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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Part 4: Can taking thyroid hormone kill or damage the thyroid gland?

CAN TAKING THYROID HORMONES HARM YOU? In the video analyzed in this series (10), this man generalizes too far about all pharmaceuticals being harmful interventions. He thinks taking thyroid hormones, just because they happen to be a medicine, can actually kill or damage the thyroid gland (14:27 to 15:25). But thyroid hormone medications are not …

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Part 3: Distinguish between temporary and permanent hypothyroidism

THE SILVER LINING OF TRUTHS All persuasive claims have a silver lining of logic and common sense, or else they would be too impossible for anyone to believe. He discusses adrenaline. He gives the example of the body's response to an impending car accident. Yes, our body secretes hormones like adrenaline at a very irregular …

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The abandoned chronic disease

Hypo, hyper, or well-medicated, millions of Canadians are in the category of those who manage a thyroid hormone imbalance. But instead of being offered the agency to co-manage our condition, we are being managed and manipulated by our medical system and economy. We thyroid patients are a huge amorphous group, way too easy and vulnerable …

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Diabetes, diabetes, diabetes. Let’s talk about hypothyroid therapy.

Why is diabetes getting all the attention? Let's brainstorm this together. Let's see possible reasons why. Let's talk more publicly about what Canadians can do about the health inequity and the truly "epidemic" lack of attention and concern for hypothyroidism. 1. PHARMACEUTICAL ATTENTION Perhaps one reason is the mile-long list of medications for Diabetes. Meanwhile …

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Free T3 testing reveals autoimmune thyroid damage

The American Thyroid Association prolongs the suffering of patients with autoimmune thyroid damage whose TSH has not yet risen to >10 mIU/L or their Free T4 has not yet fallen below reference. (1, 2) As I will outline in this post, medicine's inability to distinguish "subclinical hypothyroidism" from true hypothyroidism stems from the misguided policy …

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