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Dr's article about healthy levels of thyroid antibodies

I want to know what do you guys think about this article that I found yesterday while browsing online.

This doctor says that TPO antibodies that are in the 100 to 300 range is, what he would call, a clinical win. Also, he adds that there is a study that says that people with TPO below 500 are in incredibly low risk of future progression of hypothyroidism. Basically what he is saying is that when TPO goes above 500, it tends to be a warning flag. He says: "Below 500 is a sign that you don’t need to keep taking vitamins or doing crazy things with your diet. You can relax a little bit and not be so concerned about the autoimmune condition because it seems that the autoimmune process is in a pretty good place. "

drruscio.com/thyroid-autoim...

Thoughts??

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Hmm. Not convinced at all, to be honest. The study he references - and admittedly I can only access the abstract, not the full study - refers solely to the correlation between raised antibodies and rising TSH. Which might be meaningful if the TSH result was anywhere near as helpful as so many doctors seem to believe.

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Het1234,

I think he's talking out of his rear end :-D

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Haha! I am so confused because I thought if you test positive for the thyroid antibodies, it means you have hashi, right!?

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Disagree completely I lowered my TPO antibodies to around 75 via diet - they were originally >1000 - for the last 3 years around 75 - so my thyroid ultrasound was originally thyroid mainly intact - the last two it’s slowly disintegrated to a holy mess - so it continued to destruct with thyroid TPO antibodies at around 75- so in my case - nooo

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I think the article is nonsense.

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I see there are questions and his answers below.Opportunity for doubters UK?

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Seems unlikely when ranges, even for antibodies are so different.

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Well my TPO level 2 weeks ago was 88. All my vitamins and minerals are ‘in range’ (not optimal), as are my TSH, FT3 and FT4. I’m gluten free. I take probiotics, selenium, a good multi-B, K2, Mg, and digestive enzymes (no gall bladder) and still feel rubbish... My GP says to treat the symptoms not the test results. I’d personally ignore this study (and practitioner).

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This, from his website...I leave you all to draw your own conclusions!!!

"My Training and Credentials

Functional Medicine Practitioner

Lead researcher in current IBS study

Post-doctoral continuing education provider

Doctor of Chiropractic – Life Chiropractic College West

University of Massachusetts – B.S. Exercise Kinesiology

Post-doctoral Functional Medicine study with educational bodies such as; The National College of Naturopathic Medicine, The Institute of Functional Medicine, The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Kalish Research, and Defeat Autism Now."

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Curiosity about that article got the better of me!

Result...caveat lector!

Ref: Wicki

History

Life West traces its roots back to 1976 when it was founded by chiropractor George E. Anderson as Pacific States Chiropractic College. During its first years the school was involved in multiple malfeasance cases resulting in the termination of two administrators.[1] During the early 1980s the school was run by three interim presidents until a merger was agreed between Dr. George Anderson, Dr. George Wentland, and Dr. Sid E. Williams (founder of Life Chiropractic College) to merge Pacific States Chiropractic College with Life College. The result of this merger was the establishment of Life Chiropractic College West in 1981.[2]

AccreditationEdit

The Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program at Life West has been accredited since 1987 by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE).[3][4][5]

The program is also accredited by the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners.[6]

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Dr. Ruscio was one of the speakers when the SIBO summit took place last fall. I was very impressed with him. I'm not so quick to discount a study until more information comes out. I have no TPO antibodies and have no idea how to get any, lol, so who knows?

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