Treating Thyroid & Adrenal Disorders

Find Thyroid Relief With Functional Medicine


Thyroid and adrenal disorders can cause many troubling symptoms – ranging from exhaustion to weight gain to trouble concentrating. Too often, patients are told that their thyroid levels are “normal” when they aren’t. There could be a medical explanation for your tiredness, forgetfulness, and depression. Let’s start reclaiming your health!

Quick Overview of Thyroid & Adrenal Disorders


Your thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland that resides in the front of your neck. Though the thyroid is small, it is mighty. Your thyroid hormones are used throughout the body, in nearly every tissue. Women and men with thyroid disorders feel terrible physically, and this impacts so many areas of their lives, from relationships with spouses and children, to productivity at work, to the ability to exercise and recover well.

Conventional medicine’s approach is to medicate thyroid patients with a synthetic thyroid hormone replacement, but this approach does not address the underlying reason someone isn’t producing enough thyroid hormones in the first place.

If you have a thyroid imbalance, you may also have an issue with a hormone called cortisol, which is produced by the adrenal glands. Cortisol is a steroid hormone that regulates a wide range of processes throughout the body, including metabolism and the immune response. It also has a very important role in helping the body respond to stress. But chronically high cortisol levels can cause weight gain, especially around the belly. It will also cause fatigue, depression, trouble concentrating, and blood pressure issues If you have a thyroid disorder, understanding how cortisol impacts you is even more important, as high cortisol will lower your TSH, or thyroid stimulating hormone, block the thyroid hormone at its receptor site, and lower the conversion of T4 to T3 (the only kind of thyroid hormone that your body can actually use).

The most critical thing to know regarding your thyroid condition is that 90% of Hypothyroid cases are due to an autoimmune disorder, mostly a condition called Hashimoto’s. So simply taking drugs like synthroid, levothyroxine, or np thyroid does not address the underlying problem, which is that your immune system is attacking and breaking down the thyroid.

Where are you located? Can you help me?

We offer the convenience of telehealth— sometimes called telemedicine — lets you visit your doctor and receive care without an in-person office visit. Telehealth is done primarily online with internet access on your computer, tablet, or smartphone through video conferences and internet phone calls.

Symptoms of Thyroid & Adrenal Disorders

Do you struggle with the following symptoms?

  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Hair loss
  • Sensitivity to cold
  • Insomnia or trouble sleeping
  • Brain fog or having trouble concentrating
  • Pain – muscle aches, swelling or stiffness
  • Heavier than normal or irregular periods
  • Depression and anxiety

Common Thyroid & Adrenal Disorders We Treat

Hashimoto’s Disease

This is an attack on the thyroid gland, which causes hyperthyroidism (excess hormones).

Graves’ Disease

Condition in which the thyroid produces too many hormones, most common in women.

Adrenal Insufficiency

Symptoms include chronic fatigue, weakness, weight loss, and abdominal pain.

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)

This refers to a group of genetic disorders that can affect the adrenal gland.

Sleep Issues

Hormones play a key part in our natural sleep cycles, and can affect your routine

Weight Gain or Loss

Unexplained weight gain, or weight loss, can be a sign of hormonal imbalance.

Mood Disorders

Hormonal issues may explain depression, anxiety, irritability, mood swings, and more.

Stress Management

Cortisol is a hormone that regulates the body’s response to stressful stimuli.

Is your condition not on the list?
Talk to our team today.

Our Program Process

Step 1: Free Discovery Call

We start each member with a free 15-minute phone call. In this call, we will learn more about your current health issues and discuss any questions or concerns. We will also discuss how you would benefit from our program, with a general overview of our health programs, along with any questions that you may have about it.

Step 2: Wellness Consultation

If we determine that you’re a good fit for our functional medicine programs, we’ll schedule the initial consultation with you, and also facilitate an order for lab work. Once your lab results arrive, during the appointment with you Dr. Rappe(D.C. Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner) will talk to you about your health issues, questions, or concerns. This one-on-one consultation includes an assessment of your current health issues as well as an extensive blood work review of 90 health markers. Then you and Dr. Rappe will work hand-in-hand to create a program that not only addresses your health issues, but also sets you on the best path to success! From nutrition and fitness, to stress management and lifestyle adjustments, we will give you the tools and knowledge you need to live your life to the fullest, in pursuit of optimum health.

Step 3: Begin Your Customized Wellness Journey

We’ll guide you through your program to make sure you understand exactly what you need to do. From nutrition and fitness, to stress management, we’ll give you the tools and knowledge you need to live your life to the fullest.

We Help Patients Feel More Like Themselves Everyday

Dr. Rappe DC Wants to Help


Dr. Grey A. Rappe, D.C. is a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Speaker, Author, Lifestyle Architect, and Wellness Mentor. He is quickly becoming one of Southern California’s leading experts in lifelong optimal wellness. His breakthrough ‘Healthy Beginnings’ Health and Wellness Program has proven that diminished health and vitality can be reclaimed by just about ​anyone at any age.


His fascinating and refreshing approach to body transformation includes focus on mind set, nutrition, a unique exercise program, and hormone balance. This program will work for all ages, but offers additional specifics to the middle aged “Baby Boomers”. His unique ability to deliver his presentations in an upbeat and often humorous fashion leaves his patients with a new sense of excitement and motivation.

Our Program Goals


Our main goal is to inform, educate, and empower you with the skills and knowledge you need to live a happier, healthier life. Your unique program combined with our professional support will put you on a path towards a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle.


To set up a consultation with Dr. Grey A. Rappe, D.C., request a free assesment now!

Your Program May Include All or Some of The Following:

wellness program

Functional Bloodwork Assessments

Food Sensitivity or Hormone Testing (if applicable)

Hormone Testing (if applicable)

A Nutrition Plan (that doesn’t include pre-packed meals or point tracking systems)

Custom Supplements

One-On-One Health Coaching

Weekly Recipes

Effective Lifestyle Strategies

Constant Support and Communication

Video Calls and Online Support

Location Information



78474 Highway 111
Suite C
La Quinta, CA 92253



(760) 777-4177