Hypothyroidism is very common among people in the US which means that many people are taking thyroid hormone.
Despite taking thyroid hormone many patients still show the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism.
Why should patients taking thyroid hormone replacement for low thyroid still have symptoms?
In this post I will explain the top 10 low thyroid symptoms and explain how low thyroid causes each of these symptoms:Continue reading
Getting a complete thyroid hormone blood test is critical to understanding and evaluating your thyroid function.
Complete thyroid testing includes so much more than the traditional TSH (which can be inacurrate in certain medical conditions).
Without the right thyroid tests you won't understand if your body is converting thyroid hormone appropriately or if your cells are taking up enough thyroid hormone.
The lack of these functions results in hypothyroid like symptoms and specific changes to thyroid hormone that you can pick up with testing.
In this post I am going to break down the most important thyroid lab tests, why they are important and how to interpret your results...Continue reading
Believe it or not fish oil has a powerful effect on the hormones in your body that directly regulate how you store and burn fat.
Fish oil helps regulate the hormones involved in the process and is powerful enough to even lower hormones like leptin and insulin.
It also has the ability to alter your lean muscle mass and directly alter fat mass through its effects on certain enzymes.
Learn more about how fish oil can help with weight loss including other therapies it can be combined with to help boost weight loss results...Continue reading
Do you have Hashimoto's thyroiditis?
Are you considering going gluten free?
Maybe you are wondering if going gluten free will even be helpful, or if it is some sort of fad diet.
Maybe you've gone gluten free and it just isn't helping like you thought it would.
If so, you are in the right place.
It turns out that going gluten free may be beneficial for many patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis but not for the reasons you might expect.
By evaluating the research we can determine why going gluten free may be a good idea if you have Hashimoto's: Continue reading
Dysregulation of estrogen levels are incredibly common among women.
High and low estrogen levels contribute to conditions such as low sex drive, weight gain, PMS/PMDD, depression, mood changes and even other hormonal problems.
The good news is that there are targeted supplements that you can take to influence and manage your estrogen levels.
Use this guide to help determine if you have low estrogen, high estrogen and what kind of estrogen supplements may help you and your symptoms: Continue reading
Iodine is a critical and required nutrient for proper thyroid function.
Low levels of iodine result in decreased thyroid function and a litany of other negative side effects ranging from low energy to weight gain.
And while supplementing with iodine stands to help many patients, it shouldn't be used without proper knowledge.
In this post I will explain why and how to use Iodine supplements correctly, who should consider using these supplements and the best and safest way to supplement with iodine.
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Are you taking thyroid medication but still losing your hair?
Is your hair brittle, dry or breaking?
All of these symptoms may result either directly from low thyroid or as a result of low thyroid function in your body.
What most patients don't realize is that hair loss is multifactorial (meaning many things contribute to it) and that means that stopping hair loss requires a comprehensive approach.
Micronutrient deficiencies, high testosterone, high cortisol, low iron and much more all contribute to hair loss in thyroid patients.
Find out what is causing your hair loss and how to fix it below: Continue reading
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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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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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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