I am a registered nurse and the daughter of this website's author. I have struggled with psoriasis on the palms of my hands for five years. I have only obtained modest improvement with traditional medical treatment of creams, light therapy, and oral immune system altering drugs. In fact,
at one point, the oral drugs caused temporary kidney failure.
On October 29, 2008,
I was scheduled for a blood test as part of my annual physical. I had
been on five pills (2 ½ grains) of Armour thyroid for several
months but, as an experiment, decided to reduce the amount to two pills
(one grain) for the four days preceding the blood draw in order to find
out if my blood would clot on a lower dosage of thyroid hormone just as
it had several years ago before I began taking Armour thyroid. Sure
enough, neither the phlebotomist nor her boss could get even a small
vial of blood out of either arm and resorted to getting a sample out of
a vein on the back of my hand.
I then resumed my recent daily dosage of five pills (2 ½
grains). Three weeks later, I made an appointment at the blood bank as
I wanted to find out if the blood would still coagulate on the larger
dosage. The phlebotomist had a relatively easy time drawing the normal
pint of blood from my arm in nine minutes.
This experiment of mine corroborates the research by Dr. Barnes who
says, “Low thyroid function tends to make for sluggish blood
circulation which may then result in a tendency for the blood to
coagulate.” For further information on blood circulation
and clotting, please refer to Dr. Barnes book entitled
“Hypothyroidism the Unsuspected Illness.”
Institute on Aging has funded 29 Alzheimer’s Disease Research
Centers throughout the United States to find a cure for the
disease. Many patient studies (double blind placebo tests) have been
made with various drugs such as exelon, reminyl, namenda, cognex,
aricept, DHEA, etc., all of which have serious side effects. A new
research study referred to as ICARA is now underway to explore a new
My research leads me to believe that a study on Alzheimer Disease (AD)
patients using Armour thyroid might be very interesting. My reasoning
is based upon the following:
1. A shortage of thyroid hormone can elevate the
cholesterol level and cause restriction
of the blood vessels. Such a
shortage can also cause the blood to coagulate as I
previously discussed on this
website. Both of these conditions will severely reduce
the blood circulation rate.
2. Thyroid hormone regulates metabolism, the process
by which food is turned into
energy and some of the
energy is released as heat. Most AD patients have a very
low body temperature,
very likely due to insufficient thyroid hormone being
produced in the
elderly. A low body temperature can lower the production of red
3. A reduced blood circulation rate and a
reduction in the oxygen contained in the red
blood cells will
certainly limit the oxygen to the brain and may very well result
Based upon the above reasons, I have sent requests to two of the
government funded Research Centers suggesting that they also include in
their Alzheimer research a clinical trial using Armour thyroid, a very
inexpensive medicine that has been in use for over 100 years and has no
known side effects. One of the Research Centers did not even
respond to my suggestion. The response from the Director of the Mayo
Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center was: “Thank you for
your most recent letter of January 30, 2009, discussing your desire to
promote a clinical trial using Armour thyroid medication. I certainly
understand your commitment to this and the desire to develop an
effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. The treatment is
relatively safe and would be interesting. However, to develop a
clinical trial to test the hypothesis for thyroid medication in
Alzheimer’s disease is a huge undertaking. One would have to
develop a protocol to evaluate many hundreds of patients and have a
placebo-controlled arm to be able to draw any meaningful conclusions. A
relatively smaller study of 20 to 30 subjects would be inconclusive and
not allow one to test your hypothesis. Unfortunately, clinical trials
of that magnitude are extremely expensive and resource intensive.
Consequently, without a scientific rationale and strong preliminary data suggesting its
efficacy, this is not practical. In these very lean times for
medical research with record low funding levels at the National
Institutes of Health and at other foundations, we need to be
exceedingly critical of our use of scarce resources. Consequently, I am
afraid we cannot support the development of a protocol that you
With five million persons afflicted with AD, and now even the Mayo
Clinic saying that such a study with Armour thyroid would be
“interesting”, there must be some benevolent philanthropist
who will fund such a study. In the meantime, why not check a few
AD patients for hypothyroidism and find out whether their dementia
improves if they are prescribed Armour thyroid. Please refer to my
previous article on Alzheimers to learn of the amazing result
when my brother-in-law was prescribed Armour thyroid.
