What Are Thyroid Antibodies?

What Are Thyroid Antibodies? Unless you’ve been in a biology or immunology class recently, you may not be familiar with antibodies. Antibodies are a normal part of our immune system. Your body makes them in order to “tag” or “mark” foreign bacteria or viruses that are harmful. Once tagged, your immune system can recognize these foreign invaders and […]

How To Exercise For Your Thyroid

Is your current exercise routine sabotaging your thyroid health? If you have a thyroid condition, you may be experiencing one or more of the following when it comes to exercise: You’re exhausted and can’t imagine attempting exercise or even making it to the gym You’re making exercise a regular habit but you find that it […]

Three reasons you still have symptoms on Synthroid

Synthroid (also know as levothyroxine) is a synthetic form of T4 and the most common medication prescribed for hypothyroidism. Unfortunately, many people continue to experience chronic and debilitating symptoms of hypothyroidism on Synthroid, including: – fatigue – weight gain – brain fog – hair loss – low mood – and more… There are three BIG […]

Desiccated Thyroid: An Update

Updated March 2019 Recently I’ve been getting a ton of questions about desiccated thyroid from my thyroid patients and as Naturopathic Doctors have recently gained access to the prescribing of this medication, it’s a great time to do some Q&A. So, here are the top 5 things you need to know about Natural Desiccated Thyroid […]

The Thyroid Tests You Need (and what they mean!)

Last week I had a patient come in with a story that I hear way too often. She had recently been to her family doc for a number of concerns including fatigue, weight gain, and constipation. She has a history of hypothyroidism and so had some blood work done to test her hormone levels. However, […]

Hypothyroid affects fertility

Our fertility patients often arrive at our office already knowing that there is a link to hypothyroid and infertility. The frustration usually comes from having some thyroid tests done, typically TSH and maybe T4, and it coming back within normal range and then doctors investigating any further and don’t consider treatment necessary. Here is a […]