2014 ATA Therapy guidelines: 3. Desiccated thyroid

If we want to disagree with the American Thyroid Association's prejudice against animal sources of thyroid hormone, we should to at least prove we're trying to listen to them. Then we should fairly point out what they didn't say, what truths they would rather not admit, and where they are being unfair or inconsistent. This post …

Continue reading 2014 ATA Therapy guidelines: 3. Desiccated thyroid

2014 ATA Thyroid therapy guidelines: 2. Ethics

Here I move on to part 2 of my summary of ATA thyroid therapy guidelines, where they try to defend the ethics their own stance (Jonklaas et al, 2014). Their self-righteous, defensive and arrogant reply to question 11 deserves its own post. ("WE" = Endocrinologists and other doctors who treat hypothyroidism. Anything in quotation marks is directly …

Continue reading 2014 ATA Thyroid therapy guidelines: 2. Ethics

Thyroid pharma: Bioidentical yet harmful?

Any fair criticism of a medication's potential for harm or benefit should first examine the properties of the medication and how it interacts with the human body in general. Next, we should distinguish the content of a pharmaceutical tool from its use (dosing adjustments, circumstances). Then finally, we should consider this: The therapy has to …

Continue reading Thyroid pharma: Bioidentical yet harmful?

Thyroid pharmaceutical prejudice: How it works

By Tania S. Smith.  Updated May 8, 2019 "Thyroid pharmaceutical prejudice" is simply a bias against one thyroid hormone pharmaceutical type in favor of another. Prejudice claims that a particular thyroid medication is intrinsically unsafe or ineffective, for all patients under almost all circumstances.  It's a type of "sweeping generalization" fallacy. The main aim of …

Continue reading Thyroid pharmaceutical prejudice: How it works

Gisele’s thyroid therapy journey

This guest post is authored by Gisele Gautreau, a Canadian thyroid patient who has given us permission to share her image and story. Gisele: For those questioning the plight of thyroid patients in this country, the following is my story: I'm in New Brunswick, and I was diagnosed with a thyroid autoimmune disease called Hashimoto's …

Continue reading Gisele’s thyroid therapy journey

Part 5: All thyroid meds are bioidentical, but individual response varies widely

This post concludes my response to a misleading video (10). THYROID HORMONE PHARMACEUTICALS A suspicion many people have is that thyroid hormone pharmaceuticals are very different from the thyroid hormones our bodies produce. Let's look into the claim that they are "bioidentical" in structure and function. Synthetic thyroid hormone has a counter-clockwise rotated molecule (it …

Continue reading Part 5: All thyroid meds are bioidentical, but individual response varies widely

Dr. Ron Matsusaki’s license to treat thyroid suspended April 17, 2019

One of Canada's best thyroid doctors, Dr. Ron Matsusaki in Nova Scotia, has had his license to prescribe and treat thyroid suspended. His thyroid clinic in Digby has been under review for the past month, and the decision was announced on the clinic's Facebook group April 17, 2019.(1) Let's do everything we can to speak …

Continue reading Dr. Ron Matsusaki’s license to treat thyroid suspended April 17, 2019