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Desiccated thyroid reduced muscle cramps from 56% to 9% compared to Synthroid (T4), Dr. Starr
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The number of patients reporting muscle cramps fell 56% when they were taking Synthroid (T4 thyroid hormone) to 9% when they were switched to natural desiccated thyroid notes Mark Starr, MD in his wonderful book Mark Starr, MD talks about this in his wonderful book, Hypothyroidism, Type 2: The Epidemic.
This was according to a study done by third generation clinical endocrinologist, Dr. Jacques Hertoghe and two colleagues who found that symptoms of hypothyroidism—fatigue, depression, cold intolerance, constipation, headaches, muscle cramps, joint and muscle pain (rheumatoid), and slow achilles reflex—were dramatically reduced when patients were switched from Synthroid (T4 thyroid hormone) to Natural Desiccated Thyroid.
Switching patients from Synthroid (T4 thyroid hormone) to Natural Desiccated Thyroid reducedconstipation
from 40% of patients to 14% of patients.
In a long-term study done by third generation clinical endocrinologist, Dr. Jacques Hertoghe and two his colleagues, they found that the total number of symptoms—the symptom score—were NO BETTER in those taking Synthroid (T4) than Untreated Patients (10.4 to 10.7 in those taking Synthroid (T4) compared to 10.0 to 10.1 in patients with hypothyroidism who were taking NO thryoid)!
Symptoms were score as:
- 2 points if the symptom was full-blown
- 1 point if the symptom was present, but not full-blown
- 0 points if the symptom was not present.
The Symptom Score improved dramatically when putting untreated patients on Natural Desiccated Thyroid — falling from 10.1 to 3.6.
The Symptom Score also improved dramatically when they switched patients on Synthroid (T4) to Desiccated thyroid — falling from 10.7 to 3.6.
This shows that Natural Desiccated Thyroid is VASTLY superior to Synthroid (T4).
Average dose of natural desiccated thyroid was 200-233 mg or 3 to 3.5 grains
The average dose of Natural Desiccated Thyroid was 200 to 233 mg or 3 to 3.5 grains.
One grain equals 65 mg.
Quotes about Dr. Starrs book
“I believe everyone needs to review Mark Starrs book.
“He has a vital message to share about the many people who do not realize they have low thyroid, because standard thyroid tests do not show it.
“Mark Starrs dedication to research, and his devoted study with the old masters, have made him an international expert on thyroid and iodine.”
—Dr. Garry Gordon, Co-Founder of the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM)
“This is an astonishing book revealing the cause and successful treatment for obesity, heart attacks, depression, diabetes, strokes, headaches, chronic fatigue and many more. His in-depth research and discussion of how environmental toxins can interfere with thyroid hormones is groundbreaking and enlightening for us all.”
—Robban Sica, MD
“This is the most significant compilation of medical research ever published in the area of hypothyroidism.
“Over a century of irrefutable scientific evidence is presented in a concise and readable format for laypeople and doctors alike.”
—Mark Starr, MD writing about his own book
Dr. Starr’s Contact Information
Here is contact information for Dr. Starr.
Mark Starr, MD
21st Century Pain & Sports Medicine
10565 N. Tatum Blvd Suite B-115
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
(480) 607-6533 fax
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