1. haidut

    Protein and saturated fats beneficial, PUFA detrimental for thyroid

    A good new study, which again confirms that saturated fat is anything but detrimental to our health. Most of the studies until now demonstrating improved thyroid function from saturated fat used coconut oil, and that has led to attacks from mainstream medicine that this pro-thyroid and healthy...
  2. U

    Is TSH supposed to be higher or lower during pregnancy?

    I have heard according to Peat that tsh should be less than 1. Tsh was 2.3 at 13 weeks pregnant and was 1.8 while not pregnant.
  3. P

    Chronically elevated TSH but normal FT3 and FT4, despite Peating for years - ideas?

    Intro Have been Peating since April 2018. Prior, I used to eat a lot of meat, relatively little carbs (50-100g a day), and a higher amount of fats as well as plenty of vegetables/salads. Fruit intake was limited and dairy intake was very restricted. After starting Peating, dairy intake has...
  4. M

    Help With T3, T4 And Weird Lab Results

    Hello everyone, I have been following this forum for a while. Two years ago, I had blood exams done and my TSH resulted to be 4.27 but my primary care physician refused to treat me with supplementary T3 and T4, because according to the lab the normal range for TSH...
  5. ecstatichamster

    Cortisol Lowers TSH - Can Make Hypo Thyroid Person Seem "normal"

    Thyrotropin Levels during Hydrocortisone Infusions That Mimic Fasting-Induced Cortisol Elevations: A Clinical Research Center Study 1 Both short term fasting and administration of high doses of glucocorticoids lead to marked suppression of serum TSH levels in healthy subjects. However, it is...
  6. haidut

    Virtually All Patients With Depression Are Hypothyroid

    It does not get much better than what this study found. More than 2/3 of mildly depressed patients and basically all moderately and severely depressed ones has low T3 levels. TSH was elevated in almost 55% of the patients. As the study says, this widespread prevalence of sub-clinical...
  7. Dan Wich

    The Thyroid Factory (Possible Series?)

    This is probably too basic for most people on the forum. But I made it after talking to friends and family about their thyroid bloodwork, so maybe it'll be helpful to yours. And I might do some more advanced ones with time.
  8. haidut

    Biotin Can Actually Raise T4 And Lower TSH

    A few users ( @aguilaroja ) posted recent case studies showing that biotin in doses as "low" as 10mg daily can interfere with lab test results and produce false positives for a number of conditions. Perhaps the most widely publicized interference is related to thyroid lab tests. Several people...
  9. D

    Effect Of Vitamin C On The Absorption Of Levothyroxine

    The following study with Vitamin C and Hypothyroid persons taking Levothyroxine is interesting. Coupled with the study posted about Vitamin A in 25,000IU doses daily decreasing TSH, it makes me wonder why a person has to be on thyroid meds. Or, why begin with thyroid meds or increase thyroid...
  10. haidut

    "Normal" TSH Above 2 As A Cause Of Unexplained Infertility

    As most of the people on this forum know, Peat has spoken many times about the optimal values of TSH and has said that its value should be as close to 0 as possible. I posted a study some time ago showing that "normal" TSH levels above 2 are associated with a number of health issues that baffle...
  11. A

    Biotin Can Distort Thyroid Lab Testing

    High dose biotin supplements can falsely elevate TSH or other thyroid lab tests. @Koveras discussed this in March, but maybe a separate post can emphasize the concern. Confusing Blood Tests - High FT3 And FT4 And High TSH This is ONLY a caution about interpreting thyroid LAB tests with recent...
  12. P

    Thyroid Status Inversely Related To Brown Fat Activity

    Specially Haidut's comment on brown fat made it interesting for me Fat Loss Through Topical Thyroid Or Thyroid Injections? ------------------- Presence of brown adipose tissue in an adolescent with severe primary hypothyroidism. - PubMed - NCBI Context: Brown adipose tissue (BAT) generates...
  13. P

    Pentoxifylline Explores New Horizons In Treatment Of Hashimoto Thyroiditis

    https://www.omicsonline.com/open-access/pentoxifylline-explores-new-horizons-in-treatment-of-hashimoto-thyroiditis-0974-8369-1000293.php?aid=70469 Abstract Hashimoto Thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease and the most common cause of hypothyroidism in developed countries. As the disease initiates...
  14. Giraffe

    TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) Reference Range Wars

    I highly recommend reading the full article, there is a lot of information and advice on that site. Some excerpts: What is a reference range? Changing the reference range. The two sides of the public debate ...... Wartofsky & Dickey, "Controversy in Clinical Endocrinology: The...
  15. ecstatichamster

    High TSH Elderly Men Live Longer?

    Mortality in a complete 4-year follow up of 85-year-old residents of Leiden, classified by serum level of thyrotropin and thyroxine. - PubMed - NCBI In the 13% of elderly subjects in Leiden with abnormally high serum TSH levels, the mean annual mortality rate was significantly lower than the...
  16. J

    "Higher Metabolism, Temperature And Pulse And Lower TSH Associated With Higher Mortality"

    WTF is this??? Higher metabolism, temperature and pulse and lower TSH associated with higher mortality
  17. haidut

    Glycine Lowers Tsh

    This study adds to the evidence that glycine is pro-thyroid and thus anti-stress. A single relatively low (human equivalent) dose of 600mg - 1,500mg blunted the increase of TSH due to stress. Notably, the low HED dose of ~7mg/kg was the most effective, which means 500mg - 700mg is all that is...
  18. haidut

    Cyproheptadine Lowers TSH

    Given that cyproheptadine also increases plasma levels of T4, it may be an option for hypothyroid people who cannot tolerate thyroid hormone or do not ant to take it. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10437145 "...RESULTS: Cyp 2.3 mg.kg-1 ig for 10 d decreased serum thyroid stimulating...
  19. haidut

    Methylene Blue (MB) Mimics Thyroid - Boosts T4 , Lowers TSH

    These studies show that MB increased the levels of T4 in the blood, and lowered TSH. This may explain some of the beneficial effects of MB on hypothyroid people. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8624735 "...Surprisingly, blood thyroxine levels increased consistently in rats after MB...