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The right way to use HCG for weight loss

The Right Way to Use HCG For Weight Loss (Not the HCG Diet)

This guide is part 2 in a series I am writing about how to properly and effectively use weight loss medications (including dosing, duration of therapy and titration). Part 1 contains information and dosing on Victoza which you can read about here.  HCG is often misused and misunderstood by patients, especially when it comes to weight …

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Hormone Testing: How to Test your Sex Hormones, Thyroid & More

Are you suffering from symptoms that you KNOW are related to your hormones? This guide will walk you through hormone testing and includes a discussion about each major hormone system, the symptoms associated with each hormone system and which tests you need to ask for in order to get proper testing.  Let’s jump in: Read more

The complete list of thyroid tests

All Thyroid Tests + What They Mean & How to Interpret Them

Are you suffering from the symptoms of thyroid disease but you have “normal” thyroid lab tests? Maybe you are already taking thyroid medication but some of your thyroid lab tests seem “off”.  Either way, this is the guide for you.  This post will walk you through everything you need to know about thyroid lab testing include the complete …

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What to look for in a thyroid doctor

What to Look for in a Thyroid Doctor to Start Feeling Better

Does it feel like your current thyroid treatment isn’t working? Have you been reading a lot about your thyroid but now you are more confused? If you fall into these categories then the answer may be to find the right Thyroid Doctor.  There is no substitute for an experienced physician who understands the importance of thyroid function and …

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the complete hypothyroidism user guide for patients

The Complete Hypothyroidism User Guide for Patients

If you’ve been diagnosed with hypothyroidism or you suspect you have hypothyroidism then this is the post for you.  The world of hypothyroidism can be a confusing and conflicting place.  Learn all of the updated information relating to hypothyroidism treatment and management in this guide with references to the newest scientific research and studies.  This guide will walk …

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Liothyronine and t3 tyroid medication user guide

Is Liothyronine the Best Thyroid Medication? When To Use it

Liothyronine is a special type of prescription grade thyroid hormone, it’s also the most powerful thyroid medication that exists.  People taking liothyronine (especially over traditional medications such as levothyroxine) report significant improvements in their hypothyroid symptoms and quality of life.  These benefits range from weight loss to reduced rates of depression and more.  Learn who should consider using …

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Top causes of elevated liver enzymes

Top Causes of Elevated Liver Enzymes – Lower Your AST and ALT

Elevated liver enzymes may act as a warning that something is damaging your liver and should never be ignored.  Learn what causes elevated liver enzymes, what symptoms you may present with, and more importantly how to treat this problem… Liver Enzyme Made Easy (AST & ALT) What are liver enzymes and what do they mean?  …

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the stress, cortisol, and weight gain connection

The Stress, Cortisol and Weight Gain Connection (& How to Stop it)

Can too much stress increase cortisol and lead to weight gain? The answer is a definite yes.  Stress influences multiple systems in the body and may lead to the dysregulation of one of the most important hormones in your body – cortisol.  Learn more about the influence stress has on cortisol and other hormones in your body and …

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Prebiotics vs Probiotics – Why you Need to use Both

Prebiotics vs probiotics – what is the difference and do you actually need both?  You may know that probiotics are important for intestinal health but did you know that prebiotics are just as important if not more important? Prebiotics act through different mechanisms but compliment probiotics perfectly by increasing the effectiveness of both.  Learn who should use prebiotics, …

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