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How big a part did thyroid function play in Dave Asprey's weight loss?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 20, 2013 at 7:05 PM

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 I eat and not exercising enough. I am pretty sure my thyroid is messed up but for years the doctors test it and it comes back normal and they won't test further. I have been treated for depression and given testosterone cream for low libido. ( to me these are both symptoms of a malfunctioning thyroid) My hands stay ice cold, dry skin, hair falls out, I always say my pilot light has gone out inside of me because that is how I feel.

With that said, my question is how big a part has fixing your thyroid played in this as opposed to the diet itself?

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http://anthonycolpo.com/low-carb-diets-do-lower-thyroid-hormone-levels-a-reply-to-mario-iwakura/

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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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Conventional medicine is TERRIBLE about understanding the importance of thyroid and treating it properly. You'd do well to find a naturopath or functional medicine doctor who understands the thyroid connection. You can get the tests yourself, but unless you have a good doctor to work with, you're not going to get adequate treatment anyway.

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