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by 0 · 6 minutes ago

I have a buddy I've just "diagnosed" (unofficially) with Graves' - he's probably had it for six years, poor guy. Classic symptoms of hyperthyroid plus bugged out eyes. I know that Chris Kresser recommends low-dose Naltrexone for... (more)

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raydawg 0 · March 03, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Send your buddy to an endo or a natural practitioner, they can do a full thyroid panel to see TSH, T4, as well as autoimmune immunoglobbulins and they can prescribe LDN and methimazole or other stuff as needed. LDN is very good at moderating... (more)

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by 0 · 7 minutes ago

I am very groggy in the mornings, moody and function poorly. Poor attention span and slow response time, along with post-breakfast hypoglycemia and this inability to just pull myself out of bed. However, at night my post-meal hypogylcemia is... (more)

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Linds 0 · February 07, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Can you please provide a typical daily meal plan? Try to be as specific as possible. If you're eating "wholegrain bread" as mentioned in your comment - you may think you're eating paleo but wholegrain bread is definitely not paleo. Use... (more)

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by 0 · 9 minutes ago

I have been struggling with IST since May of this year. A lot of stress led up to it and I was also on several of Chinese herbs and went off of cold turkey and a few days later I ended up in the hospital with a heart rate of 180bpm. I am... (more)

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Mr_Snowman 0 · December 12, 2013 at 1:07 AM

"I want to have a family as I am nearing 32 and I am not sure if that will ever happen at the state I am in now. I feel like there is not much for resources out there and I feel as though I am different than most adrenal patients" Many... (more)

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by 15400 · 10 minutes ago

I had an ultrasound of my thyroids (my blood test is excellent). The doctor told me I have some nods and I should not have any iodized salt or seaweed and stay away from anything with iodine. Any ideas what can be the cause and why can't... (more)

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raydawg 0 · October 29, 2013 at 10:57 AM

That's terrible advice. Thyroids NEED iodine and selenium (if you just take iodine and don't have enough selenium to balance it out, you'll get in trouble). It's possible that seaweed is contaminated and you should avoid it for that, but we... (more)

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by 0 · 10 minutes ago

I'm ALWAYS tired and I feel like I never have that much energy no matter how much sleep I get. I just had my daughter 10 months ago and I've been feeling EXTREMELY horrible the past few months. Is there anything I can do about this? Should I go... (more)

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raydawg 0 · October 29, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Could be any number of things, you gave very few details, so not much to go on. Could be low cortisol in the morning, could be thyroid. You really won't be able to self-diagnose. You need blood tests. If you get a thyroid panel, you want... (more)

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by 0 · 12 minutes ago

I am at my wits end with all the different advice. I have elevated bp now and taking a string of supplements and have just changed from levothyroxine to armour. My question is this. Will a paleo diet be ok given that I have adrenal fatigue. I... (more)

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LateralFractal 0 · September 03, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Subclinical ailments are a blind spot for many conventional GPs. And yet, fatigue can be very hard to pin down. If adrenal crises can be triggered by spikes and dips in energy levels, avoidance of energy spike through low-GI Paleo diet may prove... (more)

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by 72 · 12 minutes ago

Excuse my ignorance but I just spoke to my doctor who said my thyroid was "optimal" and at 1.4. She said the ideal range is between 1-2. I always thought I had a fast metabolism because I eat whatever I want and I really don't put on... (more)

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by 20 · 14 minutes ago

Hi, I would really love a second opinion on my blood work. I a 5'6" 160 pounds (female) and I haven't been eating paleo (but am planning to). I am worried about my thyroid function, especially since I experience regular anxiety, fatigue, and... (more)

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Kevin_38 0 · August 02, 2013 at 5:25 AM

Your bloodwork does reveal signs of inflammation (high CRP), which is possibly responsible for your thyroid imbalances. You didn't list free T3 but the high reverse T3 likely means your free T3 is low. Low T3 is associated with many of the... (more)

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by 64 · 14 minutes ago

I'm 15 and I've been paleo for 3 months now, feeling great! I'm trying to convince my family to turn paleo with me, but they won't give their grains up. My main concern is my mom, because she has hypothyroidism since like 9 years ago, and she... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · July 17, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Definitely! http://aworldlymonk.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/carbohydrate-restriction-as-an-adjunct-treatment-for-hypothyroidism/ This may be helpful reading to counteract some of the myths about low carb and thyroid... (more)

