how long does it take to lose weight safely

How Long Does it Take to Lose 50-100 Pounds (or more) Safely?

Over the past several years, I’ve had the opportunity to help thousands of people not only lose weight but to keep it off long-term.  Along the way, I’ve also been able to help a number of people lose between to 50 and 100 pounds.  I consider this a bigger accomplishment than helping someone lose just 10-20 pounds …

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Levothyroxine may not be enough for patients without a thyroid

Levothyroxine May Not be Enough for Patients Without a Thyroid

Are you a thyroidectomy patient struggling to feel better after your thyroid removal? If so, then this article may help to explain why you are feeling the way that you do.  Article highlights:Those without a thyroid are in a unique situation which is different among other thyroid patients. Up to 20% of those without a thyroid do not …

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breaking down the verywell health thyroid survey of over 800 thyroid patients

Breaking Down the Verywell health Thyroid Survey

Up to 5-10% of the population (depending on how you define it) suffers from the chronic condition known as hypothyroidism.  This wouldn’t be a problem, except we have anecdotal, and now survey data, which suggests that there is a big problem with how these patients are being treated.  This article will walk you through the most recent …

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Compounded T4 and T3 Thyroid Medication: Advantages vs Disadvantages

Compounded T4 and T3 Thyroid Medication: Advantages vs Disadvantages

Whether you realize it or not as a thyroid patient you actually have many options when it comes to thyroid medications.  Your doctor might have you believe that the one and only thyroid medication available is Synthroid/levothyroxine but that couldn’t be farther from the truth.  There are actually many different types of thyroid medications which are FDA approved …

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is hypothyroidism a chronic disease?

Why Treating Hypothyroidism as a Chronic Disease Is Incorrect

There’s no question that hypothyroidism is a complex disease but does it deserve the designation of chronic disease? A chronic disease implies that you may never be able to 100% treat or manage your condition.  And I’m here to tell you that hypothyroidism should NOT be evaluated in this way.  Why is this important? Because how you look at …

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The carnivore diet for Hashimoto's thyroiditis

Carnivore Diet for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: What is it & Does it Work?

It’s well known that diet has the potential to positively impact Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.  And, because it’s one of the things that you can control 100%, it’s of great concern to those people who suffer from this disease.  Relevant to this discussion is a relatively new diet known as the Carnivore diet.  This diet, high in animal-based products, has …

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Neu 5 Gc and Hashimoto's: do animal products make Hashimoto's worse?

Neu 5 Gc & Hashimoto’s: Do Animal Products Make it Worse?

We know that certain foods can both make Hashimoto’s worse while others can potentially improve thyroid function and antibody levels.  But where do red meat and other animal products fit into the equation? Is it possible that these products trigger Hashimoto’s or exacerbate it? New research has suggested that there may be a link between the two.  Article highlights:5 …

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how to use LDN for Hashimoto's thyroiditis

How to use LDN to Treat Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (Dosing, Safety & More)

There are very few medications that you can use to treat Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and LDN is one of those medicines.  But how does it work? Will it work for you? Is it safe to use? And, if so, how should you dose it?  We are going to explore all of these questions and more.  I’ve been using LDN …

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3 causes of cytomel related hair loss

3 Causes of Cytomel Related Hair Loss & What to Do About Them

If you are new to Cytomel, or if you’ve been using it for a long time, this information should be helpful!  While Cytomel is probably one of my favorite medications used to treat hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s, it doesn’t come without risks and potential side effects.  Among these side effects includes the potential for hair loss.  Don’t let this …

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Vitamin B12 deficiency in hypothyroid patients

Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Hypothyroid Patients: Symptoms + Treatment

Whenever I think about things that thyroid patients can do to potentially improve their health, supplementing with vitamin B12 immediately comes to mind.  Why? Because there are not very many easy “wins” for thyroid patients.  Many of the therapies required to improve your overall thyroid status may require a prescription from your doctor.  And, as you probably already know, …

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