7 reasons why your TSH may be increasing

If you are a thyroid warrior and noticed your TSH increasing... let's investigate.

I have had doctors tell my clients, "Your labs look great. See you next time" but in reality their TSH has been steadily increasing over the last 2 years going from 1.5 to 1.7 and then up to 2.5 (see graphic below for normal ranges). Could it be because she's working out more and not eating enough for the amount of energy she's expending? Could she still be using endocrine disrupting household items? Could her autoimmune disorder be causing underlying inflammation resulting in elevated reverse T3?

In this article, I'm helping you understand what could possibly be going on when there is an increase in TSH. Please note that lab interpretation needs to be done by a health professional, so please reach out to your doctor, nurse practitioner, or dietitian for further guidance. 

*This article is for educational purposes only

 



Why is your TSH increasing?

TSH stands for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone...

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Carbs and Thyroid Disorders : To eat them or not debate!

 

Keto diet for thyroid health? Not, if you want to have a healthy functioning thyroid.


Carbohydrates are scary for so many people and many people avoid carbohydrates in general due to their fear of gluten causing their thyroid disorder to be worse. However, what if I told you they're necessary for a healthy thyroid and better metabolism? What if gluten wasn't the issue but your gut health?

 

Carbohydrates are our bodies preferred energy source. Between 40-60% of our calories should be coming from carbohydrates or better known as carbs. However, the problem is carbs have gotten a bad reputation and many people I encounter have once or are currently reducing their carb intake in attempt to lose weight or decrease blood sugars.

 

When carb intake is drastically reduced, conversion of T3 from T4 declines. T3 is the active thyroid hormone.  This shows us that the body needs a steady blood glucose levels to have readily available tools for the thyroid to do it's job...

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Tofu Pad Thai

One of the things I just love about living out in California vs Texas is my neighborhood! We can walk everywhere - to the kids school, to the post office, the local coffee shop and one of my favorite places, THAI food! 



The first time I took the kids by myself and we ordered Pad Thai. That was it. They were sold and I was asked to make Pad Thai at home because "I love noodles mom! This is the best!". 

One thing that's WAAAAAY easier to get is food vegetarian / vegan style. Not that I'm either - I enjoy all foods however I have noticed that I'm choosing less and less meat. I've already decreased my egg and dairy intake due to the higher hormones they contain. Moving from Texas to California hit me harder with stress than I thought and boom, just like that my face turned into a 13 year old going through puberty. #adultacne hit me hard. So I had to make some changes. 

I'll write a post soon on how I've improved my acne tremendously in less than 2 months. One part is the...

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