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Symptoms of Selenium Deficiency: What Every Thyroid Patient Needs to Know

Undiagnosed Selenium Deficiency could be making your thyroid function worse

It turns out that Selenium is ultra important for thyroid function and it's something that many people are NOT getting enough of in their diets.

How important is this nutrient?

For starters:

It's involved in the conversion process of T4 to T3. And if you've been reading my other articles, you know just how important this process is...

​When it comes to thyroid function, nothing is more important than free T3 levels because free T3 is THE active thyroid hormone. 

But don't worry.

I'm going to give you all the information you need to know about Selenium Deficiency including:

  • Symptoms of Selenium Deficiency
  • Why Selenium is so important for Thyroid Function
  • How to supplement with Selenium
  • How to get Selenium from Natural Sources
  • And other supplements that help boost thyroid function

​So let's dive in...

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How Magnesium Citrate can Help with Weight Loss (2017 Edition)

Can magnesium citrate actually help you lose weight? 

This is a question I get from a lot of patients...​

And I have some news for you:

Weight loss is far more complicated than just taking 1 pill or 1 supplement.

And we are going to talk about that, but let's back back to your main question:  

Yes, Magnesium citrate may actually help with weight loss.

But that's not really what you want.

It may help you lose water weight and/or stool weight, but it won't help your body burn fat mass. 

And that's really what everyone wants when they say they want to "lose weight".

They are interested in losing FAT.

So let's talk about how Magnesium citrate in combination with other therapies create an environment where your body can become a fat burning machine...

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Why Levothyroxine Causes Weight Gain and How to Prevent it

Are you on Levothyroxine but still gaining weight?

Believe it or not this is big problem for a lot of people.

But the bigger question is this:

How can you be gaining weight on a medication that is supposed to INCREASE your metabolism?

Is it even possible? 

​Well, the truth is that Levothyroxine doesn't necessarily increase your metabolism... at least not in everyone. 

​In this post I'm going to show you exactly why Levothyroxine can cause weight gain and what you can do about it:

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How to Increase Free T3 Levels Naturally: 8 Step Guide + Trips & Tricks

Free T3 levels are THE most important measure of thyroid function. 

Why?

Because T3 is the active hormone.

EVERYONE wants to increase free T3 levels, because that's how you feel better!

But the big question is:

How do you do it?

And that's the frustrating part...

There's an easy way to increase Free T3 levels and there's a not so easy way to do it. 

The easy way is to do it is by adding T3 medication to your regimen.

I know, I know - this can be impossible depending on the type of Doctor you are working with...

And that's why I'm going to talk about the not so easy way to do it:

Taking the natural approach and doing everything in your power to increase your T3 levels.

So sit tight, grab some note paper and let's talk about how to increase free T3 levels naturally...

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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 2017 (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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