Thyroid Specialist: Benedicte Lerche MSc PhD

Five Hypothyroidism Treatment Principles

Diet and lifestyle program for treating hypothyroidism based on the research of Dr. Ray Peat

What Is The Best Treatment For Hypothyroidism?

The best treatment for hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid function) is composed of five principles:


1. A thyroid supporting diet
2. vitamins and minerals that support a good hormonal balance
3. Thyroid replacement therapy with both T4 and T3
4. Supplementation with the body’s natural protective hormones.
5. Light therapy to the hormonal balance

I have suffered from hypothyroidism myself and tried many unsuccessful treatments before finding the research of Dr. Ray Peat.
From Dr. Ray’s Peat, I learned the diet and health principles that support thyroid function and the hormonal balance. Our Hypothyroid treatment program is inspired by the health advice of Dr. Ray Peat and my own experiences with recovering from hypothyroidism and hormonal imbalance.

1. What Is The Best Thyroid Diet?

The best thyroid diet is a diet that supports thyroid function on every level, meaning the production of the thyroid hormones in the thyroid gland, the transport of the thyroid hormones in the blood, and the conversion of the inactive storage home T4 to T3 as well as the cells respond to the active thyroid hormone T3.
It is important to know
1. What fats, carbohydrates, and protein sources are good for your thyroid function.
2. What foods should be avoided because they suppress metabolism( thyroid function)
2. What foods support good digestion and which should be avoided, because they feed bad bacteria in the intestine.
3. How you should combine foods for a good thyroid supporting meal.
4. The importance of getting enough cholesterol in your diet
5. The importance of good sugars for improving cellular energy production.
6. Why sugar is not dangerous for your health
7. Why sugar is not causing diabetes or fungus overgrowth
7. How to overcome food intolerances.

The thyroid diet concepts presented in our Hypothyroid Treatment Program concern all these issues and thus focus on a diet that supports thyroid function on every level.

2. Can Nutritional Supplements Help My Thyroid?

Ceratin nutritional supplements are good for your thyroid function whereas others can directly harm your health. Many common nutritional supplements are actually very harmful and can slow down your metabolism, impair your immune system, and create inflammation in your body.

Another issue with supplements, in general, is that they contain binders and fillers, which are supposed to be inert material in the tablets or capsules, but in reality, many of these fillers are creating problems for the body including systemic inflammation.

In order to select the correct nutritional supplements, you will need to know:
1. Which vitamins can help your endocrine function, including your thyroid function
2. What minerals are important for good health
4. What herb can help your digestions and hormonal balance
5. Which remedies can be used to remove fungus such as candida from your gut
6. Which common supplements you should avoid as they can harm your health.

Or hypothyroid treatment program as well as our vitamins and mineral guide helps you use the correct nutritional supplements for supporting your thyroid function.

3. What Is The Best Medication For Low Thyroid Function?

The best medication for Hypothyroidism is a medication that contains both T4 and T3. T4 is a storage hormone and T3 is the active hormone. Both T4 and T3 are secreted by the thyroid gland and transported in the blood to the tissues, where T3 immediately promotes the production of energy in the cells. T4 is a storage hormone that is converted to T3 when the cells need more energy. The main conversion of T4 to T3 takes place in the liver.

Most doctors prescribe a thyroid medication that only contains T4 (levothyroxine), such as the brand names Synthroid and L-toxin. However such medication is not optimal as it needs to be converted to T3 before it can have any action, supplementing with a T4 only medication, puts a strain on your body to convert the thyroid hormone T4 to the active T3. If your body is unable to do this efficiently you will first of all not get enough active thyroid hormones (T3) to your cells, but you will eventually also get poisoned with too much T4, which has an anti-thyroid effect on its own. Therefore BiochemNordic recommends a thyroid medication with both T4 and T3.

In BiochemNordic’s hypothyroid Treatment Program you will learn about:
1. What does the thyroid gland do?
2. Blood test for thyroid function (including T4, T3, TSH)
3. Synthetic versus natural thyroid medication
4. Finding your optimal thyroid dosage
6. How to take thyroid medication/supplements?

