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Natural Estrogen Supplements & Pills to Balance your Sex Hormones

Dysregulation of estrogen levels are incredibly common among women. 

High and low estrogen levels contribute to conditions such as low sex drive, weight gain, PMS/PMDD, depression, mood changes and even other hormonal problems.

The good news is that there are targeted supplements that you can take to influence and manage your estrogen levels.

Use this guide to help determine if you have low estrogen, high estrogen and what kind of estrogen supplements may help you and your symptoms: ​

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The Best Iodine Supplements to Boost Thyroid Function & More (2017 Edition)

Iodine is a critical and required nutrient for proper thyroid function. 

Low levels of iodine result in decreased thyroid function and a litany of other negative side effects ranging from low energy to weight gain. 

​And while supplementing with iodine stands to help many patients, it shouldn't be used without proper knowledge. 

In this post I will explain why and how to use Iodine supplements correctly, who should consider using these supplements and the best and safest way to supplement with iodine. 

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7 Step Guide to Reverse Thyroid Hair Loss + Hair Regrowth Supplements

Are you taking thyroid medication but still losing your hair?

Is your hair brittle, dry or breaking?

All of these symptoms may result either directly from low thyroid or as a result of low thyroid function in your body.

What most patients don't realize is that hair loss is multifactorial (meaning many things contribute to it) ​and that means that stopping hair loss requires a comprehensive approach. 

Micronutrient deficiencies, high testosterone, high cortisol, low iron and much more all contribute to hair loss in thyroid patients.

Find out what is causing your hair loss and how to fix it below: ​

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The Best Natural T3 supplements + Prescription T3 medications

Are you looking to boost your T3 thyroid hormone levels?

Maybe you know that T3 is responsible for managing your energy levels, or maybe you know how important it is for your metabolism. 

Either way there are several T3 supplements that you can use to increase your T3 levels in your serum. 

Use this guide to help you improve your thyroid function and increase the T3 in your body. 

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How Hashimoto’s Symptoms change over time + “Flare” up Symptoms

Hashimoto's symptoms can vary drastically from person to person. 

Couple that with the fact that the symptoms of Hashimoto's disease change through time and can "flare" due to certain triggers makes the disease even more difficult to diagnose and manage.

It turns out that your symptoms may be telling you something about your body and can help you determine the source and cause of your Hashimoto's disease.

Managing and treating the autoimmunity and inflammatory aspect of Hashimoto's is critical for reducing these symptoms.

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Anti TPO Thyroid Antibody Guide: Symptoms + Optimal Ranges & More

Your anti TPO antibody levels mean that your thyroid may be functioning sub-optimally. 

The presence of these antibodies indicate an inflammatory state in your body that needs to be treated. 

You can focus on certain therapies to help reduce these antibody levels and improve your thyroid function.

In this guide I will walk you through optimal ranges for thyroid lab tests (including thyroid peroxidase antibodies), the complete symptom list for patients with autoimmune thyroiditis and 5 steps to reduce these antibody levels.

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How to take Levothyroxine & other Thyroid Medication (NDT/T3) Correctly

Did you know that changing the time of day you take your thyroid medication may impact your thyroid function?

Beyond the time of day there are several factors that YOU can change which may result in an increase thyroid function and conversion in your body.

These changes have helped hundreds of patients of mine in the past and I'd like to share these strategies with you.

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The Connection between Low Thyroid & Weight gain + What to do about it

Low thyroid function leads to weight gain but not how you think. 

If low thyroid leads to weight gain then why does replacing thyroid hormone in your body not lead to excessive weight loss?

It turns out that this phenomenon can be explained but you have to understand the function of other hormones in your body.

Thyroid hormone is involved in so much more than just monitoring your metabolism and its the effects on other hormones that cause the weight gain you associated with hypothyroidism.

The unfortunate part is that most physicians miss this connection which means you need to understand it for proper treatment...​

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How to use Berberine to Boost Weight Loss, Lower Blood Sugar & More

Berberine might just be one of the best supplements you've never heard of. 

Through it's powerful effects on insulin and muscle mass berberine can help lower blood sugar levels and reduce insulin levels. 

This effect is so strong that it has been compared to pharmaceutical medications (we will go over that below). 

Beyond its effects on blood sugar and insulin berberine also shows promise in several other areas. 

Among these conditions include:

  • The ability to lower inflammation
  • The ability to reduce gas, bloating and overgrowth of bacteria and fungus in the GI tract
  • The ability to improve cholesterol profile
  • And much more...

​Is berberine right for you?

Let's talk about how to determine if you should take it, how much you should take and how long you should be taking it for: ​

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Why Low T3 causes Weight Gain + Symptoms & Treatment Guide

Checking your total T3 and free T3 may be the most important thyroid tests you can look at. 

Unfortunately many physicians aren't even ordering these tests which may lead to a missed diagnosis of low T3 syndrome. 

Fortunately there are several therapies that you can do to increase this important thyroid hormone and take steps to reduce your symptoms. 

If you are experiencing weight gain, chronic fatigue, chronic pain or a slow metabolism then increasing your T3 becomes even more important. 

Let's discuss how to increase these levels and how T3 impacts weight and weight loss...

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