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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Flexible-Ratio T3, T4, and NDT Combination Thyroid Therapy

Here I bring thyroid science into a discussion of effectively adapting and managing the most flexible form of thyroid therapy, T4-T3 combination therapy. This is a model capable of adapting to an individual's unique thyroid disability and response to thyroid medication. Finding an individual's optimal combination therapy is medically necessary when T4 monotherapy fails due …

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What if TSH levels were like shoe sizes, thyroid meds like mobility aids

Seeing things visually might help clarify what thyroid therapy is like. Our thyroid hides in our neck and our hormones hide in every inch of our body. Nobody sees our thyroid gland distort, die, or shrivel. Nobody sees what fatigue feels like. Nobody sees organs suffering from lack of T3. Nobody sees how our pills …

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Several fallacies in the TSH-T4 paradigm of thyroid therapy

When you are steeped in a medical paradigm, its fallacies can be as comfortable and taken for granted as an old pair of sneakers. In this post, I'll take apart several thyroid therapy fallacies, starting with the fallacy "description is not prescription." I will investigate many of the ways in which patients on T4 monotherapy …

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Evidence-based thyroid therapy

"Evidence-based medicine."  That term means different things to different people. It is a worthwhile goal. However, it's often a weasel word medical people use to gain power and status over each other and to bully patients into submission. "I'm more evidence-based than you are, so you have to shut up and let me talk now." …

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Thyroid therapy paradigm shift: T3 hormone testing is a battleground.

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. …

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Question Pilo’s 1990 study. It can be misused to limit your T3 supply.

In this series, I am examining two T4-T3 thyroid hormone ratios that have been circulating in thyroid medical literature for decades. The first ratio is the “molar ratio” of T4 and T3 hormone secretion from the thyroid gland. The second ratio is the theory that the human body derives 20% of its T3 hormone supply from …

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