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taking your thyroid medication sublingually - is it safe?

Taking your Thyroid Medication Sublingually: Is it Safe & 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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low TSH vs suppressed TSH on thyroid meds

Low TSH vs Suppressed TSH on Thyroid Medication – What you Must Know

Does your TSH Test actually give you helpful information about your thyroid function?As a thyroid patient, there is no doubt in my mind that you are already familiar with the thyroid lab test known as the TSH.  It would be weird if you didn’t.  Doctors primarily use the TSH test as a way to measure how well …

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Product & Supplement Updates: Reformulations, Updated Product Bundles & More

What’s New with My SupplementsWant to get the latest news with my supplements including which products I have in the pipeline and which products I am making changes to? If you are interested in You are in the right place because that’s exactly what we are going to talk about!  I tend to keep all of the information …

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weight gain after thyroid removal? Here's why

Why is Weight Loss so Difficult After Thyroid Removal?

Gain 20 Pounds After Thyroid Removal? I mean it, it’s a serious question.  Have you gained 20 pounds or more after your thyroid has been removed?  If so, you are not alone.  In fact, women, on average, gain around 20 pounds after they get their thyroid removed according to several studies (1) which looked into the matter.  The question is… Why does …

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how to treat hashimoto's thyroiditis without thyroid medication

Case Study: How to Treat Hashimoto’s WITHOUT Thyroid Medication

Treating Hashimoto’s without Thyroid MedicationIs it possible to treat Hashimoto’s thyroiditis through natural therapies and without thyroid medication? I’ve been saying that the answer is yes for a long time and this case study perfectly illustrates how this is possible.  Today we are going to walk through a case study of a Hashimoto’s patient, Jennifer, who was …

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how doctors fail thyroid patients

12,000 Patients Agree: Doctors Fail Thyroid Patients

Massive Results from an Online Thyroid SurveyIf you were asked to rate your satisfaction with your thyroid treatment on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best and 1 being the worst, where would you fall? Depending on how you answer, you may or may not be surprised at where roughly 12,000 thyroid …

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thyroid function and coronavirus infection risk

Thyroid and Coronavirus Infection Risk: What you Need to Know

Are Thyroid Patients at Higher Risk of Infection? There’s no doubt that by now you’ve been inundated with information regarding the coronavirus or COVID-19.  Today we aren’t going to focus on the things you’ve heard 1000x by now but instead, we are going to talk about the virus and its effects on thyroid patients specifically.  Does having thyroid …

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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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should you use levothyroxine injections?

Levothyroxine Injections: Should you use them?

The Case for Levothyroxine InjectionsThere’s no doubt that if you are a thyroid patient you’ve heard of levothyroxine.  Levothyroxine is the most standard and frequently prescribed medication to treat hypothyroidism​​ of all types (and your doctor’s favorite medication to use even though it isn’t the best).  Today we are going to be discussing levothyroxine but with a …

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