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...
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...
Don't you just LOVE tacos?
I'm from Texas and we do tacos all day long!
However here in California, I've noticed everything is burrito this and burrito that. It's A LOT of food.
Portion sizes matter and so do the contents of the tacos & burritos! This is why I opt for tacos vs burritos. Have I ever mentioned I love food? Maybe my brand of Nutrition's My Life gave it away but I LOVE food! AND I don't want a bland taco, I want one that tastes really good and hits the spot!
Are you with me on this one?
I like to think of myself as a taco connoisseur. #truth I really do LOVE tacos. I love portobello mushroom tacos, I love fish tacos (save my fish tacos with mango salsa recipe for later here), and I eat a version of sweet potato tacos at least 3 times a week for my breakfast.
Yup, I eat an entire sweet potato 3-5 times a week most weeks!
Because I can load in a TON of healing properties that my body desperately needs.
Do you have a...