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Dr. Westin Childs Podcast: Thyroid | Weight Loss | Hormones

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The problem with optimal thyroid lab tests & what to use instead

9/19/2019
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Download my free thyroid resources here (including hypothyroid symptoms checklist, the complete list of thyroid lab tests + optimal ranges, foods you should avoid if you have thyroid disease, and more): https://www.restartmed.com/start-here/ There is a focus among thyroid patients on optimal thyroid lab tests. These lab tests are said to be a representation of what a "healthy" level should be. Unfortunately, I think more harm comes from focusing on these levels than good and I want to...

Duration:00:24:54

Thyroid Medication Conversion Chart (3 Charts + Which to Use)

9/10/2019
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Download my free thyroid resources here (including hypothyroid symptoms checklist, the complete list of thyroid lab tests + optimal ranges, foods you should avoid if you have thyroid disease, and more): https://www.restartmed.com/start-here/ There are 3 main thyroid conversion charts that you can use. These charts can be helpful when you are trying to switch from one type of thyroid medication to another. This could include switching from T4 only thyroid medication to other types of thyroid...

Duration:00:18:37

Why you Can't Stay on the Same Thyroid Medication Dose Forever

8/19/2019
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Download my free thyroid resources here (including hypothyroid symptoms checklist, the complete list of thyroid lab tests + optimal ranges, foods you should avoid if you have thyroid disease, and more): https://www.restartmed.com/start-here/ Many people are often confused by the fact that their thyroid medication dose is likely to change over time. I've had numerous questions of people who find a dose that works for them, possibly for years, only to find out that it is no longer working. Why...

Duration:00:17:06

Birth Control Side Effects You Should be Aware of (Cancer, Weight Gain & More)

8/6/2019
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Download my free thyroid resources here (including hypothyroid symptoms checklist, the complete list of thyroid lab tests + optimal ranges, foods you should avoid if you have thyroid disease, and more): https://www.restartmed.com/start-here/ Birth control pills can cause some serious side effects because of how they interact with your body. OCP pills (of all types) work by suppressing the normal production of both estrogen and progesterone. This can help to mask certain symptoms that may be...

Duration:00:19:13

10 Tips to Help you Find a Competent Thyroid Doctor

8/2/2019
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Download my free thyroid resources here (including hypothyroid symptoms checklist, the complete list of thyroid lab tests + optimal ranges, foods you should avoid if you have thyroid disease, and more): https://www.restartmed.com/start-here/ You can use the link above to download your free PDF version of this video. You can also find the tips listed below: #1. Look for doctors trained in integrative medicine using this search tool (Note that not all doctors on this list will be willing to...

Duration:00:13:40

How CBD Oil May Help Treat Hashimoto's (Lowering antibodies and improving thyroid function)

7/25/2019
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Download my free thyroid resources here (including hypothyroid symptoms checklist, the complete list of thyroid lab tests + optimal ranges, foods you should avoid if you have thyroid disease, and more): https://www.restartmed.com/start-here/ CBD oil is available over the counter in most states and can be used to help treat Hashimoto's thyroiditis. CBD is found within marijuana but it isn't the same thing as marijuana. CBD is one of many cannabinoids which can have a positive impact on your...

Duration:00:22:01

How Biotin Interferes with Thyroid Lab Tests & Causes Falsely Elevated Results

7/16/2019
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Download my free thyroid resources here (including hypothyroid symptoms checklist, the complete list of thyroid lab tests + optimal ranges, foods you should avoid if you have thyroid disease, and more): https://www.restartmed.com/start-here/ Every patient with thyroid disease should be aware of how biotin interacts with and interferes with thyroid lab tests. It's important to understand, however, that while biotin does interfere with the accurary of your thyroid lab tests it does NOT...

Duration:00:13:48

Is google suppressing alternative thyroid information?

7/3/2019
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Download my free thyroid resources here (including hypothyroid symptoms checklist, the complete list of thyroid lab tests + optimal ranges, foods you should avoid if you have thyroid disease, and more): https://www.restartmed.com/start-here/ Over the last year or so there have been several big changes to how Google serves information to users in their search results. Two major changes between August 2018 (medic update) and June 3rd (broad core update) caused a massive drop in visibility of...

Duration:00:16:15

Hair Loss from Hashimoto's Thyroiditis? What causes it and how to stop it

6/19/2019
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Download my free thyroid resources here (including hypothyroid symptoms checklist, the complete list of thyroid lab tests + optimal ranges, foods you should avoid if you have thyroid disease, and more): https://www.restartmed.com/start-here/ Hair loss from Hashimoto's thyroiditis should be differentiated from regular run of the mill hypothyroidism. It should come as no surprise to you that dysregulation of thyroid hormone causes hair loss. The main difference is that about 30% of Hashimoto's...

Duration:00:20:45

12 Reasons you still have Hypothyroid Symptoms (Even on thyroid medication)

5/31/2019
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Download my free thyroid resources here (including hypothyroid symptoms checklist, the complete list of thyroid lab tests + optimal ranges, foods you should avoid if you have thyroid disease, and more): https://www.restartmed.com/start-here/ It's becoming more and more common for thyroid patients to experience hypothyroid symptoms despite being treated "adequately" with prescription medications. In addition, there are a number of people who suffer from hypothyroid symptoms and yet have...

