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9 step guide to reverse leptin resistance

9 Step Guide to Reverse Leptin Resistance & Thyroid Resistance

Are you having trouble losing weight? Or, better yet… do any of these sound familiar?  ​If you fall into any of these categories you may be suffering from something known as Leptin resistance and/or Thyroid resistance.  ​Chances are this may be your first time hearing about Leptin resistance or Thyroid Resistance… But don’t worry: I’m …

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weight loss with hypothyroidism success story

Weight Loss With Hypothyroidism Success Story: Losing 42 Pounds

Are you frustrated with trying to lose weight with your sluggish Thyroid?  In this post, I am going to go “behind the scenes” of what I do inside my clinic and show you how balancing your hormones is the KEY to weight loss success in patients with Hypothyroidism (or any medical condition!). Note: This is an …

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the connection between hypothyroidism and insulin resistance

The Connection Between Hypothyroidism and Insulin Resistance

Do you feel like it’s impossible to lose weight with Hypothyroidism? It actually isn’t impossible and I will explain how later, but first I need to share a story with you.  I had a patient who came to see me in the office recently.  She was 43, on levothyroxine (for years), about 60 pounds overweight, …

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Why hypothyroidism is worse with iron deficiency

Why Hypothyroidism is Worse with Iron Deficiency

Did you know that iron deficiency may be one of the reasons your thyroid symptoms remain out of control even while taking thyroid medication? Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies seen in hypothyroid patients.  It’s up there with B12 deficiency, magnesium deficiency, and vitamin D deficiency.  Not only is it common, …

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7 reasons your thyroid lab tests are anything but normal

7 Reasons your Thyroid Lab Tests are Anything but “Normal”

Do you have all of the symptoms of hypothyroidism but have been told your Thyroid lab tests are “normal”?  I’ve got some news for you… Chances are VERY high that your thyroid lab tests are in fact NOT normal and that you are NOT crazy. But it can feel like you are crazy when you …

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how to lose weight with hypothyroidism (1)

How to Lose Weight with Hypothyroidism – 5 Real-World Examples

Did you know that losing weight with hypothyroidism doesn’t have to be impossible? As a specialist in helping patients with Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s, I’ve been able to personally help hundreds of patients lose weight. And today I want to share with you how I do it.  I’m going to teach you how to lose weight …

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10 Important tips to consider when taking Synthroid the thyroid medication

10 Important Tips for Taking Synthroid: Dosing, Side Effects & More

This article will teach you everything you need to know about Synthroid including how to make it more effective, how to help improve absorption, what kind of dose you should be taking, how to take it properly, and why some people who take thyroid medication don’t feel better even with normal lab tests. Synthroid is …

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the connection between hypothyroidism and chronic pain

The Connection Between Chronic Pain and Hypothyroidism & How to Treat it

Is your intuition telling you that your hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s is causing your chronic pain? I’ve got news for you: Your intuition may be right. Low thyroid hormone can potentiate musculoskeletal pain that can be misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia.  Even more important than that is many providers (and patients) don’t understand how to correctly diagnose, treat …

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Complete List of Hypothyroidism Symptoms with Checklist and Lab Guide

Complete List of Hypothyroidism Symptoms with Checklist and Lab Guide

Do you have all of the symptoms of hypothyroidism and yet you are told that your lab tests are “normal”? If so then this blog post should help you understand why this can happen and more importantly what you should do about it.  Due to various reasons (that we will discuss below), your doctor may …

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10 day thyroid reset diet

Thyroid Reset – 4 Ways to Get Your Thyroid Back on Track

Ready to tackle your thyroid problems but unsure of where to start?  ​Enter the 10-day thyroid reset. Let me first start by saying… This guide is only a starting point! ​This isn’t going to completely resolve every one of your problems, and you may ultimately need further restrictions and changes.  But: It is the first …

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