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Weight Loss with Hypothyroidism Success Story – Step by Step Case Study

​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 actual patient from my office, and this is what THIS patient needed for her weight loss. I don't recommend you use any of the therapies listed below for you personally unless you are evaluated by a Doctor. 

Let's jump in:

This patient presented to me with multiple symptoms and was looking to lose weight and balance her hormones

She is 69, a mother of 3 kids, and has been struggling with her weight ALL of her life.

Her primary goals of treatment:

  1. Lose weight (100 pounds ideally)
  2. Feel better and have more energy
  3. Improve her sleep

Throughout her life she tried numerous diets including: HCG diet x3 (she lost 40 pounds the first time, 20 the second and 10 the last time) and different yo-yo diets throughout the last 20 years...

**Update: Patient now has a lost a total of 60 pounds which is 20 pounds lower than what she was able to do with her gastric bypass surgery - more info at the end of the article including testimonial**

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The 9 Best Supplements for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis of 2017 (Updated): 9 Supplements Every Thyroid Patients Needs

Do you ever get confused with which supplements you should or shouldn't be taking? 

The truth is this:

There are some specific supplements which are VERY helpful to patients with Hashimoto's and Hypothyroidism and there are a lot of others with a bunch of "hype" and no science or legitimacy backing their use. 

​Today I want to show you what I consider to be the Best Supplements for Hashimoto's and Hypothyroidism, but more specifically... 

Why I like them. ​

​These supplements are the same ones I use on my private patients and they have scientific evidence backing them. 

Let's look at the facts and the science so you can get on the right track to feeling better and not only treating your Hahsimoto's but reverse it...

If you want the quick version here is the top supplements I recommend for patients with Hashimoto's in 2017 (keep reading for detailed information on why these are helpful)

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Hypothyroidism and Insulin Resistance [4 Steps to Reverse it and Finally Lose Weight]

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, and wanted my help in balancing her hormones and help her lose some of that weight. ​

Like most other people, she had tried to lose weight following every diet you can think of, but nothing seemed to work for her. 

So I got to testing her labs.

Know what I found? ​

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Why Hypothyroidism is Worse with Iron Deficiency

​Did you know that Iron deficiency may be one of the reasons you DON'T feel better on your medication?

Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies seen in hypothyroid patients (even if they are currently taking thyroid medication). 

Not only is it common, but it is frequently misdiagnosed and/or missed. 

You see:

​Most Doctors are trained to look for Iron deficiency anemia, and NOT just iron deficiency by itself. 

Patients with Hypothyroidism deserve special treatment because of how important Iron is for adequate thyroid hormone production.

Let's talk about how to diagnose iron deficiency, what tests to order and the supplements I give to my patients to reverse iron deficiency...​

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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 go to Doctor after Doctor and you're told the same thing.

So why is it that every Doctor is telling you that you are fine, despite how you feel?

Let's talk about why your thyroid lab tests are anything but "normal"...

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How to Lose Weight with Hypothyroidism: 5 Step-by-Step 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 with Hypothyroidism by giving you the recommendations that I give to my patients. 

I will also go over case studies of real life patients that I've been able to help, and tell you what tests you need to order from your Doctor to get to the root cause of your weight loss resistance. ​

So let's jump in...​

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How You Can Become Immune to Synthroid [4 Tests to Find Out if You Should Change Medication]

What if I told you that you can become immune to Synthroid?

But not like you think...

​It's well known that most patients don't do well on Synthroid...

But the real question is why

And why do Doctors keep prescribing Synthroid if it works for only a small number of people? 

To understand why this is happening you have to look at thyroid hormone physiology. (Don't worry, it's easy!)

In this post I will explain how you can become immune to Synthroid and 4 tests you can use to find out if you need to switch medications...​

Let's dive in:

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The Brain Fog and Hashimoto’s Connection [4 Tips to Heal Your Brain]

Are you suffering from debilitating Brain Fog

Do you also have Hashimoto's disease?

These conditions are commonly linked and can represent a much larger problem...

​Brain fog is a SERIOUS problem and it should not be ignored. 

If you have brain fog (or ANY neurologic symptom) it's a sign that you have brain degeneration. And that means your brain is being damaged.

So let's talk about what you can do to stop damaging your brain and get back your life and your memory:

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How Hypothyroidism Causes Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia + Treatment

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.

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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 or manage pain and fibromyalgia related to hypothyroidism. ​

In this post I'm going to talk about how hypothyroidism causes chronic pain and fibromyalgia, how to correctly diagnose the condition and other treatments that may help or benefit patients who suffer from this debilitating condition. ​

To understand how this works you really need to understand the concept of Tissue Level Hypothyroidism...

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Top 5 Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Medical Questions and Answers [From over 1,000 Hashimoto’s Patients]

You asked, I answered...

I've asked over 1,000 patients with Hashimoto's what their BIGGEST problem was related to Hashimoto's and their health overall.

To date I've now answered hundreds of your top questions and I've found that many ​of you have the same concerns. These concerns range from how to diagnose and find out if you have thyroid problems to how to properly lose weight with Hashimoto's

Because of this trend I decided to put together this post that outlines the top Hashimoto's thyroiditis medical questions and answers based on more than 1,000 patients with Hashimoto's.

As you know, my goal is to provide high quality information that is actionable but also that allows you to be an advocate for your own health! ​With that in mind, please feel free to share this with anyone you think it will help. 

Let's dive in...​

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