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Thyroid Lab Work & T2, The Forgotten Thyroid Hormone with Amie Hornaman

by | Aug 16, 2022 | Podcast

Some diagnosed with Hashimoto’s know the emotional and physical roller coaster of being misdiagnosed several times with no solution in sight. Dr. Amie Hornaman approaches her treatment of Hashimoto’s with blood testing plus your symptoms. Yes, changing your lifestyle is the bigger picture, but we also need to address what hormones your body is already producing and what it isn’t. Amie learns how your thyroid operates and what medications you need to be within optimal range to start your healing journey today.

About Amie Hornaman

Dr. Amie Hornaman, a.k.a The Thyroid-Fixer, is a woman on a mission to optimize thyroid patients around the world and give them their lives back using her proprietary transformational program: The FIX Method. She is also the founder of the Institute for Thyroid and Hormone Optimization.

Lab Work Testing Plus Your Symptoms On Your Way to Feeling Better

You’re not only testing for TSH, you’re also testing for T4, T3, reverse T3, and the two thyroid antibodies, TGA & TPO. If Doctors are not testing for all of them, more than likely they never were educated on them to do so. Your prescribed medications are born from the results of the lab work which is why it is imperative to have all of them tested for.

T2, The Forgotten Hormone and The Advantages of Taking It

Our body naturally has white and brown fat. T2 activates brown adipose tissue and when brown fat is stimulated, your metabolism increases burning the white fat. It also stimulates the mitochondria which increases ATP production and gives you more energy. You could also stimulate brown fat with cold exposure.

In This Episode

Dr. Amie Hornaman lists the thyroid hormones and antibodies to be tested in lab work in working with Hashimoto’s [1:57]

Importance of having two antibody tests [5:49]

Why T3 is so often overlooked [9:03]

Difference between medications with only T4 and those with both T3 & T4 [10:03]

Women’s Health Initiative Study [14:36]

Moving your body and eating healthy but thyroid hormones are not properly managed [17:15]

T2, the forgotten hormone [22:40]

Stimulating brown fat [28:53]

How Dr.Amie Hornaman starts treating Hashimoto’s in her patients [31:33]


“When I’m asked what your favorite medication is, my answer is always the one that’s going to work for you.” [14:27]

“They’ve taken T2, lost weight, increased their basal metabolic rate, protected their muscle, and they don’t come out on the other side gaining 50 pounds.” [25:22]

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Topics Covered:

  • Fixing your thyroid with the right supplemental care
  • Lab work and symptoms go hand in hand with Hashimoto’s
  • Testing for T3 and reverse T3 is imperative
  • T2 as the forgotten hormone to activate brown fat
  • Both, and theory in treating Hashimoto’s

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