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Fuhrman's view of hypothyroid and slower metabolism

Saturday, December 07, 2013


He says a slower metabolism leads to a longer life. He does not advocate trying to rev up one's metabolism.

emoticon I am sure he does not advocate not treating an underactive thyroid. But I was surprised at this article. I think he just wants people to eat real and healthy foods to have our bodies work the way they were designed to work.

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    I need to find out who Fuhrman is!
    1562 days ago
  • DIETER27
    Thanks for the information!
    1562 days ago
    ???? I know animals with faster metabolisms die faster, but we do need to keep it moderated. One can't believe everything they read. If he has a normal metabolism, he would have no understanding for how having a slow one makes us feel.
    1562 days ago
    Thanks for posting.
    1563 days ago
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    1563 days ago
    My great grand died at 94. Her mother at 98. My current hypothyroid condition is treated with T3 and the basic T4 supplementation, do You? 98.6 is real and getting there helps avoid weakened immune system. The false belief that hypo's just have low body temps to be ignored is false logic. This is where the T3 hormone supplement pushes to better internal temperatures for today and better body comfort for hypos with a body warming need. Sometimes the duration of this other supplement is limited; unlike the Assumed T4 that is taken forever.

    Fuhrman stuff is great! He diet has taken my friend, a hip arthritis patient, and helps her feel a lot less pain and opened more energy to care for her 3 little kids. Plus she is a better cook for the growing kids with her new fuhrman menus.

    I love ways he shows us that we are all different and allows for those strengths and weaknesses.
    1563 days ago
    being treat for this as well..relearning how to fuel my body....
    1563 days ago
    My thyroid level is zero if I don't take medication. That led to MAJOR weight gain and depression before hypothyroidism was diagnosed. It was hard to continue working and functioning with no thyroid.
    1563 days ago
    I do see his point about that. I'd read this years ago. But 10 years from now he may change his mind. Stranger things have happened.
    1563 days ago
    I think that they are not talking about hypothyroidism, but a thyroid that is on the lowest end of normal. I have one of those, it has never been treated, and I wouldn't want it treated. It gives me a slower rate of weight loss, a BMR of about 1350 calories, but a normal heart rate of 50-60 BPM. My Grandfather had the same thing. He lived to be 102, and was fit and active almost to the end.
    1563 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/7/2013 5:59:44 PM
    Yeah, I'm not convinced. My low thyroid was causing all kinds of problems so I was not enjoying life as much.
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    1563 days ago
    Thanks for the information!
    1563 days ago
    emoticon a lot of information... thank you!
    1563 days ago
    Untreated hypothyroidism actually leads to heart disease and heart failure. My hypothyroidism was seriously untreated for years. I have heart failure. Neither is pleasant.
    1563 days ago
  • SHERYLP461
    Interesting, I will have to check this out. I am sure the village of runners who live the longest would be surprised to hear this. Their metabolism must be awesome.
    1563 days ago
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