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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 …

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Vitamin B12 deficiency in hypothyroid patients

Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Hypothyroid Patients: Symptoms + Treatment

Whenever I think about things that thyroid patients can do to potentially improve their health, supplementing with vitamin B12 immediately comes to mind.  Why? Because there are not very many easy “wins” for thyroid patients.  Many of the therapies required to improve your overall thyroid status may require a prescription from your doctor.  And, as …

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Underactive Thyroid Supplements Do They Actually Work

Underactive Thyroid Supplements: Do They Actually Work?

Is it possible that using certain supplements can help improve the function of your thyroid? Is it possible to enhance thyroid function and combine these supplements with your current thyroid medication? Is it safe? This article is designed to help you understand whether or not you should use thyroid supplements, how they work (or if …

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the connection between vitamin D and thyroid function

The Connection Between Vitamin D And Thyroid Function

Estimates have placed as many as 50% of the world as deficient in Vitamin D.  When you combine this with the fact that Vitamin D deficiency may put you at risk for certain thyroid diseases, it gets very important to have a basic understanding of this vitamin hormone.  In this article, I am going to …

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The complete guide to using Selenium to naturally enhance your thyroid

The Complete Guide to Using Selenium to Naturally Enhance Thyroid Health

Supplementing with selenium may provide a way to enhance your thyroid function in a natural way.  Whether you’ve heard of selenium before (or this is your first time), you’ll find all the information you need to get started with this micronutrient.  Today you’ll learn: Whether or not you should use selenium How to use it …

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Early warnings signs of iodine deficiency

Early Signs of Iodine Deficiency & How it Affects Your Thyroid

Fatigue, minor weight gain, depression, and brain fog may all be early warning signs of iodine deficiency.  Iodine is an important trace mineral that is required for thyroid function in your body.  Deficiency, due to a variety of reasons, is more common due primarily to soil depletion and the standard American diet (1). Learn more …

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Benefits of Chromium Picolinate for Weight Loss, Diabetes & More

Benefits of Chromium Picolinate for Weight Loss, Diabetes & More

This post will help you understand the amazing and potential benefits of using Chromium picolinate for weight loss, depression, appetite regulation, and for treating insulin resistance, and also how to use it safely and effectively. Chromium is an essential mineral that helps regulate the metabolism of very important macromolecules in your body.  Chromium deficiency may …

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5 Tips to find the best multivitamin for both men and women

5 Tips to Find The Best Multivitamin For Men and Women

Multivitamins are supposed to have all of the necessary nutrients that your body needs to function optimally all in one (or a few) capsules.  They sound great in theory, but are they really as good as they sound? It depends! There are absolutely some people who should consider using a multivitamin each day, but in …

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How and why you should use biotin for hair growth (1)

How & Why You Should use Biotin for Hair Growth

Biotin is a special nutrient that may help curb hair loss.  The catch? It must be used appropriately, in the right people, at the right dose, and for the right length of time.  Clinical studies have shown that daily use of biotin does indeed improve hair strength probably through its powerful effects on the protein …

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