought, may have thyroid disorders and not know it. The thyroid gland is often ignored as the source of symptoms a patient is facing – from weight gain, to brain fog, hair loss, low energy and depression. The “healthy” range for thyroid test results is wide, and not all healthcare practitioners are aware of all components that require testing to screen for thyroid related disorders. This lecture will focus on comprehensive treatment strategies that work to resolve patient symptoms and address the underlying causes for thyroid disorders.
* Understand the causes, symptoms and risk factors associated with thyroid-related disorders
* Understand the Hypothalamic/Pituitary/Adrenal axis and the role it plays in thyroid health
* Learn about options for thyroid treatment: T4, T4-T3 mechanisms of action, dosage strategies, benefits and risks
* Learn new strategies for treating thyroid and underlying adrenal issues using an integrative approach to medicine.
Click here to register now!