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why synthroid isn't causing weight loss

Why Synthroid isn’t Causing Weight Loss and How to Fix it

Are you on the thyroid medication Synthroid and not losing weight? If so you aren’t alone… Synthroid is one of the most commonly prescribed medications for patients who have hypothyroidism but here’s the problem: Not everyone does well on this medication. Their bodies don’t absorb it, they don’t convert T4 to T3 or they need more T3 due to …

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Insulin resistance diet guide

Insulin Resistance Diet Guide for Beginners + Advanced Weight Loss Tips

Is insulin resistance, diabetes or pre-diabetes making it difficult or impossible for you to lose weight? If you fall into this category you probably understand that for the most part insulin resistance is a DIETARY disease. Meaning you most likely have this condition because of the food you’ve eaten (or are currently eating). Understanding this concept is very …

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6 Reasons to avoid the HCG diet and how it damages your metabolism

Is the HCG Diet Safe? How it Damages your Thyroid + Metabolism

Are you thinking about doing the HCG diet for weight loss? If so you are probably wondering… Is the HCG Diet safe? Will it harm my metabolism? Will it cause thyroid damage or make my thyroid function worse? ​And you are right to ask these questions before you undergo the treatment! The truth is that the HCG diet CAN cause damage …

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WP thyroid weight loss guide including how and when to use this thyroid hormone medication

WP Thyroid Weight Loss Guide: How & When to Use this Medication

This post will teach you how and when to use WP thyroid to help you lose weight and feel better. It will walk you through a case study of a patient who used WP thyroid to lose 55+ pounds over 6 months.  Is your thyroid making it impossible for you to lose weight? If you have hypothyroidism …

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Leptin Diet guide

Leptin Diet Guide: How to Treat and Reverse Leptin Resistance with Food

High Leptin levels lead to weight loss resistance, a ravenous appetite and constant weight gain (yes it can make weight loss almost impossible).  That’s the bad news… The good news is that you can influence leptin levels through your diet (and other ways that we will discuss later). One of the big problems with Leptin Resistance is that …

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Hypothyroidism and acne

Hypothyroidism and Acne + 6 Steps to Clear up your Skin

Acne can be tricky to treat unless you know exactly what is causing it.  And figuring that out can be a problem – especially if your approach has been to just throw different kinds of lotions and creams all over your skin.  You see: Acne is a condition that usually reflects a problem that is happening INSIDE of …

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thyroid weight loss case study

Thyroid Weight Loss Case Study: 42 Pounds Lost on Byetta + T3 + NDT

Once Kathy had the right diagnosis and treatment plan in place she was able to lose 42 pounds in a matter of months… But the real question is: Why did it take her 5+ Doctors to find and treat her and what does it take to help thyroid patients lose this kind of weight? ​The answer might surprise …

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6 Causes of High Testosterone in Women + How to Lower your Levels

Weight gain, acne and hair loss – are you experiencing any of these symptoms? These are only a few of the symptoms of high testosterone in women, but the real question is this: Why do women have high testosterone, to begin with… and what can you do to lower it? Unfortunately, many Doctors may tell you that you …

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Low testosterone in women signs and symptoms

Low Testosterone in Women – Signs, Symptoms + Treatment Guide

Weight gain, low sex drive, hair loss, decreased energy and depression. What do these things all have in common? They can all be caused by low Testosterone in women.  If you were under the impression that Testosterone was a male hormone, think again: Testosterone is a very important hormone for women as well as men.  And unfortunately, it’s one of …

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8 Step SIBO protocol with diet guide

8 Step SIBO Protocol: Diet Guide + Treatment Guide + Supplements & More

Gas, bloating and constipation.  What do these three things have in common? They may be caused by SIBO, SIFO or yeast overgrowth inside your body…​ SIBO is an inflammatory condition which can cause problems in all systems in your body.  Because it can be so difficult to treat it requires a combination of specific diet, special treatment (including antibiotics …

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