4. Does Light Therapy Help Thyroid Function?

If you live in a very dark and cloudy place your thyroid function will be affected negatively. Long hours of darkness affect your hormonal balance by increasing the stress hormone cortisol and also decreasing the production of the good and protective hormones progesterone and pregnenolone. Therefore, not getting enough light damages your whole hormonal balance. In order to help your hormonal balance and thyroid function, you can use light therapy

BiochemNordic’s Hypothyroid Treatment Program helps you use light therapy to increase your thyroid function and support your production of the body’s natural protective and youth associating hormones progesterone, pregnenolone, and DHEA. You will learn why darkness damages the thyroid function and hormonal balance. How light therapy can help your thyroid function and what light therapy lamps are best.

5. How Do Progesterone And Pregnenolone Help The Thyroid?

Supplementation with pregnenolone and progesterone is useful for treating stress and inflammation-related conditions. Both these hormones are effective for preventing stress-related reactions while correcting the thyroid function.

To learn the details the 5 important principles for treating hypothyroidism visit BiochemNordic and read more about the program including the full table of content.

BiochemNordic’s Hypothyroid Treatment Program provides you with the in-depth knowledge you need about these five hypothyroidism treatment principles, so you once and for all can overcome your symptoms of low thyroid function and hormonal imbalances.

What Every Hypothyroidism Patient Should Know!

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Hypothyroidism – How To Find The Right Treatment?

The reason why it is hard to find the right treatment plan for hypothyroidism is that the old ways of treating low thyroid function have been lost, and doctors nowadays are not taught to listen to the patient’s symptoms, and instead, they go by blood test only.

How To Overcome Hypothyroid Symptoms

BiochemNordic has the best treatment for hypothyroidism and hormonal balances, as BiochemNordic’s treatment method takes diet, supplements, and correct medication and hormonal support into account.
BiochemNordic has developed online programsguides, and counseling services. You can learn more about BiochemNordic’s products in this product overview.

Can Changing Your Diet Affect Your Thyroid?

Most people on a normal western diet are eating foods that directly inhibit thyroid function and depriving the body of essential food groups which can promote good hormonal balance. BiochemNordic’s health method includes a thyroid promoting diet which

What Is The Best Medication For Hypothyroidism?

The best thyroid medication is a mixture of T4 and T3.
T3 is the active thyroid hormone, that promotes cellular energy production. Whereas T4 is a storage hormone, which is turned into T3 in the body´s tissues.

Most doctors treat hypothyroidism with a T4 (levothyroxine) only medication such as L -Troxin or Synthroid and that can create serious issues of T4 poisoning, as too much T4 has anti-thyroid effects on its own.

You can learn more about BiochemNordic’s recommendations for proper thyroid medication as well as over the counter thyroid supplements that work to improve metabolism in our blog post: “What Is The Best Thyroid Medication“.

Is There Side Effects Of Thyroid Medication?

Starting up on thyroid medication can be difficult and in the beginning, taking thyroid medication can actually worsen symptoms. Therefore starting up on thyroid medication has to be done very slowly especially if you are severely hypothyroid.

In addition, using supplementation of the body’s natural hormones pregnenolone and/or progesterone can relieve the negative stress symptoms, which sometimes occur as a result of pushing the metabolic rate to a higher level.

BiochemNordic has developed online products so you too can overcome your low thyroid symptoms once and for all. All products are presented in BiochemNordic’s shop.

Balance Gut Flora With Diet And Probiotics?

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What Causes Gut Flora Imbalance?

Our intestine contains both good and bad bacteria. In a healthy gut the good bacteria outway the bad bacteria. The bad bacteria in the gut are constantly producing toxins called endotoxins. Under normal circumstances, the liver takes care of these toxins and detoxifies them.

However, an overgrowth of bad bacteria in the intestine leads to a high endotoxin production, which can irritate the intestinal cells, making them release inflammatory mediators, resulting in symptoms like irritable bowel syndrome, constipation and or diarrhea.

