Additional Author Notes
Just after I had turned thirty years of age I developed Hashimoto's thyroiditis. It took me well over ten years until my health improved through the correct use of the T3 thyroid hormone.
Quite a number of years ago my family doctor suggested that I write down some of the important things that I had learned about using the T3 thyroid hormone.
The information within Recovering with T3 came from different sources:
1. One of the main sources of information from the book was my own scrupulous notes about my use of T3, laboratory test results, and supplementation with vitamins and minerals.
2. The second source of information came from books that were written by medical researchers and endocrinologists. Using these I gradually improved my knowledge of the endocrine system, the thyroid gland, thyroid hormones and what can go wrong with all of these.
3. The third source of information came from published medical research, which I have relied upon enormously. This activity of searching for relevant research has taken up a huge amount of my time over many years. Looking for useful insights in medical articles rarely reveals anything of significance. However, every so often I found another small gem of information. Everything that I learned was profoundly influential on both my understanding of thyroid disease and the book 'Recovering With T3'.
Dr. John C. Lowe was kind enough to offer his support for which I will always be grateful. Not only did Dr. Lowe write the foreword but he also educated me on the actual relationship between cortisol, thyroid hormone and the cells of our body. There is a great deal of unintentional misinformation on the Internet regarding the idea that cortisol is directly involved in thyroid hormone uptake into our cells. The book clarifies much of this and provides more accurate, complete and useful explanations. I have Dr. Lowe to thank for helping me to achieve this.
For those people that need to understand whether T3 is appropriate for them or how they and their doctor should work together to explore whether T3 may make them well then the book will be exactly what they want. It is essential to understand a great deal in order to have any hope of correctly and safely using the T3 thyroid hormone to combat hypothyroidism. For this reason 'Recovering with T3' is quite complex in places. This is because the nature of what is being written about is inherently complex. I have done my best to explain everything as clearly as possible but I have chosen to communicate virtually all my accumulated knowledge and wisdom in the hope that it can benefit others. I could have made the book less detailed but then its usefulness would also have diminished.
I have tried to make 'Recovering with T3' precisely the book that my doctor and I needed when the use of T3 was first being considered. I now feel delighted that I have achieved this goal. I believe that the book should become a resource that readers continue to come back to month after month and year after year, such is the level of information contained within it.
As a result of the success of 'Recovering with T3' I have now published 'The CT3M Handbook' which expands on the Circadian T3 Method first introduced in 'Recovering with T3'. I believe the CT3M should be in the toolkit of all doctors who treat thyroid patients who have symptoms of partial adrenal insufficiency. The two books together form a set that together may be vital to thyroid patients in their recovery from hypothyrodism.
For those thyroid patients who need background information about the T3 thyroid hormone and very practical guidelines on how to use T3 safely, effectively and systematically then 'Recovering with T3' is the book to read. For any thyroid patient with partial adrenal insufficiency or adrenal symptoms then 'The CT3M Handbook' provides an innovative and effective method for the treatment of these and for restoring adrenal health. Often the two books will be used side by side as they are companion volumes.
To anyone who is contemplating the use of T3, I wish them the very best of success. I hope doctors, patients and patients' families find value in both 'Recovering with T3' and 'The CT3M Handbook' and I look forward to a time where many of the findings and suggestions are incorporated into standard medical practice for the diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism.
My warmest regards,