the problem with optimal thyroid lab tests

The Problem with Optimal Thyroid Lab Tests: Fact vs Fiction

Among thyroid enthusiasts, there is often a big push to help people understand the difference between optimal thyroid lab tests and normal thyroid lab tests.  This way of viewing thyroid lab tests has lead to improved outcomes in many patients over the years.  But there’s one big problem: It’s not the right way to look at thyroid lab …

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high dose iodine vs low dose iodine

High Dose vs Low Dose Iodine: Which Should you use?

One of the best things about iodine is that it’s an over the counter supplement which is available to almost everyone.  Iodine, as a therapy for thyroid disease, can be extremely effective and is within the reach of everyone reading this.  It’s cheap, effective, and doesn’t require a prescription to get.  That being said, there are some potential …

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using t3 thyroid hormone during pregnancy

Using T3 Thyroid Hormone During Pregnancy: Is it Safe?

The standard of care is to place all pregnant women on T4 only medications such as levothyroxine or Synthroid.  But what happens to women who are taking thyroid medications which contain T3 when they become pregnant? What about women who are already doing well on medications that contain T3 and want to become pregnant? We are going to …

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thyroid medication dosage chart

Thyroid Medication Dosage & Conversion Chart (For All Thyroid Medications)

Are you taking one type of thyroid medication but considering switching to another? If so, then this is the article for you.  The truth is that while many thyroid medications contain similar ingredients the switching process is not as straightforward as you might think.  We are going to talk about switching from T4 only medications (levothyroxine & Synthroid) …

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why you can't stay on the same dose of thyroid medication forever

You Can’t Stay on the Same Thyroid Medication Dose Forever

It might come as a surprise to hear that your dose of thyroid medication will probably need to be changed constantly throughout your life.  In other words, it’s very unlikely that you will be on a “stable” or “constant” dose of thyroid medication for the rest of your life.  In this article, we are going to explore …

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5 reasons to consider CBD oil for hashimoto's

5 reasons to Consider CBD oil for Hashimoto’s: Benefits, Safety & More

Can CBD oil (or CBD in other forms) help treat the autoimmune condition Hashimoto’s thyroiditis? When you start to see places like Harvard (1) talking about the benefits of CBD oil you know there may be something to this compound.  This over the counter therapy may be considered in certain thyroid patients, especially those with Hashimoto’s who haven’t …

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10 things to know about armour thyroid

10 Things Patients Should Know About Armour Thyroid (Before using it!)

I’m a big fan of Armour thyroid (and other formulations of NDT) and have used it on many, many patients.  But, like any prescription medication, Armour thyroid has some important aspects that you should be aware of as a patient.  If you are someone who is considering using Armour thyroid, if you are someone who is already …

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How biotin interferes with thyroid lab tests

Biotin & Thyroid Lab Tests: Is it Dangerous to use this vitamin?

Is it true that taking the over the counter supplement biotin can interfere with your thyroid lab tests?  The answer is yes.  But there’s a lot more to it than that.  In this article, we are going to explore whether taking biotin is safe if you have thyroid problems, how it impacts your thyroid lab tests, what to …

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RAI Exposure Increases Cancer Risk in Other Organs/Tissues

RAI Exposure Increases Cancer Risk in Other Organs/Tissues

There are about 4.5 million people in the United States (and more in the world) with hyperthyroidism.  *This number is calculated by taking the population of the US and multiplying it by the prevalence of hyperthyroidism which is 1.2%.  A large majority of these people have undergone RAI to treat their hyperthyroidism.  A new study (1) suggests that …

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CVS No Longer Stocks NP Thyroid

CVS No Longer Stocks NP Thyroid (What to do to get it)

Availability of thyroid medications impacts thyroid patients, especially those who take ‘non-conventional’ medications such as NP thyroid.  Recently, I’ve been getting reports from some patients who have not been able to get NP thyroid from specific pharmacies, namely CVS.  A recent recall of both levothyroxine and liothyronine by Westminster pharmaceuticals on August 10, 2018 has lead to …

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