Why you struggle to lose weight on a diet

Successful weight loss is doomed to failure unless the reduced intracellular thyroid levels are addressed. Chronic and yo-yo dieting, frequently done by a large percentage of the population, is shown to be associated with reduced cellular T4 uptake of 25%-50% (2-7). Following repeated cycles of dieting, weight loss occurred at half the rate and weight…

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How Stress affects your Thyroid

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that significant physiologic stress inhibits the transport of the (inactive) T4 thyroid hormone into the cell while non-physiological stress had no effect. Serum T4 levels were artificially elevated in physiologically stressed individuals which confirms that serum T4 and TSH levels are poor markers…

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