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Leptin Resistance and Thyroid Resistance [8 Tips to Reverse Both]

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Leptin Resistance and Thyroid Resistance [8 Tips to Reverse Both]

This video will guide you through how to diagnose and treat both Leptin Resistance and Thyroid Resistance. Both of these conditions go hand in hand so its helpful to look for both if you suspect you have one or the other.

Symptoms of Leptin resistance:
– Weight loss resistance or the inability to lose weight
– Ravenous appetite even after a large meal
– Slow metabolism
– Cold hands/feet/extremities
– Crushing fatigue
– Symptoms of hypothyroidism despite being on medication
– Constant weight gain

Thyroid resistance is defined as low free T3 relative to Reverse T3. In order to test for this condition you need to order both tests and look at the ratio between the two. The higher your reverse T3 the harder it is for free T3 to get into your cells which leads to thyroid hormone resistance at the cellular level. Treatment usually requires T3 medication in conjunction with the 8 tips below.

8 Steps to Reverse Leptin Resistance and Thyroid Resistance:

1. Get your thyroid evaluated and get on the right type and dose of thyroid medication – For most patients this means NDT or T3 containing medications like Cytomel or Liothyronine.

2. Add in HIIT (high intensity interval training) to your work outs – This type of burst training helps sensitize your cells to insulin and leptin.

3. Avoid processed and inflammatory foods – High levels of inflammation makes thyroid function worse and makes it more difficult to reverse leptin resistance.

4. Make sure to get 7-8 hours of sleep per night

5. Eliminate or drastically reduce your fructose consumption – Fructose is metabolized into uric acid in the liver and which increases inflammation and makes leptin levels worse.

6. Do not restrict your calories – Starvation mode lowers your basal metabolic rate and increases conversion of T4 to reverse T3.

7. Optimize T4 to T3 conversion – Use supplements or thyroid hormones:
– Zinc: http://amzn.to/2aQF0pl
– Selenium: http://amzn.to/2bffBKU

8. If necessary use medications to lower Leptin levels – Consider using GLP-1 agonists which can help lower leptin levels and help patients with weight loss.

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This video is not intended to be used as medical advice. If you have questions about your health please consult your physician or primary care provider. Dr. Westin Childs goes to great lengths to produce high quality content but this is NOT a substitute for medical care.

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