Milk thistle alters thyroid hormone transport

Milk thistle (also known as silybum marianum) is plant in the Asteraceae family. Milk thistle is widely promoted as a liver supplement. It is sometimes sold as "Silymarin" or "Chardon-Marie" (derived from carduus marianus). On the internet, many websites and blogs are proclaiming that milk thistle can support thyroid hormone health simply by means of … Continue reading Milk thistle alters thyroid hormone transport

Visualizing thyroid hormone activity in cells: T3 and RT3 in context

I've recently been inspired by an visual of thyroid hormone cellular action published by Bianco and colleagues in September, 2019. This visual has taught me a new way of seeing these hormones' pathways of movement and activity in our bodies. I've read Bianco's article quite thoroughly in light of the image, and as a result … Continue reading Visualizing thyroid hormone activity in cells: T3 and RT3 in context

The basics of thyroid hormone action, transport and conversion

This comprehensive educational post collects the basics of thyroid hormone, transport and conversion. T3 action on nuclear receptors Every organ and tissue in your body must maintain a healthy level of T3 hormone activity to function properly. Bloodstream T3 supply and local T3 action powerfully influences how every organ operates, from our liver to our … Continue reading The basics of thyroid hormone action, transport and conversion

REVIEW: Genes MCT10 and DIO2 and combination therapy

OUR GENES can partly explain our body's individual response to T4 in thyroid meds like Synthroid / Levothyroxine. It may explain why some thyroid patients do just fine on Synthroid / Levothyroxine, while others continue to have hypothyroid symptoms. Review of: Carlé, A., Faber, J., Steffensen, R., Laurberg, P., & Nygaard, B. (2017). Hypothyroid Patients … Continue reading REVIEW: Genes MCT10 and DIO2 and combination therapy