James Strole and Bernadeane hosted Dr. John Robinson, who shared insights on hormone balance and thyroid health.
People Unlimited’s directors James Strole and Bernadeane invited Dr. John A Robinson, to share his insights on hormone balance and thyroid health, at our September Ageless PE session. Dr. Robinson, a Naturopath in Scottsdale AZ, described how all hormones function together in a dance, each affecting and being affected by the others, balance being key. Dr. Robinson chose the thyroid as his topic for this presentation because he sees it as the ‘sovereign’ gland, secreting hormones that affect the metabolic rate of every cell in the body. Low metabolism needs to be changed inside the cells, and he has named this area of focus the ‘Thyro-zone’. Dr. Robinson sees metabolism as the ‘Longevity Factor’ and very important to get right.
Dr. Robinson’s experience with many patients who came to him still not feeling well after being routinely tested and treated by medical doctors has led him to a different approach for thyroid imbalance. Interestingly, his treatment is not new, and actually used to be the standard of care for medical doctors from the 1940s – 1980s. However, modern blood testing now uses the TSH to measure thyroid function, which Dr. Robinson feels isinsufficient. In his clinic they measure thyroid function with two different tests; the Thyroflex which measures how quickly the metabolism moves, and the BMR, basal metabolic rate. He also was very emphatic that there are two main problems with the standard thyroid treatment: 1) the wrong type of medication and 2) not enough of it. Dr. Robinson prefers Nature-Throid or Armour Thyroid to Synthroid or Levothyroxine, and he has found that people feel much better on largerdoses than most doctors currently prescribe. For more information go to www.hormone-zone.com.
Dr. Robinson was a spirited, energetic presenter who is very passionate about his work, with an emphasis on service to people. He encouraged us all to make our goals compelling, acknowledging that radical life extension is an extremely exciting goal, which requires high dedication to make it happen.
People Unlimited is an educational, lifestyle and social organization for people interested in radical life extension and physical immortality. Dr. Robinson’s discussion on the thyroid and hormone topic is highly likely a big part of the long term goal of radically extended life. People Unlimited members will take what they have learned and implement Dr. Robinson’s suggestions into their own lives.