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t3 uptake lab test - is it helpful or useless?

T3 Uptake: Is it Helpful & Does it Even Matter?

The T3 Uptake Thyroid Lab TestI get a lot of questions about thyroid lab tests on almost a daily basis and those questions typically include a request to help people understand what their tests mean.  The idea, of course, is if you can understand what your lab tests mean then you can start to develop some …

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how to order your own thyroid lab tests at home

How to Order your own Thyroid Lab Tests at Home

Yes, you can order your own thyroid lab testsIs it possible to actually order your own thyroid lab tests without a prescription from a doctor? The answer is yes, but there are a few things that you should know BEFORE you do it.  There are a number of lab companies that have popped up to serve patients …

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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

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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causes of high reverse t3

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

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 patients needs

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

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?

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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