"It Makes Sense."

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
Norwalk, OH

The fact that T3 therapy 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
Winston-Salem, NC

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
Berkeley, CA

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 T4 to T3 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
Wichita, KS

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 T3 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
Winston-Salem, NC

Clearly there are people who benefit emotionally, physically and metabolically from T3 even 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 T3 when failures occurred. And they often saw good results even though I know very well that those were not hypothyroid people.
Endocrinologist
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 T3 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 T3, 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 T3.
Endocrinologist
Anchorage, AK