My thyroid medication isn’t working. What should I do?

When you feel like your thyroid medication isn’t working, and you’re not getting the results you want, the first thing you should do is talk to a doctor who really understands Thyroid physiology and is willing to do in-depth testing and in-depth analysis to figure out where the root cause of the problem is. Finding …read more

What is TSH? How does it relate to low thyroid?

What is TSH and how does it relate to low thyroid? TSH is thyroid stimulating hormone. It’s one of the most common things tested when looking for hypothyroid. By itself it can’t tell you what’s going wrong with the thyroid, but that’s what is used in order to check your medications. If your thyroid stimulating …read more

Health Statistics and You


We are awash in numbers, thanks in large part to the proliferation of personal mobile devices and the wrong-headed use of so-called big data.1 But applying statistical tools to the same set of data can support competing theories and lead to contradictory results. Such conflicting outcomes, known as antinomies if you remember Philosophy 101, cannot …read more

Avoiding Diabetes


The worldwide type 2 diabetes epidemic has been thoroughly documented.1,2 Yet despite extensive study and analysis, there has been little actual progress in slowing the spread of this chronic disease. Numerous medications such as metformin and glyburide are available to help counter the severe problems that result from unchecked diabetes. But if the person with …read more

Your Own Personal Trainer


Back in the day, there were no personal trainers. If you needed to learn how to exercise, you got a subscription to one of a few well-known “muscle magazines” and read several issues from cover to cover. Then you joined a “Y” and began to discreetly observe what was going in the weight room, trying …read more

The Fast Lane


Driving fast is not necessarily a good thing. We want to get where we’re going as quickly as possible, but we also want to arrive safely. If we drive too fast, we may encounter all sorts of problems. If we drive too slow, we’re wasting time and may be causing traffic problems behind us. These …read more