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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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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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the connection between low T3 and chronic fatigue syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Low T3 (The Connection)

When Traditional Thyroid Testing and Treatment FailsDid you know that some people who have chronic fatigue syndrome have some very interesting thyroid lab tests? These lab tests may shed light on what is happening to cause chronic fatigue syndrome, at least in some individuals.  Why is this important? Because the thyroid lab findings in these patients are NOT …

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mold exposure and thyroid problems

Mold Exposure Causes Low T3 but can be Treated with T3 Medication

Is Mold Causing Your Thyroid Problems?It really shouldn’t surprise you to hear that mold exposure is harmful to your health.  We now have numerous studies which link exposure to the toxins from mold to MANY medical conditions include:Chronic fatigue syndromeInfection sensitivityRespiratory infectionsImmune dysfunctionFungal sinusitisAsthmaNeuropathyAnd now we can add thyroid dysfunction to that list.  A recent study from​​ …

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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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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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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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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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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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