Guest Handiman Posted June 26, 2001 Report Share Posted June 26, 2001 Testing & "Normals" are often Misleading The truly insidious nature of the "Why Johnny Can't Read" syndrome and its connection to hypothyroidism is the problem with diagnosis here too. As with mineral nutrition, traditional blood tests often miss treatable cases. Our so called "normals" can vary 300%, and still be called "normal". And, many experts believe that we should have raised our "normal" range many years ago. This would put many patients testing in the low normal range into a truly "low" range, and therefore, warrant treatment. Autopsy studies define the "normal" adult thyroid gland to range from 9 grams to 50 grams. I can't help but wonder how the quality of life differed for the 9 gram individual as compared to the 50 gram individual, or even a more "normal" 30 gram individual. Read more about this in the "Why Johnny Can't Read" syndrome article here: http://www.vitaroyal.com/JohnnyRead.html Make sure you pay attention to the last paragraph in this article!!!!!Finally, we need a new generation of doctors who treat the individual patient in front of them more wholistically instead of just addressing their symtom. Some brave souls are already out there doing this, but not nearly enough. This, in effect, could change the entire personality of our planet! I just cannot believe this!!:wow: (Edited by Handiman at 2:41 pm on June 26, 2001) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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