WILL SOMEONE PLEASE MAKE A STUDY USING ARMOUR THYROID TO TREAT
Please allow me to
also claim that thyroid hormone may be a “Fountain of
Youth.” My belief is based upon the experiences of myself and my
family, and originated from the research studies on
hypothyroidism some thirty years ago by Dr. Broda Barnes. I have
been on Armour thyroid for ten years, and the following are several of
my health experiences:
1. My cholesterol level has been reduced from 220 to
180, and has stayed at that
lower level for
the past ten years. Fortunately, I did not require Lipitor as
recommended by my
2. My blood no longer coagulates, and I can once
again donate to the blood
3. My former eye pressure readings of 20/26 have
reduced to 13/18. I no longer
am a candidate for glaucoma, and
my eye doctor says that my eyes are very
4. The only health problem that I have had in the
past ten years is one sinus
infection. At age 81, I
attribute my good health primarily to the only
medication, Armour thyroid,
that I take.
Some of my family members are also on Armour thyroid that has seemingly
alleviated a health problem:
1. My 14 year old grandson has been essentially free
of migraine headaches since
being on Armour thyroid for the
past eight years.
2. My 19 year old granddaughter is no longer
afflicted with urticaria since she has
been on Armour thyroid for eight years.
3. We have seen a wonderful improvement in another
15 year old grandson’s
autistic problems, with the use
of many diets and medicines, one of which is
For more detailed information on the above health problems, please
refer to previous specific articles on this website
Dr. Barnes did extensive research on hypothyroidism during his
illustrious career as an endocrinologist. He claimed to have had great
success in treating many illnesses such as
heart attacks and strokes, infectious diseases, migraine headaches,
lung cancer, emphysema, skin problems, female fertility problems,
arthritis, diabetes, depression, mental problems ( dementia &
attention deficit disorder ), and others. His research led him to
believe that these illnesses could be attributed to a thyroid hormone
My research also leads me to believe that many of these illnesses are
caused by such a deficiency that lowers the blood circulation rate and
ultimately results in an oxygen shortage to the body cells. If the
various organs such as heart, liver, kidneys, pancreas, brain, etc. do
not receive sufficient oxygen for metabolism, they cannot function
satisfactorily, and all sorts of health problems ensue.
Oxygen delivery to the cells via the blood is dependent on adequate
thyroid hormone, and that is why I believe that THYROID HORMONE IS THE
FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH.
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want to make it clear that I am not a medical doctor. The
following articles are based on my
family’s experiences and from what I have read.
For more information on hypothyroid illnesses, consult a doctor.
It wasn't until I increased my Armour thyroid medication that I saw dramatic improvement. I have now stopped oral drugs, and am very pleased
to say that the psoriasis is under control.
P.S. This is another example of the wisdom of Dr. Broda Barnes who solved many skin diseases during his brilliant career by correcting
hypothyroidism with the administration of Armour thyroid.
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I though that it might be interesting to tabulate the results of my past cholesterol readings. The first test that I am aware of was in 1979. Over the next 20 years, I had nine readings between 208 and 231, with an average reading of 219.
In 1998, I commenced taking Armour thyroid. My cholesterol readings began dropping, and averaged 186 over the next seven years. My TSH was about 2.50, in line with the latest
recommendation by the medical profession.
My blood then started to clot during a normal blood draw and my pulse rate became irregular. I increased my dosage of Armour thyroid to 2 - 2 1/2 grains per day and within the next year my pulse rate became regular and the blood no longer coagulated.
However, in 2007, with the additional Armour thyroid, both my cholesterol and my TSH were significantly reduced as tabulated below:
In spite of an out-of-range low TSH I have no health problems at age 81; therefore, I am curious about the basis for the medical profession establishing
a TSH value of 0.5-5.0. Maybe Dr. Broda Barnes is correct when he claims that, "But thyroid function is another matter. What would be the ideal test for it
is not even possible. What we ideally need to measure is the amount of thyroid on the inside of each cell in the body where it controls the rate of oxidation
of fuel burning within the cell." Dr. Barnes further states, "The efforts through the various tests to measure thyroid activity by determining the amount
of hormone stored in the gland or alternatively the amount present in the bloodstream fail to do what really counts: provide an indication of the amount
of thyroid hormone available and being used within cells throughout the body."
