Natural Thyroid Treatments: Are You In The 20%

Approximately 20% of thyroid patients have difficulty converting T4 thyroid hormone to the usable T3 thyroid hormone.  For years, synthetic thyroid medications have been the preferred form of treatment in the form of T3 or T4. According to this article by Daniel Clark, he is stating that thyroid doctors and patients have just started to…

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TSH: Can Your Levels Be Too High

TSH is considered the Gold Standard when it comes to thyroid testing. The main purpose of TSH is to stimulate the thyroid gland into producing the hormones T3 and T4. The thyroid is important because the T3 and T4 hormones it makes play a significant role in the function of almost every part of the…

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The Most Important Lab Tests for Thyroid Disease

The most important lab tests for thyroid disease are wide ranging and cover several functions in your body. For many who are dealing with thyroid disease, the only thyroid test done by your doctor is a TSH , which measures the thyroid hormone in your blood. However, that tells a doctor very little about your…

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Do You Have Low TSH While Taking Thyroid Meds

Do you have low TSH while you are taking a thyroid medication? So, does that mean you are taking too much thyroid hormone? Most providers would have you believe that a low TSH in the presence of taking thyroid medication is ?a sign of hyperthyroidism. This would indicate that you need to LOWER your dose…

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Are You a Victim of Old School Thyroid Testing

Old school thyroid testing is creating an epidemic of tired, overweight folks who don’t know they’re hypothyroid because of this improper testing. In this article by Suzy Cohen of Thyroid Nation, she explains why just testing a person’s TSH only gives a doctor a piece of the puzzle. TSH is incapable of telling you or…

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Thyroid Medications

Thyroid Medications are in the news this week. Here’s the question: is one medication better than another? I guess that depends on who you ask.  Here’s one doctor’s view of Armour Thyroid: Just like there are short people and tall people and  plump people and thin people, there are differences between pigs. Every pig’s thyroid isn’t…

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Thyroid Function- Developmental Disorders

Thyroid function plays a major role in your health but also has a huge impact on developmental disorders in our children.  One doctor, Dr. Raphael Kellman, believes that thyroid disease like hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism –whose main cause he believes is due to endocrine disruptors and frequently it eludes routine blood testing. Dr. Raphael Kellman, MD, and founder of…

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Blood Tests

Blood Tests. We all hate the thought of getting them done, but really, is it all that difficult? We know it’s not, so why do most of us put it off? Is it fear of the unknown? Are you afraid of what will be found? Do you want a diagnosis confirmed or is it just…

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A normal part of visiting the doctor includes having blood tests done, but do you know there are 13 test results that you need to understand when visiting your health care provider. by Holtorf Medical Group You may be able to recite your latest cholesterol test numbers off the top of your head, but what…

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Most of us know someone who has been diagnosed with thyroid disease. Since Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is the most common of the thyroid diseases, the Austin Diagnostic Clinic has published the basic information you need to know about the disease. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (also called autoimmune or chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis) is the most common thyroid disease in the United States. It…

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