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9 Thyroid Supplements Every Hypothyroid Patient Should Consider

Would it surprise you to know that it takes at least 13 different nutrients to properly create and convert thyroid hormone to its active form?

Or that by replacing these nutrient deficiencies with thyroid supplements you may be able to REDUCE your symptoms of hypothyroidism?

You're not alone...

If you are considering taking supplements to boost your thyroid function to help you feel better there are some things you need to know FIRST.

​Not all supplements are created equal and everyone out there claims to have the "best product". 

Which is why I created this guide...

​I've been treating hypothyroid patients for years and I've found certain supplements help thyroid patients feel better and I want to share these with you. 

In this article I'm going to go over the top 9 Thyroid Supplements that you should consider using if you have hypothyroidism to help you feel better and get your life back: ​

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Levothyroxine Side Effects: The Complete List + Dosing Guide for Patients

If you just started Levothyroxine and you are wondering about side effects, I know what you are worried about:

  • Is Levothyroxine actually working for me?
  • Why do I still feel bad if I'm on thyroid medication?
  • How long will it take for me to start feeling BETTER?
  • Are my new symptoms caused by Levothyroxine?
  • Why am I still gaining weight on thyroid medication?
  • Are these symptoms NORMAL?

If you fall into any of these categories don't worry, because I'm going to go over each one of them. 

If you are looking for the complete list of side effect from Levothyroxine there will be a section below, but...

I think you will find more value in reading about what kind of good side effects you should be expecting, what happens if you don't experience these side effects and what kind of bad side effects you might be experiencing and what to do about those...

Starting on new thyroid medication can be tricky but this guide will help you figure out what to do in almost EVERY situation:

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Levothyroxine Dosage Guide: Are you on the Right Dose?

Are you on the right Dosage of Levothyroxine for YOUR body?

If you are on Levothyroxine and NOT feeling better then one or more of these things might be happening to you:

  • You are not on a high enough dose
  • You are on the WRONG type of T4 thyroid medication
  • You are not absorbing thyroid hormone correctly
  • You are not getting enough T3 thyroid hormone

​But the main question is:

How do you know which category you fall into?

​That's where I come in...

Sit back and enjoy this article because we are going to dive in and talk about everything you need to know about Levothyroxine and how to find the right dose for your body: ​

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How to Lower TPO Antibodies: 5 Tips I use in my Practice

Are you struggling to lower your TPO antibodies? 

Many Doctors seems to blow off the fact that you have elevated TPO or Thyroperoxidase antibodies by saying that it doesn't effect treatment...

It turns out that is definitely NOT true. 

Not only does having TPO antibodies present in your serum indicate you may have inflammation and autoimmunity present, it also changes management and treatment of the patient.

This article will highlight several therapies that I've used successfully in previous patients to help them LOWER their TPO antibodies, LOWER inflammation and reduce autoimmunity...​

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Does Cytomel Help with Weight Loss? Dosing guide + How to use it

Cytomel can help boost your metabolism and lead to weight loss, ESPECIALLY in certain hypothyroid patients. 

Does that mean every hypothyroid patient should take it? 

Not by a long shot.

I love this medication and use it frequently, but there are some things you should be aware of if you are considering using Cytomel or Liothyronine. 

​Not taking it correctly may lead to negative side effects...

So let's talk about how to use it CORRECTLY.​

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Armour Thyroid Medication Guide: Weight Loss, Dosing, Side Effects & More

Will taking Armour Thyroid help you lose weight, feel better and have more energy?

That is the question that many patients have and one of the main reasons they want to at least give armour thyroid a try. 

Armour thyroid is a special thyroid medication that is formulated to include ALL of the thyroid hormones - both biologically active and biologically inactive forms. 

These special properties may be one of the reasons that patients who switch to armour thyroid experience significant improvement in their hypothyroid symptoms. 

But will it work for you?

This guide will teach you everything you need to know about using armour thyroid ranging from who should use it, how to use it safely, how to use it for weight loss and common pitfalls patients experience.

Let's jump in:  

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The Complete Guide to using Naturethroid: Dosing + Weight loss & More

Is Naturethroid the missing link to helping you FINALLY feel better?

The short answer: Maybe...​

Like most things in life the answer is never straightforward!

And that's why I've created this guide. 

I will show you which patients do best on Naturethroid, when you should consider switching to Naturethroid and what to do if Naturethroid isn't enough for your body. 

​But first we need to dive into some basics...

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Thyroid Medication: Levothyroxine vs NDT vs T3 – Which is Best?

This post will teach you everything you need to know about thyroid medications, how to use them correctly, how to pick the best medication for your body and other tips and tricks to help you along the way. 

Feel confused about which thyroid medication you should be on? or which one is the best?

You're not alone...

Many patients continue to experience symptoms such as weight gain, fatigue, hair loss and more - even though they are taking thyroid medication. 

This should not happen and is an indication that something is off and it may be related to which medication you are taking

So what is the solution? 

What may surprise you is that the amount and dose of thyroid hormone that each person needs is highly unique and there are no "algorithms" or "equations" that will give you the answer. 

Having said that there are ways to figure it out and it's worth discussing because choosing the right medication and the right dose may be a life changing experience

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Metabolism and Thyroid Hormone: 7 Step Guide to Boost Metabolism

​Test your metabolism:

Do you gain weight by just smelling food?

Have you been on multiple calorie restricted diets throughout your life?

Are you eating 1,000 calories per day just to MAINTAIN your weight?

Are you cold, fatigued, and exhausted? 

If you answered YES to any of these questions then there is a HIGH chance that your metabolism is damaged.

But the question is: 

What can you do about it?

if you've read about the biggest loser study recently you're probably really depressed.

Why?

Because according to that data you are destined to have a slow metabolism for a LOOOOONG time (at least 6 years according to the data), and there's nothing you can do about it.

Lucky for you that turns out to be COMPLETELY WRONG. So don't worry!

I'm going to explain what YOU can do about your metabolism to heal it and start losing weight...​

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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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