The pharmaceutical industry has been recommending synthetic Lipitor since 1985 to treat high cholesterol. It is unfortunate that no studies have been
made using Armour thyroid even though it is a known fact that cholesterol and hypothyroidism occur together. Lipitor is a 12 billion dollar industry,
and each daily dosage costs $5.00 whereas Armour thyroid costs $.50 per day. It is unreasonable to expect the pharmaceutical companies to make such a study.
Why does not our government finance such patient studies?
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ABNORMAL INCREASE IN HYPOTHYROIDISM
Hypothyroidism is on the rise. Every day some newspsper or magazine has an article about hypothyroidism (the shortage of thyroid hormone) and the inevitable
We are all aware that iodine is required for the production of thyroid hormones. This was extensively researched in 1936, some 70 years ago by the
University of Wisconsin. They discovered that lack of iodine was the cause of goiters (extreme hypothyroidism). Based on that research, the government
required that potassium iodide be added to table salt. The ingestion of this iodine essentially eliminated goiters and lessened the degree of hypothyroidism.
Now the government is requiring communities to add fluoride to the drinking water to reduce tooth decay. That compound is reducing the iodine in the body.
Let me explain.
Every plumber, and most do-it-yourself handy men, know that you do not connect copper pipe to steel pipe. Copper is more reactive than steel;
therefore, the copper will replace the steel and the pipes will ultimately corrode and leak. The same chemical principle applies to fluoride and iodine.
Fluorine is a gas that is combined with various elements to produce fluoride compounds. The compound that is added to the drinking water is more
reactive than iodine and will replace the iodine. For a medical explanation, please refer to the article "The Effects of Fluoride on the Thyroid Gland"
by Dr. Barry Durrant-Peatfield via Google.
ISN'T THIS INTERESTING
The government first required the addition of potassium iodide to table salt to increase our body's iodine content to prevent hypothyroidism,
and now they require the addition of fluoride to our drinking water, thereby decreasing the body's iodine which ultimately leads to hypothyroidism.
1. The addition of fluoride compounds to our drinking water is depleting the iodine in our body.
2. Thyroid hormone cannot be manufactured in the thyroid gland without a supply of iodine. A shortage of thyroid hormone results in hypothyroidism,
"The Unsuspecting Illness" that Dr. Broda Barnes so successfully researched.
3. A shortage of thyroid hormone results in a lack of hemoglobin manufactured because of a lower body temperature. The cholesterol level is increased,
arteries are constricted, and the blood coagulates. Quantity and quality of blood circulating is diminished so the cells receive insufficient oxygen.
4. Hypothyroidism and the contemporaneous oxygen shortage can cause many health problems. Two of the seemingly incurable diseases that have become
so prevalent in recent years are autism and Alzheimer disease. These illnesses can certainly be attributed to an insufficient supply of oxygen to the
brain, and that shortage may very well be caused by hypothyroidism.
The addition of fluoride to our drinking water during the past 50 years has significantly increased hypothyroidism. The reason for this increase
is that it is a chemistry fact that fluoride displaces iodine. Iodine is required for the production of thyroid hormone. A shortage of this hormone is causing
a medical condition known as hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroidism is the initiator of many illnesses, both physical and mental due to decreased blood circulation and the subsequent reduction of oxygen delivered
to the body cells.
Please remember that autism and Alzheimer disease were essentially unheard of some 50 years ago. That was about the same time that fluoridation of
our drinking water began.
Our government has created this serious health problem, hypothyroidism, by requiring fluoridation of our drinking water. IT IS TIME FOR OUR GOVERNMENT
TO ELIMINATE FLUORIDE FROM THIS WATER, AND THEREBY CURE HYPOTHYROIDISM AND THE MANY ASSOCIATED ILLNESSES.
ps: Curing hypothyroidism may be just as effective in preventing tooth decay as adding fluoride to the drinking water. Our body, as well as our mouth,
would receive an increased amount of oxygen, the acidity of the mouth would be reduced, erosion of the tooth enamel would be reduced, and less cavities would
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When I was a youngster, some 70 years ago, autism was an illness that was nearly absent from our vocabulary. We all know that autism has been
increasing rapidly in the past 20-30 years. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention now estimates that 1 in 100 to 150 people have autism.
