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taking your thyroid medication sublingually - is it safe?

Taking your Thyroid Medication Sublingually: Does it Work?

The problem with thyroid medication absorption: Enter sublingual thyroid medicationThyroid medication is both a blessing and a curse to thyroid patients.  A blessing in that it can truly be a life-altering medication or therapy to many thyroid patients.  But a curse in the sense that this blessing only occurs if you take your medication correctly, at the …

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Are thyroid supplements safe or dangerous?

Are Thyroid Supplements Safe or Dangerous? 5 Common Myths Debunked

Debunking Myths About Thyroid SupplementsFull disclosure: I formulate and sell supplements specifically for thyroid patients. You should know this before you read this article but I can also say that even though selling thyroid supplements is a main part of my business doesn’t mean that what I am sharing is false.  I’ve seen so much misinformation and …

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10 foods every patient with Hashimoto's thyroiditis should avoid

10 Foods to Avoid in Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Yes, you can Improve Hashimoto’s Through Diet One of the best things, and worst things, about Hashimoto’s, is that your diet has a powerful impact on how you are feeling.  But, as you will find, this is a double-edged sword.  Good in the sense that you HAVE control over how you are feeling (to some …

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how to use testosterone to treat hashimoto's thyroiditis

Testosterone: My Secret Remedy for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

A Secret Therapy that you can use to treat Hashimoto’s Naturally As someone with Hashimoto’s, I probably don’t need to tell you that there aren’t many official medications or therapies available to treat your condition.  That’s why this topic is so exciting.  Testosterone is a sort of secret therapy that can be used to treat …

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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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how to take thyroid supplements

How and When to take Thyroid Supplements for Maximum Benefit

Taking your Thyroid Supplements for Maximum BenefitIf you are taking thyroid supp​​lements then you are already ahead of the curve.  But are you taking your thyroid supplements correctly? It may seem obvious to you how you should be taking your supplements but many aspects of thyroid disease are anything b​​ut obvious.  I find that many patients accidentally or …

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9 Supplements That Hurt Your Thyroid: Are You Taking Any?

Supplements can either Help or Hurt your ThyroidIf you know me then you know that I’m a huge fan of using thyroid supplements to augment your existing thyroid therapies.  Thyroid supplements, as long as they are used correctly, can seriously help improve your overall quality of life by improving thyroid function.  But this assumes one very important …

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list of leptin resistance supplements

Leptin Resistance Supplements: What’s Working for Weight Loss

Treating Leptin Resistance NaturallyHere’s the deal: Most people (physicians and patients alike) who know anything about losing weight and keeping it off, the right way, know about leptin.  They know that if you want to lose weight and keep it off you must target leptin levels.  But there’s one big problem: Leptin is notoriously hard to manipulate.  And leptin resistance …

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6 habits that damage your thyroid

6 Habits that Damage your Thyroid (Avoid These!)

Your Thyroid is Very SensitiveNot 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 good to go.  If only …

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