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Hi Peter
I know it is unwise to self medicate, but I recently began taking dessicated porcine thyroid capsules. I am male, 59, overweight, and have always had a hard time losing weight, in spite of being a light eater and quite active. My wife and friends will back this up.
Suspecting hypothyroid, I asked for test on my last visit to my doctor but he said I was normal.
Nonetheless, its been three weeks taking these, and although I have only lost a pound and a half, I am feeling better, and most noticeably, my irritable bowel has resolved! I used to suffer from constant bloating, gas, and recently acid reflux, in spite of watching what I eat. Now my belly feels great-its almost like it is healing!? Have you ever heard of this? Thanks.

Dear Charlie

Have I ever heard of the coinnection of the low thyroid and functional GI disorders? Yes.

I see it every day. I wrote the book about functional digestive disorders, their relation with the pancreas. I do not believe in IBS. It is “garbage can” for functional digestive disorders. If doctors do not know the reasons for symptoms, they call it IBS. Thyroid gland and pancreas play significant role in what you call IBS. Pancreas is core of your proper digestion. If you want to know more about, read my EBook “Healthy Pancreas, Healthy You”, part 1. Pancreas is core of your proper digestion.
Go to functional disorders, metabolic syndrome.  

Constipation and low thyroid, deficiency of the vitamin D and low thyroid, high cholesterol, and low thyroid, low thyroid and Candida-yeast overgrowth are common, interrelated conditions.

About your situation. I am glad, you are better after thyroid hormonal therapy; however, you are right “it is unwise to self medicate” with hormons. You can make the mistakes and side effects.
How do the holistic doctors check the thyroid function in their patients?
•   By appearance
•   By symptoms
•   By basal temperature test
•   By thyroid panel, TSH is not enough

Look our site, for more info

I presume that if you have the weight issue, you may have metabolic syndrome, fatty liver, fatty pancreas, insulin resistance, food sensitivity, deficiency of the vital nutrients, etc. You need broad-spectrum help.

I do phone consultations all over the globe.

I wish you good health

Peter Melamed, Ph.D.
Biotherapy Clinic of San Francisco
(415) 409-3939

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I have MD degree and decades of the experience in holistic medicine, acupuncture, herbs, cleansing techniques’, diet and drinking healing mineral water, nutritional supplementation and hypnosis. I think, I can answer many questions in the area of non-drug treatment of various chronic diseases, especially gastrointestinal disorders. I am a holistic practitioner at Biotherapy Clinic in San Francisco, California


I worked as an MD (anesthesiology, intensive care, gastroenterology, Men’s health, etc) in USSR. PhD in Western Medicine. Alternative medicine practitioner in the Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic in San Francisco for 20 years.

I published many articles in internet and EBook: "Healthy Pancreas, Healthy You" 550 pages and more than 300 references. References 1. Peter Melamed, Ph.D., Felix Melamed, LAc, MSTCM. EBook Healthy Pancreas, Healthy You. Publisher Biotherapy, Inc, September 2014 2. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. Chronic Metabolic Acidosis Destroys Pancreas. JOP. J Pancreas (Online) 2014 Nov 28; 15(6): 552-560 3. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. Short Review of Our Work - "Chronic Metabolic Acidosis Destroys Pancreas" with Focus on the Functional Exocrine Pancreatic Disorders JOP. J Pancreas (Online) 2015 Jul 08; 16(4):365-368 4. Peter Melamed, PhD, and Felix Melamed, MS. Acidity Kills the Pancreas. Townsend Letter, the Examiner of Alternative Medicine. August/September 2015, p. 74-80 5. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. The Role of the Metabolic Acidosis in the Development of Chronic Pancreatitis. SM Group (USA) Chronic Pancreatitis: Recent Advances. 2015, Aug 10

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