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the best thyroid medication for weight loss

The Best Thyroid Medication for Weight Loss

Thyroid & Weight GainThyroid patients often struggle with their weight.  If you are reading this, and you have low thyroid or hypothyroidism, then you probably know what I am talking about.  Your thyroid is one of the primary regulators of your metabolism.  This is why people who have low thyroid or hypothyroidism end up gaining weight.  Low thyroid leads …

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Lactose: Why Nature-throid & WP Thyroid Aren’t Working

Over the years we’ve seen more and more formulations of NDT fall out of favor with patients.  Thyroid medications such as Nature Throid and Armour thyroid used to be widely considered as some of the best thyroid medications on the market but now more and more people are having trouble with them.  And by trouble, I’m talking …

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should you use levothyroxine injections?

Levothyroxine Injections: Should you use them?

The Case for Levothyroxine InjectionsThere’s no doubt that if you are a thyroid patient you’ve heard of levothyroxine.  Levothyroxine is the most standard and frequently prescribed medication to treat hypothyroidism​​ of all types (and your doctor’s favorite medication to use even though it isn’t the best).  Today we are going to be discussing levothyroxine but with a …

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sustained release T3: should you use this thyroid medication_

Sustained Release T3 (SR T3): Should you use this thyroid medication?

What is Sustained Release T3?You probably already know that T3 is the single most i​​mportant thyroid hormone in your body.  If you’ve spent any time researching then you probably ALSO know that you can take T3 as a medication and that MOST thy​​roid medications contain only​​ T4.  But what you may not be aware of is that …

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what to use instead of thyroid meds - 5 natural options

What to use Instead of Thyroid Meds (5 Natural Treatment Options)

Is it possible to use something other than the standard thyroid meds that you’ve been given by your doctor? The answer is maybe.  But I don’t want you to think that it’s always possible to get off of your thyroid medication because that just isn’t the case.  If you are someone with REALLY advanced Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, or someone …

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np thyroid facts

NP Thyroid Facts: What you should know before using it

Is NP Thyroid Any Good? If you don’t know much about NP thyroid then you are in the right place.  We are going to be talking about FACTS that you should know prior to using this medication.  If you don’t know what NP thyroid is then let me fill you in. NP thyroid is a type of natural desiccated …

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Synthroid isn't working

Synthroid: 5 Reasons it isn’t working for you

Synthroid Can Work (But not always)Look.  Many people are quick to jump on the bandwagon and make statements like Synthroid or levothyroxine simply don’t work.  But is that actually true? Not entirely. In fact, Synthroid CAN work for a lot of people.  But it is true that there are other options which may be BETTER for many of you …

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using t3 thyroid hormone during pregnancy

Using T3 Thyroid Hormone During Pregnancy: Is it Safe?

The standard of care is to place all pregnant women on T4 only medications such as levothyroxine or Synthroid.  But what happens to women who are taking thyroid medications which contain T3 when they become pregnant? What about women who are already doing well on medications that contain T3 and want to become pregnant? We are going to …

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Prescription medications used to treat leptin resistance

Prescription Medications Used to Treat Leptin Resistance: The Complete Guide

Leptin resistance is a major and seriously underappreciated cause of weight loss resistance and weight gain.  The good news is that there are many ways to treat this condition which is very common among obese people.  The bad news is that your doctor isn’t likely to know much about it which leaves it up to you.  In this …

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Thyroid Medication Dosage & Conversion Chart (For All Thyroid Medications)

Are you taking one type of thyroid medication but considering switching to another? If so, then this is the article for you.  The truth is that while many thyroid medications contain similar ingredients the switching process is not as straightforward as you might think.  We are going to talk about switching from T4 only medications (levothyroxine & Synthroid) …

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