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How T3 Thyroid Hormone Helps Reverse Depression [6 Tips to Start Taking Action]

Do we actually have a depression epidemic?

Or do we have an untreated thyroid epidemic?

After treating hundreds of depressed hypothyroid patients I tend to think it's the latter.

You see...

​I've found that treating depressed hypothyroid patients with the RIGHT kind of medication at the RIGHT dose almost completely eliminates (or at least significant improves) the majority of "depressed" patients!

And it's no wonder why so many hypothyroid patients are depressed.

These are just some symptoms that untreated thyroid patients deal with:

  • Hair loss by the clumps
  • Constant weight gain with no end in sight
  • Crushing and debilitating fatigue
  • Chronic pain over their entire body

​How can anyone stay happy with symptoms like these?!

And yet, when you go to the doctor you are told it's all in your head. ​

That's what I want to talk about today...

How using T3 Thyroid Hormone medication can help treat and REVERSE depression in hypothyroid patients.

Let's jump in: ​

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9 Step Guide to Reverse Leptin Resistance & Thyroid Resistance

Are you having trouble losing weight?

Or, better yet... do any of these sound familiar? 

  • You can't lose weight no matter how much you exercise
  • You are constantly gaining weight even though you haven't changed your exercise or diet routine
  • You feel like your metabolism is unusually slow or damaged
  • You've tried 4+ different calorie restricted diets in your life (weight watchers, HCG diet, etc.)
  • You used to be able to lose weight by dieting but you can't anymore
  • You think you have thyroid problems but the Doctor keeps telling you everything is "normal"

​If you fall into any of these categories you may be suffering from something known as Leptin resistance and/or Thyroid resistance. 

​Chances are this may be your first time hearing about Leptin resistance or Thyroid Resistance...

But don't worry:

I'm going to explain everything - including how to diagnose, treat and manage both conditions.

Stay tuned...​

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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 2018 (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 – Step by Step Guide

​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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10 Important Tips for Taking Synthroid: Dosing, Side Effects & More

This guide will teach you everything you need to know about Synthroid including how to help improve absorption, what kind of dose you should be taking, how to take it properly and why some people who take thyroid medication don't feel better even with normal lab tests.

Synthroid is a T4 only thyroid medication used to treat hypothyroidism. 

But just because it's commonly prescribed doesn't mean it is without faults. 

For instance:

Did you know that there is a difference between Synthroid and Levothyroxine?

Or that the time of day that you take your medication may impact how much makes it into your blood stream?

Or that some special people, due to genetics, simply don't do well on Synthroid at all?

Let's discuss important factors about Synthroid that you need to know if you are taking this medication: 

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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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