Checking your total T3 and free T3 may be the most important thyroid tests you can look at.
Unfortunately many physicians aren't even ordering these tests which may lead to a missed diagnosis of low T3 syndrome.
Fortunately there are several therapies that you can do to increase this important thyroid hormone and take steps to reduce your symptoms.
If you are experiencing weight gain, chronic fatigue, chronic pain or a slow metabolism then increasing your T3 becomes even more important.
Let's discuss how to increase these levels and how T3 impacts weight and weight loss...Continue reading
Chances are VERY high that your Free T4 level isn't actually normal even though it may be in the "normal range".
Most people tend to blow off the Free T4 level because it isn't the 'free and active' hormone like T3.
But that is a big mistake!
Free T4 still has a story to tell and it's not something you want to miss out on.
For instance, your Free T4 level can actually help you determine how efficient your thyroid is converting T4 into T3 and may explain why you have a "low" TSH when you still feel like crap.
In this article I'm going to help you understand what your Free T4 level means and teach you how to determine if it is really in the "normal range"...Continue reading
Reverse T3 could be the missing link to figuring out why you're still have hypothyroid symptoms on thyroid medications.
Or why you feel terrible with "normal" lab tests...
The crazy part is that most Doctors don't even order Reverse T3 and even if they do most don't know what to do with it.
And high levels of Reverse T3 could be acting to slow down your metabolism, reduce thyroid function at the cellular level and result in full blown symptoms of hypothyroidism.
That's why it's so important for you to understand the basics of Reverse T3 and thyroid function so you can be informed when you see your Doctor.
And don't worry:
I am going to make this easy on you by giving you all of the information you need to know about Reverse T3 including:
Free T3 levels are THE most important measure of thyroid function.
Because T3 is the active hormone.
EVERYONE wants to increase free T3 levels, because that's how you feel better!
But the big question is:
How do you do it?
And that's the frustrating part...
There's an easy way to increase Free T3 levels and there's a not so easy way to do it.
The easy way is to do it is by adding T3 medication to your regimen.
I know, I know - this can be impossible depending on the type of Doctor you are working with...
And that's why I'm going to talk about the not so easy way to do it:
Taking the natural approach and doing everything in your power to increase your T3 levels.
So sit tight, grab some note paper and let's talk about how to increase free T3 levels naturally...Continue reading