The Low Magnesium Low Thyroid Connection (PROTECT Your Thyroid)
Dr. Westin Childs Podcast
by Dr. Westin Childs
4d ago
Magnesium is incredibly important for thyroid function and, unfortunately, most thyroid patients aren’t getting enough. This is for 3 main reasons: 1. Thyroid dysfunction increases magnesium breakdown and excretion. In other words, thyroid problems promote the elimination of magnesium from your body. 2. Stress increases magnesium usage. Because thyroid dysfunction makes you more susceptible to stress, thyroid patients have a higher demand for magnesium compared to the average population. 3. Most people aren’t getting enough magnesium from their diet (about 80% or so). This has to do with the f ..read more
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Supplements That INTERFERE With Levothyroxine (& other thyroid medication)
Dr. Westin Childs Podcast : Thyroid | Weight loss | Hormones
by Dr. Westin Childs
1w ago
Over 100 million people will fill a prescription for levothyroxine this year and most of them have no idea how many different things interfere with its function. This includes food, medications, and, yes, even supplements. Which is why I put together a list of supplements that can cause problems with thyroid medication. Are you taking any? 1. Biotin - Biotin interferes with the ACCURACY of thyroid medication and levothyroxine. 2. Caffeine - Caffeine decreases the absorption of your thyroid medication. 3. Iron and calcium - Both iron and calcium bind to and inactivate levothyroxine and other th ..read more
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What Doctors Get Wrong About NDT Thyroid Medication
Dr. Westin Childs Podcast : Thyroid | Weight loss | Hormones
by Dr. Westin Childs
2w ago
Millions of prescriptions of thyroid medication will be filled this year and the vast majority of them will be for levothyroxine. Of those millions, only about 10% or so will go to a class of thyroid medication called natural desiccated thyroid. Despite being only 10% of all prescriptions, thyroid patients have a clear preference for it. Not only does it help with weight loss, but it also can help better control thyroid symptoms based on surveys of thyroid patients. There’s only one problem: Doctors don’t like to prescribe it. Unfortunately, they are under the impression that NDT is an inferio ..read more
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6 Mistakes Thyroid Patients Make When Losing Weight (AVOID These)
Dr. Westin Childs Podcast : Thyroid | Weight loss | Hormones
by Dr. Westin Childs
3w ago
Despite what many of you may feel, it’s definitely possible to get to a normal weight if you have a thyroid problem. That doesn’t mean it’s easy, but it does mean it’s possible. In order to do that, though, you’ll want to avoid these mistakes. Mistake 1. Massive upfront calorie restriction. Calorie restriction in some form will be necessary to get to your ideal weight but many thyroid patients should spend more time focusing on their thyroid function instead of their calories, at least in the beginning. Mistake 2. No weight goal or plan. Thyroid patients who set specific goals are the ones who ..read more
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5 LIES About Hashimoto’s You Probably Believe
Dr. Westin Childs Podcast : Thyroid | Weight loss | Hormones
by Dr. Westin Childs
1M ago
There’s a lot of bad advice that gets thrown around out there for people who have Hashimoto’s. And, believe it or not, some of the worst offenders are doctors! If you have Hashimoto’s, make sure you aren’t falling for these lies: 1. Your TSH is "normal". The TSH is an accurate test for diagnosing thyroid disease but it’s not a great test for assessing if you are being adequately treated. 2. Changing your diet won’t help your thyroid. It’s always been the case that changing your diet is an important and necessary treatment for just about any disease state and Hashimoto’s is no different. 3. You ..read more
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Glucomannan Makes Weight Loss Faster & Easier
Dr. Westin Childs Podcast : Thyroid | Weight loss | Hormones
by Dr. Westin Childs
1M ago
Glucomannan is a plant fiber that comes from konjac root and it has some special properties that can help you lose weight. Unlike other plant fibers (which are also healthy) it can absorb up to 100x its weight in water. This holding of water allows it to press against stretch receptors in your stomach which impacts appetite. But this is just one benefit, here are 3 ways that glucomannan can help you lose weight: 1. By helping you to control your appetite. When taken before a meal, and with water, glucomannan absorbs water which pushes against your stomach walls. This then sends signals to the ..read more
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What Your Nails Tell You About Your Thyroid Health
Dr. Westin Childs Podcast : Thyroid | Weight loss | Hormones
by Dr. Westin Childs
1M ago
One easy way to check the status of your overall health and the health of your thyroid is by simply looking at your nails. Because your nails grow slowly, and because they respond to stressors on the inside of your body, they represent a 6 month history of your overall health. It just so happens that they also give you valuable information about your thyroid function as well. In hypothyroidism roughly: 70% of patients experience fragile nails 48% experience slow growth 40% experience thinning And 38% experience onycholysis (which is nail separation at the base) In hyperthyroidism roughly: 100 ..read more
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20 Must Have Hashimoto’s & Hypothyroid Gifts (From $6 to $2,000)
Dr. Westin Childs Podcast : Thyroid | Weight loss | Hormones
by Dr. Westin Childs
1M ago
You can find the links to the products that I use and recommend below (some are affiliate links which means if you make a purchase using my link I will make a small commission): You can also find this information in text form here: https://www.restartmed.com/20-hypothyroid-hashimotos-gift-ideas/ 1. Theragun: https://amzn.to/49E19oX 2. FAR IR Heating pad: https://amzn.to/3R13zH5 3. Dry brush: https://amzn.to/3u8PMoH 4. Vitamin C serum: https://www.skinceuticals.com/skincare/vitamin-c-serums/c-e-ferulic-with-15-l-ascorbic-acid/S17.html Retinol serum: https://amzn.to/3QE8FYj 5. Silk eye mask: htt ..read more
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Why Every Thyroid Patients Needs Vitamin A, D, and K2
Dr. Westin Childs Podcast : Thyroid | Weight loss | Hormones
by Dr. Westin Childs
2M ago
These 3 simple vitamins can help support your thyroid in more ways than one and, based on data from NHANES, most people aren’t getting enough of them from their diet. Here’s how they work and why they are helpful: #1. The Pro-Thyroid Benefits of Vitamin A Vitamin A helps with the production of thyroid hormones, protects your thyroid gland from autoimmune disease, prevents thyroid gland enlargement, and protects against thyroid resistance. Up to 45% of the US population doesn’t meet their vitamin A intake requirements from food so supplement may be a good idea. #2. The Pro-Thyroid Benefits of V ..read more
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6 Causes of Low T3 Every Thyroid Patient Should Be Aware Of
Dr. Westin Childs Podcast : Thyroid | Weight loss | Hormones
by Dr. Westin Childs
2M ago
All thyroid hormones are important for different reasons but if we are talking about pure power, T3 reigns supreme. Compared to other thyroid hormones, it’s about 100 times more active on the thyroid nuclear receptor which means that it does the majority of the heavy lifting. And because of its power, when T3 levels are low, you will feel T3. By my estimation, low T3 is probably one of the biggest causes of persistent low thyroid symptoms among patients with hypothyroidism and is often missed because most doctors don’t check for it. But if you want to optimize your thyroid, you need to optimiz ..read more
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