If it were me, I would contact Julian Whitaker, MD and ask how he handles cases such as yours.
In the past 30 years, he and his doctors have seen about 50,000 people for various health problems, so I imagine they have seen a number of people such as yourself.
Dr. Whitaker has written a number of books including “Reversing Diabetes”.
He avoids using drugs whenever possible.
He does not use any oral diabetes drugs.
He has said that a study came out in 1973(?)—37 years ago—when he was doing his medical residency which found that oral diabetes drugs caused more problems than they solved.
He has also noted that several studies since then have also found problems.
He has also told stories about people with diabetes losing a lot of weight after coming to see him.
You can sign up to get the email newsletter on his home page at
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Regarding Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and how this might have affected your weight and your diabetes, I would contact Mark Starr, MD, author of the wonderful book, “Hypothyroidism Type 2”.
I would ask him how he handles cases such as yours.
In his book, he notes that desiccated thyroid is superior to synthetic T4 such as Synthroid.
Dr. Starr learned about thyroid from Broda Barnes, MD, PhD who spent his entire career studying thyroid problems.
Dr. Starr notes that the average dose required is 3.5 grains of desiccated thyroid, and in someone with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis it may be up to 5 grains. (Although you have to start with a low dose and gradually work up to the full dose over many months to avoid problems such as an increased risk of heart attack if the starting dose is too high.)
These are much higher doses than most people are given today due to mistakes that have been made in studies over the past 50 years as Broda Barnes explains in his book.
Broda Barnes, MD, PhD, (no longer living) who was one of the greatest thyroid experts of all times, explains in his excellent book “Hypothyroidism: The Unsuspected Illness” that heart attacks occurred 94% less often in his patients given desiccated thyroid.
Desiccated thyroid lowers cholesterol levels and prevents heart attacks.
Dr. Barnes explains exactly why this is.
In fact, Dr. Barnes argues that most heart attacks are NOT caused by elevated cholesterol levels, but rather by low thyroid function.
He explains this in detail in his book and how the cholesterol hypothesis about heart attacks came about and why it is wrong.
Hypothyroidism is also related to diabetes.
Mark Starr, MD
21st Century Pain & Sports Medicine
10565 N. Tatum Blvd., Suite B-115
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
(480) 607-6503 phone
I would also ask Stephen Langer, MD about how he would handle your case since you have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.
Stephen Langer, MD, author of “Solved: The Riddle of Illness” about hypothyroidism.
He also learned about thyroid after interviewing Broda Barnes for an hour on a radio program he was doing.
Stephen E. Langer MD
3031 Telegraph Ave, Suite 230
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 548-7384 phone
You can also look up Stephen Langer on YouTube.
For example, see him interviewed here:
There are also a bunch of related videos with Dr. Langer.
When it comes to losing a large amount of weight such as 100 lbs, weight loss surgery is far more effective than any drugs.
I realize this is a very serious decision and you can find plenty of people who have horror stories about weight loss surgery, but it it is by far the most effective.
For anyone considering surgery, I would look for a surgeon who has done A LOT of these procedures, and I would want to talk to 5 or 10 people who this doctor has done surgery on.