A severe overgrowth of bad bacteria can also contribute to systemic inflammatory processes if the endotoxins leakes to the blood in too large amounts.

What Are The Symptoms Of An Unhealthy Gut Flora?

Overgrowth of bad bacteria in the gut can lead to many symptoms as the endotoxins produced by bad bacteria irritate the intestine and leak to the blood in larger amounts than the liver can detoxify them. This leaking of toxins from the intestine to the blood is very common, and many people strugle with inflammatory processes caused by an unbalanced gut.

Here are some of the symptoms of an overgrowth of bad gut bacteria:

1. Digestive discomfort
2. Constipation
3. Diarrhea
4. Impaired immune function
5. Inflammatory processes in the body
6. Hormonal disturbances
7. Thyroid issues (low thyroid function)
8. Skin problems (sensitive skin or rashes)
9. High blood pressure

What Is The Most Effective Probiotics?

Effective probiotics can balance the ratio of good-to-bad bacteria in the intestine and promote the production of digestive enzymes. Some probiotics on the marked provide very little benefit, whereas others can produce quick improvement. It is important to choose the right types of probiotic supplements.

According to Dr. Ray Peat, there is very little benefit from the common yogurt class acidophilus bacteria and lactic acid-forming bacteria, which are the bacteria found in most probiotic supplements.

The probiotic that really work has an antibiotic like effect, meaning they kill bad bacteria, but without the negative effect of normal antibiotics of killing good bacteria. In addition when these antibiotic like probiotics kill bad bacteria, the material which is released they help feed good bacteria further enhanging the ratio of good to bad bacteria.

In BiochemNordic’s probiotic guide, you will learn much more about the benefits of the beneficial probiotics, you will get product recommendations and instruction for how best to use these helpful probiotics. You find your guide to the best probiotics on our website: biochemnordic.com together with all our guides.

What Is A Gut Friendly Diet?

According to Dr. Ray Peat, intestinal health is very important for overall health, and a healthy diet needs to exclude food that supports bad bacteria growth in the intestine, as well as include certain fibers that can help prevent the overgrowth of bad gut bacteria. Module 10 of our hypothyroid treatment program explains what foods that can help clean your intestine from bad bacteria.

Our diet principles which are explained in our hypothyroid treatment program focus on supporting good thyroid function and hormonal balance as well as preventing inflammation, aging, and disease. Our diet method is based on the work of Dr. Ray Peat, a nutritionist whom for more than 40 years has researched the interactions between nutrition and hormones.

If you want to improve your gut health it is important to start out with our diet principles and then add a good probiotic supplement if further support is needed.

Red Light Therapy For Hypothyroidism

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Why Does Darneskness create Stress?

Darkness increases the stress hormone cortisol, damages mitochondria, and decreases the synthesis of the body’s natural protective hormones including progesterone and pregnenolone. These hormones are part of the body’s natural anti-aging and anti-stress system.

Exposure to long periods of darkness can lead to many symptoms including fatigue, depression, stress symptoms premenstrual syndrome, thyroid issues, and other hormonal imbalances.

Living in a cloudy and dark environment is, therefore, harmful to good health and getting enough bright light every day is important. 

What Are The Benefits Of Sunlight

Sunlight is very beneficial for good health, although it is important to avoid sunburn. You can learn more about the benefits of sunlight in my hypothyroid treatment program module 15.

In the winter or in northern cloudy weather, where sunlight is inadequate, using light therapy lamps is a good choice if you want to protect yourself from the stress of long periods of darkness.

What Are the Benefits Of Light Therapy

There are many light therapies lamps on the market, some are more useful than others. According to Dr. Ray Peat, a good light therapy lamp provides light in the yellow and orange spectrum, these wavelengths are from 600-700 nm. Shorter wavelengths, such as blue light is harmful to cellular energy production, and the longer infrared wavelengths are according to Dr. Ray Peat without much benefit. In Module 15 of my hypothyroid treatment program, you can learn more about the benefits of the right light therapy. 

