T3 vs T4


I’ve been on several forums from Grave’s disease to Hashimotos to thyroid cancer and everyone on the forum talks about their responses to T3 and T4.

So I want to explain a couple of things and why this MAY be the wrong focus for people

I was working with Candice and going over her lab work.  We discussed her current medication list and she was complaining that sometimes the meds worked and sometimes the meds didn’t.

So we dug a little deeper…

Remember the 6 subtypes we discussed in the Thyroid Guide you read from me?

Well, those 6 subtypes explain the reason why sometimes T3 helps and sometimes T4 helps, so this time we took a look at her liver.

You see, most people don’t know or don’t understand that 60% of their thyroid hormone is transformed from Inactive T4, to the Active T3 hormone in the liver.

So if the liver is unable to do it’s job, you’ll have OVER HALF of the body’s normal hormone production NOT WORK CORRECTLY.

So this is what was happening for Candice.

She’d have days where the T4 hormone was properly converted and so the medication was TOO MUCH for her system and she’d feel jittery and uneasy.  Then there were days when the liver would under-produced and the medication would make her feel like a million bucks!!!

So she was completely frustrated and her Endocrinologist specialist was confused as to why the meds worked and didn’t work…


This is the typical response when I start working with people in our wellness program.  The sad truth is that today’s medical professionals have become SINGLE FOCUS practitioners.  They’ve stopped looking at a person as a whole, and are busy addressing people as PARTS and PIECES.

So no one was looking at Candice as a whole person and was only addressing the pieces.  So this continued to torture Candice and her other doctors.

I went over her numbers and we addressed an issue with her liver.  Her liver enzymes were in the “normal” range, but outside optimal levels, so we addressed her LIVER issues for her thyroid problem.

Once we saw results beginning in the liver, she started noticing her T3, T4 medications were helping more consistently.  We watched her levels reach optimal within a few weeks, and as we finished the program, she was reducing her medication while maintaining her optimal levels as well as feeling “normal” again.

If you are fighting to determine if T3 or T4, or just T4 is right for you – you need to understand if your liver is functioning optimally as well.

If you can’t answer that question – then it’s time to talk with me.

My team and I have helped people answer these questions and prepare a personalized program to help people get their lives back.

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