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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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3 causes of cytomel related hair loss

3 Causes of Cytomel Related Hair Loss & What to Do About Them

If you are new to Cytomel, or if you’ve been using it for a long time, this information should be helpful!  While Cytomel is probably one of my favorite medications used to treat hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s, it doesn’t come without risks and potential side effects.  Among these side effects includes the potential for hair loss.  Don’t let this …

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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 few are more important.  Unfortunately, most thyroid patients aren’t even aware that it exists and even fewer have had it tested!  This creates a big problem when trying to understand how well your body is utilizing T3 and how well you are converting T4 into T3.  Today, I …

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6 problems with natural desiccated thyroid hormone

6 Problems with Natural Desiccated Thyroid Hormone

Are you currently taking thyroid medication but not quite feeling like yourself? Perhaps you’ve heard about the thyroid medication NDT (natural desiccated thyroid) and you’re wondering if this medication can solve your problems.  Before you jump into using this medication let’s take an honest and in-depth look at the pros and cons.  This article will walk you through …

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how long does it take thyroid medication to work

How Long Does it Take Thyroid Medication to Work?

Have you recently started taking thyroid medication? Are you still waiting for it to kick in? If so, then this is the article for you.  The short answer to your question is that it takes around 6 weeks for thyroid medication to kick in and for you to start feeling better.  The long answer is that it can be …

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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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Thyroid Deiodinase: How D1, D2 & D3 Enzymes Alter Your Thyroid

Thyroid deiodinase enzymes serve to manage thyroid hormone at every level of metabolism.  Even more important is the fact that these enzymes can become dysregulated by everyday common medical conditions.  Understanding the importance of these enzymes is critical to understanding how to further treatment, especially if you are taking thyroid medication such as levothyroxine or Synthroid.  This post …

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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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