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Turkesterone for Hashimoto's Is This Phytoecdysteroid Helpful

Turkesterone for Hashimoto’s: Is This Phytoecdysteroid Helpful?

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One of the most frustrating things about having Hashimoto’s is the near complete lack of treatment options available.  If we are talking about prescription medications that your doctor can give you, the list includes levothyroxine and maybe low-dose naltrexone, if you can find a doctor to prescribe it.  As far as treating the underlying immune dysfunction …

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How Many Carbs Should You Eat With Hypothyroidism

How Many Carbs Should You Eat With Hypothyroidism?

There are two things that thyroid patients pay way too much attention to:  Their weight, as measured on a scale, and their intake of carbohydrates.  I’ve already explained why measurements on the scale are horrendously misleading, which you can read more about here, so today I want to tackle the carbohydrate part.  Both of these topics …

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50 Hypothyroidism Statistics The State of Thyroid Patients 2024

50 Hypothyroidism Statistics: The State of Thyroid Patients [2024]

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Hypothyroidism is the most common endocrine disorder of the thyroid gland that impacts over 30 million Americans.  These verified statistics from research studies and third-party reliable sources shed light on this growing problem and how it impacts not only thyroid patients and physicians but the healthcare system as a whole.  Top Hypothyroid Statistics Monetary Impact …

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Dihydroberberine versus Berberine Which is Best

Dihydroberberine vs Berberine: Which is Best?

Berberine is a powerful plant-based alkaloid compound that is gaining a lot of attention lately due to its beneficial effects on weight, blood sugar, insulin, longevity, and gut health.  And for good reason; it works.  It’s even been referred to as nature’s Ozempic, an homage to the fact that it has a powerful impact on …

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3 Causes of Magnesium Deficiency in Hypothyroidism (Why It's So Common)

3 Causes of Magnesium Deficiency in Hypothyroidism (Why It’s So Common)

The thyroid gland is a highly active tissue that requires a lot of nutrients to function at 100%.  One of those is a mineral called magnesium and it just so happens that most thyroid patients are not getting enough of it.  Why is it important?  Because your thyroid uses it to:  So if you are …

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Why Some Thyroid Patients Lose Weight After Stopping Levothyroxine

Why Some Thyroid Patients Lose Weight After Stopping Levothyroxine

I’ll be the first to say that thyroid medication management can be quite confusing and not at all straightforward, at least not all of the time.  Which is why it comes as no surprise that some thyroid patients experience what seem to be paradoxical or almost too-good-to-be-true effects when making adjustments to their thyroid medication.  …

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