All thyroid therapy is artificial

If you prefer natural desiccated thyroid (NDT / DTE) over synthetic thyroid hormone I know you might bristle at my word "artificial." Animal-derived vs. synthesized -- that's not an argument I get into here. What I argue here is that at a more fundamental level, taking any ORAL thyroid hormone is NOT the same as … Continue reading All thyroid therapy is artificial

Why has TSH testing replaced thyroid hormone testing?

For two related reasons: Because it is mistakenly believed that oral doses of thyroid hormone can sufficiently replace the natural secretion of living thyroid gland tissue. It is mistakenly believed that adjusting TSH secretion within the statistical "normal" range will create and/or signify thyroid hormone health in an individual treated thyroid patient. The problem is... … Continue reading Why has TSH testing replaced thyroid hormone testing?

Say no to “Choosing Wisely Canada”

In Canada, the "Choosing Wisely Canada" campaign, together with the Canadian Society for Endocrinology and Metabolism, wants to declare Free T3 and Free T4 testing "unnecessary" in monitoring thyroid therapy. See the list of thyroid tests Choosing Wisely Canada claims are unnecessary within the field of Endocrinology and Metabolism This harmful policy is also on … Continue reading Say no to “Choosing Wisely Canada”