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6 root causes of hashimoto's thyroiditis

6 Root Causes of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (The Triggers of Hashimoto’s)

The Importance of Finding Your Root CauseThe idea of finding the root cause of your medical conditions is very appealing to many patients.  After all, if you can find the thing that CAUSED your condition wouldn’t it then be possible to treat that problem and reverse your disease? Well, yes and no.  This idea is the idea behind …

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why tirosint beats levothyroxine

3 Reasons Tirosint Beats Levothyroxine as a Thyroid Medication

When Levothyroxine Isn’t WorkingI’m always surprised to find out that thyroid patients aren’t aware of the many thyroid medications available to them besides levothyroxine.  Doctors, for reasons we’ve discussed elsewhere on this blog, are persistent in their drive and desire to prescribe levothyroxine for pretty much every thyroid patient.  Unfortunately, as many of you have found out, …

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6 ways selenium benefits the thyroid

6 Ways Selenium Benefits Thyroid Function (+ How Much To Use)

Selenium Deficiency & Thyroid ProblemsSelenium is up there with iodine and zinc in terms of how important it is for your thyroid gland. What happens if you don’t have enough selenium in your body?For starters, it increases your risk of developing autoimmune disease (Hashimoto’s thyroiditis), may increase inflammation in your entire body and in your thyroid …

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losing weight on levothyroxine - 4 reasons it isn't working for you

Losing Weight on Levothyroxine (Why It’s Not Working)

Will Levothyroxine Actually Help you Lose Weight? Here’s the problem:Is it well known that patients with hypothyroidism (low thyroid function) have problems with weight gain. Weight gain is probably the most common and most frustrating symptom associated with low thyroid function, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, hypothyroidism, thyroidectomy, and RAI. There is no disputing the fact that low thyroid LEADS to …

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signs you are taking too much levothyroxine

Signs You Are Taking Too Much Levothyroxine (Levothyroxine Overdose)

Levothyroxine Only Works at the Right DoseLevothyroxine is the #1 most prescribed thyroid medication on the market. As you probably are already well aware, levothyroxine is prescribed to treat cases of LOW thyroid otherwise known as hypothyroidism. Levothyroxine works by providing your body with the thyroid hormone that it isn’t able to create on its own. Sounds good, …

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hashimoto's diet myths debunked

6 Hashimoto’s Diet Myths Debunked & Why They Aren’t True

The Food you Eat Can and Does Impact Hashimoto’s ThyroiditisThe food that you put into your mouth and into your body can either have a positive or negative impact on Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.  I’m definitely not disputing that.  But in this article, I want to dispute some of the so-called “facts” that float around the internet, Facebook groups, …

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