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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 production of the 4...

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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Three Reliable Strategies for Reducing Abdominal (Belly) Fat

Three Reliable Strategies for Reducing Abdominal (Belly) Fat

By Gary Pepper, M.D. and Sam Jeans, MSc Without a doubt, abdominal (belly) fat is the focus of much of our negative emotion as we get older. Studies have shown that estrogen plays a major role in body fat distribution, hence why women experience a much greater change...

Understanding Abdominal (Belly) Fat. Use it to Lose it.

Understanding Abdominal (Belly) Fat. Use it to Lose it.

By Gary Pepper, M.D. and Sam Jeans, MSc In my day to day endocrinology practice one of the first complaints I hear from people, no matter what the medical problem, is about weight. Almost always, it is either because they are gaining or unable to lose it. When I began...

Four Reasons Our Metabolism Changes with Age

Four Reasons Our Metabolism Changes with Age

By Gary Pepper, M.D., and Sam Jeans MSc It’s tempting to think that our bodies simply ‘slow down’ as we age, which makes it harder to keep weight off, but a study of 6,600 people aged between one week old to 95-years-old revealed that it’s not as simple as one might...

What is Metabolism and How Does it Change with Age?

What is Metabolism and How Does it Change with Age?

What is Metabolism and How Does It Change with Age? By Gary M. Pepper, M.D. and Sam Jeans, MSc Our bodies undergo many transitions as we age, some good and some not so good! In the latter category of “not so good”, many people tend to struggle more with their weight...

Diabetes is on the Rise in Childhood and Adolescence

Diabetes is on the Rise in Childhood and Adolescence

When kids come up against that common eat right and exercise refrain, they may be all too apt to brush health concerns aside as something only adults have to consider. Heart issues, kidney problems, and especially type 2 diabetes — those words have an “adults only”...