What are The Best Light Therapy Lamps?

In Module 15 on my hypothyroid treatment program, you can learn more light therapy lamps. You will get specific information on which lamps are recommended by Dr. Ray Peat, both incandescent light and LED light therapy lamps are discussed, and specific lamps are recommended.

14. Facts About Hair Loss

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1. What Is The Best Treatment For Hair Loss?

Hair loss is a problem for many people both men, and women. Because of the cosmetic nature and impact on the individual’s self-esteem, there is a lot of different hair treatment programs, products, and procedures on the market, which are often very expensive but not effective.

According to Dr. Ray Peat hair loss is a hormonal imbalance, with high-stress hormones and impaired cellular energy production. The resolving of hair loss is linked to the resolving of the inflammatory processes and low thyroid function which is the main issue of hair loss. Thus hair loss is actually an indication of general health issues, it is just the visual sign. An effective hair loss treatment program should thus focus on correcting the imbalance of the body as a whole, instead of just focusing on the cosmetic side of the hair loss. Our approach to hair loss is to correct the underlying causes, and thus support the thyroid function and shift the body away from stress and inflammation to a higher energy state with a healthy hormonal balance. We use our thyroid promoting diet and lifestyle, which is outlined in the hypothyroid treatment program, as well as supplements that further correct the nutritional and hormonal issues of hair loss.

2. Does Balding Mean High Testosterone?

Excess testosterone is often said to be the cause of male patterned baldness and is also assumed to play a role in female hair loss, which is why many hair growth products for the scalp contain estrogenic substances as estrogen inhibits testosterone.

But, studies of a large number of people with hair loss have failed to show a connection between testosterone and hair loss, as testosterone levels were not elevated in men with no hair compared to men with lots of hair on their heads. This has given rise to the notion that people with hair loss have a special sensitivity to testosterone, underlining the lack of evidence for testosterone causing hair loss.

According to Dr. Ray Peat testosterone is not the cause of hair loss. Testosterone actually promotes faster growth of strong thick hair, whereas estrogen terminates the growth of the hair shaft, causing the hair to fall out.

3. What Causes Hair Loss?

The cause of hair loss is a hormonal imbalance, where stress and proinflammatory hormones are elevated and protective anti-stress and energy-producing hormones are low. This is what we described in our hypothyroid treatment program Module1, as the low energy state of the body. In the low energy state, the body loses structure and control and lets harmful degenerative processes occur, instead of healing and repair.

A person with hair loss will often have excess blood levels of prolactin, cortisol, estrogen, and parathyroid hormone, together with a low thyroid function, indicated by an elevated TSH level.

As the normal ranges for these hormones in the blood are very wide, the numbers might fall in the upper end of normal. According to Dr. Ray Peat, a TSH level above one can create problems, although the normal range goes as high as 5 in some countries.

4. Can Hypothyroidism Cause Hair Loss?

The thyroid gland controls metabolism and therefore the energy production in each cell of your body. Low thyroid function also called hypothyroidism, leads to many different symptoms as the tissues and organs are not functioning optimally. A common symptom of hypothyroidism is hair loss, thinning of the hair, and hair shedding. Low thyroid function also induces the overproduction of cortisol, prolactin, and the parathyroid hormone which all contribute to hair loss.

5. Does Cortisol Cause Hair Loss?

People with hair loss have excess levels of the stress hormones cortisol. Cortisol is an emergency stress hormone. In stress, almost all our hormonal precursors go into the productions of cortisol and there is less precursor for the production of the hormones that actually promote hair growth including progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA.

Cortisol is a catabolic hormone meaning that it breaks down the structures and tissues of the body leading to hair loss. Wheres progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA are anabolic hormones that promote growth and tissue rebuilding including hair growth.

Hypothyroid people compensate for their low cellular energy production by increasing their production of cortisol. A person with low thyroid function runs on cortisol instead of producing enough energy in their cells. Therefore good thyroid function is very important for preventing long term exposure to cortisol and hair loss.

