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Nutritional supplements

There are many, many people who are working diligently to find help for themselves or to share what they have learned with others. Here are brief descriptions of people and organizations that may be helpful to you in your search for help and information. There are others that will be added once permission is received from the owner of the web site. If you would like your web site added to the list, please contact us at info@.funphysio.com.

Patient Advocates and Support Groups

Thyroid Patient Advocacy


Thyroid Patient Advocacy (TPA) is an independent, user-led, organization established to ensure that all thyroid disease sufferers are given a correct diagnosis and receive effective treatment. TPA believes that all patients should have access to all relevant tests and treatment, including synthetic or natural T3. On 27th October, 2010, Thyroid Patient Advocacy was registered as a Charitable Trust with the Charity Commission in the UK. (No. 1138608)

TPA is creating a World Register of Counterexamples to levothyroxine-only (T4) therapy. This short survey is applicable only to those who continued to suffer symptoms on T4-only therapy, and who found those symptoms disappeared once they were started on a T3 hormone containing product, whether synthetic or a natural thyroid extract.

The objective of this Register of Counterexamples is to draw to the attention of those responsible authorities throughout the world, the dire need for an urgent re-examination of the existing protocol for the diagnosis and management of the symptoms of hypothyroidism.

If you fit this category, please will you complete the 3 questions with either 'YES', 'NO' or N/A. All responses will be collated online, and your email address (if you provide one) will be used ONLY to contact you at a later date should this be becomes necessary"
Add your name to the registry: Register of Counterexamples to Levothyroxine (T4)-only Therapy

The International Thyroid Patients Petition, also sponsored by TPA-UK, is also designed to bring attention to the plight of thyroid patients across the globe. Please add your name to the rising numbers of thyroid patients - there is strength in numbers when it comes to getting the attention of our elected politicians and officials.
Sign the petition:

World Thyroid Registry is a petition designed to bring attention to the large numbers of thyroid patients who are dissatisfied with the typical diagnostics and treatment. Dr. Gordon R.B. Skinner has helped many, many thyroid patients recover health using standard diagnostics and clinical judgment in his treatment recommendations. The General Medical Council limited his prescribing privileges regarding thyroid hormone and in November 2011 he is coming up for review with his compliance of these restrictions.
Dr. Skinner deserves reinstatement of full privileges. Please be counted and sign this petition as well.
Sign the petition: http://www.worldthyroidregister.com/default.html

Fibromyalgia Coalition International


Fibromyalgia Coalition International a nonprofit organization whose mission is to give hope to everyone suffering with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome through extensive research and reporting of natural, proven and effective therapies that focus on the root causes. Be sure to learn about the conference that Fibromyalgia Coalition International holds each year.

Stop the Thyroid Madness


This is a patient-to-patient informational web site that promotes the ideas that T4 products like Synthroid and the generic equivalents are not sufficient to effectively treat hypothyroidism. And, while lab tests can be helpful, your symptoms must be considered even more strongly when diagnosing thyroid problems. You'll find an abundance of common sense and practical ideas on this site.


Educate yourself!
obtain medical journal and research articles



PubMed is the portal where you will find medical research articles about topics of interest to you. Be sure to read the search ideas posted on this site so your search is productive and efficient.

Abstracts of articles are almost always available, and sometimes the full-text articles are free. If the full- text article is for sale and you don't wish to purchase it you have another option. Go to the medical school library that is nearest to you, find the bound books of journals, and make a photocopy of the article. Libraries are usually open to the general public so don't be shy if you want to explore them.


Nutritional Supplements

Synthetic or food-based?

You have the choice of using synthetic or food-based nutritional supplements. The past year I've spent a great deal of time researching the differences between synthetic and real food-based supplements. During most of my professional life I've sat upon the fence with this decision and now have enough information to sway my opinion. Most synthetic nutritional supplements are made from coal tar, petroleum derivatives, and rocks. 95% of the supplements sold today are synthetic. You have probably read the Environmental Health pages of this web site and know that we need to decrease the load of chemicals that are not normal or healthy for our human bodies. I'm confident that real food-based nutritional supplements are the best choices.

I've chosen Mannatech's real food nutritional supplements for my personal use due to the high quality and standardization of the contents of the products. In addition to these, Ambrotose is Mannatech's unique glyconutrient product that provides the 8 essential structural sugars that are building blocks with many purposes in our bodies. These "structural sugars" are not the same as the "energy sugars" like we eat in sweet treats and should avoid for optimal health. Glyconutrients combine with other substances such as proteins and fats to help build hormone receptors and other structures involved in immune system function. The science on these structural sugars is most impressive and is relatively recent information in the study of human physiology.

The GI tract, immune system, and cognitive function are areas where we often see functional improvements from the use of glyconutrients. A serious concern for some of my patients is that, out of necessity, they avoid certain foods that contain some of the essential glyconutrients. Gluten intolerance and lactose intolerance are two situations where people have to restrict their diets.

To name just a few endocrine system benefits, glyconutrients are used by the body to make glycoproteins that are building blocks for TSH, TSH receptors on the thyroid gland, and thyroglobulin inside the thyroid gland. Many hormone receptors, such as those for insulin and cortisol, are made from glycoproteins. If your diet is lacking in the basic ingredients to make good quality receptors you may have compromised function of these systems.

Mannatech also has a strong social conscience and donates products to those in need. Every month when my automatic order is processes, the MannaRelief program provides a month of nutritional supplementation for a malnourished child somewhere in the world including the United States.

I'll be providing some new links to more information very . Please feel free to send an email to info@funphysio.com if you would like more information now.

Herbal Products

When you need to purchase herbal products that Mannatech doesn't not offer Dr. Honeyman recommends those made by Vital Nutrients. Every batch of raw ingredients is analyzed to be sure there are no molds, yeasts, pesticides, heavy metals, or other toxins. Their herbal tinctures are Dr. Honeyman's favorites due to the strict requirements for clean raw ingredients. Vital Nutrients products are only provided to health care practitioners. Dr. Honeyman gives her permission for to you to order them directly from Vital Nutrients. You will need to register at Vital Nutrients' web site and use her physician code number, 0532, to order your products. Please allow 24 hours for your account to be activated. In the very rare situation where your order needs Dr. Honeyman's additional approval she will be contacted by Vital Nutrients.

Vital Nutrients www.vitalnutrients.net


I'm also an affiliate with iHerb.com and you can order many types of products from this web site. Nutritional supplements, soaps and lotions, and even some organic foods can be purchased here at very reasonable prices.
You can use my code GIN234 to get $5.00 off your first order.

iHerb.com www.iHerb.com


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