6 habits that damage your thyroid

6 Habits that Damage your Thyroid (That you don’t realize you’re doing)

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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sustained release T3: should you use this thyroid medication_

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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thyroidectomy supplements - supporting your thyroid when you don't have one

Thyroidectomy Supplements: Support Your Thyroid When you Don’t Have One

Do Supplements Help if you Don’t Have a Thyroid? If I had a nickel for every time someone without a thyroid asked me if they should use thyroid supplements… I would have a lot of nickels (I mean a lot!).  Because this topic seems to be so confusing (and believe me, I understand why) I am going …

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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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Synthroid isn't working

Synthroid: 5 Reasons it isn’t working for you

Synthroid Can Work (But not always)Look.  Many people are quick to jump on the bandwagon and make statements like Synthroid or levothyroxine simply don’t work.  But is that actually true? Not entirely. In fact, Synthroid CAN work for a lot of people.  But it is true that there are other options which may be BETTER for many of you …

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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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thyroid medication dosage chart

Thyroid Medication Dosage & Conversion Chart (For All Thyroid Medications)

Are you taking one type of thyroid medication but considering switching to another? If so, then this is the article for you.  The truth is that while many thyroid medications contain similar ingredients the switching process is not as straightforward as you might think.  We are going to talk about switching from T4 only medications (levothyroxine & Synthroid) …

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Thyroid deiodinase: How D1, D2 and D3 impact thyroid function

Thyroid Deiodinase: How D1, D2 & D3 Enzymes Impact Thyroid Function

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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T3 basics the test, the medication, the hormone

(Thyroid Beginner Series #4) T3 Basics: The Test, The Medication, The Hormone

This is lesson #4 in my thyroid beginner series and today it's all about the hormone T3.

The last lesson we discussed the value of T4, how it is produced, what it does and how it influences your body. 

We're going to do the same thing in this lesson but discuss the other (more active) thyroid hormone: 

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