RAI Exposure Increases Cancer Risk in Other Organs/Tissues

RAI Exposure Increases Cancer Risk in Other Organs/Tissues

There are about 4.5 million people in the United States (and more in the world) with hyperthyroidism.  *This number is calculated by taking the population of the US and multiplying it by the prevalence of hyperthyroidism which is 1.2%.  A large majority of these people have undergone RAI to treat their hyperthyroidism.  A new study (1) suggests that …

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Is magnesium stearate safe to use in dietary supplements?

Is Magnesium Stearate Safe to use in Dietary Supplements?

Depending on where you look you can read that magnesium stearate is a toxic harmful additive or a completely harmless filler.  Which one is correct and why does it matter for you? We are going to explore the science and attempt to answer the question as to whether or not it’s actually something you should be concerned …

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CVS No Longer Stocks NP Thyroid

CVS No Longer Stocks NP Thyroid (What to do to get it)

Availability of thyroid medications impacts thyroid patients, especially those who take ‘non-conventional’ medications such as NP thyroid.  Recently, I’ve been getting reports from some patients who have not been able to get NP thyroid from specific pharmacies, namely CVS.  A recent recall of both levothyroxine and liothyronine by Westminster pharmaceuticals on August 10, 2018 has lead to …

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Is Google Suppressing Alternative Thyroid Information_

Is Google Suppressing Alternative Thyroid Information?

It appears that over the last year or so there have been changes to the Google algorithm which alters the type of information that Google shows to you in the search results.  These new results seem to have a bias against alternative health care, especially against the non-conventional viewpoint on thyroid care and management.  Information which is …

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how to reverse metabolic damage

Gaining Weight to Lose Weight: Fixing a Damaged Metabolism by Increasing your Calories

This is going to sound crazy but there are certainly some of you out there who will ultimately end up needing to gain weight before you lose weight.  And the way that you should do this is by increasing the number of calories that you consume.  This information does NOT apply to everyone but it may apply …

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6 downsides of functional medicine

6 Downsides to Functional Medicine Patients Should be Aware of

Is it possible to reverse chronic disease with a new approach to medicine? Is this type of medicine better than conventional medicine? Are there any downsides to this approach? In this article, we are going to explore all of these topics while focusing on some of the downsides to functional medicine.  I make these comments as a practitioner of …

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When should you worry about thyroid nodules

When Should You Worry About Thyroid Nodules?

Is your thyroid nodule actually thyroid cancer in disguise? This is the question that most people ask themselves and it’s the question we are going to explore today.  The good news is that most nodules are NOT cancerous and there are certain signs and symptoms, if present, do increase the chance that your nodule may be harboring …

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dealing with hair loss from thyroiditis

Dealing with Hair Loss from Thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s)

A huge percentage of people with thyroiditis suffer from hair loss.  Is this something that you will just have to deal with for the rest of your life? The answer is a resounding no.  In this article, we are going to explore exactly why thyroiditis leads to hair loss, what you can do about it, the complexity behind …

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How important is the free T3_ reverse T3 ratio_

How Important is the Free T3:Reverse T3 Ratio?

As a thyroid patient, you’re probably well aware of some of the more advanced tests available to assess thyroid function including things like reverse T3 and sex hormone binding globulin.  But, are you aware of the calculation (not lab test) of the free T3:reverse T3 ratio? This calculation can give you a lot of extended information about …

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