Dr. Westin Childs Blog Posts & Articles
reverse t3 treatment guide

Reverse T3 Treatment Guide + How to “Flush” it out of Your Body & Start Feeling Better

Reverse T3 could be the missing link to finding out why you still have hypothyroid symptoms despite taking thyroid medication.  Or why you feel terrible with “normal” lab tests… The crazy part is that most Doctors don’t even order Reverse T3 and even if they do most aren’t sure what to do with the results.  And high levels …

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How to safely use phentermine with thyroid problems to help with weight loss

How to Safely use Phentermine with Thyroid Problems for Weight Loss

Phentermine CAN help with weight loss, but only if used correctly. And it can get a little bit tricky if you have thyroid problems, hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. If these conditions are untreated and you take Phentermine you may be putting unneeded stress on your adrenals and thyroid which can make you feel worse. But, if you use this …

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5 Tips for weight loss after thyroidectomy

5 Tips for Weight Loss after Thyroidectomy – What your Doctor is Missing

Almost EVERY patient gains weight after having a Thyroidectomy.  In fact, it’s considered normal to gain 20-30 pounds and most Doctors just shrug it off as “normal”. When you consider that thyroid hormone controls the metabolism of your entire body, and that after removing it most patients gain 20-30 pounds – shouldn’t we at least consider that …

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Early symptoms of selenium deficiency and how to approach supplementation and replacement

8 Early Symptoms of Selenium Deficiency & Your Next Steps

Use this guide to help you determine if you are experiencing the symptoms of selenium deficiency, to help you get started with safe supplementation and how to correctly dose your supplementation.  Un-diagnosed selenium deficiency may be part of the reason you aren’t feeling well or may be experiencing difficult to diagnose symptoms. It turns out that …

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Why Levothyroxine causes weight gain

Why Levothyroxine Causes Weight Gain and How to Prevent it

Are you on Levothyroxine but still gaining weight? Believe it or not, this is a big problem for a lot of people. But the bigger question is this: How can you be gaining weight on a medication that is supposed to INCREASE your metabolism? Is it even possible?  Well, the truth is that Levothyroxine doesn’t necessarily increase your metabolism… at …

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How t3 thyroid hormone helps reverse

How T3 Thyroid Hormone Helps Treat Depression (+ Other Treatments)

Do we actually have a depression epidemic? Or do we have an untreated thyroid epidemic? After treating hundreds of depressed hypothyroid patients I tend to think it’s the latter. You see… I’ve found that treating depressed hypothyroid patients with the RIGHT kind of medication at the RIGHT dose almost completely eliminates (or at least significant improves) the majority of …

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9 step guide to reverse leptin resistance

9 Step Guide to Reverse Leptin Resistance & Thyroid Resistance

Are you having trouble losing weight? Or, better yet… do any of these sound familiar? You can’t lose weight no matter how much you exerciseYou are constantly gaining weight even though you haven’t changed your exercise or diet routineYou feel like your metabolism is unusually slow or damagedYou’ve tried 4+ different calorie-restricted diets in your life (weight …

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