Thyroid Testing

TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is the gold standard for the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disease in mainstream medicine. Unfortunately this one test fails to give a full picture of thyroid health. Thyroid testing should include Free T3, Free T3, Reverse T3, and thyroid antibodies for both Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and Graves Disease. Ideally thyroid testing should also include adrenals, sex hormones, blood sugar, food sensitivities, heavy metal toxicities, infections (bacteria, virus and parasite), and nutrient deficiencies including D3, B12, magnesium, zinc, iron, iodine and selenium.

Thyroflex Test: When you are being treated for hypothyroidism but still feel awful

Thyroflex Test: When you are being treated for hypothyroidism but still feel awful

When I was a little girl, I would squeal with delight as I ran through the park picking up every dandelion I could find and making a wish. The other day I saw a dandelion and had a flash of myself as a child. I smiled as I blew and made a wish. This time my wish was that every hypothyroid person following Hypothyroid Mom finds wellness. I don’t mean just feeling “alright”. I mean feeling INCREDIBLE. There is hope to feel incredible with hypothyroidism. I know because hope happened to me.

My very own thyroid doctor, Dr. Hugh Melnick, is offering an incredibly generous prize to celebrate Hypothyroid Mom’s fifth anniversary. I’m feeling fantastic today thanks to him and now 5 giveaway winners (one winner for each of Hypothyroid Mom’s 5 years!) will receive a free consultation with him (worth $350 each) that will change their lives. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this article. Dr. Melnick’s office is located in New York City. If you live nearby, you will have the chance to win a free in-person thyroid consultation in his Upper East Side office including the Thyroflex thyroid test. If you don’t live near New York City (let me just say that it would be well worth a trip to New York City to see Hugh for an in-person consultation with the Thyroflex test), still enter the giveaway because Dr. Melnick has helped so many thyroid patients around the world via phone or Skype consultations as well.

Hugh has hypothyroidism. Yes, men get hypothyroidism too. He knows what it’s like to be hypothyroid because he lives it himself. [Read more…]

Don’t forget to check your neck

Don't forget to check your neck

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. Have you checked your neck?
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What?! Parasites can play a role in hypothyroidism

What?! Parasites can play a role in hypothyroidism

Do you know what could be eating you? Yeah parasites!

I know. I know. So gross. When my doctor first mentioned that parasites might be playing a role in my hypothyroidism. I said HELL NO.

Seriously though turns out these human-feasting organisms could be living in your body. I didn’t enjoy doing the stool testing, but I’m so happy that I did it. Turned out I didn’t have parasites, but I wasn’t off the hook. I have an overgrowth of Candida, fungus invading my gut. If I hadn’t done this stool test I would have never known. I will be writing more about Candida soon but, in the meantime, parasites have been found in the stool of hypothyroid patients and destroying them makes all the difference. [Read more…]

Perfect Holiday Gifts for a Hypothyroid Mom (you’ll want to keep for yourself)

Perfect Holiday Gifts for a Hypothyroid Mom (you'll want to keep for yourself)

I’m that person who spends 10 hours searching for what to buy for each person on my holiday gift list. I love buying the perfect gift that makes that special person smile knowing that I picked it just for them. There are so many incredible gifts that I’ve found that are perfect for a Hypothyroid Mom. I’ve actually kept a few for myself. [Read more…]

5 Non-Thyroid Lab Tests for Hypothyroidism

5 Non-Thyroid Lab Tests for Hypothyroidism

Without proper lab testing, doctors and patients are trying to heal hypothyroidism lacking the information that could make all the difference. Often times doctors do NOT run full thyroid testing, let alone the non-thyroid lab tests mentioned in this article that could change a patient’s life.

If you find your doctor unwilling to run these tests, one option is to order YOUR OWN lab tests without your doctor. Do you know that’s possible?! A trusted online place where you can order lab testing yourself is True Health Labs. They have comprehensive thyroid assessments that include TSH, Free T4, Free T3, Reverse T3, Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies, Thyroglobulin Antibodies, and more. The advantage of True Health Labs is that they offer one-on-one results review with one of their Functional Medicine doctors so that you understand your lab test results and next steps. Use coupon code Limited_5 for 5% off your order for Hypothyroid Mom fans.
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