Articles under Thyroid Hormones


  • Why diets don’t work

    Why diets don’t work By Dr. Sergey A. Dzugan   Millions of people seek diets and treatments for being overweight and obese. For most people, weight management is not effective, since the majority of them lose the struggle to reduce weight and blame themselves for the relapse.1 Perhaps the most frequent question that I have been asked over the last 20 years is “How can I lose weight?” In Latin diet (dieta) is a manner of livin...
  • Thyroid deficiencies: The incredible and dangerous confusion

    Dr. Walter Pierpaoli speaks out! Since I graduated in 1960, I have been deeply involved with endocrinology. Hormone functions are basic for body control and they have always attracted my passionate interest. In addition, my focus on the thyroid sharply increased when I developed myself a De Quervain thyroiditis in 1989 and the doctors gave me levothyroxine (T4) to control the resulti...
  • Aging, Muscles and Exercise

    Aging, muscles and exercise By Dr. Richard Lippman Dear antiaging fans, here is something for you to consider the next time you pound your Nikes on the pavement. A Copenhagen Health Study followed 5,000 Danes for approximately twelve years (1). Their results showed that Danish high-mileage runners died much more readily than did couch potato Danes! On the other hand, moderate joggers did better than couch potatoes. High-mileage runners were defined as those who ran ...
  • Is Reversing Aging Degenerate?

    Is Reversing Aging Degenerate? By Dr. Richard Lippman Since the serialization of Oscar Wilde’s novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray” in the 1890s, the idea of staying forever young while an oil painting grew older was condemned as degenerate. Indeed, several years later Wilde was imprisoned for his alleged degeneracies. Then, in 1945, Albert Lewin’s film adaptation of the novel was poorly received given the attitudes about aging and morality at that time. In 19...
  • Vasopressin, the Blood Pressure and Libido Hormone

    Vasopressin, the Blood Pressure and Libido Hormone Mark had a medical problem but he refused to visit a doctor because he considered many of them to be quacks. Thus, he continued to suffer poor erections despite self-dosing with copious amounts of Viagra® and Cialis®. His blood pressure was low and he was dehydrated because he urinated frequently at night. Eventually, Mark’s wife convinced him to see me and I meticulously questioned and examined him. Mark was the kind of...
  • Staying toned, tanned and wrinkle free!

    Staying toned, tanned and wrinkle free! I recently enjoyed a pleasant and highly informative interview with Prof. R. from the University of California. Prof. R. has both an MD and JD and has practiced oncology (cancer therapy) for more than thirty years. Out of curiosity, I posed the following question: “Given your extensive background in oncology, how was it possible humans could run naked on the savannas of Africa for over 100,000 years without acquiring skin cancer?”...
  • The epidemic of low thyroid diseases

    The epidemic of low thyroid diseases The function of every cell in the body depends on the presence of an adequate amount of thyroid hormones in order to do the work it is supposed to do. Brain cells need thyroid hormones to think. Muscle cells need thyroid hormones to move. Therefore, what happens when a person’s thyroid is not working as well as it should? When inadequate amounts of thyroid hormones are able to enter into each cell to perform its normal work, what does a...
  • Is Your Brain Clearing Beta-Amyloid, the Leading Cause of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s?

    Is Your Brain Clearing Beta-Amyloid, the Leading Cause of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s? “When we skip sleep, we may be doing irreparable damage to the brain prematurely aging it. . .” M. Nedergaard, MD Until a few years ago, scientists thought that the brain did its own cleaning and recycling of waste both day and night. However, Professor Steven Coles of Stanford University has established that beta amyloid clearance in seniors is highly inefficient and incom...
  • Is Your Brain Clearing Beta-Amyloid, the Leading Cause of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s?

