Dr. Westin Childs
the best doctor to see if you have Hashimoto's thyroiditis

Best Doctor to See If You Have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis? 5 Options

Regular or Standard Doctors Don’t Treat Hashimoto’s CorrectlyIf you have Hashimoto’s then you probably don’t me to tell you how frustrating it can be to try and feel better.  But allow me to give you some good news: Feeling like your old self is definitely possible even if you have a rip-roaring case of Hashimoto’s.  The key is …

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the 6 stages of hashimoto's thyroiditis

6 Stages of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis That ALL Patients Progress Through

Hashimoto’s Progresses Through Certain Stages Over TimeEvery single patient with Hashimoto’s will go through the same stages over the course of their disease.  These stages outline are important because they outline exactly what will happen to you, provided you let your disease smolder and damage your thyroid.  It’s not all bad news though.  By understanding these stages, and …

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using lasers (LLLT) to treat Hashimoto's thyroiditis

Using Lasers (LLLT) to Treat Hashimoto’s – Do They Actually Work?

Using Cold Lasers to Reverse Hashimoto’s ThyroiditisWouldn’t it be nice if there was a therapy that you could use which required very little effort on your part and had a profound effect on your thyroid gland? I’ve always told you to be critical of such claims because they are almost always not true.  But laser therapy may …

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what are bioidentical hormones - are they safe?

What Are Bioidentical Hormones – Are They Safe and Effective?

Why Hormone And Hormone Management is so ConfusingDo you feel a bit confused about what types of hormones you should or shouldn’t be using? If so, this article is for you.  Second only to the thyroid, I find so much misinformation out there on the internet as it relates to hormone management and hormone replacement therapy.  It’s frustrating …

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seronegative hashimoto's explained

Hashimoto’s With Negative Antibodies (Seronegative Hashimoto’s)

Yes, You Can Have Hashimoto’s Without AntibodiesHashimoto’s is the number 1 cause of hypothyroidism in the US and developed countries.  And while that statistic is interesting, there’s something much more interesting about Hashimoto’s… The fact that a great deal of people who have Hashimoto’s have no idea that they do.  And it’s not because Hashimoto’s is a hard …

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synthroid side effects explained - 3 main reasons

Synthroid Side Effects Explained – 3 Main Reasons

Experiencing Side Effects? It Doesn’t Mean you Need To Stop Your Thyroid MedsThis is a topic that can be confusing for thyroid patients. And, by the way, the information we are about to talk about applies to ALL thyroid medications even though today we are primarily focusing on Synthroid.  Synthroid is a thyroid medication used to treat …

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the benefits of cycle syncing your workouts

The Benefits of Cycle Syncing Your Workouts (+ How To Do It)

Why Workouts Don’t Work for Most WomenWe are going to talk about the benefits of cycle syncing in just a second but first I want to ask you a question: Does it feel like no matter what type of workouts you do or what type of advice that you follow that you aren’t seeing results in …

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supplements to treat facial hair in women

Supplements to Treat Facial Hair in Women (Hirsutism)

Facial Hair in Women – What Causes it? Have you noticed that you are growing hair on your face where shouldn’t? Have you noticed that this increase in hair is getting worse as you get older? Believe it or not, this is actually fairly common and it has a name: Hirsutism (1).  Hirsutism is the official medical name given to facial …

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How Eating Disorders CAUSE Thyroid Problems

The Connection Between Eating Disorders and Thyroid ProblemsYou probably already know that the foods that you eat have a powerful impact on thyroid function, which is why you can change your diet to treat your thyroid.  But did you know that your eating BEHAVIOR also has an impact on your thyroid gland? I’m talking about the behaviors …

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pros and cons of the copper iud

Copper IUD Pros & Cons (+ Who Should & Shouldn’t Use it)

Should you use the Copper IUD Over Other Forms of Birth Control?When it comes to birth control, there are MANY options available.  But how do you know which one you should use? As someone who frequently manages hormones in women, my recommendation is to pick the form of birth control that impacts your sex hormones the LEAST.  And …

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