Forbidding FT3 and FT4 in British Columbia as of late 2018

Someone asked for more info on the guidelines in British Columbia (BC) to prevent FT3 and FT4 testing, so I supply links and summaries of policies here. These barriers became active in BC health policy October 2018, they were being enforced by physicians and laboratories in January 2019, according to posts on our support group. …

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College of Physicians attacks Digby Thyroid Clinic. Fight back.

HELP NEEDED: Sound the trumpets! Advance the army! (UPDATED post as of March 9) Yet another criticism has been launched by authorites (whom we cannot name at present) against the Thyroid clinic in Digby Nova Scotia, set up and run by hospital emergency physician Dr. Ron Matsusaki. It has caused the clinic to temporarily close, …

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If you truly care to help, optimize my Free T3. Listen to the research.

Our image makes strong claims that Free T3, not TSH, needs to become the main target in thyroid therapy. It is based on three scientific articles in 2015, 2016, and 2018 by a team of four thyroid researchers. I summarize and quote them here. (1) "My free T3 is at risk" This research reveals the …

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Review: Chronic fatigue syndrome and Low T3

Ruiz-Núñez et al's 2018 article, "Higher Prevalence of “Low T3 Syndrome in Patients With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome," breaks down the common misconception that Low T3 syndrome only occurs in critical illness. Low T3 can also occur in a chronic state during chronic illness. A more extreme state of free T3 below reference range occurred in …

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Biondi and Wartofsky’s 2014 dismissal of desiccated thyroid

Bernadette Biondi and Leonard Wartofsky's article in 2014 titled "Treatment with Thyroid Hormone" summarily dismisses the use of desiccated thyroid medication in thyroid therapy. Tracing the logic of their dismissal back to their citation, a 1980 research article, reveals a fallacious chain of argument based on a very thin foundation. This pathway of reasoning promotes …

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