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10 things to know about armour thyroid

10 Things Thyroid Patients Should Know About Armour Thyroid

I’m a big fan of Armour thyroid (and other formulations of NDT) and have used it on many, many patients.  But, like any prescription medication, Armour thyroid has some important aspects that you should be aware of as a patient.  If you are someone who is considering using Armour thyroid, if you are someone who is already …

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Armour thyroid dosage guide

Armour Thyroid Dosage Guide: Are you Taking Enough?

Are you currently taking Armour thyroid but not sure that your dose is where it should be? Are you still struggling with fatigue, weight gain, or hair loss even after transitioning from levothyroxine to Armour? Are you thinking about switching medications but not sure if Armour is right for you?  If so, this article is for you.  Article highlights:Armour …

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NP thyroid vs armour thyroid

NP Thyroid vs Armour Thyroid: What’s the Difference?

NP Thyroid is a thyroid medication which is similar but slightly different than Armour thyroid.  Will switching from Armour to NP make a difference in your body? Will it help with weight loss? Will it prevent hair loss? The answer is maybe and it has to do with the difference between these medications.  The difference is not big, …

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List of thyroid medication names

Thyroid Medication Names: List of T4, T3, & T4 + T3 Medications

This post contains a complete list of thyroid medication names based on the thyroid hormone content of the medication.  The list includes medications with T4 only thyroid hormone, T3 only thyroid hormone, and T4 + T3 thyroid hormone combinations. If you want to learn more about thyroid hormones, which hormone certain medications have, and how they will …

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Is Natural Desiccated Thyroid (NDT) the Best Thyroid Medication?

Is Natural Desiccated Thyroid (NDT) the Best Thyroid Medication?

Natural desiccated thyroid is a thyroid medication that comes from pigs!

This medication contains a more "complete" profile of thyroid hormones when compared to almost all synthetic thyroid medications out there. 

This has lead many people to tout NDT as the "best" thyroid medication. 

In this article, we are going to explore this claim while also discussing the pros and cons of this medication. 

You'll learn who should use this medication, who should avoid it and the pitfalls of using it

Let's dive in: 

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Armour thyroid vs synthroid: Conversion, dosage and weight loss

Armour Thyroid vs Synthroid: Conversion, Dosage & Weight Loss

Whether you realize it or not thyroid patients have options when it comes to thyroid medications.  If you are taking a medication and it isn’t working for you then you owe it to yourself to learn about ALL of the options available to you.  This post will take a deep dive into the difference between Armour Thyroid …

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Adding t3 to NDT for weight loss and energy

Thyroid Success Story: Adding T3 to NDT for Weight Loss + Energy

I get some form of this question all the time: What if I have hypothyroid symptoms but a low TSH? Can I still be hypothyroid? Or what if I am already on NDT but still feeling symptomatic? What then? The answer to this question is that, yes, you can still be hypothyroid with a “normal” TSH… And I’m going …

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The complete guide to using naturethroid

The Complete Guide to using Nature-Throid for Thyroid Patients

*Update 4/22/21: Nature-Throid is not currently available. Please see this post for more updated information* Is Nature-throid the missing link to helping you FINALLY feel better? The short answer: Maybe… Like most things in life, the answer is never straightforward! And that’s why I’ve created this guide.  I will show you which patients do best on Nature-throid when you should …

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reversing type II diabetes with hypothyroidism

How Ruth Reversed Her Diabetes with Hypothyroidism Using T3, NDT & Fasting

T3 helps to reverse insulin resistance and diabetes. After treating hundreds of patients I’ve found the two MOST common hormone imbalances in hypothyroid patients to be decreased T3 and insulin resistance. The sad part? Most Doctors miss the connection between insulin resistance and hypothyroidism, and it may be the PRIMARY reason you are unable to lose weight.  This case …

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