thyroid and weight gainBy Alane Stieglitz, ND, CNC

I started listening to the symptoms of people I know over the years and at first, was surprised by all of the thyroid and weight gain problems people were facing. Many of my friends and family were dealing with symptoms of hypothyroidism and struggling with weight loss. I would ask them if a blood test showed positive for a thyroid problem, and many said their thyroid was fine. 

The thyroid gland seems to rule the roost! The thyroid produces thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), which play an essential part in our body functions and our ability to lose weight. Having “normal” range numbers in a blood test is a good start, but this doesn’t mean that you’re tip-top and feeling great! The numbers that feel normal for one person may be the numbers that keep you feeling horrible! It’s a very personal journey. 

If you think you could have thyroid disease, we can test you properly to test all of your thyroid levels, plus if some people’s immune system attacks the thyroid gland. Lack of proper thyroid support or no support can affect the health of the thyroid and weight gain. Even with the best exercise program, if the thyroid is not working right, trying to lose weight will be a battle. 

Hypothyroidism slows your metabolism significantly, causing you to burn fewer calories each day! It can also make you feel tired, achy, and less likely to exercise, further reducing your metabolism. And when you’re tired, you may eat more sugar and carbs for energy which causes an increase in body weight. 

Nutritionally yours understands the thyroid and weight gain challenge. it is NOT just about TSH levels being “within traditional range.” We want to make sure TSH is at an excellent level; borderline is not good enough for us! And we test free and total levels of T3 and T4. Plus, we look at antibodies against your thyroid. All of these levels can affect the thyroid and weight gain, and your overall health and happiness! 

We work primarily virtually to help people all over the USA, from the comfort of their home or office. We also have a location in Roswell, GA, to see people in person. 

If you are dealing with a thyroid and weight gain struggle, please make an appointment to help you feel better. 

Phone: 678-372-2913



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Medical disclaimer: Nutritionally Yours is not a medical clinic. Testing cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor. We have a nutritionist, naturopath and a medical doctor on staff to help you feel your best.

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