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Is Your Body Digital or Analog?

Is Your Body Digital or Analog?

We live in a digital age.  Do you think of your body as digital or analog?  Answer this simple question.  Do you wear a modern digital watch or a traditional analog watch? Why do I ask these questions?  Because it shows how you can look at the time and space in different ways.  An analog watch does not need to be exact or precise.  A quick glance and you know exactly where you are in a diurnal 24 hour cycle. …

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Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Reverse T3 Thyroid

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Reverse T3 Thyroid

  ] Hashimoto’s Auto Immune Thyroiditis Hashimoto’s is an auto-immune condition.  Where your body sees thyroid as “foreign” or “not self.”  This stimulates production of antibodies against to your own thyroid.  There are a host of auto immune conditions including Sjogren’s (Sicca Syndrome). Lupus, Scleroderma, CREST Syndrome and Rheumatoid Arthritis. [Important note: It is vital to recognize that the TSH test is being used as a screening test.  See previous blog.  It will not diagnose Hashimoto’s.  It will totally miss…

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Tyranny of the TSH

Tyranny of the TSH

The Tyranny of the TSH Let’s talk about further thyroid testing.  In an effort to reduce laboratory costs and find ever cheaper methods of evaluating thyroid function, the TSH has become the more commonly accepted first line test with “reflex” follow-up. Now this assumes three very important concepts. The feedback mechanism between the pituitary and the thyroid is intact and functional. It assumes a “normal distribution.” That is, a typical “bell shaped” curve of all values from low to high….

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