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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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5 Delicious Thyroid Friendly Whole Food Smoothie Recipes (Green + Dessert & More)

5 Delicious Thyroid Friendly Whole Food Smoothie Recipes (Green + Dessert & More)

I’m a huge fan of smoothie recipes for thyroid patients, even if weight loss is your goal.  If you’ve been staying away from smoothie recipes, or if you just want to learn more about how they might help, then check out these 5 whole food smoothie recipes which contain additional helpful ingredients such as probiotics and …

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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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Why the TSH isn't the Best Test for Evaluating Your Thyroid

Reasons Why TSH Testing Fails as a Thyroid Lab Test

If you’ve been on my website before, or if you’ve read my blog, then you know that one of my major goals is to try and change how doctors think about treating thyroid-related issues.  My personal belief is that patients do not benefit from the archaic treatment paradigm which focuses solely on the TSH.  Today I want …

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Is the Ketogenic Diet Safe if you have Thyroid Problems?

Thinking about the keto diet with a thyroid problem?  You may want to think twice.  While there are some benefits to using the ketogenic diet for weight loss, it may come with some unwanted baggage for your thyroid.  In this article, we will explore why the ketogenic diet may potentially be harmful to your thyroid, when it makes …

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Tirosint-Sol: a new thyroid medication

Tirosint-Sol: Is it Really Better Than Other Thyroid Medications?

Tirosint-Sol is a newer thyroid medication that was recently released in the United States to treat hypothyroidism.  And it is now the ‘cleanest’ thyroid medication on the market today! There are a great many benefits to this medication (1) that I want to explore with you in this article.  I fear that the benefits of this …

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does taking thyroid medication cause high blood pressure

Does Taking Thyroid Medication Cause High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)?

Thyroid hormone absolutely does impact both your blood pressure and heart rate.  But what are you supposed to do if you feel good on your thyroid medication but you still have high blood pressure? How can you manage high blood pressure on medications like Cytomel, liothyronine, or Armour thyroid (which are actually amazing for thyroid …

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Low TSH Symptoms: 5 Important Causes + Your Next Steps

Have you been told that you have a low TSH? Are you experiencing symptoms such as It may surprise you to know that a low TSH can be associated with multiple conditions all of which present in different ways.  This article will go into detail on how to interpret your TSH, how to determine the cause, the symptoms …

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Thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin guide

Thyroid Stimulating Immunoglobulin (TSI): What High Levels Mean

What does thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin mean? Do your results correlate with the severity of your hyperthyroidism? Is there a way to lower your antibody levels? You probably already know that the presence of these antibodies may be an early warning sign that your body is suffering from an autoimmune disease, but what are you supposed to do about …

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Subacute Thyroiditis Guide: Recovery Time, Treatment, Diagnosis & More

Subacute thyroiditis is not the most common cause of thyroid related-issues, but it’s still important nonetheless.  This condition may result in pain in your thyroid gland and can be confused with other disorders such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Graves’ disease.  Learn how to diagnose this condition, how long it takes to recovery and natural treatment options which …

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