Category Archives: Thyroid

Low T3 Syndrome- Why Doctors Don’t Test For This

​The situation with thyroid testing and treatment is very clouded, because medical schools still provide less than adequate training regarding low T3 and Thyroid Hormone Testing. Heres what you need to know…….The Thyroid makes T4, T3 and something called Reverse T3. ​​T4 needs to be converted into T3, because it is T3 that the cells of the body will use. ​​Because […]

Two Antibody Tests Needed For Hashimotos

In general, your doctor may test for Hashimoto’s disease if you’re feeling increasingly tired or sluggish, have dry skin, constipation and brain fog, or have had previous thyroid problems that have not responded to thyroid replacement. Having a  goiter or Thyroid nodule is also a good reason to be tested for antibodies against your Thyroid.Diagnosis […]

Low T3 Symptoms and Causes

“Normal” Thyroid Labs With Symptoms Hypothyroidism – Low T3 Syndrome A very common problem that we see in our office everyday is Low T3 due to Thyroid Underconversion. It is now widely accepted that there are 6 major patterns of thyroid dysfunction and only 1 of these patterns responds well to thyroid replacement. For the […]

Thyroid, Blood Sugar, and Metabolic Syndrome

Over 50-million Americans are affected by a thyroid disorder; 50-million Americans are also affected by metabolic syndrome (MetS); finally, insulin resistance, one element of metabolic syndrome, affects 105-million Americans. Healthy thyroid function depends on keeping your blood sugar at a normal, healthy level, and keeping your blood sugar at a normal level correlates directly to […]

Depression and Anxiety- Is It Your Thyroid?

Research has found a link between hypothyroidism and depression. For instance, there’s some evidence that people with depression tend to have higher rates of hypothyroidism than the general population (such as this study). A 2004 study found that 38 percent of older patients with hypothyroidism also reported symptoms of depression. Unfortunately, hypothyroidism often goes undiagnosed. […]

Tests to Understand Depression and Anxiety in Thyroid Disease-Organic Acid Testing

Using The Organic Acid Test To Understand Some of The Potential Mechanisms behind Depression, Brain Fog and Anxiety in people who suffer with Thyroid disease. Everyday in practice I have the opportunity to work with patients who are affected by depression and anxiety and it is a rare circumstance that I don’t find subclinical thyroid disorder […]

The Complications of Hypothyroidism

You may have heard of hypothyroidism before but never understood what it actually means. Hypothyroidism is caused by the thyroid gland’s inability to make a sufficient amount of thyroxine, which is a hormone that helps maintain the body’s functions (metabolism) to work at the correct pace. Symptoms of hypothyroidism typically include fatigue, weight gain, achiness, […]

Should You Avoid Gluten If You Have Hashimotos Thyroid

With the recent headlines by health journals everywhere, you might be fooled into thinking that gluten sensitivity doesn’t exist. Don’t believe them! Over the last 10 years of working with patients who have Non Celiac gluten Sensitivity. These stories, calling gluten free diets ‘the new fad’, are taking their information from a recent study that […]

The Link Between Hypoglycemia, Low Cortisol and Adrenal Function

What does hypoglycemia, low cortisol and adrenal function have in common? Low blood sugar, also known as hypoglycemia, can be a dangerous condition for many people. Both stress and adrenal fatigue syndrome can contribute to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Adrenal hormones like epinephrine, nor-epinephrine, DHEA and Cortisol play a vital role in blood sugar regulation and should be […]