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adrenal fatigue testing: is it even necessary?

The Best Adrenal Fatigue Test: Urine vs Saliva vs Blood

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While it is possible to test for cortisol, is it even helpful?  The answer is both yes and no which is why this topic deserves a deep dive into adrenal fatigue and cortisol testing.  In this article you’ll learn:  Adrenal Fatigue: Let’s Talk About the Basics Apparently, it’s not possible nowadays to have a discussion …

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Types and Causes of PCOS

Types and Causes of PCOS (6 You Should Be Aware of)

There are at least 6 different types of PCOS that are recognized.  Each type of PCOS has a unique cause and though there is some overlap between conditions, they are NOT all the same.  Knowing the type of PCOS that you have is critical if you want to get serious about treatment.  The various types …

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birth control side effects you should be aware of

Birth Control Side Effects You Should be Aware of (Cancer, Weight Gain & More)

Birth control pills are widely recommended for a variety of conditions beyond their use as a contraceptive.  Many women take birth control to help ‘balance’ their hormones, stop acne, or treat menstrual irregularities.  And while the pill may help with some of these conditions you always have to be aware of HOW they are working …

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why your thyroid dose changes over time

You Can’t Stay on the Same Thyroid Medication Dose Forever

It might come as a surprise to hear that your dose of thyroid medication will probably need to be changed constantly throughout your life.  In other words, it’s very unlikely that you will be on a “stable” or “constant” dose of thyroid medication for the rest of your life.  In this article, we are going …

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5 reasons to consider CBD oil for hashimoto's (1)

5 reasons to Consider CBD oil for Hashimoto’s: Benefits, Safety & More

Can CBD oil (or CBD in other forms) help treat the autoimmune condition of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis? When you start to see places lik​​e Harvard (1) talking about the benefits of CBD oil you know there may be something to this compound.  This over-the-counter therapy may be considered in certain thyroid patients, especially those with Hashimoto’s who …

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Biotin and thyroid lab tests

Biotin & Thyroid Lab Tests: Is it Dangerous to use this vitamin?

Is it true that taking the over-the-counter supplement biotin can interfere with your thyroid lab tests?  The answer is yes.  But there’s a lot more to it than that.  In this article, we are going to explore whether taking biotin is safe if you have thyroid problems, how it impacts your thyroid lab tests, what …

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6 downsides of functional medicine

6 Big Problems With Functional Medicine That You Should Be Aware Of

Is it possible to reverse chronic disease with a new approach to medicine? Is this type of medicine better than conventional medicine? Are there any downsides to this approach? In this article, we are going to explore all of these topics while focusing on some of the downsides of functional medicine.  I make these comments …

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Ways to get your doctor to work with you on your thyroid

5 Ways to Get your Doctor to Work With you (not against you) on Your Thyroid

As a thyroid patient, it can be extremely frustrating working with a doctor who doesn’t seem to get it.  Even if you have all of the answers or at least an idea of where to start, it means nothing if your current doctor is not willing to work with you.  Even though it can be …

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Why No Two Thyroid Patients are Alike_ Explaining Thyroid Discrepancies

Why No Two Thyroid Patients are Alike

Want to know why there is so much confusion surrounding thyroid medication and treatment?  You need to look no further than the reports from other individuals in the EXACT same situation as you.  In this article, we are going to explore statements from existing thyroid patients and explain why two patients can react in completely …

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breaking down the verywell health thyroid survey of over 800 thyroid patients

Breaking Down the Verywell Health Thyroid Survey

Up to 5-10% of the population (depending on how you define it) suffers from a chronic condition known as hypothyroidism.  This wouldn’t be a problem, except we have anecdotal, and now survey data, which suggests that there is a big problem with how these patients are being treated.  This article will walk you through the …

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