- Feb 7, 2013
Ray Peat said:
I know Mary's website has been mentioned here numerous times but I've searched and found no reference to the second one.
I've done some browsing and there is indeed some very helpful info.
This quote above is from an email to me today. I posted his full email over in the Ray Peat Email Advice Depository but wanted to make a separate thread about this website so more people would likely get to see it.
This is on their "About Page" http://tpauk.com/content/977/about-us/
Who are we and what do we want to do?
THYROID PATIENT ADVOCACY (TPA) was founded in 2007 by Sheila Turner and registered as a Charity in October 2010, with the aim of further educating patients, students and healthcare professionals, and campaigning for effective diagnosis and treatment of both thyroid and thyroid related problems.
The TPA website and Support Forum are managed by a group of dedicated thyroid patients who volunteer their services free of charge.
It is TPA’s belief that patient's and doctor’s frustrations are largely due to:
Omissions in the present teaching curriculum concerning all forms of thyroid and thyroid related disease;
A lack of adequate information available to doctors and patients;
A lack of good, educational support groups for discussion of mutual problems and frustrations
A lack of answers to the many critical questions being asked of those working in the field of endocrinology.
To awaken public interest in, and awareness of, thyroid disease;
To ensure that all sufferers of symptoms of thyroid disease will be comprehensively examined, biologically tested, diagnosed and treated appropriately - with medication suited to their specific needs.
To lend moral support to thyroid patients and their families;
To assist in fund raising for thyroid disease research.
Know the Facts: There are many types of thyroid disease. However, the main conditions present in most thyroid illnesses are hypothyroidism (under activity of the thyroid, pituitary or the hypothalamus gland: euthyroid hypometabolism (deficient peripheral metabolism or peripheral hormone reception physiology): hyperthyroidism (over activity of the thyroid): Thyroid Eye Disease: Thyroid nodules or thyroid cancer