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7 Reasons your Thyroid Lab Tests are Anything but “Normal”

Do you have all of the symptoms of hypothyroidism but have been told your Thyroid lab tests are "normal"? 

I've got some news for you...

Chances are VERY high that your thyroid lab tests are in fact NOT normal and that you are NOT crazy.

But it can feel like you are crazy when you go to Doctor after Doctor and you're told the same thing.

So why is it that every Doctor is telling you that you are fine, despite how you feel?

Let's talk about why your thyroid lab tests are anything but "normal"...

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How to Lose Weight with Hypothyroidism – Step by Step Guide

​Did you know that losing weight with Hypothyroidism doesn't have to be impossible?

As a specialist in helping patients with Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's, I've been able to personally help hundreds of patients lose weight. And today I want to share with you how I do it. 

I'm going to teach you How to Lose Weight with Hypothyroidism by giving you the recommendations that I give to my patients. 

I will also go over case studies of real-life patients that I've been able to help, and tell you what tests you need to order from your Doctor to get to the root cause of your weight loss resistance. 

So let's jump in...​

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10 Important Tips for Taking Synthroid: Dosing, Side Effects & More

This guide will teach you everything you need to know about Synthroid including how to help improve absorption, what kind of dose you should be taking, how to take it properly and why some people who take thyroid medication don't feel better even with normal lab tests.

Synthroid is a T4 only thyroid medication used to treat hypothyroidism. 

But just because it's commonly prescribed doesn't mean it is without faults. 

For instance:

Did you know that there is a difference between Synthroid and Levothyroxine?

Or that the time of day that you take your medication may impact how much makes it into your bloodstream?

Or that some special people, due to genetics, simply don't do well on Synthroid at all?

Let's discuss important factors about Synthroid that you need to know if you are taking this medication: 

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How Hashimoto’s & Hypothyroidism Cause Brain Fog (+ What to do About it)

Why do so many patients with Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's suffer from brain fog?

Is there a connection between these two disease states?

The answer is yes and we are going to explore why in this post. 

You're about to learn why brain fog may be an early indicator of damage to your brain, what steps you can take to reverse this condition and what steps you should be taking to prevent brain fog

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The Connection Between Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia & How to Treat it

Is your intuition telling you that your hypothyroidism or Hashimoto's is causing your chronic pain?

​I've got news for you:

Your intuition may be right.

Low thyroid hormone can potentiate musculoskeletal pain that can be misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia. 

Even more important than that is many providers (and patients) don't understand how to correctly diagnose, treat or manage pain and fibromyalgia related to hypothyroidism. ​

In this post, I'm going to talk about how hypothyroidism causes chronic pain and fibromyalgia, how to correctly diagnose the condition and other treatments that may help or benefit patients who suffer from this debilitating condition. 

To understand how this works you really need to understand the concept of Tissue Level Hypothyroidism...

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How to Lose Weight with Hashimoto’s: Step-by-Step Guide + 9 Strategies

Do you have Hashimoto's and feel like it's impossible to lose weight?

You're not alone:

Many patients with Hashimoto's struggle with the same problem! In fact, it's one of the biggest complaints I get from patients who see me in my office.

The truth is...

Losing weight with Hashimoto's can be difficult but it isn't impossible - you just need to have the right information so you can start taking action today.

I'm going to teach you how to lose weight with Hashimoto's and give you the exclusive tips that I give to my patients who see me in the office which have helped HUNDREDS of Hashimoto patients lose weight. 

You can also find out more information about my weight loss program for hypothyroid patients here. ​

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The Best Hashimoto’s Diet: How to Lose Weight and Feel Better

If you've ever been confused about what to eat because of your Hashimoto's then this is the article for you. 

I'm going to take away the guessing game that is your Diet...

Reduce your stress about what foods you should be eating and what foods you should be avoiding...

So that you can get back to what's important:

Healing your autoimmune disease.

This article is going to go over how you should be approaching your diet after your diagnosis of Hashimoto's.

And here's the thing:

There is no one-size-fits-all diet that you should be following!

Everyone is completely different and that means the diet you need is not the same as your friends or someone on your support group. 

This article will teach you everything you need to know to get started and feel confident you are on the right track...

So let's jump in: ​

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38 Nutrition Facts That Need to be Common Sense [But Aren’t]

Are you tired of hearing conflicting information about nutrition every time you open up Facebook?

Me too…

I’ve got some good news for you,

There are some clear-cut facts about nutrition that you NEED to know. These facts will help you make sense of everything else you read and will help you build a foundation of information for future weight loss and better health.

So if you’ve ever felt confused about nutrition then this is for you:

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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

Let's jump in: 

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