Duration:00:26:49

Explaining thyroid discrepancies and why no two thyroid patients are alike

5/28/2019
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Thyroid management and treatment can appear to be very confusing, especially as a patient. Part of this has to do with the fact that no two patients are alike. It's possible for a statement to objectively true and false simultaneously regarding treatment. This video outlines a sample of 10 different quotes and responses from patients on a wide spectrum. I discuss why certain patients feel one way with medication and why others can feel the exact opposite. The quotes used in this video are...

Duration:00:24:45

Survey of Over 800+ Thyroid Patients Shows Doctors are Failing Patients

5/14/2019
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This is my breakdown of the verywell health thyroid survey which went out to over 800+ thyroid patients. This survey is full of very interesting and relevant results which can potentially help guide thyroid treatment in the future. This survey was NOT done by me but this video is my commentary and opinion on the survey. You can find the entire survey and results directly at this link: https://www.verywellhealth.com/survey-finds-doctors-are-failing-thyroid-disease-patients-4583130 The main...

Duration:00:19:38

Carnivore Diet for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: Is it Safe & Effective?

5/9/2019
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Is the Carnivore diet safe if you have Hashimoto's? I'm not 100% convinced that it is safe in the long-term but there have been reports from some people that it can be effective. Because of this, I wanted to explore the diet and explain why it may be effective for some people. The carnivore diet includes mostly meat-based products but it also includes a small amount of dairy and eggs as well. At first glance, this may not seem very healthy, but we know that other restrictive diets have...

Duration:00:14:56

3 Causes of Cytomel Related Hair Loss (+ Treatments)

4/24/2019
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Cytomel is a T3 only thyroid medication which happens to also be the most powerful thyroid medication available. The only problem? It can sometimes be associated with hair loss and, even though the medication is great, you should be aware of this problem if you are using it or thinking about using it. Before we jump in, just realize that Cytomel is the brand name T3 medication but this information also applies to liothyronine which is the generic version of Cytomel. There are 3 main ways...

Duration:00:12:58

40% of Thyroid Patients have B12 Deficiency (Treatment options + symptoms)

4/17/2019
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Vitamin B12 deficiency is incredibly common among hypothyroid patients. In fact, it is estimated that up to 40% of all hypothyroid patients suffer from B12 deficiency or sub-optimal B12 levels in their body. What's important here is that treating your thyroid is not sufficient to fix your B12 levels! You should think of B12 deficiency and hypothyroidism as two separate conditions that need to be treated. B12 deficiency is also difficult to identify because it shares many of the same symptoms...

Duration:00:14:21

Should you use thyroid supplements if your thyroid has been removed or destroyed?

4/16/2019
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The short answer is yes, the long answer is that there are still several reasons to supplement even if your thyroid has been removed. Once your thyroid has been removed it's better to think of yourself as hypothyroid rather than hyperthyroid (because many people who have their thyroid removed have it removed for this reason). That means once your thyroid is removed most of the information you find regarding hypothyroidism is relevant to you. In addition, once your thyroid has been removed...

Duration:00:11:26

Can You Stop Taking Thyroid Medication Once You Start

3/14/2019
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Is it possible to stop taking your thyroid medication? The answer is maybe, and it depends on your situation. There are 3 main groups of patients that we need to discuss and you should try to figure out where you fit into these categories to determine if you can stop taking your medication. Group #1: Those who MUST take thyroid medication. - The first group are those people who must take thyroid medication for the rest of their lives. People in this category include people who have had their...

Duration:00:16:26

6 Problems with Natural Desiccated Thyroid Hormone

2/13/2019
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Download my free thyroid resources here: https://www.restartmed.com/start-here Are you currently taking Natural Desiccated thyroid hormone? Maybe you are considering using this medication. Either way, there are some things you should know BEFORE you start using it. Like any medication, NDT is not a perfect medication and it does have some problems. I'm actually a big fan of NDT as a medication and I use it on a lot of my patients, but I am also aware that it isn't perfect and it doesn't work...

Duration:00:12:55

5 Conditions Which Make Your TSH Less Accurate

2/11/2019
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The TSH is probably the most standard way to test for thyroid dysfunction but it's certainly not the most accurate way. There are at least 5 different conditions which, if present, can alter how reliable the TSH test really is. These conditions include: #1. Low T3 syndrome. - The first condition is low T3 syndrome. People with this condition have low levels of free T3 or total T3 but their free T4 and TSH may stay relatively normal. Free T3 should take precedence because it is the active...

Duration:00:09:07

5 Natural Remedies for Hashimoto's to Help Reduce Thyroid Antibodies

1/30/2019
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Do you have Hashimoto's or hypothyroidism? If so, download my free resources such as foods you should be avoiding, the complete list of thyroid lab tests, and more here: https://www.restartmed.com/start-here/ Hashimoto's is an autoimmune disease which means if you have this disease that your body is attacking and attempting to destroy your own thyroid gland. Up to 70-90% of people with hypothyroidism have Hashimoto's (even if you don't know about it!) and this is important because...

Duration:00:14:01