It’s been so hot…how do I deal with the dog days of summer?

Barking with a vengeance, while my thyroid walks to the beat of a different drummer.

How do I cope with these record highs?

Fearing what will spark between my thighs.

With a wonky internal thermostat this situation is NOT ideal

I take articles of clothing off, but there is nothing left to peel

I will be a trooper and endure this if I must

Even though, with each passing hour, minute, second…I may spontaneously combust.


Oh by the way, my thyroid brothers and sisters, my book is DONE. I’m working with a publisher now. We are in the early stages, but hopefully it will be out very soon!

Love ya

Crazy Thyroid Lady

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Carol Gray is a former model, published writer, blogger and thyroid advocate. She has a B.S. in marketing and business administration. Carol was diagnosed with an autoimmune thyroid disease in 2006 that almost incapacitated her, since then she has been fighting her way back to wellness. Carol hopes to soon release her first book Wow Your Mom Really is Crazy about her struggles and triumphs over thyroid disease.


  1. First of all, the blood work you had done was most likely a TSH test or poislbsy a T3 or T4 level test. These tests are very basic and not very accurate. The T4 hormones need to be converted to T3 hormones that are 4 times more active and do most of the metabolic work in the body. The thyroid is a gland that responds to other glands (like the pituitary) to function. Most people in America today are deficient in iodine. (Thank you Crest toothpaste, Fluoridated water, etc.) Fluoride depletes the body of iodine. The T3 hormones have 2 iodine molecules and 1 tyrosine amino acid molecule that make up that hormone. The T4 hormones have 3 iodine and 1 tyrosine amino acid. In order for the body to convert the T4 hormones into the T3 hormones, you must have enough Rubidium in your body to allow this to happen. The Tests doctors give you do not take any of this into consideration. They simply rely on the TSH test for example. If the TSH test shows high amount of hormone in your body, this means the pituitary is producing lots of this because the Hypothalamus is sending it a command to do so. The Hypothalamus reads the endocrine feed back loop and determines if the metabolic rate is o.k. in the body. If it appears slower than it should be, it sends a hormone to the pituitary to increase TSH.In regard to thyroid problems, many things can cause this problem. The parathyroid glands, contrary to popular belief of endocrinologists, can be infected and cause thyroid issues. The first test you can do for yourself very easily to get started trying to figure out the root cause of the thyroid problem is to find out if you are iodine deficient. There is a simple test to determine this. Get a bottle of Tincture of Iodine from a legal drug store and paint a patch on your forearm about 2 x 3. I suggest doing this first thing in the morning. Then watch it throughout the day. You should be able to see the patch 24 hours later. If it disappears in a few hours, you are very deficient in iodine. This is the main ingredient in making the thyroid hormones. If you are deficient in this, how can anyone expect to be able to make thyroid hormones at all? Doctors will tell you that very few people are deficient in iodine. Really, doctor? You find fluoride in more and more things today. Sodas have fluoride in them. Green tea is loaded with fluoride. Toothpaste. In fact, if you look at the tube of fluoride toothpaste, you will find a warning to keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age. Why? If it is so good and safe, why would they put that warning on there. Because it can be lethal. Fluoride is one of the most lethal chemicals known. It is used in making atomic bombs. The fluoride they put in water supplies is from toxic waste dumps. They say it prevents cavities. Primitive man had NO cavities and cavities is a modern man’s disease due to foods being fed to people by our illustrious food industry.The weight gain you are feeling is most likely from eating out of your metabolic typing. You need to get metabolically typed to find out what foods your body metabolizes the best and then concentrate on eating the right fats and oils, eliminating grains that are not soaked over night, reducing your carb intake, and eating the right kinds of meat from GRASS FED COWS.Get the book called, Life Without Bread by Christian Allan, Ph.D. and this will give you a basic understanding of what you need to do about diet.good luck to you

    on April 30, 2013 at 4:05 am Rizlan

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