Chances are you have heard about the Keto Diet a lot from friends, coworkers, or family members. It is also all over the news and social media.
The popularity of the Keto Diet has soared over the past few years via marketing campaigns and word-of-mouth.
So what is the Keto Diet? Is it safe? Does it work? What foods do you eat and what do you avoid? What are the keto diet pros and cons? What does the research show about it? When should you consider using it?
I will answer these questions and many more in this article...
SHBG is short for Sex Hormone Binding Globulin.
This test is rarely ordered, which is unfortunate because it can give you a lot of information about the hormones in your body.
High levels can lead to symptoms of excess estrogen, excess thyroid, and low testosterone.
Low levels can lead to symptoms of low thyroid, low estrogen, and excess testosterone.
In this article, I will discuss how to interpret your SHBG test results, and list some common causes of elevated levels and low levels.
I will show how SHBG can be used to monitor your thyroid function if you are on thyroid medication.
I will also discuss some things that you can do to help you get your SHBG level back into the optimal range whether it is high or low...
Ferritin is an indicator of how much iron is stored in your body.
Low ferritin levels can cause symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, hair loss, and difficulty exercising.
In this article, I will discuss ferritin, signs and symptoms of low ferritin, the common reasons that cause low levels, how to test for it, and the benefits of getting if back into the optimal range.
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Have you been told you that your cholesterol level is too high?
Has your doctor even recommended a prescription medication to lower it?
Is a high cholesterol level dangerous? Is there anything that you can do to help?
In this article, I will discuss how you can lower your cholesterol level naturally WITHOUT medication.
The discussion will include which foods you should avoid, which foods you should eat, supplements that help, and other lifestyle changes that can help get your cholesterol level back into the optimal range.
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1 in 4 Americans over the age of 40 are taking a statin drug such as atorvastatin, rosuvastatin, simvastatin, and pravastatin. That equates to over 40 million people in the US alone!
We know that statins lower cholesterol levels which reduces the risk of heart disease, myocardial infarction, and stroke.
But is it really that simple? What does the data really show? Should so many of us be taking these medications?
In this article I will discuss this class of drugs and why they are recommended. I will also discuss the many potential side effects that statins can cause, most of which you may not have even heard about.
I will also give my recommendations on who should consider taking statins and who should not.
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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...
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.
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...
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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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 things 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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Most medical providers have been trained to only check the TSH when monitoring thyroid function.
But is the 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...