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Why hypothyroidism is worse with iron deficiency

Why Hypothyroidism is Worse with Iron Deficiency

Did you know that Iron deficiency may be one of the reasons you DON’T feel better on your medication? Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies seen in hypothyroid patients (even if they are currently taking thyroid medication).  Not only is it common, but it is frequently misdiagnosed and/or missed.  You see: ​Most Doctors are trained …

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how to take thyroid supplements

How and When to take Thyroid Supplements for Maximum Benefit

Taking your Thyroid Supplements for Maximum BenefitIf you are taking thyroid supp​​lements then you are already ahead of the curve.  But are you taking your thyroid supplements correctly? It may seem obvious to you how you should be taking your supplements but many aspects of thyroid disease are anything b​​ut obvious.  I find that many patients accidentally or …

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9 Supplements Which could be Hurting your Thyroid

Supplements can either Help or Hurt your ThyroidIf you know me then you know that I’m a huge fan of using thyroid supplements to augment your existing thyroid therapies.  Thyroid supplements, as long as they are used correctly, can seriously help improve your overall quality of life by improving thyroid function.  But this assumes one very important …

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6 habits that damage your thyroid

6 Habits that Damage your Thyroid (That you don’t realize you’re doing)

Your Thyroid is Very SensitiveNot only is thyroid disease incredibly common (levothyroxine is the #1 or #2 most prescribed medication in the United States!) it’s also commonly ignored and/or undertreated.  What do I mean? Most doctors look at treating thyroid disease like a simple equation: Give patient Synthroid/levothyroxine + Check TSH = thyroid is good to go.  If only …

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how zinc boost thyroid function

How Zinc Boosts Thyroid Function + What Form to use

All Thyroid Patients Need ZincA bold statement but one that I think you will come to agree with as you read this article.  Zinc, in my opinion, is one of the single most important nutrients for thyroid function.  And, unfortunately, there is a large group of people who are simply not getting enough of it.  Zinc deficiency leads …

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thyroidectomy supplements - supporting your thyroid when you don't have one

Thyroidectomy Supplements: Support Your Thyroid When you Don’t Have One

Do Supplements Help if you Don’t Have a Thyroid? If I had a nickel for every time someone without a thyroid asked me if they should use thyroid supplements… I would have a lot of nickels (I mean a lot!).  Because this topic seems to be so confusing (and believe me, I understand why) I am going …

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nutrient deficiencies that thyroid patients face

6 Nutrient Deficiencies that Thyroid Patients Face

Nutrients can and do impact your thyroid!As a thyroid patient, you should be aware that certain nutrient deficiencies can and do impact your thyroid.  What does this mean for you? It means that these nutrient deficiencies are a way that YOU can both naturally treat AND improve your thyroid.  And this is great news for any thyroid patient …

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8 types of Hashimoto's thyroiditis including triggers

8 Types of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (Including Causes and Triggers)

Why does Your Type of Hashimoto’s Matter?If you have Hashimoto’s then you probably understand the struggle associated with this autoimmune disease.  For those who are newly diagnosed, though, let me fill you in on some important details about Hashimoto’s.  The first thing that you should know is that Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune disease of your thyroid gland.  This …

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lab tests every thyroid patients needs

Lab Tests Every Thyroid Patient Needs (Not thyroid lab tests): The Complete List

You Need More than Just Thyroid Lab TestsIt probably won’t come as a surprise but you need to be ordering more than just your typical thyroid lab tests if you are a thyroid patient.  And that’s exactly what we are going to be talking about today.  I mentioned in my previous post and video that people with …

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Do you have thyroid tunnel vision?

Do you have Thyroid Tunnel Vision?

What is Thyroid Tunnel Vision?I’ve been treating thyroid patients for years and during that time I’ve seen a lot of different patients and outlooks on thyroid function in general.  One of the more concerning outlooks is something that I refer to as thyroid tunnel vision.  Thyroid tunnel vision is the idea that EVERYTHING going on with your …

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