Something must be done to make life easier for these 2 million people that are autistic.
Autism appears to have become very prevalent shortly after the government required fluoridation of our drinking water some 40-50 years ago.
Following is the reason for my theory that the two are related:
1. Fluoride depletes the body of iodine.
2. Iodine is required by the thyroid gland to manufacture thyroid hormones.
3. A shortage of thyroid hormones produces an illness called hypothyroidism.
4. This illness results in the blood being unable to deliver sufficient oxygen to the brain.
5. Many mental illnesses then occur, one of which is autism.
Fluoridation of our drinking water is the cause of hypothyroidism and subsequent autism, as I have explained in the previous document "Abnormal
Increase in Hypothyroidism." Therefore this practice must be discontinued. Only then will present autistic symptoms improve, and only then will this
seemingly incurable illness no longer be contracted.
AUTISM WILL THEN BE CURED
It is common knowledge in the medical profession that "cancer cannot survive in an oxygen environment." This discovery awarded Dr. Otto Warburg
the Nobel prize in 1931. Normal cells need oxygen to metabolize the glucose and produce energy. A shortage of oxygen to the cells, according to Dr. Warburg,
causes the glucose to ferment and the result is cancer.
An interesting observation by Dr. Warburg is: "Cancer is not compatible in a healthy pH environment full of oxygen. For example, cancer of the heart
does not exist. This is because, blood flowing from the lungs into the heart, are at the highest pH and oxygen levels within the entire body.
As the blood travels through the lungs, acidic toxins are thrown out of the system leaving it rich with oxygen and a high pH." For further information
refer to the internet "Dr. Otto Warburg."
It is also a fact that chemotherapy destroys red blood cells which carry the oxygen to cells throughout the body. It seems contradictory that one of
the prime cures for cancer is also a chemical that destroys the oxygen-carrying red blood cells.
Why is not more research being done to increase the oxygen supply to the body cells, thereby destroying cancer cells? Please believe Dr. Broda Barnes
when he says, "In severe hypothyroidism, studies have shown that the blood circulating per minute through the body may be reduced by as much as
40 percent, thus the effective oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood is only 60 percent of normal." A good start would be to cure hypothyroidism. MAYBE HYPOTHYROIDISM IS THE CAUSE OF CANCER.
RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THAT FLUORIDATION OF OUR DRINKING WATER IS A PRIMARY CAUSE OF HYPOTHYROIDISM
Many illnesses are initiated by hypothyroidism. The pharmaceutical companies seem to be more interested in developing expensive medicines to cure
such illnesses rather than recommending cheaper medicines to prevent them. This is understandable as the goal of any company in a free enterprise
system is to make money for the owners.
The medical profession's primary goal however should be to cure illnesses by any method, even if it is by the use of a cheaper medicine. It seems that
there is less interest in curing hypothyroidism than there is in curing the illnesses caused by a thyroid hormone shortage. Allow me to elaborate:
We are all aware that a shortage of iodine causes hypothyroidism. That is why the government required the addition of potassium iodide to table salt.
Why did the pharmaceutical companies remove potassium iodide from the drug stores some 30 years ago? The drug stores handle all kinds of vitamins, but not
iodine. WHY NOT?
A natural thyroid hormone, Armour thyroid, has been prescribed medicine to cure hypothyroidism for at least 50 years. In 1955, the pharmaceutical
industry began marketing a synthetic replacement that was labeled Synthroid (levothyroxine). Synthroid was "generally considered safe" even though
no approval was given by the FDA. It was not until July 24, 2000, some 45 years later, that the FDA finally approved this drug.
Most doctors prescribe Synthroid instead of Armour thyroid. We do know that Synthroid contains only T4 iodine whereas Armour thyroid contains T4, T3,
and maybe even T2 and T1. Where is the test work to show that Synthroid is a better medicine than Armour thyroid to cure hypothyroidism?
WHY IS SYNTHROID THE PREFERRED TREATMENT?
SHORTAGE OF ARMOUR THYROID
I have been on Armour thyroid for the past 10 years, and have had absolutely no problem in filling my prescription until about one year ago. The
supply became erratic in April, 2009, and I would have to search for a drug store that stocked Armour thyroid.
