The impact of thyroid hormone dysfunction on ischemic heart disease, and how T3 therapy may help

Finally! In the past, the overemphasis on hyperthyroidism and thyrotoxicosis and heart diseases has made many doctors think that only excess T3 and T4 is bad for the heart. We finally have an article that focuses on the real cause-effect relationships on the opposite end of the thyroid dysfunction spectrum: HYPOthyroidism. This May 2019 article … Continue reading The impact of thyroid hormone dysfunction on ischemic heart disease, and how T3 therapy may help

Analyze thyroid lab results using SPINA-Thyr

This post walks through the process of using the SPINA-Thyr to interpret thyroid lab test results. OVERVIEW SPINA-Thyr is a free diagnostic application developed by research endocrinologists who use it in peer-reviewed medical research. SPINA-Thyr has been in development since the late 1990s under the leadership of Dr. Johannes Dietrich, Specialist in internal medicine, endocrinology and … Continue reading Analyze thyroid lab results using SPINA-Thyr

Evidence-based thyroid advocacy

My previous post talked about "evidence-based thyroid therapy." Sometimes, thyroid therapy goes terribly wrong, despite the efforts of doctors and patients, and I tell my experience and hopes in this post. Failures are not just individual. In thyroid therapy, there are systemic failures. Many factors have led to challenges in thyroid therapy: History and trends … Continue reading Evidence-based thyroid advocacy

Evidence-based thyroid therapy

"Evidence-based medicine."  That term means different things to different people. It is a worthwhile goal. However, it's often a weasel word medical people use to gain power and status over each other and to bully patients into submission. "I'm more evidence-based than you are, so you have to shut up and let me talk now." … Continue reading Evidence-based thyroid therapy

Type 2 Diabetes and Hyper- versus Hypothyroidism

Surprise surprise. Having less thyroid hormone makes you more susceptible to Type 2 Diabetes. How does it work? Quote from Dr. Chaker, lead author: “Thyroid hormone is also directly involved in the control of insulin secretion and glucose homeostasis. Hypothyroidism is associated with decreased insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance and treatment of hypothyroidism has shown … Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes and Hyper- versus Hypothyroidism