T3 Questions

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

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 35 · about 8 hours ago

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... (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 · about 8 hours ago

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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Lady_Arwen 0 · April 20, 2012 at 9:14 PM

There are people with receptor and other problems of the thyroid that have NORMAL TSH but borderline or abnormal one or more of the following tests so you must have these checked: Total T4 (TT4) AND Free T4 (FT4) Resin T3 Uptake (T3U/T7/T3RU)... (more)

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by 18671 · about 8 hours ago

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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Ambimorph 0 · November 19, 2011 at 10:49 PM

(Warning, this is quite long. Conclusions in bold at the bottom.) First, I will argue that when T3 becomes lower in a low carbohydrate setting, it does so with the function of sparing muscle, because the diet has a deficit of calories or... (more)

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by 203 · about 8 hours ago

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 390 · about 8 hours ago

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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Bill_4 0 · August 22, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Eat some damn carbs and stop fasting. I have to say that IF has got to be the single most common thing that gets people into trobule when the diet is low in carbs. I really don't think one should IF frequently without proper glucose intake and... (more)

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by 390 · about 8 hours ago

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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Travis_Culp 0 · August 18, 2011 at 8:33 PM

You might consider supplementing with selenium, as a deficiency of which leads to a poor conversion of t4 to t3.

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by 20353 · about 9 hours ago

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)

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by 0 · October 31, 2014 at 4:13 AM

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 10994 · October 31, 2014 at 3:58 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 693 · October 31, 2014 at 3:50 AM

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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hannah_2 0 · September 04, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Jim, I really recommend getting yourself checked. It's the only way to know what's going on. If there is a practitioner of functional medicine or naturopath in your area, maybe go to them first, because they may not try to get you on thyroid... (more)

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by 2861 · October 31, 2014 at 3:27 AM

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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cliff_1 0 · November 18, 2011 at 1:14 PM

The best and easiest way to test thyroid function is with body temp. You want your temp to be ~97.6 upon waking and ~98.6 after your first meal. also be careful with the iodine supp, according to ray peat its extremely easy to OD and mess with... (more)

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by 78422 · October 26, 2014 at 3:23 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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Katherine 0 · September 20, 2011 at 12:17 AM

Some folks seem to really do okay on VLC diets. A few anyway. Not all though - not even most. I think Paul Jaminet makes a good case for ingesting around 100g of starch per day. At first I couldn't do it - triggered binge-y behavior. I kept... (more)

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