I have managed to get
into the Doctor's Manual, and I find the whole concept to be really
a wonderful piece of work. It has actually served to clarify some
of the deep mystery and dissatisfaction I have always felt about
the thyroid system. Dr. Wilson's discovery of this syndrome will
answer a lot of questions for a lot of physicians, I am sure.
Dr. Steven Ayre, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Chicago Medical School
Burr Ridge, IL
I have found that there
are patients with Wilson's Temperature Syndrome everywhere. I have found
them in my own family practice that I was not previously aware of.
I have known for many years that there was a patient with all the
symptoms of hypothyroidism with normal lab tests. I could never
explain it until Dr. Wilson's wonderful discovery. It now makes
so much sense to me.
Dr. Charles Resseger, DO
President-elect, American Academy of Environmental Medicine
The fact that T
has such a huge impact on the lives of some of my patients, has
a big impact on me, so I keep treating it. Initially, I thought
it was rather strange also, until I saw the changes that were taking
place. Then, investigating the logic behind the treatment, a logic
based on biochemistry and physiology, I found it made sense . .
. AND worked!
Dr. Stephen L. Leighton, MD
It's only when I read
the Doctor's Manual that I saw that this was real and that there
was scientific reasoning behind it and it made sense.
Dr. Timothy J. Smith, MD
Author of Renewal: The Anti-Aging Revolution
Even in medical school
thyroid was kind of a mystery. The tests were confusing. There was
nothing practical, they were over-complicated and hard to get a
grasp on. For me, Dr. Wilson's book was the first book that explained
thyroid physiology in a practical and usable way, and in terms patients
can also understand. The big thing was T
4 to T
3 conversion. Your
book was the first to explain what was really going on physiologically.
It reminds me of the saying I heard from a professor while in medical
school. He said that when it comes to lab tests, "Don't let the
tail wag the dog."
Dr. Ron Hunninghake, MD
I have a reputation for
being open-minded. A patient looking for help was referred to me
by someone who knew of me. She came in and gave me the Doctor's
Manual. I looked it over and it made sense to me because I always
knew there was a missing piece to thyroid understanding. She actually
knew more about it than me because she had read it chapter and verse
but I supervised her and we learned together. She did fine, went
on her merry way, and keeps sending people. In this particular area
(usable understanding of the thyroid system) of the medical literature,
there is nothing. Understanding of Wilson's Temperature Syndrome has
filled a big void in my clinical experience.
Dr. Steven Ayre, MD
Burr Ridge, IL
"I would think that doctors
would be a lot more interested in learning about T
3 therapy for
Wilson's Temperature Syndrome especially when some of their patients who have
been suffering for years recover quickly with the treatment under
the care of another physician. I find it quite surprising when they
don't seem to be. Even though the literature shows that the traditional
measures of thyroid function are clinically based, meaning that
our "normal values" are based on the clinical picture. Most physicians
seem to rely upon the numbers even when the patient in front of
them is stating unambiguously that the symptoms have not cleared
up. It is not as though this is a "secret" therapy. It doesn't rely
on some "secret" formula or bizarre concoction, but is based simply
on a solid understanding of basic physiology."
Dr. Stephen L. Leighton, MD
Clearly there are people
who benefit emotionally, physically and metabolically from T
though it has been shown clearly and unequivocally that they do
not have a problem with diminished production of thyroid hormone.
For years Gynecologists have treated infertility empirically with
3 when failures occurred. And they often saw good results even
though I know very well that those were not hypothyroid people.
Los Angeles, CA
The alternative medicine
community for some time has felt there may be better ways of using
thyroid hormone. And not being constrained by double-blind, placebo-controlled,
prospective studies they go ahead and help patients using their
intuition and common sense. We endocrinologists realize that there
may be better ways of using thyroid hormone and we're still looking
for those ways and we're probably going to find some answers in
what you guys have been doing all along. Some people have symptoms
which don't quite fit into a diagnostic category. When they aren't
getting diagnosed with anything that is helping them when they go
to see traditional doctors such as myself; and when an alternative
medicine doctor will come in and say, "Well let's try some thyroid;"
and when it's done skillfully; I think some patients have benefited.
I'm a board-certified endocrinologist. I'm a hard science kind of
guy. When I run into an alternative medicine doctor using alternative
diagnoses and methods, but using them with the appropriate caution
and skill then I'm generally happy with their care. I have patients
in common with an alternative medicine doctor in town. The main
thing that I've seen working with this doctor is the skillful manner
in which T
3 is used so that the patients do not get hyperthyroid
symptoms. When some careless doctors think they can fix the world's
problems of tiredness, sleepiness, depression, achiness and obesity
by using T
3, they tend to use it carelessly. They end up with patients
with insomnia, anxiety, palpitations, and shakiness. Yes, maybe
they feel a little less tired but they're also feeling funny in
a different way. They're getting over-stimulated. The doctor I enjoy
working with doesn't do that. Even though this doctor's way of looking
at thyroid is more empiric [based more on experience than studies]
than mine, I have always liked working with this doctor because
I don't see sick, thyrotoxic patients coming into my office. And
the patients say that they have an improvement in many of the things
one would expect to improve with T