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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

What is the optimal amount of IGF-1 for a 46yr old female? Also, I noticed that my TSH has been increasing over the years, from .5, to .7 and now 1.3 Plus, I had my Thyroglobulin tested and it was 1.4 (range is 0-.9) I've been Paleo for 5... (more)

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dralexisshields 0 · October 22, 2014 at 2:40 AM

Hi there! I would be happy to help from a naturopathic doctor perspective. Optimal IGF1 is 117-330 ng/mL. Optimal TSH is 0.5-2.5 mlU/L. What is the units of your test? Your level looks like it is coming into a more normal range if it is... (more)

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

I am 28 years old and have been dealing with fatigue and brain fog for well over 5 years. I did an elimation diet about 3 years ago and has able to figure out the cause of my shortness of breath, headaches and neck pain - egg and soy... (more)

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by 1523 · about 10 hours ago

I've read both that Iodine fixes hypothyroid in large doses, and that it can cause hypothyroid in large doses by supressing thyroid function. What's correct? Personally I've cycled on and off Iodine many times and always seem to feel... (more)

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gourmetgirl 0 · December 22, 2013 at 7:15 PM

WRONG! It totally depends on WHY your thyroid isn't working! If you simply have a sluggish thyroid, resulting in a hypothyroid condition, than yes you can supplement with iodine. HOWEVER, if you have an AUTOIMMUNE disease such as... (more)

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by 1523 · about 10 hours ago

This seems normal? Not sure why TSH is high? TSH 3.4 uIU/mL T4 7.7 ug/dL T3 Uptake 36 % Free Thyroxine Index 2.8 FT4 (Direct)... (more)

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Bukowski 0 · October 12, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Your iodine dose of 400mcg is too high, possibly suppressing your thyroid. Daily recommended amount is ~150??g (remember you get plenty already from food, possibly not needing supplementation at all). If supplemental iodine doesnt help you,... (more)

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by 1523 · about 10 hours ago

Three months after going paleo, more than two years ago, my cholesterol started rising - particularly the LDL level with triglycerides remaining low and HDL varying but generally being nice and high. I have a cholesterol meter and check my levels... (more)

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MarcPH 0 · May 25, 2012 at 3:52 PM

After much searching I believe I've found the reason/science behind my results - I've now had 5 similar results with LDL being consistently 30% or greater below my levels over the past two years. The following explanation comes from P186-187 of... (more)

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by 3 · about 10 hours ago

Since I added MCT oil to my diet, I am finally starting to loose the weight I put on this winter after trying to rebond with butter (definitely not for me) I am loosing inches which is great (knock on wood), but other things are not so great. My... (more)

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

Hello everyone. I am writing this post less for advice and more to see if any others have had a similiar experience.I have been on a autoimmune paleo diet for over 6 months now and am about to throw in the towel. I have Hashimotos which is why I... (more)

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Shesupsidedown 0 · August 06, 2014 at 4:16 AM

Gastronomer: I was diagnosed by a doctor, not my naturopath. I 100% have Hashis.

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by 227 · about 10 hours ago

Hi all, I'm dazed and confused and very, very tired, all day, every day. I've been paleo for 2 months, I would say 90%. I was lowish calories for 2 weeks ( I need to lose about 30 pounds, and haven't lost any fat in 2 months, I know from... (more)

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pone 0 · May 09, 2014 at 7:22 PM

issakova, you are living on 1400 calories per day? Of course you are wiped. You are in starvation state almost from calorie deprivation alone.... Why so extreme? Anything below 50 grams of starchy carbs a day is considered ultra-low carb... (more)

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

I am a 20 year old male. I started experiencing several problems a year ago, including very low HR, body temp, and BP along with constipation/bloating and several other neurological, metabolic and GI symptoms. We found that I had low T3,... (more)

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Rosenhazavel 0 · April 02, 2014 at 10:02 AM

The Main reason why most weight-loss programs fail is that patient always feels dull and tired after attaining weight loss. This makes the patient go back to his old eating habits and result in rebound weight gain. Caralluma fimbriata... (more)

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by 0 · about 10 hours 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 · about 10 hours 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 · about 10 hours 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 · about 10 hours 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 · about 10 hours 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 72 · about 10 hours 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 126 · about 10 hours ago

Any changes that I should consider? I went paleo shortly after the first blood work came back.

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paint94979 0 · August 14, 2013 at 4:27 PM

"Paleo" is a very broad term... Give us a break down of your diet

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by 20 · about 10 hours 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 · about 10 hours 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 · about 10 hours 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 · about 10 hours 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 · about 10 hours 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 · about 10 hours 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 571 · about 10 hours ago

I've been Paleo/Primal for about 8 months and I feel like there is room for improvement. At first I felt great and lost some weight, then at some point I think I went too low carb, so I upped them. I had been doing Bulletproof coffee a lot in the... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · June 07, 2013 at 1:01 PM

From what you report and your previous post I suspect that you are still too low carb to get through the slightly hypothyroid symptoms. I'm dealing with similar issues right now and the quick fix seems to get carbs a little bit higher, I guess... (more)

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by 1607 · about 10 hours ago

I called the lab today to receive my thyroid panel results. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism a few years ago. I'm currently taking Armour 60mg once a day in the morning. My TSH level is: .0159 T4: 0.7 T3: 2.7 My TSH was low last year when the... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · June 07, 2013 at 6:16 AM

Have a look at this: http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/t4/tab/test Low TSH with low T4 at the same time might point out at a pituitary problem. But as you have been in meds it could have masked something. At least you could give... (more)

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by 5 · about 10 hours 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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