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3 Tips To Help Maintain a Healthy Thyroid Gland

Healthy Thyroid Gland


Do you struggle with fatigue, hair loss, unexplained weight changes, anxiety, or difficulty tolerating heat or cold, difficulty losing weight, constipation, dry skin, or trouble sleeping? Are you maintaining a healthy thyroid gland?

Have you approached your doctor and wondered what’s going on with your body?

Does your doctor tell you that these are just symptoms of getting older”?

Does your doctor tell you “everything is normal with your bloodwork” but you still feel lousy and leave scratching your head?


“You must be “stressed out”, it’s all in “your head”? Or this is completely normal to feel this way?

Well… guess what? It’s NOT normal, and in fact any of these symptoms should tell you to “get to the bottom” of what is going on with your thyroid.

In the last 25 years, I have had clients that ran a “top notch” program and if they don’t follow every gram to the letter, they cannot lose weight.  This is not normal!

Please check your bloodwork and see if a thyroid test has been completed and which tests were done.


  1. Sometimes your doctor will only have TSH ordered. This is a very small picture of the overall health of your thyroid, but so common. Often, this is used to let you know that everything is okay. Please ask your doctor to run TSH, T4, free T3, T3 uptake, Reverse T3 and to test for Hashimotos. This is a more complete picture of the health and function of your thyroid.
  2. After all tests are done, ask your doctor what side of “normal” are you on? Please don’t call the office and let them tell you that “everything is fine”.  We accept this so often and in fact, we should always probe further when it comes to our health.  The range is so large for some of these tests that you may still be functioning in the normal range but on the very low side of normal. This might be the reason you feel abnormal.
  3. If you are on the “low” side of normal, ask your doctor what your options are for functioning at a better level.  This is a personal choice and should be made with the guidance of a healthcare professional.

The information is this article is not intended to treat, cure or mitigate disease. Please just investigate further and ask more questions. This could save you years of frustration.

In health,

Marti Burton Owner/founder Personalized Nutrition Concepts