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Hypothyroidism and Depression – Is There a Connection?

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​Is there a connection between hypothyroidism and depression?

Will taking thyroid medication reduce or even eliminate depression symptoms?

Do you still have depression even though you are on thyroid medication?

In this article, I will discuss the connection between hypothyroidism and depression, how thyroid medications can often help both conditions, and other causes of depression that you should consider...

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How to Increase T3 Levels Without Medication

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​If you have a thyroid issue and want to feel ​better, then ​increasing your T3 level to the optimal range is the single most important thing that you can do.

Why?

Because T3 is the active thyroid hormone.

Most people have lower than optimal free T3 levels even if they are taking thyroid hormone medication.

So how do you ​increase your T3 level?  That is the ​critical question.  

I will try to give you all of the tools you need in this article to start ​increasing your T3 level and get you feeling your best.  Some are simple and straightforward while others are more difficult.

​Here we go...

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Why is My T4 Low (and What Can I Do About It)?

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Do your lab tests show that your T4 level is low?

​​What ​does that mean exactly?

Do you also have symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, constipation, and depression?

If you answered yes, you most likely have ​hypothyroidism which usually causes a low T4 level.

In this article, I will discuss the T4 lab test, what it means when it is low, symptoms that may be associated with a low T4 level, and I will also give some treatment tips that will help raise it to​ an optimal level.

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The 9 Best Osteoporosis Natural Treatments

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​Osteoporosis is a serious medical condition that is unfortunately getting more common.  

There are ​several medications available for the treatment of osteoporosis, but they have some potentially very serious side effects.

So what are some non-prescription t​hings that you can do to strengthen your bones to treat or prevent any bone loss that you may be having?

In this article I will discuss the 9 best natural treatments for osteoporosis and discuss the research behind each one of them.

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Is a TSH Enough to Test Your Thyroid?

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​Most medical providers have been trained to only check the TSH when monitoring thyroid function.

​But is th​e TSH enough to ​test your thyroid?  Is it enough to monitor whether you are on the right dose or right type of thyroid medication?

The answer is a definite "no" and I will explain why in this article...

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Is a Low TSH Level Dangerous?

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​Is it dangerous to have a suppressed TSH level lower than the "normal" range?

Does a low TSH increase the risk for osteoporosis or heart problems?

Are there situations when having a suppressed TSH is not only safe but helpful?

Are there things that can be done to avoid the potential negative side effects of a low TSH?

I will try to answer these questions and others in this article...

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The Best Natural Treatments for Weight Loss

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​A visit to a health food store can be overwhelming when you are looking for something to help you lose weight.

How do you know what works and what doesn't?  What is safe and what is potentially dangerous?

In this article, I will discuss some of the most popular weight loss supplements and show what can be effective and what probably isn't.

I will also discuss some nutrient supplements that can be beneficial for weight loss and even some ​food options that can help you drop some weight.

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Prescription Medications for Weight Loss

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​​​​People are always looking for new and effective ways to lose weight.

Weight loss​​ ​has become a multi-billion dollar industry​.  This includes diets, exercise equipment, supplements, and even prescription medications.

How do you know ​which medications work and wh​ich don't?  Which are safe for you and which should you avoid?

In this article, I will discuss the most commonly prescribed medications available for weight loss.  I will discuss how they work, any potential side effects, and how effective ​they can be.

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How to Use Liothyronine (T3) in Hypothyroidism

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​Liothyronine (T3) is ​the most potent thyroid hormone that you can take.

It is rarely prescribed by most doctors, which is unfortunate, because it can significantly improve your hypothyroid symptoms and overall quality of life.

The symptom improvements can include ​improved energy, weight loss, and even a reduction in depression.

​Learn who could benefit from using liothyronine, how to use it safely, and lots more in this article...

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Why Am I So Tired All the Time?

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​Why am I so tired all the time?  I am asked that question multiple times EVERY DAY.  

​​Our society is exhausted, and it's only getting worse.

​Do you ever wake up refreshed, make it through the day ​easily, then still have energy in the evening for home activities and family time?

​If you do, consider yourself fortunate.  Most of us don't​.  Not by a long shot.

In this article, I will discuss the most common ​reasons why you may be tired and give you some pointers on how to regain some energy and quality of life.

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