The example I'm analyzing in this post is a video titled "Problems and Causes of Thyroid Diseases - Part 1" by Aliaksandr Haretski. (10) In the process of responding, I cover five issues in five separate blog posts: The most misleading types of thyroid naivety and quackery out there (this post) How to define, detect … Continue reading Part 1: An example of thyroid science naivety and quackery
This post concludes my response to a misleading video (10). THYROID HORMONE PHARMACEUTICALS A suspicion many people have is that thyroid hormone pharmaceuticals are very different from the thyroid hormones our bodies produce. Let's look into the claim that they are "bioidentical" in structure and function. Synthetic thyroid hormone has a counter-clockwise rotated molecule (it … Continue reading Part 5: All thyroid meds are bioidentical, but individual response varies widely
CAN TAKING THYROID HORMONES HARM YOU? In the video analyzed in this series (10), this man generalizes too far about all pharmaceuticals being harmful interventions. He thinks taking thyroid hormones, just because they happen to be a medicine, can actually kill or damage the thyroid gland (14:27 to 15:25). But thyroid hormone medications are not … Continue reading Part 4: Can taking thyroid hormone kill or damage the thyroid gland?
THE SILVER LINING OF TRUTHS All persuasive claims have a silver lining of logic and common sense, or else they would be too impossible for anyone to believe. He discusses adrenaline. He gives the example of the body's response to an impending car accident. Yes, our body secretes hormones like adrenaline at a very irregular … Continue reading Part 3: Distinguish between temporary and permanent hypothyroidism
These references go with all posts in a 5-part series published April 27, 2019. REFERENCES (1) Braverman, L. E., & Cooper, D. S. (Eds.). (2013). Werner & Ingbar’s the thyroid: a fundamental and clinical text (10th ed..). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Health. If you are a doctor, before claiming to be a thyroid … Continue reading REFERENCES for “Thyroid science naivety and quackery” posts