In October, 2009, I could not even get my prescription filled. The pharmaceutical companies say that they cannot get the main ingredient, natural
porcine powder, even though compounding pharmacists seem to get enough to prepare Armour thyroid. Internet has a very confusing and evasive answer
by Forest Pharmaceutical for such a shortage.
WHY HAS ARMOUR THYROID BEEN IN SUCH A SHORT SUPPLY FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR?
RE-FORMULATION OF ARMOUR THYROID
My pharmacist told me that Armour thyroid was re-formulated in the spring of 2009. I, and many others, have had great success with this hormone
and did not believe there was any necessity to alter the formula. What was the "real" reason for such a change, and who made that decision? Did
the FDA approve the change, and upon what test work was that decision based?
WHO APPROVED THE RE-FORMULATION OF ARMOUR THYROID?
High cholesterol is closely related to hypothyroidism. In fact, one of the first tests to diagnose hypothyroidism was to check for high cholesterol.
Conversely, curing hypothyroidism will significantly lower cholesterol, such as I have experienced with the use of Armour thyroid. Lipitor was
developed in 1985 and is now the normally prescribed medicine to lower cholesterol readings. Were there ever any studies to show that Lipitor
is a better treatment medicine than Armour thyroid? Lipitor is a 12 billion dollar per year industry, and Lipitor is about 10 times the price of
Armour thyroid. Therefore, we should not expect the pharmaceutical industry to run any comparative studies.
WILL SOME PHILANTHROPIST PLEASE FINANCE SUCH A STUDY?
THE CAUSE AND PREVENTION OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE, AUTISM, & LUNG CANCER: PHASE 5 (JUNE 2012)
Phase 5 is being added to this website to review my studies and to propose my theory on the cause and prevention of the above three illnesses. I want to emphasize that I am not a medical doctor. I am a retired mining and metallurgical engineer who became interested in health problems when my grandson was diagnosed with autism some fifteen years ago. Fortunately, I encountered a book entitled, "Hypothyroidism the Unsuspected Illness," published in 1976 by a world famous endocrinologist, Dr. Broda Barnes.
My studies have led me to believe that the above three illnesses, and many others, are directly related to an inadequate supply of oxygen to the body cells. In the ensuing articles, I will explain my proposed theory as to why the addition of fluoride to our drinking water has created this deficiency and thereby caused Alzheimer ’s Disease, Autism, and Lung Cancer.
Hopefully, the medical profession will give some consideration to this theory.
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It is claimed that there are now 5.4 million Americans, nearly 2 per cent of our population, that have Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia. I always wonder why Alzheimer’s has become so prevalent in the past 40-50 years. When I was a youngster some 70 years ago, I did not know of anyone with any form of dementia, and especially Alzheimer’s. That illness was unheard of. It seems that every city or town now has at least one Alzheimer’s center. Normally, even a town of 10,000 persons will have 150 of them with Alzheimer’s. What has happened?
Most Alzheimer patients suffer from fatigue and low body temperature. One point of interest is that several nurses that work in Alzheimer wards have told me that the patient’s temperatures are usually 2 degrees to 3 degrees below the normal 98.6 degrees. Why is this? Energy and body temperatures are created by metabolism, a process whereby glucose and oxygen chemically react to produce energy and heat. This process is controlled by thyroid hormones. A reduced metabolism rate and the lower body temperature is merely hypothyroidism.
As illustrated by Dr. Broda Barnes, hypothyroidism is the “Unsuspected Illness” that can cause all kinds of health problems. One such problem is a reduced blood circulation rate which can lead to insufficient oxygen to the brain cells. Is this then Alzheimer’s?
In correspondence with the Mayo Clinic some four years ago about a correlation between hypothyroidism and Alzheimer’s, I was told, “The treatment is relatively safe and would be interesting.” I am still unaware of any such research that is being done.
Recent research by Dr. Song, a research psychiatrist at the University of British Columbia concluded with this statement, “If we can improve the blood flow to the brain, maybe we can help slow the Alzheimer’s progression.”
Many Alzheimer patients are also hypothyroid. An interesting research program would be to cure their hypothyroidism and then take note of any improvement in the patient’s Alzheimer’s symptoms.
