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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.

Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Thyroid Disease

Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Thyroid Disease

Proper thyroid function is dependent upon multiple vitamins and minerals working together. According to various sources, the following nutrients may all be involved in either initiating thyroid dysfunction or helping to manage symptoms through maintaining adequate levels: protein, vitamin D, …

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Non-Blood Thyroid Tests

Other (Non-Blood) Thyroid Tests You May Not Know About

These blood sample based tests are often the only data sets considered by physicians. However, this can leave out important factors of thyroid function. Many are unaware of other, more accurate thyroid tests that can greatly assist thyroid assessment. Recognizing …

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Best Time for a Thyroid Blood Test

What is the Best Time to Have Your Thyroid Levels Tested? + Printable Lab Slip

Most thyroid-related tests are considered quite accurate. However, there are factors that can influence results which may cause tests to present false or inaccurate data. This is a problem as even minor changes in thyroid levels can cause you to …

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What Thyroid Tests Do You Need?

What Thyroid Tests Do You Need? + Printable Lab Slip

Thyroid testing can be a point of contention among those in the medical community. Many physicians believe that only a few factors, primarily TSH and T4, must be examined to acquire an adequate understanding of individual thyroid function. In reality, …

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Do You Have a Thyroid Disease? Thyroid Disease Symptoms

Do You Have a Thyroid Disease? + Printable Symptom Checklist

Many are aware of common thyroid-related symptoms such as fatigue, fluctuations in weight, or changes in cognitive ability. However, these are only a fraction of the total number of symptoms associated with thyroid dysfunction. The thyroid is involved in nearly …

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Questions to Ask Your Doctor During Thyroid Awareness Month

10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor During Thyroid Awareness Month

As a thyroid patient, there are many important factors that should be considered. Asking your doctor the following ten questions can bring clarity to common thyroid-related issues that are often overlooked. 1: Are You Willing to Run a Full Thyroid …

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15 Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

15 Healthy New Year’s Resolutions That Aren’t About Weight Loss

The following 15 New Year’s resolutions can help you achieve better physical and mental well-being without focusing solely on your waistline. 1: Drink More Water Replacing common beverages like juice, soda, and alcohol with water. This can have a significant …

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How Your Diet Can Ruin Your Metabolism and Cause Weight Gain

How Your Diet Can Ruin Your Metabolism and Cause Weight Gain

Our metabolism is responsible for burning calories and giving us the energy we need to get through the day, which has powerful influence over our weight. Unfortunately, many of us have unwittingly done significant damage to our metabolisms by following …

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How the Cold Weather Affects Chronic Pain and Tips to Relieve It

How the Cold Weather Affects Chronic Pain and Tips to Relieve It

For those with a chronic condition such as fibromyalgia, the already weakened system can suffer greatly resulting in extreme fatigue, pain, and immobilization. Being aware of the impact of cold weather when suffering from a chronic condition and implementing cold …

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How to Keep Your Thyroid Healthy During the Winter

How to Keep Your Thyroid Healthy During the Winter

As the temperature drops, the thyroid must work harder to maintain various aspects of bodily function including thermoregulation and metabolism. Being aware of the powerful influence of the thyroid and ways to keep warm during the winter seasons can help …

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