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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WP Thyroid Weight Loss: 55 pounds over 6 months with Before/After pictures

Is your thyroid making it impossible to lose weight?

I want to introduce you to Sharilyn: ​

sharilyn wp thyroid weight loss before after

She was having multiple issues related to your hormones (including her thyroid) that were resolved when she undertook a thorough treatment plan that included WP Thyroid. 

What you need to know is this:

Weight loss if you have hypothyroidism IS possible but it takes the RIGHT approach. ​

In this article I'm going to talk about just that...

The treatment plan it takes for this kind of weight loss.

Why and how to choose the right type of thyroid medication.

What other medications you may need for weight loss and how to put it all together. ​

Sit tight and let's dive in: 

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Leptin Diet Guide: How to Treat and Reverse Leptin Resistance

High Leptin levels leads to weight loss resistance, a ravenous appetite and constant weight gain (yes it can make weight loss almost impossible). 

That's the bad news...

The good news is that you can influence leptin levels through your diet (and other ways that we will discuss later).

One of the big problems with Leptin Resistance is that most Doctors aren't even looking for it. 

That puts you at a big disadvantage because not only aren't there very many treatments for leptin resistance, most cases are also missed.

​What I want to talk about today is what YOU can do about your leptin levels. 

Use this leptin diet guide to help lower your leptin levels:​

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Hypothyroidism and Acne + 6 Steps to Clear up your Skin

Acne can be tricky to treat unless you know exactly what is causing it. 

And figuring that out can be a problem - especially if your approach has been to just throw different kinds of lotions and creams all over your skin. 

You see:

Acne is a condition that usually reflects a problem that is happening INSIDE of your body, not what is happening to your skin directly.

So if you approach the problem as one that can be solved with topicals and creams, you may never actually treat the root cause of your acne. ​

In fact, one of the most common reasons for acne that I've seen is due to thyroid hormone imbalances. 

Yes other hormones can cause acne (we will talk about those as well) but thyroid problems tend to be more tricky to diagnose and treat so patients with this kind of acne tend to stick around for a while. 

​In this post I'm going to walk you through the best treatments that I've found to treat acne, from the inside and the outside...

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Thyroid Weight Loss Case Study: 42 Pounds Lost on Byetta + T3 + NDT

Once Kathy had the right diagnosis and treatment plan in place she was able to lose 42 pounds in a matter of months...

But the real question is:

Why did it take her 5+ Doctors to find and treat her and what does it take to help thyroid patients lose this kind of weight?

​The answer might surprise you. 

Most of the time it isn't thyroid issues holding back thyroid patients from losing weight. 

This is important so I will repeat it.

If you are a hypothyroid patient and you can't lose weight, the reason is most likely related to some other hormone problem - NOT your thyroid. ​

I'm going to explain why throughout this post but for a second lets jump back to Kathy. ​

By the way, here is a before and after picture of Kathy (42 pounds and 3 months later)...

As you go through this post I want you to ask yourself this question:

Is her story similar to yours? 

Kathy before and after thyroid weight loss
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6 Causes of High Testosterone in Women + How to Lower your Levels

Weight gain, acne and hair loss - are you experiencing any of these symptoms?

These are only a few of the symptoms of high testosterone in women, but the real question is this:

Why do women have high testosterone to begin with... and what can you do to lower them?

Unfortunately many Doctors may tell you that you have high testosterone but rarely ever will they offer any advice on how to lower your levels to help you feel better.

That's why it's important to ​have an understanding of what is going on in YOUR body so you can figure out how to get back to normal. 

The important thing to realize about high testosterone is that usually (95% of the time) it is caused by something ELSE like another hormone imbalance.

So the way to fix the problem is by tackling and reversing the issue causing your high testosterone...​

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Low Testosterone in Women – Signs, Symptoms + Treatment Guide

Weight gain, low sex drive, hair loss, decreased energy and depression.

What do these things all have in common?

They can all be caused by low Testosterone in women. 

If you were under the impression that Testosterone was a male hormone, think again:

Testosterone is a very important hormone for women as well as men. 

And unfortunately, it's one of those hormones that is often ignored by Doctors. 

Or worse, your symptoms may be misdiagnosed as depression or as a "normal" consequence of aging. 

And that's too bad...


Because you can replace testosterone safely and effectively with the right knowledge to help you get back to feeling "normal".

Let's dive in...

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8 Step SIBO Protocol: Diet Guide + Treatment Guide + Supplements & More

Gas, bloating and constipation. 

What do these three things have in common?

They may be caused by SIBO, SIFO or yeast overgrowth inside your body...​

SIBO is an inflammatory condition which can cause problems in all systems in your body. 

Because it can be so difficult to treat it requires a combination of: specific diet, special treatment (including antibiotics and/or herbal therapies)​ and certain herbs to help boost intestinal movement (AKA prokinetics).

All of these need to balanced while trying to find and treat the CAUSE of SIBO.

If you don't address the cause of the SIBO, then it is likely to come right back - even after treatment!​

If you've been recently diagnosed with SIBO or you're wondering what types of food you can/should eat then this is the post for you. 

Did I mention that I also suffered from SIBO and used this exact treatment plan to heal myself? 

Because I've been through this and have experienced the symptoms I've gone through great lengths to make this a VERY comprehensive guide...​

We are going to dive into ALL of the following in detail:

  • What you should and shouldn't be eating
  • All the symptoms of SIBO and what to do if you think you have it
  • The connection between SIBO and Hypothyroidism that you don't want to miss
  • The Diet I use on my patients and have had significant success with
  • How to treat SIBO (Using antibiotics and/or herbal therapies)
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