Methylation: The Link Between Phosphatidylcholine, Disease, and Overall Health
Methylation is a metabolic process which occurs in each one of our 75 trillion cells in our bodies, more than 3 billion times per second. It is critical to life. Phosphatidylcholine (PC), often formed from the metabolism of lecithin (which also contains linoleic and linolenic acids) and is an integral component of this methylation process.
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How to take your thyroid medication for accurate testing:
Thyroid hormones are goldilocks hormones, meaning the dose has to be "just right" for us to feel optimal. Doses that are too high or too low can result in symptoms.
Whenever I see a low TSH number in someone who is taking thyroid medications, my first question is always: "Did you take your thyroid medications before you had your thyroid labs drawn?"
Depending on the type and timing of medication, a person's TSH number may be inaccurate.