Dr. Westin Childs
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Dr. Westin Childs is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. He provides well-researched actionable information about hormone-related disorders and formulates supplements to treat these disorders. He is trained in Internal Medicine, Functional Medicine and Integrative Medicine. His focus is on managing thyroid disorders, weight loss resistance, and other sex hormone imbalances. You can read more about his own personal journey here.

Types, Causes and Symptoms of Thyroid Problems + Treatment Tips

This post will walk you through all of the causes of thyroid problems including Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Goiter, Thyroid Cancer and Nodules which all potentially may impact thyroid function in the body.

Thyroid disorders are incredibly common among individuals and any changes to thyroid function may result in serious symptoms that reduce the quality of your life. 

Various symptoms such as weight gain, depression, fatigue, and hair loss may result from thyroid dysfunction. 

We will also discuss the pitfalls of diagnosing and treating thyroid-related problems and why many people still remain symptomatic despite taking thyroid medication. 

Let's dive in: 

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Complete List of Hypothyroidism Symptoms with Checklist and Lab Guide

Do you have all of the symptoms of hypothyroidism and yet you are told that your lab tests are "normal"?

If so then this blog post should help you understand why this can happen but more importantly what you should do about it. 

Due to various reasons (that we will discuss below) your Doctor may not be ordering the right tests or evaluating your symptoms in the right context. 

Because of this, it's up to you to have a greater understanding than the average person so that you can be an advocate for yourself. 

This post will teach you what symptoms to look out for, what tests you need to ask your doctor for and how to interpret those lab tests

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8 Weight Loss Supplements That Actually Work (Burn Fat & Build Muscle)

Wouldn't it be nice if you could take some supplements to lose weight?

While weight loss is not quite that easy, there are many supplements that may help you burn fat and build muscle mass. 

The combination may result in weight loss and an improvement in your body composition. 

The trick is to use the right supplements at the right dose and try to target them to your body and your needs. 

This post will teach you how I use supplements in my practice and which supplements I think are the best for weight loss

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10 Day Thyroid Reset Diet: How to Heal your Thyroid and Boost your Metabolism

Ready to tackle your thyroid problems but unsure of where to start? 

​Enter the 10 Day Thyroid Reset Diet - How to Heal your Thyroid and Boost Metabolism. 

Let me first start by saying...

This guide is only a starting point! ​This isn't going to completely resolve every one of your problems, and you may ultimately need further restrictions and changes. 

But:

It is the first place I would start if you are overwhelmed and it will definitely help improve your thyroid function and metabolism.

​I created this because it just isn't feasible to see every patient personally and there are so many out there who need help... and I want to do what I can to move forward my mission to help as many Hashi and Hypothyroid patients as possible!

So let's start with some ground rules.

Who is this for?

  • People who have recently been diagnosed with Hashimoto's or Hypothyroidism
  • People who have not tried any other interventions before
  • People who are ready to take action on their health and make changes

Who isn't this for? 

  • People who have failed more restrictive diets like the Autoimmune Protocol
  • People who are already working with a Functional Medicine Practitioner
  • People who are looking for a "quick fix"
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Understand how to lose weight [the interplay of hormones and obesity]

When treating any medical condition it is absolutely essential to understand the basic physiology or reasons why it occurs. That means you have to be asking the right questions in order to get the right answers.

When it comes to obesity conventional medicine hasn’t been asking any questions in over 40 years. If you are overweight and go to your doctor you will get the same advice: eat less and exercise more, the so-called ‘calories in, calories out’ model. The problem is this: patients have been following their advice and as a result they are more sick than they have ever been:

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