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.

5 Tips for Dealing with Hypothyroidism

5 Tips for Dealing with Hypothyroidism

Integrative Medicine Physician Dr. Sushma Hirani is a two-time winner of the Compassionate Doctor Recognition and Patients Choice Award. She shares her top tips for hypothyroidism.
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10 Nutrient Deficiencies Every Thyroid Patient Should Have Checked

10 Nutrient Deficiencies Every Thyroid Patient Should Have Checked

Nutrient deficiency is a part of the thyroid puzzle that has been particularly fascinating to me. There are certain nutrients essential for thyroid health yet often times doctors are not checking to see if they are a root cause of a person’s thyroid issues. Of the ten nutrients Dr. Osborne mentions in this guest article, I have personally had deficiencies in of them. How about you, could nutrient deficiencies be a part of your thyroid problem?
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Cortisol and Thyroid Hormones

Cortisol and Thyroid Hormones

Have you had saliva cortisol testing done? I have and it was one of the most important pieces to my thyroid puzzle. Turned out my cortisol was low throughout the day.
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Hashimoto’s Disease: The Infection Connection

Hashimoto's disease: The infection connection

Have you been tested for common infections associated with Hashimoto’s disease? Dr. Nikolas Hedberg has discovered that chronic infections are the most common underlying cause of Hashimoto’s disease.

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Autoimmune Patients, Have You Heard of Th1 and Th2 Dominance?

Autoimmune Patients, Have You Heard of Th1 and Th2 Dominance?

I remember the day I was reading the book Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests Are Normal by Dr. Datis Kharrazian and came across the section on the importance of Th1 and Th2 dominance in Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. I had never heard of this concept before and found it intriguing. I recently came across Mickey Trescott’s explanation of Th1 and Th2 dominance and felt it important to share with all of you.

This post was originally created for www.ThePaleoMom.com in two parts What is the Role of Th1 and Th2 in Autoimmune Disease? and How do You Balance Th1 and T2 in Autoimmune Disease  and re-posted together as one article here at Hypothyroid Mom with permission. Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D. (a.k.a. The Paleo Mom) is author of a fabulous book called The Paleo Approach – Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your Body.
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