British endocrinologists agree with Canadian thyroid patient

PRESS RELEASE: "Society for Endocrinology & British Thyroid Association issue statement against new treatment recommendations for subclinical hypothyroidism" On May 24th, my "rapid response letter" was published on the British Medical Journal website. I was responding to newly published recommendations: https://www.bmj.com/content/365/bmj.l2006/rr-6 On May 29th, Several points in this joint statement by the SfE & BTA …

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Question Pilo’s study: Iodine dosing biases T4:T3 secretion

This post continues my series that examines two ratios T4:T3 thyroid hormone secreted by “the” thyroid gland. The single origin of both these ratios is an article by Pilo et al published in 1990.    A simple summary: In Pilo's' study, the huge doses of iodine these 14 people were given every day during the …

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Question Pilo’s 1990 study. It can be misused to limit your T3 supply.

In this series, I am examining two T4-T3 thyroid hormone ratios that have been circulating in thyroid medical literature for decades. The first ratio is the “molar ratio” of T4 and T3 hormone secretion from the thyroid gland. The second ratio is the theory that the human body derives 20% of its T3 hormone supply from …

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Letter on diagnosis published on British Medical Journal website

Today, the British Medical Journal's website published my "rapid response" letter: How can truly hypothyroid patients be accurately diagnosed within the enlarged subclinical category? Link to full text: https://www.bmj.com/content/365/bmj.l2006/rr-6 It is a response to the new guidelines for subclinical hypothyroidism: Bekkering, G. E., Agoritsas, T., Lytvyn, L., Heen, A. F., Feller, M., Moutzouri, E., … …

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The two T4-T3 ratios that confine thyroid therapy

Here are the two most pervasive, limiting, and potentially harmful presumptions about T3:T4 hormone ratios in thyroid science today.   Ratio #1: There is a perfect physiological T4:T3 ratio secreted from the healthy human thyroid gland, and it is approximately 15:1. (Various ratios are cited, most often from 13:1 to 16:1) Ratio #2: In the …

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CBC opinion article draft on subclinical hypothyroidism and its therapy

I just sent this opinion article draft to the CBC opinion editors by email. --- Dear CBC opinion editors, I would like to offer my opinion piece on this trending topic. First, about me, then the article draft: I am the main researcher and writer for the Canadian Thyroid Patients' Campaign, who launched a federal …

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Subclinical hypothyroidism guidelines delay (in)effective therapy

This week, a BBC news article is circulating with the report that "Thyroid disease [is] being over-treated." (May 15, 2019). (1) More specifically, it reported that newly published guidelines claim that "almost all adults with mild or "subclinical" hypothyroidism will not benefit from hormone treatment." In response, thyroid-treated persons who suffer poorly optimized thyroid hormone …

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