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The Best Natural T3 supplements + Prescription T3 medications

Are you looking to boost your T3 thyroid hormone levels?

Maybe you know that T3 is responsible for managing your energy levels, or maybe you know how important it is for your metabolism. 

Either way there are several T3 supplements that you can use to increase your T3 levels in your serum. 

Use this guide to help you improve your thyroid function and increase the T3 in your body. 

Let's dive in: 

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How to take Levothyroxine & other Thyroid Medication (NDT/T3) Correctly

Did you know that changing the time of day you take your thyroid medication may impact your thyroid function?

Beyond the time of day there are several factors that YOU can change which may result in an increase thyroid function and conversion in your body.

These changes have helped hundreds of patients of mine in the past and I'd like to share these strategies with you.

Let's jump in: 

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Tirosint vs Levothyroxine: The Case for Switching Thyroid Medication

You've probably heard from other patients that switching from Levothyroxine to Tirosint made all the difference. 

Considering that they are both T4 only thyroid medication, what is the difference between these medications?

Why do some patients have decreased symptoms, lose more weight and feel better on Tirosint but not on Levothyroxine?

Is there a difference between this thyroid medication compared to the others?

It turns out that many patients actually do much better on Tirosint (but not everyone). ​

In this article I am going to discuss who might do better on Tirosint, why most thyroid patients will probably do better on this medication and make a case for switching thyroid medications...

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​6 Ways Naltrexone (LDN) Helps with Weight Loss + Who Should use it

Naltrexone, especially in low doses, can actually help the body lose weight in various ways. 

This doesn't mean it's a miracle weight loss medication.

In fact, it's far from it.

And only certain patients should even consider using this medication for weight loss.

I have found that certain patients tend to benefit more than others, especially hypothyroid patients with damaged metabolisms. 

In this article I will go over the various ways that Naltrexone might help to cause weight loss, who should consider using it and how to use it effectively. 

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Why Synthroid isn’t Causing Weight Loss and How to Fix it

Are you on the thyroid medication Synthroid and not losing weight?

If so you aren't alone...

Synthroid is one of the most commonly prescribed medications for patients who have hypothyroidism but here's the problem:

Not everyone does well on this medication.

Their bodies don't absorb it, they don't convert T4 to T3 or they need more T3 due to other problems. 

​Despite this, almost every patient is given Synthroid, Levothyroxine or other T4 medications and many of you are still dealing with weight issues. 

​And I want to share with you some reasons why that may be the case. 

It turns out that the thyroid is certainly involved in maintaining your metabolism and can lead to weight gain if you are hypothyroid - that much is true.

But did you know that simply replacing thyroid hormone in your body with medications like levothyroxine and synthroid often isn't enough to help you lose weight?

In this post I'm going to talk about the reasons why Synthroid isn't helping you with weight loss and what to do about it.

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WP Thyroid Weight Loss: 55 pounds over 6 months with Before/After pictures

Is your thyroid making it impossible to lose weight?

I want to introduce you to Sharilyn: ​

sharilyn wp thyroid weight loss before after

She was having multiple issues related to your hormones (including her thyroid) that were resolved when she undertook a thorough treatment plan that included WP Thyroid. 

What you need to know is this:

Weight loss if you have hypothyroidism IS possible but it takes the RIGHT approach. ​

In this article I'm going to talk about just that...

The treatment plan it takes for this kind of weight loss.

Why and how to choose the right type of thyroid medication.

What other medications you may need for weight loss and how to put it all together. ​

Sit tight and let's dive in: 

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Cytomel Side Effects: Complete List + Dosing Guide for Patients

Cytomel is the most powerful thyroid medication which means that it can also have some powerful side effects. 

If you're taking Cytomel and wondering if you are experiencing side effects then sit tight because we are going to dive into everything you need to know about this medication. 

For instance...

Did you know that Cytomel can help with weight loss but that it can ALSO cause hair loss in certain patients?

Unfortunately many Doctors aren't used to prescribing Cytomel so many patients are left to figure it out for themselves. 

And that's why I created this guide - to help: ​

  • Patients who just started taking Cytomel
  • Patients who have been taking Cytomel and are wondering if their side effects are caused by the medication or something else
  • Patients who are curious if Cytomel is the right medication for them
  • Patients who want to know if Cytomel can help with weight loss
  • Patients who want to know if their hair loss is from taking Cytomel
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Levothyroxine Side Effects: The Complete List + Dosing Guide for Patients

If you just started Levothyroxine and you are wondering about side effects, I know what you are worried about:

  • Is Levothyroxine actually working for me?
  • Why do I still feel bad if I'm on thyroid medication?
  • How long will it take for me to start feeling BETTER?
  • Are my new symptoms caused by Levothyroxine?
  • Why am I still gaining weight on thyroid medication?
  • Are these symptoms NORMAL?

If you fall into any of these categories don't worry, because I'm going to go over each one of them. 

If you are looking for the complete list of side effect from Levothyroxine there will be a section below, but...

I think you will find more value in reading about what kind of good side effects you should be expecting, what happens if you don't experience these side effects and what kind of bad side effects you might be experiencing and what to do about those...

Starting on new thyroid medication can be tricky but this guide will help you figure out what to do in almost EVERY situation:

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Levothyroxine Dosage Guide: Are you on the Right Dose?

Are you on the right Dosage of Levothyroxine for YOUR body?

If you are on Levothyroxine and NOT feeling better then one or more of these things might be happening to you:

  • You are not on a high enough dose
  • You are on the WRONG type of T4 thyroid medication
  • You are not absorbing thyroid hormone correctly
  • You are not getting enough T3 thyroid hormone

​But the main question is:

How do you know which category you fall into?

​That's where I come in...

Sit back and enjoy this article because we are going to dive in and talk about everything you need to know about Levothyroxine and how to find the right dose for your body: ​

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Does Cytomel Help with Weight Loss? Dosing guide + How to use it

Cytomel can help boost your metabolism and lead to weight loss, ESPECIALLY in certain hypothyroid patients. 

Does that mean every hypothyroid patient should take it? 

Not by a long shot.

I love this medication and use it frequently, but there are some things you should be aware of if you are considering using Cytomel or Liothyronine. 

​Not taking it correctly may lead to negative side effects...

So let's talk about how to use it CORRECTLY.​

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