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how thyroid supplements work and why they help you feel better

How Thyroid Supplements Work & Why They Help you Feel Better

Do Thyroid Supplements Help Thyroid Patients Feel Better?If you were to ask an endocrinologist or another conventionally trained doctor if thyroid supplements they would tell you “no”.  They would also tell you that the only way to improve thyroid function is by taking thyroid medication such as levothyroxine or Synthroid.  But is this actually true? Not really and …

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can you be hypothyroid and hyperthyroid at the same time?

Can you Be Hyperthyroid & Hypothyroid At the Same Time?

Thyroid Hormone Status Explained In Plain EnglishIs it possible to be both hyperthyroid and hypothyroid at the same time? I’m going to give you the answer now and then explain why that is the case in more detail.  The short answer is no.  It is not possible for the same cell or the same tissue in your body …

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6 ways selenium benefits the thyroid

6 Ways Selenium Benefits Thyroid Function (+ How Much To Use)

Selenium Deficiency & Thyroid ProblemsSelenium is up there with iodine and zinc in terms of how important it is for your thyroid gland. What happens if you don’t have enough selenium in your body?For starters, it increases your risk of developing autoimmune disease (Hashimoto’s thyroiditis), may increase inflammation in your entire body and in your thyroid …

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losing weight on levothyroxine - 4 reasons it isn't working for you

Losing Weight on Levothyroxine (Why It’s Not Working)

Will Levothyroxine Actually Help you Lose Weight? Here’s the problem:Is it well known that patients with hypothyroidism (low thyroid function) have problems with weight gain. Weight gain is probably the most common and most frustrating symptom associated with low thyroid function, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, hypothyroidism, thyroidectomy, and RAI. There is no disputing the fact that low thyroid LEADS to …

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signs you are taking too much levothyroxine

Levothyroxine Overdose: Signs You Are Taking Too Much

Levothyroxine Only Works at the Right DoseLevothyroxine is the #1 most prescribed thyroid medication on the market. As you probably are already well aware, levothyroxine is prescribed to treat cases of LOW thyroid otherwise known as hypothyroidism. Levothyroxine works by providing your body with the thyroid hormone that it isn’t able to create on its own. Sounds good, …

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synthroid side effects explained - 3 main reasons

Synthroid Side Effects Explained – 3 Main Reasons

Experiencing Side Effects? It Doesn’t Mean you Need To Stop Your Thyroid MedsThis is a topic that can be confusing for thyroid patients. And, by the way, the information we are about to talk about applies to ALL thyroid medications even though today we are primarily focusing on Synthroid.  Synthroid is a thyroid medication used to treat …

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How Eating Disorders Cause Thyroid Problems – HPA Dysfunction

The Connection Between Eating Disorders and Thyroid ProblemsYou probably already know that the foods that you eat have a powerful impact on thyroid function, which is why you can change your diet to treat your thyroid.  But did you know that your eating BEHAVIOR also has an impact on your thyroid gland? I’m talking about the behaviors …

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will hair loss from my thyroid ever grow back?

Will Hair Loss from my Thyroid Ever Grow Back?

The Good News About Thyroid Hair Loss… It Can Grow BackHair loss, next to weight loss, is one of the more tragic consequences of having low thyroid function.  I don’t know a woman (or man) around that thinks losing their hair is acceptable and something that they are just okay with occurring.  The hair loss industry is …

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what to look for in a thyroid support complex

What to Look for in a Thyroid Support Complex (6 things)

Supporting your Thyroid is Easy… or is it? It might be tempting to think that you can take a thyroid support complex and call it day.  Surely this will help improve your thyroid and give your body everything it needs, right? Not exactly… While supplementing for your thyroid is incredibly helpful, it’s only helpful if it’s done correctly.  And not …

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the high cholesterol low thyroid connection

The Connection Between Hypothyroidism and High Cholesterol (It’s More Common Than you Think)

The Connection Between High Cholesterol and your ThyroidDo you have high cholesterol? Are you blaming your diet? Not so fast… Low thyroid is a COMMON cause of high cholesterol and it may explain your cholesterol issues.  Before you run and jump on a statin or another cholesterol medication make sure that you rule out your thyroid as the primary …

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