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6 ways selenium benefits the thyroid

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

Selenium Deficiency & Thyroid Problems Selenium 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 …

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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 …

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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 Dose Levothyroxine 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 …

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how eating disorders cause thyroid problems

How Eating Disorders Cause Thyroid Problems – HPA Dysfunction

The Connection Between Eating Disorders and Thyroid Problems You 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 …

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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 …

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the high cholesterol low thyroid connection

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

Do 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 CAUSE of your …

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Synthroid isn't working

Synthroid: 5 Reasons it isn’t working for you

Synthroid Can Work (But not always) Look.  Many people are quick to jump on the bandwagon and make statements like Synthroid or levothyroxine simply don’t work.  But is that actually true? Not entirely. In fact, Synthroid CAN work for a lot of people.  But it is true that there are other options that may be …

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