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
The T3 paradigm shift in thyroid therapy is occurring at a time when Canadian health policy, driven by an old paradigm, is shutting down testing of Free T3. It's hard to see through the confusion because thyroid science is in the midst of this shift. Outdated beliefs rigidly hang on while new beliefs move forward. … Continue reading Thyroid therapy paradigm shift: T3 hormone testing is a battleground.
In my previous post, I discussed the statement of the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (CSEM) response to thyroid patients' concerns, dated April 8th, 2019. There, I showed that the minor edit of adding a clause about central hypothyroidism is not really an update to the guidelines, which already acknowledged this exception. The document … Continue reading CSEM attempts to dialogue with thyroid patients, April 8, 2019
SOURCE Quinlan, P., Horvath, A., Wallin, A., & Svensson, J. (2019). Low serum concentration of free triiodothyronine (FT3) is associated with increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 99, 112–119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.09.002 JAN 2019: Study reports increased risk of Alzheimer's disease with low-normal Free T3 thyroid hormone. "Patients in the lowest FT3 quartile had a more than … Continue reading Low-normal FT3 increases Alzheimer’s Disease risk
Someone asked for more info on the guidelines in British Columbia (BC) to prevent FT3 and FT4 testing, so I supply links and summaries of policies here. These barriers became active in BC health policy October 2018, they were being enforced by physicians and laboratories in January 2019, according to posts on our support group. … Continue reading Forbidding FT3 and FT4 in British Columbia as of late 2018