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Viral Infection and the Thyroid in the Age of Covid-19. An Update.

Viral Infection and the Thyroid in the Age of Covid-19. An Update.

By Gary M. Pepper, M.D. (This article is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice or treatment) During the Covid-19 pandemic my medical practice has been operating as normally as possible. The other day a young woman arrived wearing a...

Viral Infection and the Thyroid in the Age of Covid-19. An Update.

Viral Infection and the Thyroid in the Age of Covid-19

By Gary M. Pepper, M.D. (This article is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice or treatment) During the Covid-19 pandemic my medical practice has been operating as normally as possible. The other day a young woman arrived wearing a...

What is DTE Therapy?

What is DTE Therapy?

DTE stands for "desiccated thyroid extract" which is made up of thyroid hormones refined from pig thyroid and used to treat people with hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone). This is possible because human and pig thyroid are very similar in the types of thyroid...

Welcome to the Thyroid Project

Welcome to the Thyroid Project

The mission of the The Thyroid Project is to encourage sharing of information and experience between the public and the medical community about the treatment of hypothyroidism (low thyroid function). For at least the past few decades there is a growing awareness of...

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Metformin: The Diabetes Wonder Drug Hiding in Plain Sight

Metformin: The Diabetes Wonder Drug Hiding in Plain Sight

By Gary M. Pepper, M.D Introduction Metformin has been used throughout the world for treating type 2 diabetes for over 50 years. It remains one of the most potent oral medications for reducing elevated blood sugar in type 2 diabetes, is among the least expensive...

Stopping Prediabetes in Its Tracks: Simple Interventions that Work

Stopping Prediabetes in Its Tracks: Simple Interventions that Work

By Gary Pepper, M.D. and Sam Jeans MSc In our previous article The Prediabetes Puzzle: What the Blood Tests Mean, we investigated controversies surrounding diabetes diagnosis. There’s a clear lack of consensus surrounding thresholds for diagnosis of prediabetes, the...

The Prediabetes Puzzle: What the Blood Tests Mean

The Prediabetes Puzzle: What the Blood Tests Mean

by Gary M. Pepper, M.D. with Samuel Jeans, MSc As an endocrinologist, I frequently encounter patients who are confused about whether they have diabetes or prediabetes. Many have been told that their blood sugar levels were above normal on recent blood tests, possibly...

Unmasking the Dark Side of the Ozempic Craze

Unmasking the Dark Side of the Ozempic Craze

By Gary M. Pepper, M.D. Ozempic, Rybelsus, Trulicity, Wegovy, Saxenda are the central players in the weight loss craze sweeping across the globe. Metabolisim.com has been monitoring this phenomenon from its beginnings in 2008 with its report “Lizard Spit Reduces Blood...

Anti-obesity Medications 2023: The Controversy Continues

Anti-obesity Medications 2023: The Controversy Continues

by Gary M. Pepper, M.D. and Sam Jeans, MSc The global anti-obesity drug market, in 2021was valued at over $2 billion. Within one year this figure had skyrocketed to $8 billion and is expected to climb to nearly $ 20 billion by 2027. This astounding growth is a...

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