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The important role of Reverse T3, and when it goes wrong

During the process of converting the inactive T4 hormones to the active T3 hormones, the body converts some of this T4 into another hormone called Reverse T3. Reverse T3 (shortened to rT3) plays an important role.  It acts like a balancer – to make sure that there is not too much T4 going around in […]

Newly Diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis – The Ultimate Guide to What You Need To Know

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition where the immune system attacks the thyroid gland.  Over time, this leads to an underactive thyroid.  While this is an autoimmune condition and there is no cure (yet), there is a lot you can do to calm your immune system and even put this autoimmune condition into remission.   This […]

The 6 Thyroid Blood Tests (plus one you probably haven’t done)

When you experience symptoms, such as extreme fatigue, weight gain, low or no libido, and dry skin, and you go to see your doctor, your doctor will likely suspect your thyroid gland to be at the center of the symptoms.   Your doctor will order blood tests to determine if the thyroid gland is not working […]