Online Information for Hashimotos Thyroid Disease

Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Manic Depression, Psychosis and Psychiatric Manifestations

Online Information for Hashimotos Thyroid Disease Susan has Hashimotos’ thyroid disease, and has been online gathering information and learning as much as she can.  However, Susan is bewildered by the amount of contradictory and conflicting information, and is asking me … Continue reading

Hypothyroid Risks for Infection

Low Thyroid Condition Predisposes to Death From Infectious Disease The greatest American Endocrinologist, Broda Barnes MD, was an astute clinician who observed the low thyroid condition is associated with  reduced immunity to infectious diseases.  These teachings of Dr Barnes (1906-1988) … Continue reading

Antonio Bianco TSH Inadequate for Levothyroxine Dosing

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Dr Antonio Bianco Rattles Cages in Mainstream Endocrinology Dr Antonio Bianco asks a very important question, “Does a normal serum TSH indicate adequate treatment in patients given levothyroxine (T4-only) medication?” His answer, published in the Oct 2016 Endocrinology and Metabolism, … Continue reading

Ten Reasons Why You Have A Low Thyroid Condition

Low thyroid conditon

Ten Reasons Why You Have A Low Thyroid Condition  by Jeffrey Dach MD Susy, a 36 year at stay at home Mom, came to see me because of hair loss, weight gain, chronic fatigue and feeling cold all the time. … Continue reading

Iodine at the Health Food Store by Jeffrey Dach MD

Iodine at the Health Food Store by Jeffrey Dach MD Japanese Reactor Accident and Radiation Leak In the aftermath of the Japanese Earthquake and Reactor Accident, reports of radiation leakage has spurred interest and demand for Iodine tablets as a preventive agent.   Iodine tablets … Continue reading

Production of Thyroid Hormone

Production of Thyroid Hormone Part One by Jeffrey Dach MD Above image:  At left is schematic of the thyroid follicle with inset box showing magnified view of thyroid hormone synthesis (next image). Image at right is typical microscopic view of … Continue reading

David Brownstein MD on Thyroid Health and Iodine

David Brownstein MD on Thyroid Health and Iodine

David Brownstein MD on Thyroid Health and Iodine by Jeffrey Dach MD According to Dr David Brownstein, “Iodine deficiency is occurring at epidemic rates.  The U.S. Government’s statistics from NHANES show that almost 60% of pregnancy-aged women are suffering from … Continue reading

Hashimotos Thyroid Disease and Molecular Mimicry

Hashimotos Thyroid Disease and Molecular Mimicry by Jeffrey Dach MD Hashimotos Thyroid Disease, What is It ? Originally described by a Japanese surgeon in 1912, Hashimotos is an autoimmune disease of the thyroid gland.(30)  Our own immune system attacks the … Continue reading

Selenium and Thyroid More Good News

Selenium and Thyroid

Selenium and the Thyroid, More Good News from Mainstream Medicine by Jeffrey Dach MD A Feb 2013 article in Clinical Endocrinology declares “More Good News!!” on Selenium and the Thyroid.(1)  They go on to state, “In patients with Hashimoto’s disease … Continue reading

The Unreliable TSH Lab Test

The Unreliable TSH Lab Test

The Unreliable TSH Lab Test by Jeffrey Dach MD.  Suzy takes thyroid pills for a low thyroid condition.  However, her primary care physician informed Suzy that her TSH blood test result was below the lab reference range, and therefore, her … Continue reading

TSH Reference Range Wars, Part One

TSH Reference Range Wars Part One

The TSH Reference Range Wars, Part One by Jeffrey Dach MD Click Here for Part Two Click here for Part Three I find it curious that  modern medicine continues to argue within itself on the proper reference range for the … Continue reading