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 …

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

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

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

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. …

Continue reading A Thyroid Patients Manifesto

Cute puppies get thyroid petition signatures

During our 2018 Canadian Thyroid Patients' petition, we were frustrated by the low rate of e-signatures as the petition entered its final month of December. We looked with envy at the statistics of other House of Commons petitions and discovered that some of the more successful ones were about preventing cruelty to animals. In fact, …

Continue reading Cute puppies get thyroid petition signatures

Thyroid hormone economics 101: Less FT3 per unit of TSH

Despite a normal TSH, some thyroid patients will fall far below their healthy set point for Free T3, the active thyroid hormone. TSH behaves differently in thyroid patients. TSH cannot indicate T3 sufficiency in thyroid therapy. Source of graph: Hoermann, R., Midgley, J. E. M., Larisch, R., & Dietrich, J. W. (2016). Relational Stability in …

Continue reading Thyroid hormone economics 101: Less FT3 per unit of TSH