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Do Leptin Supplements Work? Advice after Treating Hundreds of Patients

Most Leptin Supplements don't actually work...

Don't worry though, there are still some supplements that can help you lose weight which we will talk about later but just keep that in the back of your mind for now.

Why don't most leptin supplements work?

They almost always target the wrong imbalance.

By the time leptin levels are at an all time high your body has sustained many major hormone imbalances along the way.

Leptin levels don't typically increase until 1 or more of the following imbalances ALREADY exist:

  • Low free T3 or high reverse T3
  • High insulin levels (AKA insulin resistance)
  • Metabolic damage (slow or damaged metabolism)

​By the time these imbalances exist in the body treatment is never as easy as just taking 1 pill or 1 supplement...

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The Best Sublingual B12 Supplement for Energy, Depression & More

Up to 40-50% of the population in the US is deficient in vitamin B12. 

That number gets even worse if you have hypothyroidism (up to 50% of these patients have B12 deficiency). 

It gets even more important when you realize that vitamin B12 is vital for cellular energy production and detoxification systems via the glutathione pathway.

​What you may not realize is that many simple over the counter medications may be blocking your ability to absorb vitamin B12. 

I'm talking about acid blockers, H2 blockers and even non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. ​

Because of this it is very important to understand if you are deficient and to replace your levels if you are. 

There are some nuances to replacement which make sublingual B12 ​and vitamin B12 shots superior to other forms of B12 which we will talk about below: 

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The Best Whole Body Vibration Machine: Weight Loss + Balance & More

​Increased weight loss, improved bone density, increase balance and blood flow...

These are just some of the benefits of using a whole body vibration machine. 

​But maybe you are wondering: 

Are these benefits too good to be true?

How can I get these results? 

Will ​it work for me? 

If so, which whole body vibration machine is the best?

These are exactly the questions we are going to answer today. 

This article will give you the scientific overview including how and why I use vibration therapy in certain patients for an added boost to weight loss and other treatments.

​But I need to be honest with you and say this right away:

The whole body vibration machine is NOT a miracle ​weight loss or quick weight loss gimmick. By itself it will most likely NOT lead to significant weight loss or improve all of your symptoms. 

If you are looking for a quick fix, miracle weight loss cure this is not it.

But if you are looking to augment your weight loss results, if you are ready to make changes to your health and want to understand how the whole body vibration machine can make your work outs far more efficient and effective then this is the information you are looking for...​

If you want to skip the science and the talk you can find my recommendation here (but read below to see how I recommend you use it). ​

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The Best Basal Thermometer for Tracking Thyroid, Adrenals and Ovulation

Why measure your basal body temperature?

For starters it's a cheap way to assess your thyroid status (helpful for weight loss and fertility), your adrenal status (helpful to understand your energy levels) and for assessing if you are ovulating (again helpful for fertility).

You can potentially get all of this valuable information by simply checking your basal body temperature each and every morning with a basal thermometer.

Sound interesting?

​It's not 100% accurate but it's a cheap and effective way to gather valuable insight about your body. 

If you want to skip to the end this is my recommended basal thermometer...

If you want to understand more about how and why you should be checking your basal body temperature keep reading: ​

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Victoza Weight Loss Case Study: 40 Pounds Lost with Victoza + LDN & More

Victoza is a powerful weight loss meidcation that ACTUALLY works...

If used correctly. 

And I will explain what I mean by that a little bit later, but first we need to talk about this case study. 

​This case study represents an actual person that I have been treating over the last several months with hypothyroidism and weight loss resistance (probably like most of you reading this right now). 

During this time she was able to lose almost 40 pounds ​using my hormone balancing approach with the combination of Victoza + LDN + NDT and other hormones which we will discuss below. 

You can see ​her email to me below...

40 pounds lost on victoza over 3 months

Before we talk about how to lose this kind of weight when you have hormone imbalances like hypothyroidism or insulin resistance we need to talk about Victoza...

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4 Conditions that make TSH Levels Inaccurate + “Optimal” Ranges & More

TSH might be one of the worst ways to evaluate thyroid function and yet it is probably the most widely used thyroid lab test out there. 

​Why?

In an attempt to oversimplify thyroid function and management Doctors have become reliant upon TSH testing, but what if there was a better way?

