These principles may make it easier to understand typical patterns of response to the WT3 protocol:

1. When patients begin the first cycle of the WT3 protocol, they sometimes feel better in the first week of treatment than they do as the cycle proceeds. This is understandable since in the beginning, the WT3 protocol is building upon the steady foundation of the body’s T3 with temperatures closer to normal being achieved with relatively small doses which are easier to keep steady. But as one increases the dosage in working towards the subgoals of therapy, the more one takes, the harder it is to keep it steady, and so understandably the improvement in the symptoms may not remain as great.

2. Some patients notice more improvement in their symptoms of MED as they wean off a cycle of the WT3 protocol than they ever did going on. This is understandable since the body sometimes maintains naturally the level of body temperature achieved artificially more steadily than was accomplished artificially.

3. Different levels of improvement can be achieved with subsequent cycles. For example, a patient may achieve 60% resolution of his or her symptoms with the first cycle with the symptoms remaining persistently improved to a 60% degree even after the therapy has been discontinued. Then sometime later with a second cycle, the level of improvement may be brought up to 75%, which may persist even after the cycle has been discontinued. And still another cycle may bring the results up to 90% resolution of the symptoms. However, at any time, if the patient is faced with significant stress or starvation conditions, then the level of improvement may relapse back down to, say, 40% resolution.

4. The symptoms of MED are improved by the body temperature being more normal and steady. The balance of these two factors determines the level of correction of the symptoms. Patterns that are less normal but more steady may result in increased benefit as compared to patterns that are more normal and less steady. But patterns that are both normal and steady are most preferable and most likely to result in a correction of the symptoms of MED.

5. It is difficult to compare the body temperature patterns of one person to another to predict the degree of improvement of MED symptoms. The body temperature of one person compared to himself, however, can be quite useful in predicting improvement in the symptoms of MED. For example, if a patient’s body temperature patterns become more normal and more steady with the WT3 protocol, one can expect an improvement in the symptoms of MED even if the patient’s body temperature patterns are not as normal and not as steady as the body temperature patterns that were necessary to alleviate the symptoms of some other patient.