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Piece on thyroid and other metabolic hormones/diet/bone growth/aging/metabolism etc ( fairly technical)

Interesting piece here which raises all sorts of interesting connections relating to the interplay of the above and lots more:

Some interesting bits about fats types and how they affect ageing etc too.

It's not definitive, and only hints at stuff - but does seem to suggest that many of these factors are inter related and contribute to metabolic health...


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Thanks for this post Ian - really interesting.

Whilst I don't fully understand all of this article, it is interesting to note that he argues that T3 is good for bones, not bad! I shall print this out, highlight the key parts and give it to my Dr!

The article made me think about girls' development which is much earlier than boys then slows down in teenage years with the onset of menstruation, whilst the boys' growth is later and then overtakes girls.

Anecdotaly, since being on T3, I am regaining more strength in muscles - could this be connected to better bones? Also, my back problems appear to be improocing. Unfortunately, NHS won't give me a bone density scan, so I can compare before and after T3!!!

Well worth a read everyone...



It's not the clearest Mary, and I didn't really understand it either - if only because it only hints at stuff rather explains or sets it out specifically. I've no idea even what the guys standing or expertise is.

What caught my eye though is the way that it seems to link so many bodily systems, and also that it in some obscure way seems to communicate a sense that in health and wellbeing terms that the sum is greater than the whole - that there's so many dimensions that have to be in balance (good old homeostasis again) for good health.

From a thyroid point of view it seemed like it might be pointing to some factors influenced by hormones, but not necessarily part of the conventional pretty narrow understanding of how they work.

It came up while taking a look for information on what might be slowing bone growth in a friend who got hurt last year in a motor accident. It seemed to suggest that while some view high thyroid hormone levels as inhibiting it, that this is necessarily not the case. (if true another example of uncertainty as to how these hormones work)

High adrenaline levels do it seems have this effect, and my friend of course runs a large business under a huge pressure in recent years - and has been wired to the moon as they say...



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