testing for thyroid conversion issues

Testing for Thyroid Conversion Issues (What tests you need & how to do it)

What is Thyroid Conversion?Thyroid conversion is probably one of the most important aspects of thyroid function that you probably aren’t even aware of.  That’s a bold statement, I know, but I think you’ll agree with me after we have this discussion.  First off: What is thyroid conversion?  Thyroid conversion is the process by which your body ACTIVATES the thyroid …

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Hashimoto’s Blood Tests (Which Test You NEED & What they mean)

Testing for Hashimoto’s (Because your doctor won’t!)Hashimoto’s is the #1 cause of hypothyr​​oidism in the United States.  This means that there is a HUGE chance that you have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis if you have low thyroid function in any degree.  And, believe it or not, despite the fact that Hashimoto’s is so common does not mean that it …

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Thyroid Testing: How to get 100% Accurate Thyroid Lab Test Results

100% Accurate Thyroid Lab Tests – Why it MattersIt should come as no surprise to you that you would want your thyroid lab tests to be as accurate as possible when it comes to evaluating your thyroid, right? I don’t think anyone would argue on that particular point.  But what is interesting is that most doctors don’t …

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High Reverse T3: 6 Causes + How to Avoid them

Why You should care About your Reverse T3 LevelIf you are new to the world of thyroid problems then something like reverse T3 may be a bit of a conundrum to you.  I know it may seem confusing but we can break it down into very simple terms which will help you understand why this metabolite …

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5 Thyroid Lab Patterns That Doctors Miss (And what to know so you don’t)

Why Getting the Complete Thyroid Lab Panel MattersI’ve talked before about the importance of getting a complete thyroid lab panel for ALL thyroid patients and today we are going to drive that home.  If you aren’t familiar with the idea of the complete thyroid lab panel then free T3.  Back to our topic today… We are going to …

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Lab Tests Every Thyroid Patient Needs (Not thyroid lab tests): The Complete List

You Need More than Just Thyroid Lab TestsIt probably won’t come as a surprise but you need to be ordering more than just your typical thyroid lab tests if you are a thyroid patient.  And that’s exactly what we are going to be talking about today.  I mentioned in my previous post and video that people with …

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The Problem with Optimal Thyroid Lab Tests: Fact vs Fiction

Among thyroid enthusiasts, there is often a big push to help people understand the difference between optimal thyroid lab tests and normal thyroid lab tests.  This way of viewing thyroid lab tests has lead to improved outcomes in many patients over the years.  But there’s one big problem: It’s not the right way to look at thyroid lab …

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Adrenal Fatigue Testing: Is it Even Necessary?

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: Why adrenal fatigue is so controversial and why many doctors do not believe it exists. Why testing cortisol is not …

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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 to …

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How Important is the Free T3:Reverse T3 Ratio?

As a thyroid patient, you’re probably well aware of some of the more advanced tests available to assess thyroid function including things like reverse T3 and sex hormone binding globulin.  But, are you aware of the calculation (not lab test) of the free T3:reverse T3 ratio? This calculation can give you a lot of extended information about …

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