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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How biotin interferes with 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 to …

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How important is the free T3_ reverse T3 ratio_

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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How to use Total T3 to test your thyroid

How to use The Total T3 Lab Test to Help Evaluate your Thyroid

Total T3 is one of many thyroid lab tests but it’s one that not many patients are aware of.  I’ve been successfully using total T3 in many patients and I feel that it is an invaluable tool to help you completely understand how your body is utilizing thyroid hormone.  Article highlights:Total T3 is a measurement of both …

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Why the TSH isn't the Best Test for Evaluating Your Thyroid

Why the TSH isn’t the Best Test for Evaluating Your Thyroid

If you’ve been on my website before, or if you’ve read my blog, then you know that one of my major goals is to try and change how doctors think about treating thyroid-related issues.  My personal belief is that patients do not benefit from the archaic treatment paradigm which focuses solely on the TSH.  Today I want …

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high T3 symptoms with thyroid medication and without

High T3 Symptoms With Thyroid Medication (& Without)

T3 is the single most important thyroid hormone that your body creates.  It is also the most powerful and biologically active of all thyroid hormones.  But, like anything in life, too much of a good thing can be a problem.  In this article, we are going to explore T3 in more detail. I will walk you through the …

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how to diagnose hashimoto's thyroiditis with tests and symptoms

How to Diagnose Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis with Lab Tests & Symptoms

If you have or suspect that you have thyroid problems then this article is very important to you.  It turns out that the majority of people who have a thyroid problem have it because of an autoimmune condition.  This condition is often referred to as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and it is something that EVERY thyroid patient should be …

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hypothyroidism self test: Can you check your thyroid at home?

Hypothyroidism Self Test: Can you Check your Thyroid At Home?

Wouldn’t it be nice to check your thyroid at home? If you are someone with thyroid disease, and taking thyroid medication, then you know it can be difficult to get all of the right thyroid tests checked by your doctor.  What if you could test your own thyroid at home instead of relying on your doctor? The good …

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TSH levels during pregnancy: what's healthy and normal?

TSH Levels During Pregnancy: What’s Healthy & Normal?

Pregnancy puts extra strain on thyroid function.  This is especially true if you suffer from thyroid conditions such as hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s.  If you fit into this category then you should pay special attention to your thyroid numbers while you are pregnant.  This article is devoted to that topic.  I want to share with you the importance of understanding …

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Low TSH symptoms: 5 important causes plus your next steps

Low TSH Symptoms: 5 Important Causes + Your Next Steps

Have you been told that you have a low TSH? Are you experiencing symptoms such as It may surprise you to know that a low TSH can be associated with multiple conditions all of which present in different ways.  This article will go into detail on how to interpret your TSH, how to determine the cause, the symptoms …

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