Hypothyroid & Insulin Resistance Together – Yay.

Tony had a decade of hypothyroid symptoms unresolved. Here’s his Case of Hypothyroid with Insulin Resistance.

Tony C., forty-seven years old

At our first visit, Tony said succinctly, “I suspect there is some imbalance that’s causing very low energy, but, surprisingly, when I regularly exercise, I feel better.”

He had been on thyroid medication for over 5 years, although he said, “It never felt like it was really working because some months I’d feel good and other I wouldn’t, regardless of whether blood tests displayed great thyroid control or not.

About 40% of the adult population in the U.S. has insulin resistance (IR) – The solution is written in each of us and in The Blood Code. But if you only sample adults with hypothyroidism, the percentage of insulin resistance is nearly 70%. Presumably because the same historical environmental conditions that favored one, favored the other—storing-more and spending-less are two sides of the same coin. Not surprisingly, Tony was one of those people with the double thrifty trait. Within our first few months, his new thyroid prescription corrected the TSH and some of his energy, but weight was still on and he’d crash after meals—because his IR was still fully expressive.

From November to March, Tony took thyroid hormone prescription regularly and his energy improved with a correction in the TSH – He was only about 50% compliant with his low carb diet. Tony saw his numbers and understood that he was still in “storage mode” with an insulin >10. He finally and fully corrected his blood tests, body fat, and thyroid symptoms only after adopting a trainer-inspired fitness routine in conjunction with his prescription thyroid and a low-carb high fat diet inspired from The Blood Code. Tony feels so fantastic; he inspired his mother and aunt, both with prediabetes and hypothyroidism, to get their blood code evaluated and find the diet that works best for their health and future.

Tony, 47 years old November 2012 March 2013 September 2013 January 2014
Triglyceride 216 143 64 72
HDL 42 49 56 58
TG:HDL 5.1 2.9 1.1 1.2
Fasting Glucose 114 112 96 95
Insulin 12 12 6.1 6
HOMA-IR 3.4 3.3 1.5 1.4
TSH 5.4 1.5 1.0 1.2
Free T3 2.4 2.6 2.5
Vitamin D 18 32
Skin Fold Calipers Body fat = 24% Body fat = 23% Body fat = 19% Body fat = 17%
Triceps 12 10 8 8
Biceps 6 6 4 4
Back 24 24 16 12
Hip 20 18 14 9