The loss of thyroid clinical knowledge from Werner & Ingbar’s The Thyroid

Decades ago, a lot more doctors knew how thyroid hormone levels influenced all organs and tissues’ health. It wasn’t all about the influence of thyroid hormones on the TSH. It was more about the influence of truly adequate thyroid hormone levels on real health outcomes. A lot more doctors learned and understood that if thyroid …

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A Thyroid Patients Manifesto

Manifesto: "a written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer" (Merriam-Webster) I humbly offer the following manifesto for us as thyroid patients. WE, as citizens maintained by thyroid hormone therapy, declare our equal rights to health and well being. We have the right to agency and choice within our thyroid therapy. …

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Defend our plasma T3. Today.

Source: Abdalla, S. M., & Bianco, A. C. (2014). Defending plasma T3 is a biological priority. Clinical Endocrinology, 81(5), 633–641. LINK https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4699302/ In this ground-breaking article with a profound title, Abdalla and Bianco explain that human biology is set up to carefully protect and defend optimal thyroid T3 hormone levels in our bloodstream (plasma). This …

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Cardiovascular disease research should focus more on patients’ T3 levels than TSH

Science has already shown that at T3 is more important than TSH to the functional parameters of the cardiovascular system: At the molecular and tissue level, the T3 hormone directly affects the cardiovascular system in a myriad of important ways (see "Low T3’s effects on the cardiovascular system.") Why, then, when researchers shift their focus …

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Because Low T3 is hypothyroidism

The fact is, no thyroid hormone pill can ever replace a living, responsive gland. Each of us responds differently to orally dosed hormone replacement. Some of us do not convert T4 into T3 hormone very well, and science has known this for a long time. (See our page on Rationale: Reference ranges) If you experience hypothyroidism …

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