Ways to get your doctor to work with you on your thyroid

5 Ways to Get your Doctor to Work With you (not against you) on Your Thyroid

As a thyroid patient, it can be extremely frustrating working with a doctor who doesn’t seem to get it.  Even if you have all of the answers or at least an idea where to start, it means nothing if your current doctor is not willing to work with you.  Even though it can be frustrating, your current …

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Thyroid approved foods based on food processing: Beginner's guide + modifications

Thyroid Approved Foods Based on Processing (Beginner’s Guide + Modifiers)

I’ve spent a lot of time discussing the importance of the foods that you eat and their connection with your thyroid in the past.  Today, I want to expand on that conversation and discuss how the processing of certain foods can cause not only damage to your thyroid but to your general health as well.  This processing …

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how coffee interferes with synthroid absorption

How Coffee Interferes with Synthroid Absorption (+ Tips on how to Take your meds)

Recent studies show that up to 64% of Americans drink about a cup of coffee each and every day (1).  This isn’t a problem by itself (although it could be as we will soon see) but it can be a major problem if you are consuming your coffee with your prescription medications.  In particular, I’m talking about Synthroid …

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12 Reasons Why You Still Have Hypothyroid Symptoms

12 Reasons Why You Still Have Hypothyroid Symptoms (Even on Thyroid Medications)

It’s become more and more common for hypothyroid patients to experience symptoms despite having so-called “normal” labs.  But why is this? There are actually a number of reasons for why this is the case and each one is important.  In this article, I will go over 12 major reasons for why you may be experiencing hypothyroid symptoms.  Each section …

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Why No Two Thyroid Patients are Alike_ Explaining Thyroid Discrepancies

Why No Two Thyroid Patients are Alike: Explaining Thyroid Discrepancies

Want to know why there is so much confusion surrounding thyroid medication and treatment?  You need to look no further than the reports from other individuals in the EXACT same situation as you.  In this article, we are going to explore statements from existing thyroid patients and explain why two patients can react in completely opposite ways …

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how long does it take to lose weight safely

How Long Does it Take to Lose 50-100 Pounds (or more) Safely?

Over the past several years, I’ve had the opportunity to help thousands of people not only lose weight but to keep it off long-term.  Along the way, I’ve also been able to help a number of people lose between to 50 and 100 pounds.  I consider this a bigger accomplishment than helping someone lose just 10-20 pounds …

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Levothyroxine may not be enough for patients without a thyroid

Levothyroxine May Not be Enough for Patients Without a Thyroid

Are you a thyroidectomy patient struggling to feel better after your thyroid removal? If so, then this article may help to explain why you are feeling the way that you do.  Article highlights:Those without a thyroid are in a unique situation which is different among other thyroid patients. Up to 20% of those without a thyroid do not …

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breaking down the verywell health thyroid survey of over 800 thyroid patients

Breaking Down the Verywell health Thyroid Survey

Up to 5-10% of the population (depending on how you define it) suffers from the chronic condition known as hypothyroidism.  This wouldn’t be a problem, except we have anecdotal, and now survey data, which suggests that there is a big problem with how these patients are being treated.  This article will walk you through the most recent …

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Compounded T4 and T3 Thyroid Medication: Advantages vs Disadvantages

Compounded T4 and T3 Thyroid Medication: Advantages vs Disadvantages

Whether you realize it or not as a thyroid patient you actually have many options when it comes to thyroid medications.  Your doctor might have you believe that the one and only thyroid medication available is Synthroid/levothyroxine but that couldn’t be farther from the truth.  There are actually many different types of thyroid medications which are FDA approved …

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is hypothyroidism a chronic disease?

Why Treating Hypothyroidism as a Chronic Disease Is Incorrect

There’s no question that hypothyroidism is a complex disease but does it deserve the designation of chronic disease? A chronic disease implies that you may never be able to 100% treat or manage your condition.  And I’m here to tell you that hypothyroidism should NOT be evaluated in this way.  Why is this important? Because how you look at …

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