    Is Your Brain Clearing Beta-Amyloid, the Leading Cause of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s? “When we skip sleep, we may be doing irreparable damage to the brain prematurely aging it. . .” M. Nedergaard, MD Until a few years ago, scientists thought that the brain did its own cleaning and recycling of waste both day and night. However, Professor Steven Coles of Stanford University has established that beta amyloid clearance in seniors is highly inefficient and incom...
  • ‘Cowboy Medicine’ Saves Lives in Sweden (It May Save Your Life in Years to Come)

    ‘Cowboy Medicine’ Saves Lives in Sweden (It May Save Your Life in Years to Come) In recent years, I have saved countless lives in Sweden and elsewhere by practicing a non-conventional type of medicine that I call ‘cowboy medicine.’ By cowboy medicine, I mean that I felt compelled to take unconventional steps to save lives in the hospital system. These steps definitely broke the regulations of most hospitals, but I was forced into this position by antiquated procedures follow...
  • The Grim Reaper Came Knocking and I Answered by Correcting my Hormones and Peptides!

    The Grim Reaper Came Knocking and I Answered by Correcting my Hormones and Peptides! By Dr. Richard Lippman Death came calling when I suffered a minor arrhythmia. My damaged youth started when my close friends pushed me aside and sometimes retorted with irritating comments. I hadn’t realized how negative I had become and its unwelcome effects upon my friends. My neurosurgeon colleague diagnosed me with Asperger’s syndrome (a form of autism), but he had only part...
  • Avoiding A Hospital Bed

    Avoiding A Hospital Bed My biochemist friend and patient, Bob, phoned me recently. In an urgent voice, he requested an immediate appointment. I was a bit surprised because several times previously he wanted to use only his traditional physician, who was covered by his medical insurance. I made the appointment for the following afternoon, wondering why Bob suddenly wanted my help. The next day, Bob arrived in my office, flustered and haggard from lack of sleep. He explained t...
  • The fundamental and largely neglected key role of the thyroid gland

    The fundamental and largely neglected key role of the thyroid gland Its energy-generating, oxygen-producing mechanism After 60 years of lonely meditation within the deafening noise of medical research, I can now assert, for the sake of all doctors who read these, that all diseases can be prevented and, when we are late, at least brought back under control. The main cause of our inability to prevent and cure diseases and aging is...
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Aging Part Four

    The Nuts and Bolts of AgingPart Four: Positive Correlation of Lifespan with Key Repair Substances In Parts One through Three, we examined human maximum lifespan and how it is determined by repair mechanisms that kick into effect during our youth. Subsequently, in Part Four, I will explain how the maximum lifespans of several mammals, including humans, correlate with concentrations of key repair substances such as hormones and peptides. Non-scientists often ask me if th...
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Aging Part Four

    The Nuts and Bolts of AgingPart Four: Positive Correlation of Lifespan with Key Repair Substances In Parts One through Three, we examined human maximum lifespan and how it is determined by repair mechanisms that kick into effect during our youth. Subsequently, in Part Four, I will explain how the maximum lifespans of several mammals, including humans, correlate with concentrations of key repair substances such as hormones and peptides. Non-scientists often ask me if th...
  • The Nuts And Bolts Of Aging Part Three

    The Nuts And Bolts Of Aging (Part Three) Why our lifespan is limited to 115 years and how to get a better quality of life after age 40 In parts one and two, we established that our potential lifespans are determined by repair mechanisms that kick into effect during our mid-twenties. Subsequently, in part three, I will explain specific questions about the maximum human lifespan. I am often asked how long we can reasonably expect to live if we avoid ma...
  • The Nuts And Bolts Of Aging Part Three

    The Nuts And Bolts Of Aging (Part Three) Why our lifespan is limited to 115 years and how to get a better quality of life after age 40 In parts one and two, we established that our potential lifespans are determined by repair mechanisms that kick into effect during our mid-twenties. Subsequently, in part three, I will explain specific questions about the maximum human lifespan. I am often asked how long we can reasonably expect to live if we avoid ma...
  • Cardiovascular disease is America’s number one killer

    Cardiovascular disease is America’s number one killer, yet Doctors often ignore it until it’s too late! “Physicians have plateaued in their understanding of heart disease by limiting themselves to only five risk factors.” Mark C. Houston, MD, MS. My younger sister is sixty-two years young. Recently, I was shocked when she rang me from the cardiac ward of my local hospital. In a weak voice, she briefly explained that two days earlier she had collapsed in her kitchen; ...
  • Cardiovascular disease is America’s number one killer

