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by 0 · about 5 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 1523 · about 5 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 5 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 140 · about 5 hours ago

I am writing this on behalf of my mum. She is 52, and she has thyroid problems which she thinks prevents her from losing weight. She has an active job and does exercise classes a few times a week. She has been trying different diets for years... (more)

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Nancy_25 0 · June 26, 2013 at 2:19 PM

I'm 53 and was just having mild thyroid numbers. Naturopath put me on thyroid meds and told me to stay away from grains and potatoes. I have lost 16 pounds and finally feeling great. I don't count calories at all.

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by 1523 · about 5 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 0 · about 5 hours ago

Bit of a backstory:I have a connective tissue disorder with dysautonomia, and while I do not have any inflammatory markers, I am in meh health. I found out my blood sugar was spiking (despite having an a1c of 5.2) and I had a SEVERE magnesium... (more)

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audwee 0 · August 18, 2014 at 3:58 PM

grr i cant add a comment for some reason anywaysTheGastronomer,i agree..i was trying to gain weight in muscle but with a connective tissue disorder that's a joke! im basically giving up trying to keep my fasting blood sugar below 100 (which i can... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 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 0 · about 5 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 10994 · about 5 hours ago

Surely paleo man could identify the organs of different animals, after some personal attempts that only left me feeling frustrated I've come in hopes of finding a good samaritan with a knowledge of anatomy, hopefully marine anatomy! Does... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · April 24, 2014 at 9:02 PM

I found the thyroid, it is almost immediately below the gills right before the heart. It is round, like a ball in fresh sardines and it is the size of a rain drop.

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by 0 · about 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 20 · about 5 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 5 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 0 · about 5 hours 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 · about 5 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 40 · about 5 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 5 · about 5 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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by 0 · about 5 hours 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 · about 5 hours 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 1580 · about 5 hours ago

So, I am now experiencing secondary amenorrhea for the 3rd time in my life! 1st time was when I was 17 and went from 110 to 90 pounds in quite a short space of time. Periods returned when I gained back the weight. Amenorrhea for about 5... (more)

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by 10 · about 5 hours 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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by 45 · about 5 hours ago

Hey everyone, I have been getting a huge amount of fatigue and loss of concentration after my first meal. I go to the gym and do a fasted workout (boxing/weights). The workout is typically 1.5 hours. I will come home let my body cool down and... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · May 28, 2013 at 10:32 AM

I agree with Hepoberman comment, fasting can have its benefits but is also a great stressor, then you also have hypo which is a pretty strenuous situation to your body as your energy status system is partially broken, then you push it by making it... (more)

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by 1 · about 5 hours ago

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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