Step 1. Nixon Seven Step Thyroid Protocol
Step 1 - Analysis and Testing
It is irrelevant to consider any health improvement models until you are aware of exactly what you are attempting to correct. It is not sufficient to have one or two symptoms of a health concern, you must be able to distinguish the probable cause, then begin to educate yourself in the medical science behind any perceived dysfunction, then begin to alter the identified factors and measure the effect on the ailment. For instance, depression could easily be the result of:
Dysfunctional Thyroid Gland
Dysfunctional Adrenal Glands
Gallstones in the Liver
So, begin testing whatever you can in the comfort of your own home, then seek a doctor or health practitioner that is willing to order or conduct other tests, such as blood tests, hair analysis, etc. Get yourself a mercury thermometer and measure your "basal body temperature".
One test that only you can undertake is a listing of every sign you notice, and every symptom that you experience. A checklist can be a good guide. (Heartburn/GERD is one of the most common modern-day symptoms, and its cause is not what you might expect - certainly not what your medical practitioner will be conscious of)
And list all your medications and supplements and have someone who is trained in this field to evaluate them.
And your unique knowledge of family medical history can be critical in this analysis stage. And note down environmental toxins, electromagnetic influences, stressful situations, etc