Thyroid Hormones & Treatment

Paul is an active advocate for thyroid patients through his regular blog posts, which offer a wealth of information that both relate to his books as well as current news and insights.

Posts on thyroid hormones and how they function within the body will be in this category. As will the relationship to other hormones like cortisol. This category will cover the proper testing and treatment of thyroid hormones using all the thyroid treatments.

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Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

I thought I would put this simple blog post on my website. It goes a long way to explain why ...

Principles and Practical Tips for FT4, FT3 and Reverse T3

This is from a post by Tania S. Smith on her website for Canadian thyroid patients. I have never been ...

Thyroid Hormones and Deiodinase Enzymes

Here are two more good articles from Dr. Tania Smith of the Canadian Thyroid Patients group.  I recommend these articles ...

The Thyroid System- What You Need to Know (& what your doctor may not know) – YouTube Video Blog 

My name is Paul Robinson. I am the author of three books on recovering from hypothyroidism: The Thyroid Patient's Manual, ...

Everything Changes When You Have a Thyroid Gland Issue – Review of The Research

Here is a great new blog post from Professor Tania Sona Smith. It refers to important research that I have ...

The Power of The T3 Thyroid Hormone

I had a conversation with a patient recently who had begun to have symptoms of hypothyroidism again after an inadvertent, ...

Tracking Symptoms and Signs (Vitals)

When using T3-Only or T3-Mostly,  it is not possible to use thyroid blood tests to manage the T3 dosing, i.e. ...

DIO1 and DIO2 Gene Defects and Testing Them

The D1 and D2 deiodinase enzymes are produced in our cells to enable the conversion of FT4 to FT3 to ...

High & Low Cortisol Effects on Thyroid Hormone, and Dispelling an Internet Myth

Higher cortisol levels reduce TSH (through the effect on the hypothalamic-pituitary system), and this reduces T4 to T3 conversion. Lower ...

The Free T3 (FT3) Laboratory Reference Range May NOT be Applicable for Thyroid Patients Taking: T3-Only, NDT, or T4/T3 Medications

Why is it foolish to rigidly apply the FT3 lab reference range to people on T3-Only, and probably for those ...