They say that history is written by the victors. Not always. Sometimes histories are written by advocates for the oppressed and disenfranchised. A common theme on our website is the need to see current practices and thyroid therapy challenges in… Read More ›
A trend in thyroid therapy, sparked by a 1995 rat study, attempted to mimic a narrowly estimated T3:T4 ratio secreted by human thyroid glands. This trend was based on a theory of pharmaceutical mimicry of “the” thyroid gland. Its proponents… Read More ›
We have a definition problem in thyroid science and thyroid therapy. A lot of confusion stems from the many definitions the words “euthyroidism,” “hypothyroidism” and “hyperthyroidism.” These are terms that can be defined in many ways by doctors, patients, and… Read More ›
Valentine’s day is a good day to attempt to promote kindness and tolerance toward people suffering from a rather invisible health condition. Thyroid disease. What better day than today to identify and attempt to remove a medical attitude that is… Read More ›
This final section of my paraphrase of Hoermann et al’s landmark 2016 article articulates the shift from the limited, older TSH-T4 paradigm to the new paradigm that includes T3 hormone. Interrelational Measures and Emerging New Concepts of Thyroid Homeostasis [Paraphrase… Read More ›
In this Part 3, I continue my rebuttal of a research article that blames thyroid patients for causing harm to themselves by making requests of doctors for tests and therapies.
In this post, I explain the good signs that thyroid patients’ self-advocacy is sometimes effective and is making a difference.
In this Part 2, I continue my rebuttal of a research article that blames thyroid patients for causing harm to themselves by making requests of doctors for tests and therapies. In this post, I provide a fictional dialogue among three… Read More ›
We all know a “thyroidectomy” is the surgical removal of a thyroid gland. Nobody removes a vital gland without a patient’s informed consent. If your medical system and doctor are ethical, you as a patient have the opportunity to weigh… Read More ›