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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Is Google Suppressing Alternative Thyroid Information_

Is Google Suppressing Alternative Thyroid Information?

It appears that over the last year or so there have been changes to the Google algorithm which alters the type of information that Google shows to you in the search results.  These new results seem to have a bias against alternative health care, especially against the non-conventional viewpoint on thyroid care and management.  Information which is …

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When should you worry about thyroid nodules

When Should You Worry About Thyroid Nodules?

Is your thyroid nodule actually thyroid cancer in disguise? This is the question that most people ask themselves and it’s the question we are going to explore today.  The good news is that most nodules are NOT cancerous and there are certain signs and symptoms, if present, do increase the chance that your nodule may be harboring …

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dealing with hair loss from thyroiditis

Dealing with Hair Loss from Thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s)

A huge percentage of people with thyroiditis suffer from hair loss.  Is this something that you will just have to deal with for the rest of your life? The answer is a resounding no.  In this article, we are going to explore exactly why thyroiditis leads to hair loss, what you can do about it, the complexity behind …

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How important is the free T3_ reverse T3 ratio_

How Important is the Free T3:Reverse T3 Ratio?

As a thyroid patient, you’re probably well aware of some of the more advanced tests available to assess thyroid function including things like reverse T3 and sex hormone binding globulin.  But, are you aware of the calculation (not lab test) of the free T3:reverse T3 ratio? This calculation can give you a lot of extended information about …

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Ways to get your doctor to work with you on your thyroid

5 Ways to Get your Doctor to Work With you (not against you) on Your Thyroid

As a thyroid patient, it can be extremely frustrating working with a doctor who doesn’t seem to get it.  Even if you have all of the answers or at least an idea where to start, it means nothing if your current doctor is not willing to work with you.  Even though it can be frustrating, your current …

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