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by 180 · 15 minutes ago

I'm having some health issues at the moment and am suspecting adrenal fatigue or hormone issues related to my thyroid. I am on 50mcg of Synthroid and following a strict autoimmune protocol at the moment to rule out my food intolerances, but I am... (more)

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CD 0 · July 07, 2013 at 12:19 AM

This is pretty complete: http://perfecthealthdiet.com/recommended-supplements/ Personally I think of supplementation as stuff that will not provide the instant gratification. If you are so deficient in a vitamin or mineral, than you need serious... (more)

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by 0 · 15 minutes ago

I've heard people with hypothyroidism should avoid soy, gluten (ok, everyone should avoid these), dairy, cabbage, broccoli, peanuts, cauliflowers and a few more things. Does this only apply to those with autoimmune hypothyroidism (hashimotos)?... (more)

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Sunshineriver 0 · January 02, 2014 at 2:08 PM

I recommend to take a look at the AIP (Auto immunue) protocol by mickey. She has a great protocol including Hash/hypo. The website has tons of helpful info too! Link: http://autoimmune-paleo.com/paleo-autoimmune-protocol-print-out-guides/ (more)

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by 180 · 15 minutes ago

Hi Hackers, I posted on here frequently last summer during my first round at Paleo. I came to the diet in hopes of healing some issues I had been dealing with for now the past 3 years. Brief background: 5'6, Female 27 years old. Always... (more)

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Michael_28 0 · July 03, 2013 at 4:57 AM

Hypothyroidism slows digestion and gives bloating and many other issues. Normal range lab tests mean nothing. I was "normal" in my lab tests until I found a great endocrinologist who fixed my adrenal glans and thyroid (you can't heal hypo unless... (more)

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by 0 · 16 minutes ago

I just wanted to see if anyone could take a guess at what is going on with my body because I feel like I have hit a wall. About 6 years ago (When I was 33) I lost 150 pounds in about 3 months. At that time I lost a lot of hair but I had my... (more)

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CJ_12 0 · June 12, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Hey there, we should be best friends(haha). I JUST went through/am still going through this bought of issues... adrenal issues, thyroid, and hormone imbalance. I went to 4 different doctors, one that took me off my my thyroid medicine (apparently... (more)

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by 40 · 16 minutes ago

After finding out that I have a conversion problem with the thyroid hormones T4 to T3 that isn't related to the thyroid itself but is metabolic, and considering my symptoms went south ever since I tried a period of VLC, I'd like to try a... (more)

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greymouser 0 · June 11, 2013 at 10:07 PM

I'm somewhat deterred from their recommendation on 1 pound of sugary veggies & fruits a day. This is about 1 quite large beet (which is nearly 100% carbs as sugar, no starch). I follow a paleo-ified PHD, and if you read the book, I think the... (more)

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by 76 · 17 minutes ago

I have moderate scoliosis and am a bit concerned about my intake of calcium meeting my body's needs so as to not end up with osteoporosis. I take synthroid which I know prevents calcium absorption to a point. Does anyone know of a good Paleo... (more)

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Kate_31 0 · June 09, 2013 at 9:16 AM

I also noticed a huge difference in my chronic back pain and restricted mobility in the first weeks of Paleo/GAPS intro diet (meat stocks and bone broths out my ears in those weeks). I figured it was a lot to do with the massive cuts in sugar and... (more)

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by 5 · 18 minutes ago

I have twice in my life lost 100lbs through essentially a low-carb diet and exercise. I am once again at that point of needing to lose that much again. I keep it off for about 5 years or more each time. I always go back to neglecting watching what... (more)

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Josh_10 0 · May 20, 2013 at 8:07 PM

When does "the pilot light" go out? During VLC periods? During periods when you're not watching as closely? During another time?

