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thyroid time wasters

Thyroid Time Wasters (Things you should NOT be doing)

Are these things wasting your time? Did you know that many thyroid patients end up wasting their time on things that don’t matter and won’t help them feel better? The goal of every thyroid patient is to obviously try to get back to feeling 100%.  And you know, if you have thyroid disease, that this can be a …

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why you don't want an endocrinologist for your thyroid

You Don’t Want an Endocrinologist To Treat Your Thyroid (5 Reasons)

A Specialist is not as Special as you Think Tell me if this sounds familiar: You’ve been diagnosed with low thyroid or hypothyroidism by your current doctor because you started to experience fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, and maybe even some depression or anxiety.  Your doctor put you on a medication like levothyroxine or Synthroid …

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6 habits that damage your thyroid

6 Habits that Damage your Thyroid (Avoid These!)

Your Thyroid is Very SensitiveNot only is thyroid disease incredibly common (levothyroxine is the #1 or #2 most prescribed medication in the United States!) it’s also commonly ignored and/or undertreated.  What do I mean? Most doctors look at treating thyroid disease like a simple equation: Give patient Synthroid/levothyroxine + Check TSH = thyroid is good to go.  If only …

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hashimoto's blood tests

Hashimoto’s Blood Tests (Which Test You NEED & What they mean)

Testing for Hashimoto’s (Because your doctor won’t!)Hashimoto’s is the #1 cause of hypothyroidism in the United States.  This means that there is a HUGE chance that you have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis if you have low thyroid function in any degree.  And, believe it or not, despite the fact that Hashimoto’s is so common does not mean that it …

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one big reason you aren't feeling better

Why You Aren’t Feeling Better (One BIG Reason)

Why your Supplements and Medications Aren’t WorkingI’ve noticed recently that one of the main reasons that patients simply don’t feel better is because they don’t have a solid understanding of what the healing process looks like.  Part of this healing process includes a number of ups and down which can almost seem negative unless you are …

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nutrient deficiencies that thyroid patients face

6 Nutrient Deficiencies that Thyroid Patients Face

Nutrients can and do impact your thyroid!As a thyroid patient, you should be aware that certain nutrient deficiencies can and do impact your thyroid.  What does this mean for you? It means that these nutrient deficiencies are a way that YOU can both naturally treat AND improve your thyroid.  And this is great news for any thyroid patient …

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thyroid testing

Thyroid Testing: How to get 100% Accurate Thyroid Test Results

100% Accurate Thyroid Lab Tests – Why it MattersIt should come as no surprise to you that you would want your thyroid lab tests to be as accurate as possible when it comes to evaluating your thyroid, right? I don’t think anyone would argue on that particular point.  But what is interesting is that most doctors don’t …

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thyroid nodule treatment (2)

Thyroid Nodule Treatment (Natural + Medical Options)

Is it possible to Naturally Treat Thyroid Nodules? Do you have thyroid nodules? If so, you have probably wondered, at least at some point, how to treat or reduce the size of those nodules. And that’s exactly what we are going to be talking about today. Natural treatments for thyroid nodules and just thyroid nodule treatment in general. In this …

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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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thyroidectomy - 5 things every patient without a thyroid should know

What to Expect After Thyroidectomy: 5 Things You Should Know

Thyroid removed? Now What? Have you recently had your thyroid removed? Are you suffering from symptoms AFTER having had your thyroid removed? Maybe you are gaining weight or losing your hair? If so, then this is the article for you! In this article, we will take a deep dive into 5 things that I think every patient who has had …

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