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7 Step PCOS Natural Treatment Guide – Fix your Hormones Starting Now

Can you actually treat PCOS naturally?

The answer is a resounding yes, but you need to know where to start and how much attention to put into each area.

This guide will walk you through the most important steps to treating PCOS as naturally as possible.

Including what kind of diet you need, how to supplement correctly, how to manage your exercise routine, how to reduce stress and much more...

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7 of the Best PCOS Supplements Every PCOS Patient Should Consider

Why is PCOS so hard to treat? 

One of the main reasons is because we tend to treat only the symptoms of PCOS and not the CAUSE.

This philosophy extends to supplements as well:

In order to treat your PCOS using supplements you will need to target those supplements to your body and YOUR hormone imbalances for the best results.

Learn how to properly use PCOS supplements to help balance your hormones, lose weight, increase your energy, reduce hair loss and get rid of the unwanted symptoms associated with PCOS:

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Hair Growth Vitamins That Actually Work to Boost Hair Growth & Volume

Are you having issues with your hair?

Is your hair growing slowly, falling out, or not as thick or dense as it once was?

I have some good news:

There are various treatments you can do to improve the quality and texture of your hair but you need to make sure you are using the RIGHT supplements for YOUR body. 

In this post I go over the best hair growth vitamins, how to use them, which ones work best and how to determine if you need further evaluation. 

Let's jump in: 

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5 Benefits of using T3 Medication + Who Should Use It

Many patients on levothyroxine or synthroid stand to benefit by simply adding a small amount of T3 medication to their regimen. 

T3 is metabolized in the body in a different way than T4 which makes it special.

It's also the strongest and most powerful of all the thyroid medication BUT it must be used correctly.

Learn about the benefits of T3 including which patients should use T3 and why in this post: ​

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What Your Low TSH Means While taking Thyroid Medication & Why it isn’t Helpful

Would it surprise you to know that you can have a LOW TSH but still be hypothyroid? 

This situation is not uncommon and may be occurring in your body right now. 

Your TSH can be a helpful tool in evaluating thyroid function in the body but it certainly isn't the only tool (and it isn't even the best). 

Learn how to evaluate your TSH and what a low TSH means if you are taking thyroid medication in this post: ​

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B12 Injection sites + How to use B12 Shots Safely

B12 shots can help improve energy levels, sleeping patterns, help with weight loss and even improve hair growth. 

In order to get these benefits you need to be using the right type of B12 and using it correctly, that means in the right injection sites and the correct depth.

Use this guide to help determine if you are using B12 correctly and how to inject B12 correctly.

You can also find information on how to purchase high quality B12 supplements below: ​

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9 Step Guide to Stop Thyroid Fatigue in its Tracks

Fatigue is one of the most common (and frequently reported) symptom of hypothyroidism. 

​Fatigue is the result of various changes in your body including nutrient imbalances, poor mitochondrial function and even tissue level hypothyroidism. 

What's more interesting is that in order to treat and reverse thyroid fatigue you actually need more than just thyroid medication.

Why?

Because the subjective symptom of fatigue can come from multiple different places in the body. ​

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7 Powerful Benefits of B12 Shots you Probably Didn’t Know

Whether your realize it or not B12 is a critical vitamin involved in very important processes in your body like energy production and metabolism. 

It's currently estimated that as many as 50% of people in the US have B12 deficiency or sub optimal B12 levels in their body. 

This means that as many as 1 out of 2 people are walking around with sub optimal energy levels and a slower than normal metabolism. 

It's no wonder that many patients who use B12 shots experience many benefits that range from increased energy to weight loss and even better sleeping patterns.

In this post I am going to walk you through just some of the benefits that you might experience while using vitamin B12 shots: ​

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Top 10 Low Thyroid Symptoms Explained + Your next steps

Hypothyroidism is very common among people in the US which means that many people are taking thyroid hormone. 

Despite taking thyroid hormone many patients still show the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism. 

Why should patients taking thyroid hormone replacement for low thyroid still have symptoms? 

In this post I will explain the top 10 low thyroid symptoms and explain how low thyroid causes each of these symptoms: 

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The Best Thyroid Test to Accurately Treat & Diagnose your Thyroid

Getting a complete thyroid hormone blood test is critical to understanding and evaluating your thyroid function. 

Complete thyroid testing includes so much more than the traditional TSH (which can be inacurrate in certain medical conditions). ​

Without the right thyroid tests you won't understand if your body is converting thyroid hormone appropriately or if your cells are taking up enough thyroid hormone. 

The lack of these functions results in hypothyroid like symptoms and specific changes to thyroid hormone that you can pick up with testing. ​

In this post I am going to break down the most important thyroid lab tests, why they are important and how to interpret your results...

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