Elevated levels of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) in the blood are NOT the best way to diagnose hypothyroidism as modern medicine has been led to believe according to a yet-to-be-published study by Davis Lamson, ND.
The thing that correlated best with a clinical diagnosis of hypothyroidism—that is, a diagnosis made on the basis of medical signs and patient-reported symptoms rather than lab tests—is elevated levels of Reverse T3 thyroid hormone.
Reverse T3 blocks T3 thyroid receptors which reduces metabolism.
Results of Dr. Lamson’s study were described by Jonathan Wright, MD in an interview he did with Joseph Mercola, DO.
Dr. Lamson works with Dr. Wright at Dr. Wright’s clinic.
By blocking T3 receptors, Reverse T3 is natures’ way of protecting us from starving so quickly by reducing metabolism.
But that’s not all.
They also found that in people with elevated Reverse T3 levels, that 95% of the time, these people had elevated levels of mercury or lead or cadmium or other heavy metals, and when they got rid of the mercury, lead or other heavy metals, levels of Reverse T3 returned to normal.
This is of interest to me because I recently found out that I am suffering from mercury toxicity, and I have had thyroid problems, feeling cold and having a low body temperature, as low as 96.3°F over several months when my symptoms of mercury toxicity were at their worst in the Fall of 2015.
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