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Autism is another illness that was essentially unheard of until some 50 years ago. It was estimated that even as recently as thirty years ago, autism affected only 1 in 10,000 children. Recent estimates now show that 1 in 100-150 children are afflicted with this illness, a precipitous increase of 80 fold. Why is this?
An illness that is similar to autism, but more severe, is cretinism. Both have many of the same mental and emotional problems. The medical profession has substantially reduced the symptoms of cretinism by testing the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) at birth, and then administering thyroid medicine as needed. Of course, the prescription necessity and prescribed amount is rather judgmental. Maybe the TSH number for infants should be lowered when defining hypothyroidism. Possible autism cases may then be reduced as additional children would be given thyroid hormone medicine and may then receive more oxygen to the brain.
Both illnesses are very likely due to an oxygen deficiency to the brain. If thyroid medicine cures or even improves the cretinism problems by increasing the oxygen supply to the brain, then maybe autism conditions can also be lessened by thyroid hormones. When my autistic grandson was prescribed thyroid hormone at age five, his body Ph increased from 5.5 to the normal 7.0, a true sign that he had been deficient in oxygen.
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160,000 people in the U. S. die each year of lung cancer. In the early part of the 20th century, lung cancer was a very rare disease. It would be interesting to know why there has been such a drastic increase in the past fifty years.
The medical profession has done a very good job in curing many types of cancer with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. However, I believe that they have failed in finding a solution to prevent lung cancer. In 1931, Dr. Otto Warburg won a Nobel Prize for establishing from his research the fact that CANCER CANNOT SURVIVE IN THE PRESENCE OF OXYGEN. Dr. Warburg also says, “The presence of increased amounts of oxygen inhibits the spread of cancer cells and eventually will cause them to die.” A shortage of oxygen to the cells causes them to ferment instead of metabolizing into energy and heat. The result is cancer. Cancer is nothing more than the fermentation of cells due to a shortage of oxygen. Has the medical profession overlooked this marvelous research that was done some 80 years ago?
Dr. Broda Barnes says, “It may be only coincidence that among the thousands of patients that I have placed on thyroid therapy, not one has developed lung cancer.” WOW!! This is hard to believe. That observation certainly gives credence to the fact that hypothyroidism can interfere with the transfer of oxygen from the lungs to the body cells. An insufficient supply of oxygen to any cell will cause it to ferment, and that is cancer. Oxygen can only get to the cells by being transferred from the lungs into the circulating blood stream and eventually into the cells.
Why are the cells more deficient in oxygen now than they were 100 years ago, and thereby causing such an increase in the lung cancer rate? It certainly is reasonable to assume that hypothyroidism is a major factor. A concerted effort should be made to further the research by Dr. Barnes on hypothyroidism.
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In his book entitled "Hypothyroidism the Unsuspected Illness", Dr. Broda Barnes says that hypothyroidism is one of the main factors that will inhibit the transfer of oxygen to the blood and eventually to the body cells.
Three requirements for a good transfer of oxygen are:
1. A sufficient amount of oxygen in the lungs. Smoking and inhalation of fumes such as carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide will reduce that concentration of oxygen. Rarified air such as in mountain climbing will also reduce the oxygen in the lungs and cause all kinds of mental and emotional problems.
2. Good condition of the 700 million alveoli in a normal lung that are the media through which oxygen is transferred to the blood stream. These air sacs can be damaged by smoking, intake of asbestos fibers, silica fibers, inhalation of pollutants, etc.
3. Proper blood circulation and a high concentration of red blood cells that are necessary to receive this oxygen transfer.
The first two examples can be improved upon by altering a person’s life style. The third example will be improved by curing hypothyroidism. In this regard, please analyze the following:
1. Dr. Barnes claims that none of his patients that were on thyroid therapy ever developed lung cancer.
2. Dr. Otto Warburg says, "Cancer is not compatible in a healthy Ph environment full of oxygen." He further states, "To prevent cancer it is therefore proposed first to keep the speed of the blood stream so high that the venous blood still contains sufficient oxygen; second to keep high the concentration of hemoglobin in the blood." This is amazing research to discover that cancer is merely the fermentation of cells due to a shortage of oxygen.
