This is video #1 in my thyroid beginner series. This series includes videos which are only 5-10 minutes in length and designed to get you up to date on thyroid basics.
Video #1 in this series focuses on what your thyroid does and the basics of how it actually works.
Your thyroid is influenced by signals from the brain which tell your body to produce thyroid hormone which then acts on your cells.
Anything which interferes with this process will results in decreased thyroid hormone and symptoms that you will experience!
Thyroid beginner series includes:
1. What Does your thyroid do & Why is it so important?
2. Why is there so much controversy about thyroid treatment?
3. T4 (Thyroxine) Basics
4. T3 (Triiodothyronine) Basics
5. T4 to T3 conversion and why it’s important
6. The thyroid obesity myth
7. Reverse T3 Basics
8. Levothyroxine, Synthroid & Tirosint
9. NDT (Nature Throid, WP Thyroid & Armour Thyroid)
10. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
11. Causes of Thyroid Disease
12. Hypothyroidism vs hyperthyroidism
I’m Dr. Westin Childs and I focus on thyroid health, hormone balance, and weight loss. I write about thyroid disorders, weight loss, insulin resistance, estrogen/progesterone balance on my blog. I truly believe that hormone balance is the key to managing your weight, your mood and your quality of life which is why I’m so passionate about it.
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