Thyroid Thursday #81: The Vitamin D – Magnesium Paradox – Rejuvagen Center

Everybody, it’s Dr. Eric Balcavage back for another edition of Thyroid Thursday. And in today’s episode of Thyroid Thursday, I want to talk about the vitamin D/magnesium paradox. So, right now on the blogs, there are so many people talking about how you need to increase your vitamin D, vitamin D deficiency, it’s winter, nobody’s […]

Hypothyroidism and High Blood Pressure (Part 2) – Rejuvagen Center

There is a direct link between hypothyroidism and high blood pressure. On my last post I discussed how ARBs can cause hypothyroidism or hide a hypothyroid condition. In this post I will cover how Calcium Channel Blockers can cause Drug Induced Hypothyroidism. Calcium channel blockers block the flow of calcium into cells. Reduced calcium in […]

The Reverse T3 Conundrum – Rejuvagen Center

What is the significance of reverse T3 (rT3)? Should doctors test reverse T3? Is there a value in testing it? Does reverse T3 impact medical treatment? Dr Eric Balcavage discusses the reverse T3 conundrum and clears up the confusion regarding reverse T3. Listen to Part 1 of this multi-episode series. Need help with your chronic […]

Dr Autoimmune Girl and Thyroid Medications – Rejuvagen Center

In this episode the Thyroid Answers team interview pharmacist Dr. Donna Mazzola. In this interview the doctors discuss the various medications used to treat hypothyroidism and the pros and cons of each. Topics covered include: What are the different thyroid medications on the market and how do they differ? Why might people not experience symptoms […]

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis – Rejuvagen Center

What is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis? Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis seems like an odd name so let’s break it down first. Hashimoto’s was named after Dr. Hashimoto, a Japanese surgeon, who discovered the disorder in 1912. Thyroiditis refers to inflammation of the thyroid gland. So, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is the inflammation of the thyroid gland. Hashimoto’s is also referred to […]

A Low TSH is NOT Always Optimal – Rejuvagen Center

A low TSH is not always optimal. This post may ruffle some feathers, but the message is important. I see people make posts like TSH should be < 2.0 to be optimal, but that is not always the case. And, a TSH below 2.0 may definitely not rule out a thyroid condition. When someone makes […]

Hypothyroidism and Cold Intolerance – Rejuvagen Center

Are you always cold? Does it seem you can never get warm, even when you are bundled up? Do your fingers and toes freeze even in mild temperatures? If so, you are struggling with cold intolerance a clear sign of compromised cellular hypothyroidism. Cold intolerance is one of the most common complaints reported by my […]

Allopathic vs Functional Medicine Approach – Rejuvagen Center

Does it need to be allopathic medicine or functional medicine? Does it have to be allopathic medicine vs functional medicine? Can these two often parallel universes work together to help people improve their health? I think so. We must consider there is a time and place for both allopathic and functional medicine. We have to […]

SIBO – Rejuvagen Center

SIBO stands for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth. It really should be call SIMO for Small Intestinal Microbial Overgrowth because almost any type of organism can overgrow in the small intestine if the opportunity is right. SIBO is a condition affecting the small intestine. In most cases, SIBO is not caused by a single type of […]

Do Thyroid Receptors Matter? – Rejuvagen Center

Do thyroid receptors matter? There is often very little if any discussion regarding thyroid receptors. Thyroid receptors are what thyroid hormone (primarily T3) binds to inside your cells. There are also receptors for thyroid hormone on the outside of cells, but that discussion is for another day. The primary thyroid receptors inside cells are classified […]