3. Dr. Barnes also says, "In severe hypothyroidism, studies have shown that the blood circulating per minute through the body may be reduced by as much as 40 per cent, thus the effective oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood is only 60 per cent of normal. In milder cases of reduced thyroid function, the reduction is, of course, not nearly that severe. Yet even mild reduction of circulation, despite the presence of adequate hemoglobin and adequate red cells, can mean that less than normal amounts of oxygen are reaching the tissues which are always anemic to a degree." This certainly explains why the cells can be oxygen deficient.
It seems that these two brilliant doctors may have the answer to preventing and maybe even curing cancer. Dr. Warburg says that cancer cannot exist in the presence of oxygen, and Dr. Barnes says that oxygen will get to the cells by curing hypothyroidism. With modern technology, these findings can be readily verified or disproved. Verification could also mean that Alzheimer’s disease and Autism which are both caused by an oxygen deficiency may also be curable.
Hypothyroidism was essentially eliminated in the 1930’s by the addition of iodine to table salt. Iodine is the raw material from which the thyroid gland produces thyroid hormone. Why has hypothyroidism once again become so rampant? Is it because the thyroid gland does not have sufficient iodine to produce the required amount of thyroid hormone? This is very possible. I have to believe that this occurred when the U. S. government some 50 years ago required that fluoride be added to our drinking water to lessen tooth decay.
Every student of chemistry, and that includes all medical personnel, knows that fluoride is more reactive than iodine and therefore will displace iodine. The thyroid gland then no longer has the raw material from which to produce thyroid hormone, and the result is hypothyroidism.
Fluoride was used in the 1930’s to treat hyperthyroidism by destroying all or part of an overactive thyroid gland. That practice was soon discontinued because the treatment was difficult to predict and many patients suffered a total thyroid gland loss.
Fluoride is very toxic and is currently used as a pesticide. Fluoride is an enzyme poison that will damage the pituitary gland and the thyroid gland, thereby reducing the output of thyroid hormone. The result is then hypothyroidism. At age 72, I first started on 30 mg of Armour thyroid prescription. This has been gradually increased until now, some 12 years later, I am on 150 mg, a five- fold increase. Could the reason be that my thyroid hormone producing system has been damaged by fluoride?
The Dental Association is the group that recommended that fluoride be added to drinking water to prevent cavities. They have now added the reservation that the formula for children under one year of age should not be prepared using fluoridated water. Why is fluoride okay after ages 2, 3, 4, etc.?
It is a medical fact that the body can eliminate only one-half of the fluoride intake. This means that fluoride will accumulate in your body as you age. Is that why hypothyroidism, and specifically Alzheimer’s, is so common in elderly persons?
Additional research to learn about the effects of fluoride on the output of thyroid hormone and eventually metabolism would be interesting.
What has happened that Alzheimer’s Disease, Autism, and Lung Cancer have become so widespread in the last 50 years whereas prior to that time they were practically non-existent? Much research is being done to associate these illnesses with smoking, air pollutants, environmental, exercise, and especially diet. Are people more prone to these illnesses because they are now eating fewer blueberries, less garlic, and drinking less green tea and red wine than they did 50 years ago? That seems unlikely. Something else must be causing these illnesses and my theory is that they are due to a lack of oxygen caused by hypothyroidism, which in itself is caused by an over-abundance of fluoride in our bodies.
There is a wealth of evidence that all three of these illnesses can be attributed to an inadequate supply of oxygen in the body cells.
There is a substantial amount of research that hypothyroidism will reduce the number of red blood cells and also the blood circulation rate, thereby reducing the oxygen transfer to the cells.
It is a fact that fluoride is very toxic. It is also a fact that fluoride displaces iodine, the raw material needed to produce thyroid hormone. That is why hypothyroidism is once again a serious health problem.
Please remember that fluoride was added to our drinking water about 50 years ago and that is about the time that these three illnesses emerged in such quantities. Is there a connection? I believe there is.
My theory is that "THE ADDITION OF FLUORIDE TO OUR DRINKING WATER IS THE CAUSE OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE, AUTISM, AND LUNG CANCER"
Please, will someone find out the cause of these illnesses instead of spending enormous amounts of money on research for a cure? If we continue this path of research, our health system will soon be bankrupt.
wholeheartedly want the readers of these articles to know that I am not
a medical doctor, and I absolutely do not want anyone to experiment
with thyroid hormones, which are only available with a