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by 0 · January 01, 2014 at 7:43 PM

I have been doing a lot of research lately on hypothyroid. I have many symptoms of hypothyroid but only my T3/fT3 comes back as low, all other values normal. The interesting thing is that I have had my thyroid levels checked 3 different times in... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · January 01, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Robb Wolf linked to this article yesterday on Twitter, and others have made similar articles in the past: http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/2013/12/how-hormones-make-you-fat/ This is what has happened to me too: the T3 going down and the... (more)

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by 11011 · January 21, 2013 at 3:22 AM

Ive heard that The more meat you eat the more iodine you are required to have to convert T4 to T3 and that this is a big reason for plateaus. Why do I have to eat more iodine when consuming lots of meat and why would I reach a plateau if I... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · January 09, 2013 at 2:00 AM

The reason is simple......animal products have very little iodine period. If you study USDA tables it becomes obvious that eating paleo alone will leave you with a lack of iodine and DHA. You need shellfish and seafood and that is part of doing... (more)

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by 0 · November 02, 2012 at 5:20 AM

Okay I am symptomatic for hypothyroid according to my doctor. I have low energy, severe weight gain, I live a fairly busy lifestyle and continue to gain without having an extremely horrible diet, my body temperature is generally normal, I have... (more)

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by 693 · September 05, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Brief history: 5'9" male, went from 208 lbs to 175 on pretty solid SAD (go ahead and laugh) and transition into primal, and went from 175 to 145 on LC primal (partly to see how far I could push it, kind of a game, if you will, back up to 160 lbs... (more)

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Jamie_14 0 · September 05, 2012 at 2:13 PM

I went _hyper_T as soon as I went low carb paleo, from too much iodine i had in there. Seems to have settled now ive stopped my five egg a day + cranberries etc routine. Not sure about hypo, but I hear that going too low carb, too fast can trigger... (more)

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by 35 · June 15, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Would it ever make sense to take both synthroid and naturethroid? I’ve tried each in isolation, and felt much better on nature throid, but the doctor put me on synthroid anyway. I felt worse on that, so went back to nature throid, but am worried I... (more)

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Crowlover_ 0 · June 15, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Yes it makes sense! Very good sense for many people according to my ND who specializes in thyroid issues. Ultimately, and after years of the one or the other roller coaster, I am now on both and it is absolutely best for me. After years of... (more)

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by 15 · May 10, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Hi, I was never diagnosed with a thyroid condition, but had my TSH tested often because of the following symptoms: always cold (cold hand, cold feet) fatigue weight gain difficulty losing weight low libido- very dry scalp etc. I also have,... (more)

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JASmith 0 · May 05, 2012 at 6:55 PM

I know this is a few weeks old, but based on your results I would say you might have secondary or tertiary hypothyroidism especially if you know you have adrenal fatigue issues. This is often a lifestyle based hypothyroidism that develops when the... (more)

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by 18383 · November 04, 2013 at 9:38 PM

A fellow Paleohacker and I were recently in a dispute about the thyroid lowering properties of low carb diets. I'm afraid it got a little heated, and I was accused of hiding potentially damaging information about the diet I advocate, because I... (more)

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dzone 0 · November 20, 2011 at 4:03 PM

I haven't seen Such a detail discussion anywhere else. I am starting to like this forum The diet solution reviews

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by 2791 · November 18, 2011 at 8:01 PM

TSH - 4.550 uIU/ml Thyroxine (T4) - 7.3 ug/dL T3 Uptake - 35% Free Thyroxine Index - 2.6 I got these results back in May but at the time I was more interested in my liver numbers and didn’t really pay too much attention to these other... (more)

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daz 0 · November 18, 2011 at 10:22 AM

I'm no expert, but i would say that back in May your TSH was too high. The general consensus of the people 'in the know' is that the current lab ranges are too high. As you mention there is plenty of recent info on TSH, Thyroid, Selenium, Iodine,... (more)

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by 204 · October 10, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Thanks to the excellent discussions going on about high LDL both here and at http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?p=4457 I have been prompted to get further thyroid tests to see if that is part of the cause for my extreme LDL. Despite my doctor's... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · October 10, 2011 at 7:00 PM

The oft-quoted ratio of 20 is a bit confusing, because it uses non-similar units. I don't know why they express it like that. You actually want FT3 in pmol/L and RT3 in nmol/L. So the number you would need in your units is 9.34, which is still... (more)

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by 77348 · September 20, 2011 at 12:35 AM

Is it true that eating VLC or Zero Carb will cause my T3 levels to plummet and raise my Reverse T3 levels? And if so, will this bring weight loss to a screeching halt? Again, if so, what do I do about it? Eat 50 grams of carbs per day? 25? None? (more)

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White_Dolemite 0 · September 20, 2011 at 12:35 AM

It's called Euthyroid Sick Syndrome, and I highly recommend checking out Paul Jaminet's posts on it over at the Perfect Health Diet website.

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by 390 · March 25, 2012 at 6:35 AM

I have all the symptoms of Hypothyroidism: low Free T3 values low end range of normal Free T4 normal TSH libido is gone hair is going somewhat weak nails fatigued like hell (especially in the morning - cortisol?) can't sleep past... (more)

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Caroline_3 0 · March 25, 2012 at 6:35 AM

I am the same. I am Hypothyroid and I really struggle to keep weight on. I am 125 lb and 5'7" I need to gain at least another 25 lb no matter what I eat I can't keep it on. I don't restrict myself on food. I have been living in Asia for the past... (more)

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by 390 · June 13, 2013 at 10:22 PM

My doc says my Free T3 is a bit low but it's nothing to worry about. I also have anemia, at 12.3. Again, she says not to worry much about it... probably because she sensed I'm a bit stressful and anxious/depressed, some conditions I've googled... (more)

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sue_nash 0 · June 13, 2013 at 10:22 PM

My hair was shedding for 3 months and the tricologist after giving me a blood test said my FreeT3 was low. I was on medication 10 mcgs per day and it stopped. My GP has now taken me off the medication and I feel very depressed and have muscle... (more)

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by 19504 · June 27, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Could folks explain T3 and T4? I am concerned about thyroid issues.

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Jack_Kronk 0 · June 27, 2011 at 2:40 PM

T3 and T4? I suppose you mean Terminator 3 and Terminator 4? T3 came out a few years back. Crazy movie. There was a cute blond chick who tore up the whole town. It was totally Paleo! T4 has been discussed, but with Arnold's new scandal, it's on... (more)