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the high cholesterol low thyroid connection

The Connection Between Hypothyroidism and High Cholesterol (It’s More Common Than you Think)

The Connection Between High Cholesterol and your Thyroid Do you have high cholesterol? Are you blaming your diet? Not so fast… Low thyroid is a COMMON cause of high cholesterol and it may explain your cholesterol issues.  Before you run and jump on a statin or another cholesterol medication make sure that you rule out …

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signs and symptoms of inflammation in Hashimoto's

6 Signs & Symptoms of Inflammation in Hashimoto’s

Inflammation Damages your Thyroid You should really think about Hashimoto’s disease as a disease of inflammation.  I know that it’s an autoimmune disease but what is an autoimmune disease if not a problem with your immune system? And because the immune system controls and regulates the inflammatory system, these systems are really one and the …

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adrenal fatigue symptoms

Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms: Is it your Thyroid or Adrenals?

What is Adrenal Fatigue? Adrenal fatigue is probably one of the most underappreciated and misdiagnosed conditions out there (next to the thyroid, of course!).  The reason for this is simple: Most doctors don’t even believe that adrenal fatigue exists (1) as a medical condition or diagnosis.  So if you want to actually be diagnosed and treated …

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cold intolerance and hypothyroidism explained

Cold Intolerance and Hypothyroidism: Why You Are So Cold

Cold Intolerance and your Thyroid One of the most common symptoms of low thyroid function is cold intolerance.  And there are literally millions of patients who suffer from cold intolerance.  It may not be the most ‘sexy’ symptom to complain about if you have low thyroid function, I would save that for something like ha​​ir …

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mold exposure and thyroid problems

Mold Exposure Causes Low T3 but can be Treated with T3 Medication

Is Mold Causing Your Thyroid Problems? It really shouldn’t surprise you to hear that mold exposure is harmful to your health.  We now have numerous studies which link exposure to the toxins from mold to many medical conditions including: Chronic fatigue syndrome Infection sensitivity Respiratory infections Immune dysfunction Fungal sinusitis Asthma Neuropathy And now we …

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6 habits that damage your thyroid

6 Habits that Damage your Thyroid (Avoid These!)

Your Thyroid is Very Sensitive Not only is thyroid disease incredibly common (levothyroxine is the #1 or #2 most prescribed medication in the United States!) it’s also commonly ignored and/or undertreated.  What do I mean? Most doctors look at treating thyroid disease like a simple equation: Give patient Synthroid/levothyroxine + Check TSH = thyroid is …

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5 signs of end stage hashimoto's

5 Signs of End Stage Hashimoto’s (& What it means)

End Stage Hashimoto’s – What Happens if you don’t stop the damage As someone who has Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, you should be very aware of a late-stage complication of that disease known as End Stage Hashimoto’s.  End-stage Hashimoto’s refers to the later stages of this disease in which there are complete atrophy and damage to the …

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Do you have thyroid tunnel vision?

Do you have Thyroid Tunnel Vision?

What is Thyroid Tunnel Vision? I’ve been treating thyroid patients for years and during that time I’ve seen a lot of different patients and outlooks on thyroid function in general.  One of the more concerning outlooks is something that I refer to as thyroid tunnel vision.  Thyroid tunnel vision is the idea that EVERYTHING going …

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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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Early warnings signs of iodine deficiency

Early Signs of Iodine Deficiency & How it Affects Your Thyroid

Fatigue, minor weight gain, depression, and brain fog may all be early warning signs of iodine deficiency.  Iodine is an important trace mineral that is required for thyroid function in your body.  Deficiency, due to a variety of reasons, is more common due primarily to soil depletion and the standard American diet (1). Learn more …

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