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How to take Levothyroxine correctly

How to Take Levothyroxine Correctly

Did you know that changing the time of day you take your thyroid medication may impact your thyroid function? Beyond the time of day, there are several factors that YOU can change which may result in an increase in thyroid function and conversion in your body. These changes have helped hundreds of patients of mine …

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The connection between low thyroid and weight gain

The Connection Between Low Thyroid & Weight Gain & What to do About it

Low thyroid function leads to weight gain but probably not in the way you are suspecting it would. Consider this: If low thyroid leads to weight gain then why does replacing thyroid hormone in your body not lead to weight loss? In other words, why don’t prescription thyroid medications act like weight loss medications? So …

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How to use Berberine to boost weight loss

How to use Berberine to Boost Weight Loss, Lower Blood Sugar & More

Berberine might just be one of the best supplements you’ve never heard of.  Through its powerful effects on insulin and muscle mass berberine can help lower blood sugar levels and reduce insulin levels.  This effect is so strong that it has been compared to pharmaceutical medications (more on that below!).  Beyond its effects on blood …

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the connection between low t3 and weight gain

What Low T3 Means For Your Thyroid & How To Treat it

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 …

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the best cortisol test: which is most accurate?

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 …

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how to use testosterone cream in women

How to use Testosterone Cream for Women For Weight Loss & Energy

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 …

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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 …

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How Alpha Lipoic Acid Helps with Weight Loss The Complete Guide

How Alpha Lipoic Acid Helps with Weight Loss: The Complete Guide

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Evidence-Based

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 …

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Benefits of Ashwagandha

Benefits of Ashwagandha: Weight Loss, Thyroid & Adrenals

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 …

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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

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Evidence-Based

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 declines.  Fortunately, there are many reasons why your sex drive may be plummeting.  The …

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