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the top 5 best thyroid postsAs a Naturopath I know there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to naturally healing your thyroid health.

The reason?

As I see it…to achieve optimal health it’s vital to investigate, then treat the reasons WHY a thyroid problem has developed in the first place.

Taking a good medical history is an extremely important first step in the diagnostic process. Past health issues, family history, pregnancies, diet, and exposure to environmental chemicals should all be considered.

From there it’s important to get comprehensive blood tests done, and the appropriate medical tests such as a thyroid ultrasound. You will find comprehensive testing provides an important diagnostic framework, and eliminates any guesswork. In effect, it provides invaluable insights into overall thyroid function.

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The Top 5 Best Thyroid Posts

If you’ve been reading my posts here on The Natural Thyroid Diet blog, or follow me on social media you will know I write and educate from my Naturopathic perspective.

To help you develop a better understanding of thyroid health I provide useful, easy to understand information that doesn’t have a load of scientific jargon, or fluff.

Today I am sharing the top 5 best thyroid posts now trending.

Are Iodine Supplements For Thyroid Health Really Safe?

There’s an ongoing debate about iodine being good or bad when you have a thyroid problem. If there was one guiding rule I would like everyone to know it’s this…

It’s really about balanced intake, not too much, and not too little.

You see, iodine is normally only required in very small amounts. For this reason iodine supplements generally supply trace, or microgram quantities.

Before you purchase an iodine supplement it’s a good idea to carefully check how much iodine it supplies per serve so you can make an informed choice.

> > You can learn more here: Are Iodine Supplements For Thyroid Health Really Safe?

What Are Thyroid Nodules? Can Natural Treatments Shrink Them?

Thyroid nodules often appear as a lump, or some type of abnormal growth in your thyroid.

Thankfully, the majority of thyroid nodules are benign. For this reason, most individuals are advised to take a ‘watch and wait’ approach which includes regular medical check-ups.

The approach is not always ideal as thyroid nodules indicate the thyroid is under some type of substantial stress. From a natural health perspective it’s wise to get proactive with the most appropriate treatment.

> >  Discover more here: What Are Thyroid Nodules? Can Natural Treatments Shrink Them?

Learn How to Calculate Your Reverse T3 Ratio

Ongoing excess peripheral conversion of thyroxine (T4) to reverse T3 (RT3) gives rise to low T3 and excess RT3. Reverse T3 has the opposite effects of T3. Futhermore, RT3 has a similar structure to T3 so it easily locks into the T3 cell receptor. This has a powerful effect on slowing metabolism.

As you can imagine, too much reverse T3 pushes your body into a hypothyroid state. If you have recent blood test results for free T3 and RT3 you can determine the ratio of these two thyroid hormones.

> > Learn how to calculate your reverse T3/T3 ratio here: How To Work Out Your Reverse T3 Ratio

Can Copper Harm Thyroid Health? Here’s What You Need To Know

Copper is often added to multivitamin mineral supplements, joint health formulas, and even some thyroid health products. But have you ever stopped to wonder if copper is necessary, or even risky?

The form of copper found in nutritional supplements is an unbound, inorganic salt of copper. This type of copper can directly enter the bloodstream, bypassing the liver. This contributes to an immediate rise in the ‘free copper’ pool in the blood.

> > From a healthy thyroid perspective there’s even less reason to take copper and I explain WHY here: Can Copper Harm Thyroid Health? Here’s What You Need To Know

How To Lose Weight With An Underactive Thyroid

It’s often a struggle to lose weight when you have hypothyroidism as your thyroid hormones control your metabolism. For this reason, dieting and exercise are not the solutions. You need to address the root causes of your thyroid troubles.

A natural treatment approach treats all aspects of your physical, and emotional health. As your thyroid recovers your metabolism will pick up. This will help you lose weight so you can finally begin to live with vibrant health and vitality.

> > Find out more about thyroid weight gain here: How To Lose Weight With An Underactive Thyroid

In Summary

You will see at the bottom of these top 5 best thyroid posts you have the opportunity to share your comments and questions. It would be great if you could let me know your perspective on a topic that interests you. You are also encouraged to share these posts on your social media to help support greater thyroid health awareness.


  1. Armour Thyroid – God’s gift to hypothyroid suffers! The moment I heard Hillary Clinton switched to this (from Synthroid) I immediately tried to duplicate her choice. I spent a year looking & looking for an Endocrinologist who’d even consider listening to my desire to make this change. Finally, I found a doctor willing to help me (while watching me closely) and I’ve now been on Armour for a year.

    The change is incredible! I was immediately relieved of the terrible brain fog that followed/burdened me since first swallowing Synthroid 21 years ago. Next, to my amazement, the constant hunger left me too; I lost 3 lbs in the first week. My metabolism even sped up a little & I actually felt adventurous again! But the best part, my hair looks and feels like hair again (I also take Shen Min, Evening Primrose, Cod Liver Oil & Biotin capsules daily) and my eyebrows are even growing back! Well, one of them … I am a breast cancer survivor (5 yrs in Oct. 2017) & my radiation treatments were isolated to my left side, which has just a little over a 1/2 eyebrow now 🙂

    My dear friends, remember the name Armour Thyroid and find yourselves a whole new, healthier life!

    God Bless All 🙂

    • Louise O'Connor says:

      Hi Renee, thanks for your comment today. Wonderful to hear you are doing so well. Wow, 21 years on a less than effective medication is a long time. Thank goodness we have the internet to help educate, and empower those struggling with hypothyroidism. Best wishes, Louise

  2. What the heck is Armour Thyroid? Is it the same as Liothyronine or Cytomel (I.e. T3)?

    • Louise O'Connor says:

      Hi Sophia, Armour Thyroid is a prescription thyroid medication that provides both T4 and T3. Armour Thyroid is sourced from the thyroid glands of pigs raised for human consumption. This medication is different to Liothyronine and Cytomel which are single T3 preparations. Best wishes, Louise O’Connor

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