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Functional Medicine Approach

My short intro on why and how the functional medicine approach differs from the conventional medicine approach. Have you had experience with gut healing and thyroid function improvement using the functional medicine approach?

Adrenal Fatigue (HPA-Axis Dysfunction)

Or HPA-Axis Dysfunction? The fancy abbreviation of HPA means Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Dysfunction. Cortisol is a stress hormone that is needed for the optimal functioning of your body. It is important to maintain a level of cortisol in a balanced state, which will improve your mental AND physical health, as well as reduce inflammation and have

How to Interpret Thyroid Labs

Thyroid lab interpretation can be hard to figure out, but it is definitely possible! In my humble opinion, it is not just science, but also an art that comes with more and more experience and helps to figure out if your thyroid gland is slacking and why. As a rule, I check all thyroid hormone

Current Research on TSH Suppression

TSH suppression is common among the patients who are treated with NDT (Natural Desiccated Thyroid). TSH stands for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone and is produced by the pituitary gland in the brain. The simplistic view of produced hormones looks like this: TSH is not a thyroid hormone per se; TSH stimulates the thyroid gland to produce

Why Supplement with Thyroid Replacement Hormone

Do you feel tired and cannot wait to go to bed even though you have just woken up? Do you gain weight even though you are exercising 6 times a week at a local bootcamp (hey, stop doing chronic cardio and bootcamp right away)! Were you told that you had subclinical hypothyroidism? Does any little