A way that rectifies the fact that so many patients have a "normal" TSH but clearly have hypothyroid symptoms... 

Sound too good to be true? 

It isn't. 

And we are going to talk about it in detail below. 

In this post we will discuss why TSH levels are NOT the best way to evaluate your thyroid function, but more importantly we are going to talk about how to actually assess thyroid function and which lab tests you need...

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Beginner’s Guide to Vitamin B12 Shots: Weight Loss + Energy + More

Have you heard great things about B12 shots?

Maybe you want some of the benefits from B12 or maybe you have a neighbor or friend who swears that they help with weight loss and energy levels.

If so, this is the guide for you...

We are going to talk about everything you need to know about B12 shots including:

  • Who should take B12 shots
  • How to safely purchase B12 shots so you know you are getting high quality ingredients that will actually work
  • ALL of the benefits of B12 shots
  • Why B12 injections and shots are better than sublingual and tablet forms of B12
  • How to determine if B12 shots will work in YOUR body
  • How to safely inject and use B12 shots
  • The right dosage of B12 that you should be using
  • The right form of B12 to use (this is very important!)
  • How B12 can help with weight loss and increase energy levels

Believe it or not these B12 shots can really help certain people but only if they include high quality, pharmaceutical grade ingredients. 

Getting the right type of B12 can be the difference between experiencing many benefits and feeling no difference at all.​

​If you want to skip reading everything and purchase high quality pharmaceutical methylcobalamin B12 shots you can do that below, otherwise continue reading!

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Why Synthroid isn’t Causing Weight Loss and How to Fix it

Are you on the thyroid medication Synthroid and not losing weight?

If so you aren't alone...

Synthroid is one of the most commonly prescribed medications for patients who have hypothyroidism but here's the problem:

Not everyone does well on this medication.

Their bodies don't absorb it, they don't convert T4 to T3 or they need more T3 due to other problems. 

​Despite this, almost every patient is given Synthroid, Levothyroxine or other T4 medications and many of you are still dealing with weight issues. 

​And I want to share with you some reasons why that may be the case. 

It turns out that the thyroid is certainly involved in maintaining your metabolism and can lead to weight gain if you are hypothyroid - that much is true.

But did you know that simply replacing thyroid hormone in your body with medications like levothyroxine and synthroid often isn't enough to help you lose weight?

In this post I'm going to talk about the reasons why Synthroid isn't helping you with weight loss and what to do about it.

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Insulin Resistance Diet Guide for Beginners + Advanced Weight Loss Tips

Is insulin resistance, diabetes or pre diabetes making it difficult or impossible for you to lose weight?

If you fall into this category you probably understand that for the most part insulin resistance is a DIETARY disease.

Meaning you most likely have this condition because of the food you've eaten (or are currently eating).

Understanding this concept is very important because if you understand that insulin resistance can be caused (and worsened) by diet it is also true that diet can actually help to lower insulin levels and reverse insulin resistance.

But hold on. 

I have some good news for you and some bad news...

First the bad news:

Most Doctors and patients approach insulin resistance all wrong which leads to higher insulin levels and more weight gain over time.

But, here's the good news:

I'm going to walk you through how to approach insulin resistance through diet, medications and supplements. 

Because the best way to treat and reverse insulin resistance is with a comprehensive approach: 

Let's talk about what foods to eat, what foods to avoid, how much food you should be eating, what type of macromolecules you should consume on a daily basis and much more...​

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Is the HCG Diet Safe? How it Damages your Thyroid + Metabolism

Are you thinking about doing the HCG diet for weight loss?

If so you are probably wondering...

Is the HCG Diet safe?

Will it harm my metabolism?

Will it cause thyroid damage or make my thyroid function worse?

​And you are right to ask these questions before you undergo the treatment!

The truth is that the HCG diet CAN cause damage to both your metabolism and your thyroid function and I will explain it in this post.

As a physician I've had the advantage of treating patients before, during and after undergoing the HCG diet.

​I know that so many of you out there are desperate to lose weight and you'll basically do anything to get there, but let me tell you this:

There is a better way to lose weight and it has nothing to do with the HCG diet and I will explain more about this in the post as well.

Let's dive in...​

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