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Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Low T4 (Natural + Conventional)

Have you been diagnosed with low T4 through lab testing?

Are you also experiencing symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, depression or hair loss?

If so, then you may be suffering from low T4 or hypothyroidism. 

This post will teach you what you need to know about T4 testing including the symptoms associated with low T4, what causes this condition and how to treat it: 

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The Connection Between Hypothyroidism and Depression (+Treatment)

Does thyroid disease cause depression?

Should taking thyroid medication, if you have thyroid disease, eliminate your depression?

What should you do if you are taking thyroid medication but still experiencing depressive symptoms?

In this post, we will discuss the connection between hypothyroidism and depression including how to approach treatment, which thyroid medications are best and other causes of depression which can cause confusion for patients and Doctors

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Is Having A Suppressed TSH Dangerous? Learn the Pros & Cons

Is having a suppressed TSH dangerous to your body?

Will it cause bone loss or damage to your heart?

Can the negative side effects be mitigated or avoided with other interventions?

In this post, we will discuss the pros and cons of having a suppressed TSH including what potential negative side effects it can cause, how to avoid them and how you should dose your thyroid hormone.

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Armour Thyroid vs Synthroid: Conversion, Dosage & Weight Loss

Whether you realize it or not thyroid patients have options when it comes to thyroid medications. 

If you are taking a medication and it isn't working for you then you owe it to yourself to learn about ALL of the options available to you. 

This post will take a deep dive into the difference between Armour Thyroid and Synthroid including how to determine which one you should use, which one is better for weight loss and more...

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All Thyroid Tests + What They Mean & How to Interpret Them

Are you suffering from the symptoms of thyroid disease but you have "normal" thyroid lab tests?

Maybe you are already taking thyroid medication but some of your thyroid lab tests seem "off". 

Either way this is the guide for you. 

This post will walk you through everything you need to know about thyroid lab testing include the complete list of thyroid lab tests, what they mean, how to interpret them and a frequently asked questions guide to top it off.

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The Complete Hypothyroidism User Guide for Patients (2018 Edition)

If you've been diagnosed with hypothyroidism or you suspect you have hypothyroidism then this is the post for you. 

The world of hypothyroidism can be a confusing and conflicting place. 

Learn all of the updated information relating to hypothyroidism treatment and management in this guide with references to the newest scientific research and studies

This guide will walk you through everything important and relevant to thyroid function to help you become an advocate for your own health and help you discuss your thyroid with your physician.

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Liothyronine User Guide: Dosage, Weight Loss, Side Effects & More

Liothyronine is a special type of prescription grade thyroid hormone, it's also the most powerful thyroid medication that exists. 

People taking liothyronine (especially over traditional medications such as levothyroxine) report significant improvements in their hypothyroid symptoms and quality of life. 

These benefits range from weight loss to reduced rates of depression and more. 

Learn who should consider using liothyronine and how to use it properly with this complete guide: 

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High TSH Symptoms, Causes & What it Means

Have you been told, or are you suspicious, that you have a high TSH?

If so there are many things you want to consider before pursuing treatment.

While your TSH is important for assessing thyroid function it's certainly not the only test, or the best way, to identify thyroid disease. 

We are going to take an updated, scientific dive into TSH including what a high TSH means, what kind of symptoms are associated with this condition and the top 5 causes... 

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The Top #3 Natural Thyroid Supplements to Increase T3 & T4 Levels

Can supplements actually help improve your thyroid function and help with things like weight loss or fatigue?

Yes! They absolutely can and do help many patients.

They aren't a miracle pill, but certain supplements have been clinically shown to improve thyroid function through various ways.

Would it surprise you to know that there are at least 11 different nutrients involved in the production of thyroid hormone?

A deficiency in any of these nutrients may result in DECREASED thyroid hormone production.

​Let's discuss how to take advantage of this knowledge to help increase your thyroid function by using natural thyroid supplements: 

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