Low blood sugar and a diet with too much protein compared to good carbohydrates are other common reasons for the overproduction of cortisol. Using a diet that keeps the blood sugar steady and balances protein with healthy carbohydrates is important for preventing the overproduction of cortisol and thereby preventing hair loss.

6. How Does Prolactin Terminate Hair Growth?

Prolactin is produced in females during lactation but is also produced in men and regulates almost all cells in the body. Overproduction of prolactin occurs in stress and estrogen excess. Longterm exposure to prolactin has many negative effects on the body including inflammatory diseases, heart diseases, and hair loss, with prolactin (like estrogen) directly terminating the growth of the hair shaft causing the hair to fall out.

Keeping the thyroid function up is very important for preventing the overproduction of the prolactin, as the kind of stress that occurs, when the cellular energy production is low induces the overproduction of prolactin. Vitamin A and calcium also inhibit excess prolactin production.

7. Can Hyperparathyroidism Cause Hair Loss?

The parathyroid hormone is secreted by the parathyroid gland, which controls the body’s blood calcium level. When the diet is not rich in calcium, the parathyroid hormone is increased signaling the bones to release calcium to the blood. Stress, including low thyroid function, also induces an increase of parathyroid hormone. An elevated parathyroid hormone promotes inflammatory processes and hair loss. Bringer the parathyroid hormone down has been shown to improve hair growth. Vitamin D, calcium, vitamin A and good thyroid function are all important for keeping the parathyroid hormone down in a safe range where hair growth is promoted.

8. How To Cure Hair Loss?

As described people with hair loss have a tendency towards low thyroid function with excess levels of stress and inflammatory hormones including cortisol, prolactin, estrogen, and parathyroid hormone, which all induce hair loss and shedding.

Our approach to hair loss is to look at the body as a whole and not just as a cosmetic issue. Hair loss is a sign that your body’ is experiencing low energy and an inflammatory state, which also makes you more prone to other diseases including heart disease.

The key to solving hair loss permanently is to shift the body back into the high cellular energy state with good thyroid function and enough of the protective youth associated hormones pregnenolone, progesterone, DHEA, that all promote hair growth.

9. Can Diet Promote Hair Growth?

The right diet is often the key to solving hair loss. Many people with hair loss have been eating a diet that directly suppressed their thyroid function. A lot of so-called healthy foods actually strongly suppress the metabolic rate examples are: raw vegetables from the cabbage family, nuts, fatty fish, and polyunsaturated oil just to name just a few. Some common nutritional supplements can also be thyroid suppressive and inflammation-promoting. You can learn much more about the foods and compounds that suppress your thyroid function in our hypothyroid treatment program Module 2. Our hypothyroid treatment program describes in detail our diet and health recommendations that support thyroid function and a healthy hormonal balance. The key idea of our diet and health recommendations is to base the diet on foods that support metabolism and avoid foods that directly suppress cellular energy production.

10. What Is The Best Supplements For Hair Growth?

In some cases, a diet change is not enough to repair the bod, and using a thyroid supporting supplement can be very useful in supporting good thyroid function and promoting hair growth. Our thyroid supplement guide helps you choose useful over the counter (no prescription) thyroid replacement supplements.

11. Best Hormonal Hair Loss Treatment?

Our hormonal support guide helps you choose helpful and reliable progesterone and pregnenolone supplements. Both of these hormones have strong anti-stress properties and helps your body shift away from the stress and pro-inflammatory hormones, that cause hair loss.

12. Do Vitamins Help Hair Growth?

Sometimes it is useful to use selected nutritional supplements and superfoods in order to cure your hair loss. The vitamins that are important for healthy hair growth are all the B-vitamins (vitamin B-complex) vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin K, and Calcium. These vitamins are important for preventing the formation of the pro-inflammatory hormones, cortisol, prolactin, parathyroid hormone that are involved in hair loss. In our nutritional supplements guide, you find our selected vitamin and mineral products with dosage recommendations.

