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Postpartum Weight Loss Case Study Using T3 + Diet + Supplements

Up to 50% of American women who get pregnant gain more weight than is recommended by medical professionals

This wouldn't necessarily be a problem if weight loss after pregnancy was easy, but that isn't the case. 

With this crazy high incidence of weight gain, it's no wonder that women search for weight loss programs to help with postpartum weight loss. 

If you are struggling with weight loss after your baby then this is the guide for you. 

I will walk through a case study of a patient who had difficulty with weight loss after her baby but was able to get back to her normal weight by balancing her hormones

Let's use her an example to talk about how to lose weight in the postpartum period:

(You can see her before/after pictures below)

Post partum weight loss case study before and after pictures
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How to Stop & Prevent PCOS Hair Loss By Balancing Your Hormones

Do you have both PCOS and hair loss or hair thinning?

Have you been unable to stop your hair from thinning or growing slowly?

The reason you may have trouble is that you are focusing on the wrong issue. 

Hair loss in PCOS is driven predominately by your hormones. 

Learn how to stop and prevent PCOS hair loss in this guide. You will learn which hormone imbalances lead to hair loss and how to stop them. 

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Thyroid Cancer Basics: Symptoms, Prognosis, Diagnosis & More

Cancer is a scary word and most of the fear associated with this word has to do with not understanding cancer. 

If you can learn the basics of thyroid cancer, including what to expect with treatment and prognosis, then you may not be as fearful about your cancer. 

This guide will teach you what you need to know about thyroid cancer (if you or a loved one has been diagnosed) including the symptoms associated with this disease, how it is diagnosed and treated, what the survival rate is and more

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Complete List of Low Estrogen Symptoms + Treatment Options

Are you worried that your estrogen levels may not be normal?

Are you getting older and experiencing weight gain or other changes that you know are not normal?

Are you younger but having issues with fertility, mood or menstrual issues?

If so, then estrogen imbalance may be an issue for you. 

Learn more about the symptoms associated with low estrogen, how it negatively impacts your body, the difference between high estrogen and low estrogen, how to test for low estrogen and what to do about it in this post

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PCOS Diet Guide for Weight Loss & Hormone Balance

Do you have PCOS?

Did you know that changing your diet may be the first step in treating and managing PCOS?

But which diet is the best for PCOS? How do you determine what you should or shouldn't be eating?

This post will help guide you understand the importance in treating PCOS with diet, which diets are most effective, which foods you should be avoiding, which foods you should be eating, and how to lose weight if you have PCOS

Let's jump in: 

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Radioactive Iodine (RAI) Guide: Indications, Side Effects, Weight Gain & More

Radioactive iodine is a procedure which results in the intentional destruction of your thyroid gland. 

This procedure is often used to treat serious medical conditions such as hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer. 

But is this procedure without side effects?

Learn more about radioactive iodine including what it is used for, the side effects to watch out for, why it increases your risk of weight gain and more in this guide

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The Complete List of Menopause Symptoms + How to Diagnose it

What do hot flashes, fatigue, weight gain and decreased sex drive all have in common?

They all may be the result of a condition known as menopause. 

But these are not all of the symptoms associated with menopause. 

Learn more about menopause symptoms including why they occur, which ones are most common, how to treat them and how to test to determine if you really are in menopause in this guide

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Warnings Signs of Iodine Deficiency & How it Affects your Thyroid

Fatigue, minor weight gain, depression, and brain fog may all be early warning signs of iodine deficiency. 

Iodine is an important trace mineral which is required for thyroid function in your body. 

Deficiency, due to a variety of reasons, is more common due primarily to soil depletion and the standard American diet

Learn more about iodine deficiency including other symptoms of this condition, what to do about it, how to know if you should supplement with iodine and more in this post

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