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Thyroid Therapies You can use (at Home) Without a Doctor

Thyroid Therapies You can use (at Home) Without a Doctor

One of the most frustrating aspects of having a thyroid problem is getting on the right treatment/therapy.  For most people, this includes changing up the medication they are taking to include some combination of T4 + T3 medication.  If you aren’t familiar with this idea and why it is so superior to taking just Synthroid/levo alone I …

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RAI Exposure Increases Cancer Risk in Other Organs/Tissues

RAI Exposure Increases Cancer Risk in Other Organs/Tissues

There are about 4.5 million people in the United States (and more in the world) with hyperthyroidism.  *This number is calculated by taking the population of the US and multiplying it by the prevalence of hyperthyroidism which is 1.2%.  A large majority of these people have undergone RAI to treat their hyperthyroidism.  A new study (1) suggests that …

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is hypothyroidism a chronic disease?

Why Treating Hypothyroidism as a Chronic Disease Is Incorrect

There’s no question that hypothyroidism is a complex disease but does it deserve the designation of chronic disease? A chronic disease implies that you may never be able to 100% treat or manage your condition.  And I’m here to tell you that hypothyroidism should NOT be evaluated in this way.  Why is this important? Because how you look at …

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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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can you stop taking your thyroid medication once you start_ (1)

Can you Stop Taking Thyroid Medication Once You Start?

Thyroid medication (Synthroid) is one of the most commonly prescribed medications in the United States.  But do all of those people who take Synthroid (or any other type of thyroid medication) have to do it forever? Not necessarily, and that’s something I want to explore in this article.  Article highlights:People start taking thyroid medication because of blood tests, …

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Are Thyroid Glandular Supplements Safe?

Should you Take Thyroid Glandular Support Supplements?

Thyroid glandulars may be the most potent over-the-counter ingredients that thyroid patients can take.  But does that mean you should take them? The answer, as usual, is that it depends.  There are huge benefits that you may be able to realize while using thyroid glandulars but only if you are using the right type and from the right …

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Why is there so much controversy surrounding thyroid treatment

The Thyroid Controversy: Where Doctors Go Wrong

This is lesson #2 in my thyroid beginner series which is primarily designed for those who are building a foundation of knowledge in thyroid dysfunction or for those who have recently been diagnosed. 

Today we will be discussing why there is so much controversy surrounding thyroid treatment and why it can be difficult to get your doctor "on board". 

Watch the video above for more info or read the text below if you prefer as well!

Please leave your questions in the comment section below so I can go over them in the next video!

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