From Hyper to Hypo to Healing—Breaking the TSH Rule

In Search of Eyebrows is the story of my journey, and one of five case studies in the new Tired Thyroid book.  If you’ve been either hyperthyroid or hypothyroid, you may identify with some of the health incidents I describe, and find the explanations for … Read more

Hemochromatosis, a hereditary iron loading disease, may cause hypothyroidism

Ironman is another new chapter in the Tired Thyroid book.  (Enter the free book giveaway until March 31, 2014 in the previous post.)  A young man suffered from joint pain and constant fatigue.  Since these are hypothyroid symptoms, his thyroid levels were tested, but his … Read more

Low Iron, Normal or High Ferritin, and Anemia of Chronic Disease

From: No one should supplement iron without verifying that they truly have iron deficiency anemia.   Because iron is used by bacteria and cancer cells for their growth, it is imperative that one have a full iron panel to rule out something called anemia of … Read more

TRT, Thick Blood, Iron/Ferritin, and Blood Donation

From: One complication of TRT is the development of thick blood, or erythrocytosis, which by definition, is over-range RBC, hematocrit, and hemoglobin.   The standard treatment protocol is to donate blood, but if done too often, can lead to iron deficiency, which causes other problems. … Read more