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Why Low T3 causes Weight Gain

Why Low T3 causes Weight Gain + Symptoms & Treatment Guide

Checking your total T3 and free T3 may be the most important thyroid tests you can look at.  Unfortunately, many physicians aren’t even ordering these tests which may lead to a missed diagnosis of low T3 syndrome.  Fortunately, there are several therapies that you can do to increase this important thyroid hormone and take steps to reduce …

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The best cortisol test

Cortisol Testing: How to Diagnose and Treat Adrenal Issues

Weight gain, crushing fatigue, the inability to sleep… These are only some of the symptoms associated with adrenal problems and yet this condition is ignored by so many physicians and Doctors.  In addition, there is much confusion regarding which is the best way to actually evaluate your cortisol levels and which is the best cortisol test.  This post …

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how to use testosterone cream for women

How to use Testosterone Cream for Women to Boost Weight Loss + Energy & More

Low testosterone can lead to weight gain, changes in mood, decreased energy levels and a reduction in libido.  What’s more important is this: Many women suffer from low testosterone and this condition is missed by most physicians. As a result, it becomes very important for you to understand the signs and symptoms of low testosterone to determine if …

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7 Reasons to treat low ferritin

7 Reasons to Treat Low Ferritin Levels + Step-by-Step Treatment Guide

Ferritin is an indication of the amount of iron in storage in your body.  Low ferritin levels are often associated with symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, inability to exercise and even hair loss.  Diagnosing and treating low ferritin is important because it can actually reverse these symptoms and improve quality of life.  Having said that there …

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How alpha lipoic acid helps with weight loss

How Alpha Lipoic Acid Helps with Weight Loss: The Complete Guide (2019 Edition)

When it comes to weight loss there are very few supplements that actually work.  ​After all, if it were as easy as taking a supplement to lose weight wouldn’t it be on the cover of every national newspaper?  While most of the claims for weight loss with other supplements tend to be overhyped there are actually some …

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Benefits of Ashwagandha

Benefits of Ashwagandha: Weight Loss, Thyroid, Adrenal Function & More

Can this 4,000-year-old adaptogenic herb really help with weight loss, hypothyroidism, adrenal problems, and low sex drive? I’m going to make the case (through a combination of scientific studies and personal experience) that Ashwagandha can/may help you with these stubborn conditions.  If you’ve been considering the use of Ashwagandha for any of these conditions please read this …

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9 Surprising reasons for low sex drive in women

9 Surprising Reasons for Low Sex Drive in Women + 6 Tips to Boost Libido

Nowadays low sex drive is more and more common among women.  I don’t need to tell you why it’s important to have sex, so it should come as no surprise that many women are concerned when they find their sex drive decline.  Fortunately, there are many reasons why your sex drive may be plummeting.  The hard part is …

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Magnesium citrate benefits

Magnesium Citrate Benefits: From Weight Loss to Better Sleep & More

So you’re interested in using Magnesium Citrate? Maybe you’ve heard that Magnesium can help with weight loss, or maybe you found out that your serum levels are low.  Either way, it doesn’t matter because the truth is that Magnesium is critical for optimal health and is involved in a number of metabolic pathways in the body (1).  The deficiency …

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Tirosint vs levothyroxine: the case for switching thyroid medication

Tirosint vs Levothyroxine: The Case for Switching Thyroid Medication

You’ve probably heard from other patients that switching from Levothyroxine to Tirosint made all the difference.  Considering that they are both T4 only thyroid medication, what is the difference between these medications? Why do some patients have decreased symptoms, lose more weight and feel better on Tirosint but not on Levothyroxine? Is there a difference between this thyroid …

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testosterone weight loss case study

Testosterone Weight Loss Case Study: 20 # Lost with Testosterone + T3

Testosterone replacement therapy can help men (with low testosterone) build muscle mass, lose weight and feel better overall.  Does that mean that every man should use testosterone?  Not really.  But it does mean that because of the potential benefits, it’s worth looking into if you are suffering from any of the symptoms that may be associated with low …

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