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by 0 · 18 minutes ago

Hello! I'm a 29 year old female of healthy weight and activity levels. I have been paleo for nearly two years, and began seeing a functional medicine doc last year for acne, suspected leaky gut issues, etc. I just had my third round of blood... (more)

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Raptor005 0 · May 17, 2013 at 12:22 AM

You are fatigued because you're anemic. Your ferritin is extremely low Began taking dessicated liver capsules or eat grass-fed, organic liver several times weekly

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by 1197 · 18 minutes ago

So I know eating coconut oil will help my thyroid function - and I can feel the energy it gives me after I eat it, even if it's just what I cook my eggs in. My question is this - how much does the vagina absorb of the coconut oil if it is used as... (more)

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Robert_13 0 · May 16, 2013 at 10:02 AM

If your using latex condoms you should be very wary of using coconut oil as a lubricant, its like an acid that can eat through it Otherwise i think it would make an awesome lubricant as it's got a nice flavor & almost instantly boosts energy,... (more)

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by 10 · 20 minutes ago

I hope someone may have the same issue or dilemma as myself who can answer my question. I am trying to get my Hemoglobin A1C down. I got it from 5.9 to 5.5 in 2 yrs. by going fairly low carb. Now I get a test which shows a high TSH and I have been... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · April 25, 2013 at 7:22 PM

There's a lot of debate on the hypothyroidism and Iodine thing, my understanding (from what I have read about this subject) is that iodine should help a lot stimulating conversion from T4 to T3, BUT in some cases an immune reaction may work in the... (more)

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I was vegan for 7yrs...been diagnosed with hashmoto thyroid 3yrs ago..every since then I have been on a mission to get off meds (50 synt.) my 1st TSH lvl was 98.8!! lucky to be alive ;/ my TPO was 997! been GF free 2 yrs with antibodies going down... (more)

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raydawg 0 · April 11, 2013 at 10:24 AM

If you weren't using that as a way to just get attention, it just means your hormones are balancing out back to normal, and enough DHEA is being converted to testosterone. It's a good sign. Either you didn't have enough DHEA, or it was being... (more)

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by 974 · 21 minutes ago

Thyroid/Hashimoto how much carbs do you eat a day and what kinds?

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areyousuchadreamer 0 · April 28, 2013 at 7:16 PM

I eat around 50-75g/day, any lower than that and my hashimoto's symptoms worsen. I have SIBO, so I walk a very fine line with the amount of carbs I can handle.

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by 58 · 21 minutes ago

Following a series of miscarriages and taking a long time to conceive in between the losses, I have been under the care of a miscarriage specialist here in London. A series of blood tests revealed that not only do I have large amounts of active... (more)

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Ally_E 0 · April 18, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Dessicated thyroid is not really over the counter drug, it needs to be prescribed and here in the UK they don't do that, you have to go private. I'm in the process of treating my hypothyroidism and I took the plunge and went private to Dr Georges... (more)

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by 813 · 22 minutes ago

Ive been having symptoms of hypothyroidism for a while, which was strange to me when I got tested several times for months in a row and my levels were high, I Remember 0.97 and 0.86 so I should have had hyper symptoms. I visited an... (more)

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Sataran 0 · March 23, 2013 at 8:54 PM

You're going by TSH which isn't that terribly accurate. Your low-normal TSH shouldn't really lead to hyper symptoms. It's more likely you'll have hypo than hyper. Actually, the sweet spot is somewhere from 0.5 to 1.75 or so. So, in your case,... (more)

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by 142 · 23 minutes ago

I've heard you paleo folks respect a guy named Chris Masterjohn somewhat so I'll quote him on it: ???For the Indians of the far North this reinforcement??? ??? he???s talking about reinforcement of nutrition for pregnancy ??? ???was ... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 18, 2013 at 2:30 PM

"Low carb" alone usually means "lower carb than SAD". "Low carb" paleo is often even lower than that. You're not wrong in supposing that some have had issues with both LC+paleo - a quick browse of some questions on this site will even prove... (more)

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by 8 · 23 minutes ago

I recently visited the Doc and they tested tsh levels.. They came out at 1.18. He told me I'm "normal", however I have a lot of symptoms of hypothyroid or hashimotos. Does anyone know what's normal and where I can go from here? My symptoms... (more)

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sarah_79 0 · March 17, 2013 at 3:02 AM

It kinda sounds like thyroid, but you know yourself the best. I know at times I have diagnosed myself with things like this because I fit all the symptoms, but the trouble with these symptoms is that they can fit a range of different disorders.... (more)

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