As a physician who has treated various types of thyroid disorders for many years, I have found that I have not been satisfied that many of my patients did not feel well, and did not have a real or complete improvement in their metabolic rate or hypothyroid symptoms, even when I had gotten their lab tests into the "normal" range. I read some more and tried other treatments. I added some Cytomel (short acting T3) and sometimes Armour thyroid which has both T4 and T3. I would get varied results, but not complete recovery. NEVER did any of my patients become able to say that their temperatures were on the average consistently around 98.6 and that they were able to stop the thyroid medication and be symptom free. When HUNDREDS of Dr. Wilson's patients were saying this, patients with what we physicians would call 3rd degree hypothyroid symptoms....that they became 100% symptom free and were able to stop taking thyroid medication..in fact MOST of Dr. Wilson's patients were able to say that, I felt that possibly this doctor had discovered something about thyroid function that was not in our textbooks of Physiology and Endocrinology. I took his course for physicians last year, and realized that anyone judging this treatment from "outside the box" has no idea what they are saying. Most critics, such as Dr. Weil, have not even read the book, nor taken the course. This treatment is a complete paradigm shift in the understanding of underfunctioning thyroid, and in the very effective resolution of the problem. The treatment is quite complex and requires close medical supervision and a lot of patient support, and a thorough understanding of what you are trying to accomplish in improving thyroid receptor function. But amazingly, it works! It works for patients with Hashimoto's Thyoriditis (an autoimmune disorder where one produces antibodies to essential elements of thyroid function), It works with Primary or Secondary Hypothyroidism. It works in patients who have had their thyroid glands irradiated or removed!! It helps because the focus is on "refreshing" the thyroid receptors on the cell sites...improving their sensitivity. Physicians who want to learn more should take his course, but can learn a great deal if they are able to set aside their "pre programmed" learning and make room for brand new information by reading the Doctor's Manual, cover to cover, starting at the beginning. Anyone can do this, but a physician has to get over his or her ego first in order to see that this is a different and valid perspective. I went back to my practice and started with my worst, long term, lowest functioning hypothyroid patients, and they are now sending me flowers and "thank you" notes and telling me too that I've given them back their lives. So, doctor, do you want to be smug and feel "right" with the majority, or do you want your patients to get better? You can go to Dr. Wilson's website. [...] , and learn more about this. You can download the manual for free. You can try to understand it or not. But anyone reading this who feels they have a consistent low body temperature, fatigue, dry skin, dry hair, inolerance for temperature change, sleep problems, frequent infections with slow healing....you should check out this website and feel some hope!
Dr. Tedde Rinker, Stress Medicine Consulting, Redwood City, CA