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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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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