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Hypothyroid Success Story: 40 Pound Weight Loss and Diabetes Reversed in 3 months with T3 + NDT + Fasting

T3 helps reverse insulin resistance and diabetes.

After treating hundreds of patients I've found the two MOST common hormone imbalances in hypothyroid patients to be decreased T3 and insulin resistance.

The sad part?​

Most Doctors miss the connection between insulin resistance and hypothyroidism, and it may be the PRIMARY reason you are unable to lose weight. 

This case study will walk you through the treatment required to not only reverse Type II Diabetes in 3 months...

But also, what kind of thyroid medication and dosing it takes to get there.

​If you've been unable to lose weight despite being on "good" thyroid medication, you will want to read more about how insulin might be making it impossible for your body to burn fat:

**UPDATE 7/26/16 at the bottom of the page**​

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Hashimoto’s Case Study: 50+ Pound Weight Loss on Naturethroid + AIP + LDN

If you have Hashimoto's or Hypothyroidism and weight loss feels impossible, then you need to read this patient case study.

​This is a case study from my office and I want to share it with you guys so you know that feeling better is NOT impossible. 

​It's not uncommon for me to receive emails like these: 

Patient case study on naturethroid and AIP

But for many patients out there suffering in the insurance model it can be difficult to get the care they need. 

So let's talk about what it takes to lose 50+ pounds, drop 40 inches and reduce Hashimoto symptoms by almost 100%. 

**Update 12/2/16:  Patient now down to 191.2 pounds from starting weight of 250. 50+ pounds lost over 9 months so far with pictures below and progress below:

You can find the exact same program this patient used to get these results by clicking here. ​

Melanie side view 9 month follow up
Melanie side view before after 9 months

**Update 8/22/16: This patient has now lost 40+ pounds and over 40+ inches...

Melanie thyroid metabolism reset results side
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Is your Free T4 really in the Normal Range? Optimal vs Normal levels & More

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"...

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The Truth about the Biggest Loser Study: Don’t Let it Happen to You

The biggest loser contestants have damaged their metabolism and it has lasted 6 years!

This won't come as a shock to those who have read my blog before (and really understand how to lose weight)​, but to people who still think that eating less and exercising more leads to weight loss will be VERY disappointed

This new study shows just what happens to the body when you restrict calories for a prolonged period of time.

There is no question that these people will lose weight in the short term, but that's not really what we care about is it?

What we are looking for ​is a long lasting way to achieve weight loss WITHOUT damaging our metabolism and WITHOUT damaging our thyroid

Stay tuned because I'm going to talk about how to do just that and why the "biggest loser" approach leads to failure 99% of the time...​

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Reverse T3 Treatment Guide + How to “Flush” it out of Your Body & Start Feeling Better

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: ​

  • How to tell if you have too much Reverse T3 in your body
  • What blood tests you need to have your Doctor order and how to calculate your Free T3:Reverse T3 ratio
  • What causes high levels of Reverse T3
  • How to "flush" out high levels of reverse T3 and how I treat patients with Thyroid resistance and high levels of Reverse T3 in my office
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How to Safely use Phentermine with Thyroid Problems for Weight Loss

Phentermine CAN help with weight loss, but only if used correctly.

And it can get a little bit tricky if you have thyroid problems, hypothyroidism or Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

If these conditions are untreated and you take Phentermine you may be putting unneeded stress on your adrenals and thyroid which can make you feel worse.

But, if you use this medication correctly you CAN get results and it can help you with weight loss.

Celebrate weight loss phentermine

​It's certainly not a miracle drug that will result in dramatic weight loss, but it can be helpful for a variety of reasons which I will outline in this post. 

​I also want to show you how I use it on my patients, and how it can be MOST effective in balancing hormonal levels. 

​Let's talk talk about how to use phentermine safely with thyroid problems...

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5 Tips for Weight Loss after Thyroidectomy – What your Doctor is Missing

Almost EVERY patient gains weight after having a Thyroidectomy

In fact, it's considered normal to gain 20-30 pounds and most Doctors just shrug it off as "normal".

​When you consider that thyroid hormone controls the metabolism of your entire body, and that after removing it most patients gain 20-30 pounds - shouldn't we at least consider that something is wrong here?

Maybe that our current treatment recommendations might be flawed?

It just seems logical, right?

I hate to break it to you, but most Doctors don't think twice about it. And there aren't a lot of resources for patients after they get a Thyroidectomy. 

But here's the deal:

​Patients who have had a total Thyroidectomy deserve special attention because their situation is very unique, and they shouldn't be treated like ALL other thyroid patients. 

Luckily, there are some tips and tricks you can use to help ​with weight loss after thyroidectomy and I'm going to share them with you here...

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Symptoms of Selenium Deficiency: What Every Thyroid Patient Needs to Know

Undiagnosed Selenium Deficiency could be making your thyroid function worse

It turns out that Selenium is ultra important for thyroid function and it's something that many people are NOT getting enough of in their diets.

How important is this nutrient?

For starters:

It's involved in the conversion process of T4 to T3. And if you've been reading my other articles, you know just how important this process is...

​When it comes to thyroid function, nothing is more important than free T3 levels because free T3 is THE active thyroid hormone. 

But don't worry.

I'm going to give you all the information you need to know about Selenium Deficiency including:

  • Symptoms of Selenium Deficiency
  • Why Selenium is so important for Thyroid Function
  • How to supplement with Selenium
  • How to get Selenium from Natural Sources
  • And other supplements that help boost thyroid function

​So let's dive in...

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How Magnesium Citrate can Help with Weight Loss (2017 Edition)

Can magnesium citrate actually help you lose weight? 

This is a question I get from a lot of patients...​

And I have some news for you:

Weight loss is far more complicated than just taking 1 pill or 1 supplement.

And we are going to talk about that, but let's back back to your main question:  

Yes, Magnesium citrate may actually help with weight loss.

But that's not really what you want.

It may help you lose water weight and/or stool weight, but it won't help your body burn fat mass. 

And that's really what everyone wants when they say they want to "lose weight".

They are interested in losing FAT.

So let's talk about how Magnesium citrate in combination with other therapies create an environment where your body can become a fat burning machine...

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Why Levothyroxine Causes Weight Gain and How to Prevent it

Are you on Levothyroxine but still gaining weight?

Believe it or not this is big problem for a lot of people.

But the bigger question is this:

How can you be gaining weight on a medication that is supposed to INCREASE your metabolism?

Is it even possible? 

​Well, the truth is that Levothyroxine doesn't necessarily increase your metabolism... at least not in everyone. 

​In this post I'm going to show you exactly why Levothyroxine can cause weight gain and what you can do about it:

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