The team at Hardy’s Whangaparaoa can help you keep your health on track with thyroid function testing and hair analysis now available in store.

Manager Kirsty McKelvie says the thyroid produces hormones that play a role in many different systems throughout our body. When it makes too little or too much of these hormones, we get thyroid disease.

Symptoms can include feeling tired and sluggish, slower thinking or memory issues, a change in sleeping patterns (sleeping more than usual or suffering from insomnia) and feeling depressed. Muscle cramps, muscle or joint pain and weaker muscles, cold hands and feet, shakiness or bumping into things can also indicate thyroid issues. Some people notice weight gain, increased sweating and heart palpitations.

The Thyroflex™ Thyroid testing device offers a non-invasive electronic option for testing thyroid health. It records the rate and calibre of the reflex response of the brachoradialis tendon in the arm to identify your resting metabolic rate so is quick, painless and 98.5 per cent accurate. A test costs $45, takes about 20 minutes and the results are available immediately.

Another way to find out what’s going on with your health is hair analysis, which can be used to determine the level of environmental toxins or heavy metals in your body, as well as nutrient levels, hormone levels and food allergies and sensitivities.

A hair analysis costs $165 and the results will be back in two to three weeks.

Kirsty says people can learn a lot from the wisdom of their own bodies and once we know where our health issues stem from, we can start to address the root cause rather than just dealing with the symptoms.

Head into Hardy’s at Coast to find out more!

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