    Cardiovascular disease is America’s number one killer, yet Doctors often ignore it until it’s too late! “Physicians have plateaued in their understanding of heart disease by limiting themselves to only five risk factors.” Mark C. Houston, MD, MS. My younger sister is sixty-two years young. Recently, I was shocked when she rang me from the cardiac ward of my local hospital. In a weak voice, she briefly explained that two days earlier she had collapsed in her kitchen; ...
  • How to enhance your sex life

    How to enhance your sex life “The problem of sex as a senior is not getting it up but getting it down again!” — Comedian Alan Thicke Mrs. G. schedules regular appointments at my office in Sweden. She sought me out to help with vaginal dryness, a typical perimenopausal condition easily remedied in Sweden with over-the-counter estriol cream. During today’s visit, she also compl...
  • Testosterone and other deficiencies

    Testosterone and other deficiencies “It’s about time we take testosterone away from the athletes and return it where it belongs, in the testicles of 80-year-old men!” comedian Bill Maher Rosy and her husband, Tony, breezed through the front door of my office and brushed quickly past my receptionist. Rosy needed to see me post-haste. Out of breath, they plopped themselves down in two of my comfortable leather chairs, and Rosie’s eyes signalled an emergency....
  • Testosterone and other deficiencies

    Testosterone and other deficiencies “It’s about time we take testosterone away from the athletes and return it where it belongs, in the testicles of 80-year-old men!” comedian Bill Maher Rosy and her husband, Tony, breezed through the front door of my office and brushed quickly past my receptionist. Rosy needed to see me post-haste. Out of breath, they plopped themselves down in two of my comfortable leather chairs, and Rosie’s eyes signalled an emergency....
  • Highlights of A4M conference December 2011

    Highlights of A4M conference December 2011 Something remarkable happened in Las Vegas on December 10th 2011. Leading academics lectured extensively on concrete developments in antiaging therapy. Mesmerized by their profound findings, I spoke with them at length to confirm the veracity of their thinking and research....
  • Some Highlights of the 2011 London Medical Conference

    Some Highlights of the 2011 London Medical Conference I was reinvigorated by doctors Wright’s and Gordon’s September lectures in London, England. They reaffirmed old knowledge and brought to light new research in the exciting field of anti-aging medicine. For example, ...
  • thyroid and adrenals

    The thyroid and adrenals, working together- how to prevent being mentally and physically ‘fogged’ One dark and wintry afternoon in Sweden, a former Parisian fashion model stumbled through the revolving door of a major hotel. The doorman asked her several simple questions repeatedly, but received no response. Mental fog had descended upon her like a shroud upon a corpse. Gallantly, I stepped forward to aid this pretty lady who was so obviously in distress. She was confuse...
  • Balanced cortisol, critical to health and longevity

    Balanced cortisol, critical to health and longevity Some hormones are too high and some too low Bursting with energy and enthusiasm, a 67-year-old elegantly dressed woman arrived at my office out of breath. Her glowing face framed a wide smile. She said that a psychiatrist had referred her to me since she was diagnosed with hypomania. She further explained that she spent her time with a boundless energy and enthusiasm for dinner parties and around-the-clock house cleaning....
  • Health care bogged down by ‘old think’

    Health care bogged down by ‘old think’ Practical mindedness avoids ‘Old Think’ For the last three hundred years, Americans have been admired for their practical mindedness. For example, in the middle of the eighteenth century, Benjamin Franklin established an efficient postal and public library system that allowed rapid dissemination of news and information throughout the colonies. Other countries had no such systems and no interest in a more literat...
  • Myth busting: A smarter way to take supplements and prescription medications

    Myth busting: A smarter way to take supplements and prescription medications Jimmy was the lead researcher for a well-known vitamin supplement company. He was well respected by many scientists and the company’s customers. Suddenly, at the age of 56, he developed a brain tumor and died shortly thereafter. It was a great tragedy to all who knew him. I remember Jimmy well. We had breakfast together many times at various medical conferences in Las Vegas. I would usually have m...
  • Insomnia cured at last

