The CT3M Handbook
The CT3M Handbook is a companion book to Recovering with T3.
It is always advisable to read Recovering with T3 first before reading The CT3M Handbook. Recovering with T3 contains the overall protocol and is essential reading prior to The CT3M Handbook. CT3M is a part of the protocol used to deal with low cortisol issues.
This book describes how the author recovered from severe low cortisol issues by developing an innovative and simple approach called the Circadian T3 Method (CT3M), which supports the body as nature intended.
Thyroid patients often have symptoms associated with low cortisol. These can include: severe fatigue, low blood sugar, aches/pains, dizziness. poor response to thyroid hormones, anxiety, fluctuating body temperature, digestive upsets, allergies, nausea, low blood pressure - to name but a few.
Thyroid hormones will not work correctly if the adrenal glands do not produce an adequate amount of cortisol. Consequently, unless any low cortisol issues are resolved, symptoms of hypothyroidism may continue to be present, even if thyroid hormone levels have been corrected. Symptoms of low cortisol appear to be at epidemic levels among thyroid patients. The author explains why hypocortisolism can often be present when a thyroid patient is taking thyroid medication.
The Circadian T3 Method (CT3M) is an approach to using T3, or natural desiccated thyroid medications, that mimics the natural rhythm of our thyroid hormones and helps to correct cortisol levels. CT3M has been used by thousands of thyroid patients, since the author first introduced it in his first book Recovering with T3.
The book has a foreword by Dr. Sarah Myhill, who has this to say about the book: "It gives every thyroid patient the clues, the rules and most importantly, the confidence to identify underlying impediments to recovering their health, and adjust their dosage of thyroid hormones to an individually tailored regime, in collaboration with an informed doctor. Paul’s attention to detail is second to none. Furthermore, he looks outside simple hormone issues to the many other dietary and lifestyle changes, which are so important for long-term health. I would recommend this book to any patient with undiagnosed health problems or diagnosed hypothyroidism but who has failed to respond to standard mono-therapy with thyroxine."
The Updated Edition 2018 of The CT3M Handbook is a signficant revision of the book, although the original protocol for using it remains the same. It brings the book up to date with recent research and experience since it was first released. All of Paul Robinson's books now form a valuable set of tools to help in the diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism. Those that have the original The CT3M Handbook need not buy the Updated Edition 2018 as the basic protocol is still the same.
It is available from all Internet booksellers, including Amazon.