Looking for help/resources to interpret lab results


Looking for help/resources to interpret lab results. I have STTM’s site and they seem to help me in deciphering thyroid type numbers (although not all of it) but looking for input or links to things that can help me interpret Vitamin D figures as well as iron and maybe a bit of thyroid. It SEEMS like my body has plenty of everything but keeps throwing it all into storage instead of using it. I’m removing gluten/dairy/soy from my diet in hopes that’s the culprit but I’m a bit lost in how to find out exactly what I’m trying to fix. Anyone have experience with or links to articles dealing with storage for iron and D being high with accessible/useable being low? Or info about Folate syrum numbers? I’m new to all of this and feeling lost so I appreciate any help. Thanks!

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Jessica 4 years 0 Answers 462 views 0

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  1. FT4 top 1/2 of the range
    FT3 top 1/4 of the range
    RT3 bottom of the range
    B12 top 1/4 of the range
    RBC mag 6-7
    Serum iron 100
    Saturation 33%
    D25:D1,25 1:1.5-2

  2. Magnesium makes Hormone D work, in a nutshell. The great majority of people in the modern world have excess, unbound iron due to inorganic iron filings in flour and medications. As far as storage, according to Morley, the body stores 10x more iron in the tissues than in the blood.

  3. Isolated D depletes magnesium levels and causes potassium wasting via the kidneys and causes calcification of the organs.

    Know your RBC magnesium, active (D1,25) and storage D levels (D25). The ratio of the active and storage is what is important. 1:1.5-2

    Know the risks associated with taking isolated D3.


  4. A hormone D deficiency is really a magnesium deficiency. This is due to the fact that Magnesium is required to convert cholesterol into the "storage" form of hormone D and magnesium is also required to convert the "Storage" form of hormone D into the "Active" form of hormone D. So, it uses up a lot of our magnesium when converting all of that hormone D.

    Don't take any isolated hormone D supplements or it will deplete magnesium. Hormone D will also increase your calcium levels in the soft tissues such as the heart/atherosclerosis, kidney/ stones, breast and prostate calcifications, arthritis pain and stiffness in joints, muscles and back, bone spurs in hands and feet, back pain and sciatica, etc. Hormone D will also cause potassium wasting in the kidneys/urine.

  5. Jessica Brylo….I will say this in the interest of full disclosure. I have never joined STTM on FB. It seems to me that the advice given here (because there is significant scientific evidence to back it up plus member's testimonals about actually getting better) runs counter to what many Thyroid groups give on FB.

  6. Mandy Chadwick.

  7. There's Toxicity of Iron newsletters, books, links in the files and tons of scientific studies, etc.

  8. Is there a difference between vit d3 and hormone d?

  9. Deann Hahn, it's my understanding that it's the same thing. I have no idea how a hormone ended up being called a vitamin.

  10. I don't have an answer to your question, there are much more knowledgeable people here to answer them, I just wanted to give you a word of warning regarding STTM. I followed their advice for a year and it made me much worse, not better. It's seductive but much of the advice is wrong and can cause more problems. I found Dr. Kenneth Blanchard's books on thyroid much more helpful. Another source that helped a lot was tiredthyroid.com She has a book out now that seems good, though I haven't read through it all yet.

  11. Good to know. Thank you! It's so confusing because there are people 1000 times more knowledgeable about all this than myself in both groups and everything seems to conflict so I have no clue what to do or take!

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