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8 Step SIBO Protocol: Diet Guide + Treatment Guide + Supplements & More

Gas, bloating and constipation. 

What do these three things have in common?

They may be caused by SIBO, SIFO or yeast overgrowth inside your body...​

SIBO is an inflammatory condition which can cause problems in all systems in your body. 

Because it can be so difficult to treat it requires a combination of: specific diet, special treatment (including antibiotics and/or herbal therapies)​ and certain herbs to help boost intestinal movement (AKA prokinetics).

All of these need to balanced while trying to find and treat the CAUSE of SIBO.

If you don't address the cause of the SIBO, then it is likely to come right back - even after treatment!​

If you've been recently diagnosed with SIBO or you're wondering what types of food you can/should eat then this is the post for you. 

Did I mention that I also suffered from SIBO and used this exact treatment plan to heal myself? 

Because I've been through this and have experienced the symptoms I've gone through great lengths to make this a VERY comprehensive guide...​

We are going to dive into ALL of the following in detail:

  • What you should and shouldn't be eating
  • All the symptoms of SIBO and what to do if you think you have it
  • The connection between SIBO and Hypothyroidism that you don't want to miss
  • The Diet I use on my patients and have had significant success with
  • How to treat SIBO (Using antibiotics and/or herbal therapies)
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Hypothyroidism Diet Guide + Weight Loss Guide (Foods to Eat & Avoid)

​Diet is one of the most important parts of treating your hypothyroidism. 

Not only can it help you lose weight, diet also plays an important role in reducing symptoms.

That means eating the right foods and avoiding the wrong ones can impact how much energy you have, your waistline and help you to feel better.

And before you ask:

Diet by itself isn't the ONLY thing you need to do to treat your thyroid, but it is a great first place to start.

Not only that, but it's something within YOUR control.

You can't control what medication you take or what your dose is, but you CAN control what you put in your mouth.

​Let me walk you through how I approach patients with Hypothyroidism in my clinic with this Hypothyroidism Diet Guide...

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Cytomel Side Effects: Complete List + Dosing Guide for Patients

Cytomel is the most powerful thyroid medication which means that it can also have some powerful side effects. 

If you're taking Cytomel and wondering if you are experiencing side effects then sit tight because we are going to dive into everything you need to know about this medication. 

For instance...

Did you know that Cytomel can help with weight loss but that it can ALSO cause hair loss in certain patients?

Unfortunately many Doctors aren't used to prescribing Cytomel so many patients are left to figure it out for themselves. 

And that's why I created this guide - to help: ​

  • Patients who just started taking Cytomel
  • Patients who have been taking Cytomel and are wondering if their side effects are caused by the medication or something else
  • Patients who are curious if Cytomel is the right medication for them
  • Patients who want to know if Cytomel can help with weight loss
  • Patients who want to know if their hair loss is from taking Cytomel
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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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