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The Best Natural T3 supplements + Prescription T3 medications

Are you looking to boost your T3 thyroid hormone levels?

Maybe you know that T3 is responsible for managing your energy levels, or maybe you know how important it is for your metabolism. 

Either way there are several T3 supplements that you can use to increase your T3 levels in your serum. 

Use this guide to help you improve your thyroid function and increase the T3 in your body. 

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How Hashimoto’s Symptoms change over time + “Flare” up Symptoms

Hashimoto's symptoms can vary drastically from person to person. 

Couple that with the fact that the symptoms of Hashimoto's disease change through time and can "flare" due to certain triggers makes the disease even more difficult to diagnose and manage.

It turns out that your symptoms may be telling you something about your body and can help you determine the source and cause of your Hashimoto's disease.

Managing and treating the autoimmunity and inflammatory aspect of Hashimoto's is critical for reducing these symptoms.

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Anti TPO Thyroid Antibody Guide: Symptoms + Optimal Ranges & More

Your anti TPO antibody levels mean that your thyroid may be functioning sub-optimally. 

The presence of these antibodies indicate an inflammatory state in your body that needs to be treated. 

You can focus on certain therapies to help reduce these antibody levels and improve your thyroid function.

In this guide I will walk you through optimal ranges for thyroid lab tests (including thyroid peroxidase antibodies), the complete symptom list for patients with autoimmune thyroiditis and 5 steps to reduce these antibody levels.

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How to take Levothyroxine & other Thyroid Medication (NDT/T3) Correctly

Did you know that changing the time of day you take your thyroid medication may impact your thyroid function?

Beyond the time of day there are several factors that YOU can change which may result in an increase thyroid function and conversion in your body.

These changes have helped hundreds of patients of mine in the past and I'd like to share these strategies with you.

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The Connection between Low Thyroid & Weight gain + What to do about it

Low thyroid function leads to weight gain but not how you think. 

If low thyroid leads to weight gain then why does replacing thyroid hormone in your body not lead to excessive weight loss?

It turns out that this phenomenon can be explained but you have to understand the function of other hormones in your body.

Thyroid hormone is involved in so much more than just monitoring your metabolism and its the effects on other hormones that cause the weight gain you associated with hypothyroidism.

The unfortunate part is that most physicians miss this connection which means you need to understand it for proper treatment...​

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How to use Berberine to Boost Weight Loss, Lower Blood Sugar & More

Berberine might just be one of the best supplements you've never heard of. 

Through it's powerful effects on insulin and muscle mass berberine can help lower blood sugar levels and reduce insulin levels. 

This effect is so strong that it has been compared to pharmaceutical medications (we will go over that below). 

Beyond its effects on blood sugar and insulin berberine also shows promise in several other areas. 

Among these conditions include:

  • The ability to lower inflammation
  • The ability to reduce gas, bloating and overgrowth of bacteria and fungus in the GI tract
  • The ability to improve cholesterol profile
  • And much more...

​Is berberine right for you?

Let's talk about how to determine if you should take it, how much you should take and how long you should be taking it for: ​

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Why Low T3 causes Weight Gain + Symptoms & Treatment Guide

Checking your total T3 and free T3 may be the most important thyroid tests you can look at. 

Unfortunately many physicians aren't even ordering these tests which may lead to a missed diagnosis of low T3 syndrome. 

Fortunately there are several therapies that you can do to increase this important thyroid hormone and take steps to reduce your symptoms. 

If you are experiencing weight gain, chronic fatigue, chronic pain or a slow metabolism then increasing your T3 becomes even more important. 

Let's discuss how to increase these levels and how T3 impacts weight and weight loss...

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The Best Cortisol Test for Diagnosing and Treating Adrenal Issues

Weight gain, crushing fatigue, the inability to sleep...

These are only some of the symptoms associated with adrenal problems and yet this condition is ignored by so many physicians and Doctors. 

In addition there is much confusion regarding which is the best way to actually evaluate your cortisol levels and which is the best cortisol test. 

This post will walk you through why testing your cortisol level is important, how to determine if you need testing, the best way to actually test your cortisol and how to treat yourself once you find out.

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How to use Testosterone Cream for Women to Boost Weight Loss + Energy & More

Low testosterone can lead to weight gain, changes in mood, decreased energy levels and a reduction in libido. 

What's more important is this:

Many women suffer from low testosterone and this condition is missed by most physicians.

As a result it becomes very important for you to understand the signs and symptoms of low testosterone to determine if you would benefit from replacement.

In this article I'm going to go over why testosterone cream may be one of the best ways to replace low testosterone levels and all of the benefits that you may experiencing during replacement.

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7 Reasons to Treat Low Ferritin Levels + Step-by-Step Treatment Guide

Ferritin is an indication of the amount of iron in storage in your body. 

Low ferritin levels are often associated with symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, inability to exercise and even hair loss. 

Diagnosing and treating low ferritin is important because it can actually reverse these symptoms and improve quality of life. 

Having said that there are some tips you need to know before you start supplementing with iron...

How much is too much, should you use liquid over capsule form, how long should you take iron... etc. 

All of these questions and more will be answered in this post: 

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