    Insomnia cured at last Lack of sleep causes weight gain¹ and a host of other health problems² and until 2011, the medical community has only addressed its symptoms with prescription drugs loaded with side effects. For example, five years ago Rep. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. took Ambien® at bedtime, and five hours later, he almost ran down a DC cop thinking it was time to go to work at 3:00 am! Why Treat Symptoms Of Insomnia? Why Not Solve Its Underlying Causes? Other ...
  • Application of smart drugs - for enhanced health and longevity

    Application of smart drugs - for enhanced health and longevity Is the new film Limitless fiction or fact? ‘Limitless,’ the movie, is explained by the following synopsis. A young writer has been down-and-out on this luck for several years. He has writer’s block, thus he cannot complete his half-finished novel. He is threatened with eviction from his apartment, his girlfriend leaves him, and he mope...
  • Improve Your Health Significantly with Superfood

    Improve Your Health Significantly with Superfood Unknown to many, most people enjoy only average to mediocre health. Usually only top athletes achieve superior health, when they hire expensive sports medicine doctors and trainers, but during the last thirty years, specialized sports-medicine technology has evolved and ordinary folks without a lot of money may now access and enjoy it. America’s leading research journals support sports medicine, but unfortunately the popular news me...
  • HCG Works for Weight Loss (if used correctly)

    HCG Works for Weight Loss (if used correctly) HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, is a completely natural substance extracted from the urine of pregnant women. It works by tricking the body into thinking it is pregnant in order to burn off fat and protect muscles for the developing fetus. It is not a hormone; instead, it is classified as a polypeptide, and athletes typically use it to enhance performance by metabolizing fat, especially in the stomach, thighs, and upper arms. Latel...
  • Outdated Doctors Refuse Patients with Fatigue and Hormone Problems

    Outdated Doctors Refuse Patients with Fatigue and Hormone Problems I was shocked when I read the lead medical article in the March 4 edition of the Swedish equivalent of JAMA.¹ Five Swedish endocrinologists (hormone doctors)* were petitioning the Swedish FDA to stop all advanced testing and treatment of fatigue and other thyroid problems in Sweden! Apparently, these five conventional medical doctors were only treating very severe problems, such as Addison’s and Cushi...
  • New Method of Improved BHRT

    (Bioidentical Hormone Replacement or Corrective Therapy)Understanding Pharmacokinetics Allows Optimal Hormone Replacement By Doctors Richard Lippman and Russell Laudon Mother Nature employs a “pulsing schedule” in our endocrine glands Taking hormones and nutrients only once a day does not promote optimal health. Ideally, we should consume them six times daily since Mother Nature employs this “pulsing schedule” in our endocrine glands...
  • Thyroid An Important Yet Underutilized Antiaging Hormone

    Thyroid An Important Yet Underutilized Antiaging Hormone Thyroid is one of the most important anti-aging hormones and in this article I will explain some of the growing body of evidence that supports this assertion. Yet this fascinating research also makes it clear that the appropriate use of thyroid hormones is a surprisingly underutilized antiaging tool. That assertion might sound a bit strange, especially to those who are aware that thyroid hormones are one of the most wi...
  • Hypothyroidism - The Underdiagnosed Epidemic

    Hypothyroidism - The Underdiagnosed Epidemic Why physicians won't prescribe its safe inexpensive cure and the dilemma physicians face when prescribing natural thyroid hormone. One of the most common (but often undiagnosed) causes of a variety of seemingly unrelated symptoms, is that of underactive thyroid function, or hypothyroidism. Dr. Broda Barnes, a brilliant, intuiti...
  • Synergistic Program - Age Prevention

    What is the best way to tackle aging? How can we prevent aging’s annoyances from becoming disorders and diseases? We’ve done our best to simplify the answers for you by breaking down the protocols and products into 4 categories. We hope that you enjoy reading about this program and t...