10 things to know about armour thyroid

10 Things Patients Should Know About Armour Thyroid (Before using it!)

I’m a big fan of Armour thyroid (and other formulations of NDT) and have used it on many, many patients.  But, like any prescription medication, Armour thyroid has some important aspects that you should be aware of as a patient.  If you are someone who is considering using Armour thyroid, if you are someone who is already …

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How biotin interferes with thyroid lab tests

Biotin & Thyroid Lab Tests: Is it Dangerous to use this vitamin?

Is it true that taking the over the counter supplement biotin can interfere with your thyroid lab tests?  The answer is yes.  But there’s a lot more to it than that.  In this article, we are going to explore whether taking biotin is safe if you have thyroid problems, how it impacts your thyroid lab tests, what to …

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using fluconazole for candida overgrowth

Using Fluconazole for Candida Overgrowth (Safety, Precautions & More)

Candida overgrowth is a condition which affects many patients, especially those with existing gut problems and those with thyroid disease.  Among the many treatments available are some which require a doctors prescription.  In this article, we are going to focus on fluconazole (also known as Diflucan) which is a prescription medication which is particularly effective at killing …

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5 Delicious Thyroid Friendly Whole Food Smoothie Recipes (Green + Dessert & More)

5 Delicious Thyroid Friendly Whole Food Smoothie Recipes (Green + Dessert & More)

I’m a huge fan of smoothie recipes for thyroid patients, even if weight loss is your goal.  If you’ve been staying away from smoothie recipes, or if you just want to learn more about how they might help, then check out these 5 whole food smoothie recipes which contain additional helpful ingredients such as probiotics and …

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RAI Exposure Increases Cancer Risk in Other Organs/Tissues

RAI Exposure Increases Cancer Risk in Other Organs/Tissues

There are about 4.5 million people in the United States (and more in the world) with hyperthyroidism.  *This number is calculated by taking the population of the US and multiplying it by the prevalence of hyperthyroidism which is 1.2%.  A large majority of these people have undergone RAI to treat their hyperthyroidism.  A new study (1) suggests that …

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Is magnesium stearate safe to use in dietary supplements?

Is Magnesium Stearate Safe to use in Dietary Supplements?

Depending on where you look you can read that magnesium stearate is a toxic harmful additive or a completely harmless filler.  Which one is correct and why does it matter for you? We are going to explore the science and attempt to answer the question as to whether or not it’s actually something you should be concerned …

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CVS No Longer Stocks NP Thyroid

CVS No Longer Stocks NP Thyroid (What to do to get it)

Availability of thyroid medications impacts thyroid patients, especially those who take ‘non-conventional’ medications such as NP thyroid.  Recently, I’ve been getting reports from some patients who have not been able to get NP thyroid from specific pharmacies, namely CVS.  A recent recall of both levothyroxine and liothyronine by Westminster pharmaceuticals on August 10, 2018 has lead to …

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Is Google Suppressing Alternative Thyroid Information_

Is Google Suppressing Alternative Thyroid Information?

It appears that over the last year or so there have been changes to the Google algorithm which alters the type of information that Google shows to you in the search results.  These new results seem to have a bias against alternative health care, especially against the non-conventional viewpoint on thyroid care and management.  Information which is …

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how to reverse metabolic damage

Gaining Weight to Lose Weight: Fixing a Damaged Metabolism by Increasing your Calories

This is going to sound crazy but there are certainly some of you out there who will ultimately end up needing to gain weight before you lose weight.  And the way that you should do this is by increasing the number of calories that you consume.  This information does NOT apply to everyone but it may apply …

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6 downsides of functional medicine

6 Downsides to Functional Medicine Patients Should be Aware of

Is it possible to reverse chronic disease with a new approach to medicine? Is this type of medicine better than conventional medicine? Are there any downsides to this approach? In this article, we are going to explore all of these topics while focusing on some of the downsides to functional medicine.  I make these comments as a practitioner of …

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