Thyroid

Thyroid

Burzynski, Gonzalez, and Suzanne Somers on Larry King Live

Knockout by Suzanne Somers

Hashimotos Thyroiditis and Selenium Part One

Hashimotos, Selenium and Iodine, Part Two

Thyroid Pills Prevent Heart Attacks

The Unreliable TSH Test

Ann Nicole Smith and Hypothyroidism

Why Natural Thyroid is Better than Synthetic Part One

Why Natural Thyroid is Better Part Two

The TSH Reference Range Wars – Part One

TSH Wars, Part Two

The Thyroid Nodule Epidemic

The Strange Case of the Autonomous Thyroid Nodule

  • Chana

    Hi Dr. Dach.

    I want to know if you recomend naturethroid for pregnancy and how exactly must it be measured, and how often? I recently miscarried on naturethroid where my natural dr. failed to manage my thyroid in a timely fashion. My regular Dr. said she would monitor me on naturethroid by simply testing my TSH. is that enough? My OB says I should go back on synthroid for pregnancy, where I delivered healthy children in the past. I am unsure! thanks

    • Hi Chana

      Normal Pregnant Women May Have a Suppressed TSH

      During pregnancy, HCG levels rise to very high levels, and there is associated suppression of TSH, not indicative of a hyperthyroid state. “In up to 10–20% of normal pregnant women, serum TSH concentrations are transiently low or undetectable.” (26) Suppression of TSH during the first trimester is due to elevated HCG.(Brotherton 1990). “This suppression of maternal pituitary TSH levels during pregnancy was considered to be due to the central feedback inhibitory thyrotrophic activity of HCG,”

      see my article on this topic.

      regards from jeffrey dach md

  • Lynnie59

    I have been on thyroid medication for the past 35 years.,getting off of Synthroid 25 years ago thankfully, then the old Armour seemed good before it changed and had fillers added. My compounded thyroid isn’t keeping my levels stable for the past five years, so my new holistic MD is trying Nature-Throid now, I’ve been on it for ten days, and not feeling great at all. I was on 168mgs of compounded thyroid, I am now taking two grains of Nature thyroid, so I’m not sure if it’s enough or my doctor needs to dose me equivalent to the 168mgs compounded? I did not know there is magnesium stearate and proethylene glycol in the Nature-Throid so I’m not happy about these toxic binders really. I’ve read too much about how toxic they are to our organs. I have very little left of my thyroid gland after having a thyroid storm at age 19, RAI, then went hypo of course,so I’m always hypo and hyper, rarely stay stable for too long. Any suggestions for me at this point or so I need to give Nature-Throid more time? I may have my doctor switch to one thagvis purer though, not liking the ingredients.