13. What Foods Can Help Reverse Hair Loss?

Low blood sugar induces overproduction of cortisol, and high cortisol is as described involved in hair loss. Fructose helps build the glycogen stores in the liver, and thereby it stabilizes the blood sugar. Fructose is found in fruits, but for people with low blood sugar issues, pure fructose powder is a useful supplement for preventing the stress an excess cortisol production associated with a drop in blood sugar. You can learn more about the use of fructose powder in our hypothyroid treatment program Module 5.

Another good superfood for hair loss is hydrolyzed gelatin, besides its anti-inflammatory properties, gelatin also has the correct amino-acids composition for forming new hair. Because gelatin is a pure protein it is important to eat it together with good carbohydrates in order not to disturb the blood sugar.

You can learn more about how to combine foods in our hypothyroid treatment program Module 7. Our product and dosage recommendations for hydrolyzed gelatine and pure fructose is found in our nutritional supplements guide.

14. Diet And Supplement Counseling For Hair Growth

I do online counseling sessions via Skype, phone, or What’s app with people from all over the world. If you would like to work with me personally, you can book a counseling session and I will get back to you with a time for the session.

Thyroid & Sleep

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Can Thyroid Problems Keep You Awake At Night?

Low thyroid function causes sleep problems because the body’s cells can’t relax in the low thyroid state your If you have low thyroid function you are also likely to produce an abundance of adrenaline as you try to compensate for the low cellular energy production of hypothyroidism by increasing the production of stress hormones. it is not uncommon for hypothyroid people to produce 20 times more adrenalin than a person with good thyroid function. Adrenalin increases the pulse rate and can make it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep.

You can learn more about the typical symptoms of hypothyroidism on my homepage (biochemnordic.com)
People with a low thyroid function often have a very high pulse rate due to their overproduction of adrenalin and cortisol, making it difficult to fall asleep and staying asleep. Sleep problems where there is a tendency to wake up frequently are linked to low blood sugar during the night, and low blood sugar issues are often caused by hypothyroidism. 

A night of good sleep is important for your overall health and well being. If your sleep pattern gets disrupted you are likely to have several health issues as a result.

Is Your Thyroid To Blame For Your Sleep Issues?

Low thyroid function also causes sleep issues because it leads to blood sugar disturbances.

Sleep problems where there is a tendency to wake up frequently are often linked to low blood sugar during the night, and low blood sugar is a typical issue of low thyroid function.

If you have issues with low blood sugar it is important to take a look at your thyroid function, as well as having a bedtime meal. Often it is recommended not to eat before bed, but actually eating a small meal before bedtime can improve sleep, as it stabilizes blood sugar and prevents the rise of the stress hormones that wakes you up.

Things that are great as a bedtime meal for improving sleep are foods that have salt and sugar, such as salty crackers with milk and honey, ice cream with a bit of salt, fruit juice with cheese. You can learn more about meals for good sleep and thyroid function in BiochemNordic’s meal guide.

How To Improve Sleep

A night of good sleep is important for your overall health and well being. If your sleep pattern gets disrupted you are likely to have several health issues as a result.

If you have serious sleep issues, it is important to take a look at thyroid function and, you can use BiochemNordic’s Thyroid Test to evaluate if you might suffer from hypothyroidism.

Diet is very important for your health including your sleep. We recommend BiochemNordic’s thyroid promoting diet principles, for improving thyroid function, hormonal balance, prevent stress and inflammation, and improve sleep.

In some cases, thyroid medication is needed to improve your thyroid function and prevent sleep problems. Other things that can help prevent stress and improve sleep is red light therapy.

If you have serious sleep issues, that is a sign something is out of balance and should be taken care of. A counseling session with our thyroid specialist could be a good idea.

Thyroid disease awareness

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How Common Is Thyroid Disease?

