Re: Thoughts on Dr. Ken Blanchard's theories?
I read both of Dr. Blanchard's books and have quite the distaste for his most recent one.
There is no "one size fits all" approach for thyroid disease.
I've been successfully treated since 2010 and take alternating doses of 125/137mcg T4 at bedtime and 10mcg T3 in divided daytime doses.
I joined the 20% of Graves' patients who go hypo after remission. My Graves' antibodies mimic the action of TSH so, my TSH is suppressed (below-range) as a result.
If my doctor followed Dr. Blanchard's protocol, I'd be miserably hypo with countless symptoms.
It doesn't matter whether the patient takes T4, T3, desiccated thyroid or combinations thereof nor does it matter what dose(s).
The key to success with thyroid treatment is the optimization of the FreeT4 and FreeT3 levels...and the elimination of symptoms.
I think Dr. Blanchard really dropped the ball with his latest book.
Graves' 2007...remission 2009....hypo 2010
Last edited by sammy64; 01-24-2014 at 02:10 PM.