lab tests every thyroid patients needs

Lab Tests Every Thyroid Patient Needs (Not thyroid lab tests): The Complete List

You Need More than Just Thyroid Lab TestsIt probably won’t come as a surprise but you need to be ordering more than just your typical thyroid lab tests if you are a thyroid patient.  And that’s exactly what we are going to be talking about today.  I mentioned in my previous post and video that people with …

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Do you have thyroid tunnel vision?

Do you have Thyroid Tunnel Vision?

What is Thyroid Tunnel Vision?I’ve been treating thyroid patients for years and during that time I’ve seen a lot of different patients and outlooks on thyroid function in general.  One of the more concerning outlooks is something that I refer to as thyroid tunnel vision.  Thyroid tunnel vision is the idea that EVERYTHING going on with your …

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Thyroid Therapies You can use (at Home) Without a Doctor

Thyroid Therapies You can use (at Home) Without a Doctor

One of the most frustrating aspects of having a thyroid problem is getting on the right treatment/therapy.  For most people, this includes changing up the medication they are taking to include some combination of T4 + T3 medication.  If you aren’t familiar with this idea and why it is so superior to taking just Synthroid/levo alone I …

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the problem with optimal thyroid lab tests

The Problem with Optimal Thyroid Lab Tests: Fact vs Fiction

Among thyroid enthusiasts, there is often a big push to help people understand the difference between optimal thyroid lab tests and normal thyroid lab tests.  This way of viewing thyroid lab tests has lead to improved outcomes in many patients over the years.  But there’s one big problem: It’s not the right way to look at thyroid lab …

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high dose iodine vs low dose iodine

High Dose vs Low Dose Iodine: Which Should you use?

One of the best things about iodine is that it’s an over the counter supplement which is available to almost everyone.  Iodine, as a therapy for thyroid disease, can be extremely effective and is within the reach of everyone reading this.  It’s cheap, effective, and doesn’t require a prescription to get.  That being said, there are some potential …

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using t3 thyroid hormone during pregnancy

Using T3 Thyroid Hormone During Pregnancy: Is it Safe?

The standard of care is to place all pregnant women on T4 only medications such as levothyroxine or Synthroid.  But what happens to women who are taking thyroid medications which contain T3 when they become pregnant? What about women who are already doing well on medications that contain T3 and want to become pregnant? We are going to …

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adrenal fatigue testing: is it even necessary?

Adrenal Fatigue Testing: Is it Even Necessary?

While it is possible to test for cortisol, is it even helpful?  The answer is both yes and no which is why this topic deserves a deep dive into adrenal fatigue and cortisol testing.  In this article you’ll learn: Why adrenal fatigue is so controversial and why many doctors do not believe it exists. Why testing cortisol is not …

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Prescription medications used to treat leptin resistance

Prescription Medications Used to Treat Leptin Resistance: The Complete Guide

Leptin resistance is a major and seriously underappreciated cause of weight loss resistance and weight gain.  The good news is that there are many ways to treat this condition which is very common among obese people.  The bad news is that your doctor isn’t likely to know much about it which leaves it up to you.  In this …

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Types and Causes of PCOS (6 You Should Be Aware of)

Types and Causes of PCOS (6 You Should Be Aware of)

There are at least 6 different types of PCOS which are recognized.  Each type of PCOS has a unique cause and though there is some overlap between conditions, they are NOT all the same.  Knowing the type of PCOS that you have is critical if you want to get serious about treatment.  The various types of PCOS include: …

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birth control side effects you should be aware of

Birth Control Side Effects You Should be Aware of (Cancer, Weight Gain & More)

Birth control pills are widely recommended for a variety of conditions beyond their use as a contraceptive.  Many women take birth control to help ‘balance’ their hormones, stop acne, or treat menstrual irregularities.  And while the pill may help with some of these conditions you always have to be aware of HOW they are working and what …

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