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Hashimoto’s and Hyperthyroidism: Why it Happens & What it Means

Hashimoto’s and Hyperthyroidism: Why it Happens & What it Means

Yes, Hashimoto’s Can Cause Both Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism Most people, doctors included, think about Hashimoto’s as a disease that results in hypothyroidism or low thyroid function.  And while that is true, it isn’t the whole story.  Can patients with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis also end up with hyperthyroidism? The answer is yes.  In fact, there are several …

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thyroid lab tests in men: which ones do you need?

Thyroid Lab Tests in Men: Which Ones Do You Need?

Thyroid Dysfunction Impacts Men Differently Than WomenBoth men and women have a thyroid gland so does that mean that thyroid lab tests should be the same for both genders? Not exactly… While it is true that both men and women have a thyroid gland, the way that thyroid disease impacts both genders is not the same.  Much of …

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how to increase glutathione to protect against hashimoto's

How to Increase Glutathione to Protect Against Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Why Glutathione is So Important if You Have Hashimoto’s ThyroiditisWhen it comes to your thyroid, few substances are more important than glutathione.  You can make the argument that nutrients like iodine, tyrosine, and iron are important for the thyroid gland, but they do something completely different from glutathione.  Glutathione is the master antioxidant that your thyroid gland …

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how to optimize your thyroid medication

How to Optimize Your Thyroid Medication To Feel 100% Again

Do We Need New Thyroid Medication Treatments?When are we going to get new treatments and new thyroid medications to treat thyroid disease? I have seen this question several times over the last few years in some form or another.  There are plenty of thyroid patients out there suffering right now despite taking their thyroid medication faithfully.  From their …

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hypothyroid supplements for women

Hypothyroid Supplements for Women: My Top Picks

Hypothyroid Women Have Specific NeedsBelieve it or not, hypothyroidism hits women differently than men.  The symptoms you will experience as a woman with hypothyroidism will be very different from the symptoms that a man will experience.  Sure, there will definitely be some overlap.  Symptoms like weight gain, fatigue, and even hair loss will occur in both genders.  But, by …

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hashimoto's flare up triggers explained

Hashimoto’s Flare Up Triggers: 9 Common Causes Explained

Problems With Your Immune System Leads to Hashimoto’s Flare UpsThere are two very important things you should always remember if you have Hashimoto’s: #1. Hashimoto’s is primarily a disease of your immune system.  Yes, Hashimoto’s can and does cause thyroid problems but it is the immune aspect upstream which triggers all of the problems downstream.  Because of …

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How to Stop Hashimoto's Hair Loss: 3 Types & 4 Causes to Know

How to Stop Hashimoto’s Hair Loss: 3 Types & 4 Causes to Know

Yes, Hashimoto’s Can Take Your HairHair loss is one of the most concerning symptoms that patients with Hashimoto’s have to deal with.  It’s right up there with weight gain and fatigue and it’s something that I get emails and questions about on a weekly if not daily basis.  Here’s why it’s a problem:  Because Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a …

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