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Tue Oct 2, 2012, 07:30 PM

40. I started INEXPLICABLY gaining

weight in my mid-30's. I am now 65 and have just found out, through my OWN efforts, that yes folks. I have a thyroid issue.

when you starve (either on purpose as I did or because of circumstance) your body begins producing a substance called REVERSE T3. The soul purpose of this hormone is to keep the body from using T3.

My doctor refused to test for it a few months back. I finally found a lab with an affordable price to run a full thyroid panel. My T3 to RT3 ratio should be >10 but it's 3.8.

There is FAR FAR more to obesity than someone with an uncontrolled appetite. I have been searching for answers for 30 years and am getting close to pinning down the cause and finding the "cure" for myself.

The person who sent that newsperson the NASTY email is a bigot. Everyone who is thin THINKS they know what causes obesity. They are completely and totally WRONG. These folks are getting it RIGHT:

Gary Taubes "Why we get fat and what to do about it"
Robert Atkins -- his work is being carried on by research scientists who KNOW he was on the right track and have the proof.
William Davis, MD "Wheat Belly"
Jack Kruse, MD www.jackkruse.com
Michael and Mary Dann Eades "Protein Power"
ANY site promoting a paleolithic diet (although even they don't have it quite right)

You do NOT need to starve to get/stay thin.
Fat will NOT kill you, quite the opposite.
Wheat WILL kill you after it makes you so obese you start to resemble Jabba the Hut
Calories DO NOT COUNT.
Exercise, if you are obese or any way unhealthy will shorten your life.

Inflammation is the key. Not calories.

/rant

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