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Underactive Thyroid Supplements: Do They Actually Work?

Is it possible that using certain supplements can help improve the function of your thyroid?

Is it possible to enhance thyroid function and combine these supplements with your current thyroid medication? Is it safe?

This article is designed to help you understand whether or not you should use thyroid supplements, how they work (or if they work), how safe they are, and how to create a supplement plan structured for you

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Why and How You Should Stock up on Thyroid Medication (1 year Supply)

We've been conditioned to think that we are really only allowed to get 1 month of medication at a time. 

But who created this arbitrary set of time?

Why couldn't we get 3 months or 6 months worth of medication?

The 1 month time period is created as a number to keep you coming back for more medication and to keep you paying for medications each month. 

But this time period doesn't necessarily serve you. 

What happens if you find that the thyroid medication that you rely on is suddenly unavailable? 

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5 Costly Mistakes Thyroid Patients Make (& How to Avoid Them)

As thyroid problems continue to become more and more common among patients of all ages, it's important to have a complete understanding of what this means for your body. 

Unfortunately, the standard approach to treating thyroid conditions is more focused on the benefits of the Doctor and not necessarily the patient. 

But, with a little knowledge, you can shift the tide back into your favor. 

With this post, you will learn 5 mistakes that thyroid patients make (I see them all the time), how you can avoid them, and how by avoiding them you can improve the overall quality of your life

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Foods to Avoid if you Have Thyroid Problems (+ Other Diet Tips)

I get it, you want to find a way to naturally heal your thyroid. And changing the food that you eat is probably one of the first things that you think about.

But does changing your diet actually help your thyroid?

Will consuming certain foods (while avoiding others) actually make you feel better?

The answer is probably not as straightforward as you think.

While consuming bad foods may cause harm to your body (and your thyroid), eating certain foods does not GUARANTEE optimal results.

Having said that, there are many things that are within your power that you can change and that WILL help you feel better.

Let’s take a deep dive into those specifics to help you feel the best that you can:

Download this list of foods to avoid if you have thyroid problems in PDF format by clicking the download button below: 

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The Connection Between Vitamin D And Thyroid Function

Estimates have placed as many as 50% of the world as deficient in Vitamin D. 

When you combine this with the fact that Vitamin D deficiency may put you at risk for certain thyroid diseases, it gets very important to have a basic understanding of this vitamin-hormone. 

In this article, I am going to explain the basics of Vitamin D deficiency including how it presents (symptoms associated with deficiency), the connection between Vitamin D and your thyroid, how and if you should supplement, and other natural ways to increase your Vitamin D.

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TSH Levels During Pregnancy: What’s Healthy & Normal?

Pregnancy puts extra strain on thyroid function. 

This is especially true if you suffer from thyroid conditions such as hypothyroidism or Hashimoto's. 

If you fit into this category then you should pay special attention to your thyroid numbers while you are pregnant. 

This article is devoted to that topic. 

I want to share with you the importance of understanding your TSH level during pregnancy, why it is different from non-pregnant women, and what factors influence it. 

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Can Hypothyroidism Cause High Blood Sugar?

The answer is yes!

But what I find in most patients is that the primary cause of high blood sugar is typically not the thyroid (although it certainly can contribute). 

Instead, there are several other conditions such as the amount of stress that you are under, what type and how much thyroid medication you are taking, the foods that you are eating, and more. 

In this article, we are going to discuss the nuances of managing high blood sugar if you have hypothyroidism and include some takeaway therapies as well

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Can Hashimoto’s Be Reversed, Treated or Cured?

Hashimoto's is the number 1 cause of hypothyroidism in the United States (and in many other countries). 

Despite this fact, there are basically no good treatments which attempt to cure or reverse this condition from conventional medicine. 

But don't let that scare you, there are still some therapies which can potentially be helpful for some people.

And that's exactly what we are going to talk about in this article:

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What To Expect After Radioactive Iodine Treatment

What is your life going to be like after radioactive iodine treatment?

Will you be able to lead a normal life? Will destroying your thyroid gland have long-term consequences? Will it cause you to gain weight? 

These are just a few of the questions that I want to answer in this article. 

You can obviously survive after RAI (otherwise they wouldn't do the procedure) but I want to teach you how to thrive afterward. 

And to key to getting there is to understand what happens to your body after this procedure and how it influences your thyroid function. 

Many people undergo radioactive iodine treatment (RAI) without really understanding what is happening in their body. 

Let's clear the air on this topic:

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Does Taking Thyroid Medication Cause High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)?

Thyroid hormone absolutely does impact both your blood pressure and heart rate. 

But what are you supposed to do if you feel good on your thyroid medication but you still have high blood pressure?

How can you manage high blood pressure on medications like Cytomel, liothyronine or Armour thyroid (which are actually amazing for thyroid patients)?

If you are experiencing high blood pressure while taking thyroid medication then this article is for you

Your goal, as a thyroid patient, should be to have a blood pressure which is no higher than 120 over 80 mmHg (1). 

Let's talk about the changes you can make to your medication to normalize your blood pressure. 

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