Thyroid disease is wide-spread in Western countries; For instance, according to the American Thyroid Association, it is estimated that around 20 million Americans suffer from thyroid-related disorders in their lifespan and around 60% of those are unaware of their condition. Women are five to eight times more likely than men to have thyroid problems and one woman in eight will develop a thyroid disorder during her lifetime.
The most common form of thyroid disease is low thyroid function also called hypothyroidism. In USA medication for low thyroid function is the most prescribed form of medication.

How To Find The Best Thyroid Treatment?

With such a widespread disease one should think that finding a good treatment would be easy. However, I have experienced the opposite is true.

Many doctor are not trained probably in the diagnosis of low thyroid function and often a case is overlooked as the doctors focus only at blood tests, and if you are in the normal range your symptoms are dismissed as physiological rather than being seen as symptoms of hypothyroidism.

The normal range for thyroid blood test has been made very broad, which unfortunately means that many people that in reality are suffering from symptoms of low thyroid function not been diagnosed as such. You can learn more about the history and reason for the broad range of thyroid blood tests in BiochemNordic’s Hypothyroid Treatment program Module 16.

Can You Recover From Hypothyroidism?

When I was 20 years old I had symptoms of hypothyroidism. I suffered from fatigue, digestive problems, skin problems, and hormonal disturbance. I tried many different treatments both conventionally and more alternative treatments, however, nothing really worked. I was very lucky to come in contact with an American biologist Dr. Ray Peat, and with his help and guidance, I overcame my hypothyroidism and hormonal imbalances.


What Is Dr. Ray Peat’s Thyroid Healing Method?

Dr. Ray Peat is a leading expert within thyroid function and its role in health. For more than 40 years Dr. Ray Peat has researched the interaction of diet, hormones, aging, and disease. His key notion is that the gap between the body’s resources and the demands placed on it from the environment creates disease. Thus harmful degenerative processes occur instead of repair and healing when there is low thyroid function and thus lack of cellular energy.

The difference between Dr. Ray Peat’s thyroid healing method and the other method I tried was that his method looks holistically at the body, taking both diet, supplement, hormonal support, and thyroid medication into account in a synergistic way. Dr. Ray Peat’s method is built on a deep understanding of the body on the biochemical level.

Through my company, BiochemNordic (biochemnordic.com) I seek to raise awareness about the symptoms of thyroid disease and encourage those who are already receiving medical help to turn to additional natural thyroid treatment methods.

Since Dr. Ray Peat’s research can be difficult to understand if you do not have a particular scientific background I have developed programsguides, and consultation services that help you use this amazing holistic thyroid treatment method, without too much difficulty.

Online Thyroid Consultation

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In these sessions, there is a focus on your thyroid function and hormonal balance. My diet and health advice is built on the research of Dr. Ray Peat.

The counseling sessions usually take place via Skype or whats app, but can also take place via phone or facebook messenger call, thus long distance is no problem. I speak English and Danish.The first session:

In the first session, there is a focus on your health story and your symptoms, and I evaluate your thyroid function.

As a help to me, you can send your pulse rate and temperature measurements prior to the first session. You can find my guide to test your thyroid function using pulse and temperature here!

If you have had thyroid function blood tests done, these are also taken into account and can be e-mail prior to the first session. I can also guide you on which blood test to have done at your doctors if these will be helpful in getting the full picture of your metabolic status.

Following sessions: When your thyroid function has been evaluated, we work together in customizing the diet recommendations of my hypothyroid treatment program to your needs, and we look at what supplements are important for you.

Many clients have problems with very high-stress hormones and inflammatory symptoms, thus diet and supplement advice to lower stress and inflammation is often an important subject.

If you need more thyroid support than obtained from the diet change, I can help you use natural thyroid supplements to boots your thyroid gland. I do not prescribe medication but, I often work with people who are on prescription thyroid medication from their doctor. In these cases, I can help you manage and understand your medication and your body’s reaction to it. Many clients have problems with estrogen dominance and progesterone deficiency, in these cases, hormonal support compounds are often useful.

You can read more about my counseling service here!