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The Holtorf Medical Group Blog is designed to share timely information on topics that our patients and friends want to hear about. Every month a new topic is discussed and they are archived so that you go back and read them over again. The Holtorf Medical Group Blog prides itself on providing pertinent information that will help all patients find information that they are looking for.

Top 5 Nutrient Deficiencies in Thyroid Patients (Infographic)

Thyroid function is dependent upon various vitamins and minerals working together. This means that it is vital to your thyroid and overall health that your nutrient levels are optimal. Unfortunately, doctors often neglect the possibility of nutrient deficiency even if …

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Understanding the Different Types of Thyroid Disease

Understanding the Different Types of Thyroid Disease

Excerpt from Thyroid 101. A growing portion of the United States is unknowingly suffering from a thyroid-related disease. Being aware of the many conditions that affect thyroid function can help individuals identify the underlying cause of their symptoms and take …

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The Must-Have Thyroid Tests

When your physician runs a thyroid check they typically only use one or two tests, primarily TSH and T4, to determine whether you are experiencing thyroid dysfunction. Unfortunately, these tests are not giving you the whole picture. There are many …

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Questions You Need to Ask Your Thyroid Doctor

Questions You Need to Ask Your Thyroid Doctor

Locating a knowledgeable thyroid doctor can seem like an unending search as many physicians have a severe lack of understanding regarding thyroid health, diagnosis, and proper treatment. Because of this, nearly half of thyroid disease sufferers are undiagnosed or undertreated. …

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Understanding Your Thyroid Gland

Understanding Your Thyroid Gland

The small gland known as the thyroid is one of the most influential elements in the body. Even though this butterfly-shaped gland is only about the size of a walnut, weighing between 20-60 grams, it wields incredible power. The thyroid’s …

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Healthy New Year’s Resolutions + Resources to Help You Achieve Them

Healthy New Year’s Resolutions + Resources to Help You Achieve Them

Such resolutions often collapse due to of a lack of support and poor utilization or ignorance of helpful resources. Below are a few common New Year’s resolutions and resources to help you keep them! Common New Year’s Resolutions are About …

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Understanding Your Hormones (Infographic)

Hormones are chemical messengers that are produced by either a gland or a cell. They are then sent to another part of the body for utilization. Understanding what your hormones are and what role they play in overall health and …

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What Does Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Treat?

What Does Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Treat?

Many people unwittingly suffer from hormonal issues that contribute to serious conditions such as depression, heart disease, and PMS. These and other common conditions may be prevented or resolved by improving hormone levels through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. What is …

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Do Men Need (Bioidentical) Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Do Men Need (Bioidentical) Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Regardless of gender, hormone production declines with age bringing with it a variety of dysfunctions and disorders. Fortunately, it is possible to counteract hormonal decline and alleviate its associated symptoms by utilizing bioidentical hormone replacement therapy or BHRT. Are Men …

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7 Myths People Believe About Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

7 Myths People Believe About Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

Multiple media outlets and individuals in the medical community have incorrectly portrayed BHRT as “dangerous” and “not suitable for standard practice”. The spread of anti-BHRT propaganda has caused many individuals to develop an unfounded bias against BHRT. By dispelling the …

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