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Raising Your Free T3 Levels

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

Traditional thyroid testing is limited to TSH. TSH is the hormone produced in your brain that tells your thyroid to produce actual thyroid hormone, which is T4. T4 is still only about 20% of the active thyroid hormone, though; the other 80% is T3. Most of the T4 produced by the thyroid gets converted to [...]

Raising Your Free T3 Levels

By |2018-04-20T12:02:14+00:00April 20th, 2018|Categories: Articles, low carb, selenium, zinc|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Raising Your Free T3 Levels

Why is Your Ferritin High?

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

Ferritin is the storage form of iron—or, more specifically, it is a protein that itself stores iron. More often I tend to see it low than high for a variety of common reasons--a situation that often leads to hair loss, among other things. But ferritin can also be abnormally high. The reasons for this have to [...]

Why is Your Ferritin High?

By |2018-04-13T16:15:22+00:00April 13th, 2018|Categories: Articles, fatty liver, NAFLD|Tags: , |Comments Off on Why is Your Ferritin High?

When Iron Deficiency is Really Copper Deficiency

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

There are multiple levels of iron deficiency: low ferritin is the first, as ferritin is a storage form of iron. This can progress to low iron saturation in the bloodstream. Finally, it can become iron deficiency (or microcytic) anemia. The first two levels of iron deficiency can be caused by chronic infections or hypothyroidism—or of course [...]

When Iron Deficiency is Really Copper Deficiency

By |2018-03-23T09:13:26+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Articles, ceruloplasmin, copper, Nutrition|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on When Iron Deficiency is Really Copper Deficiency