Perpetuating The Myth ! (Programme On Radio 4)
Please contact this programme presenter and/or Dr Vanderpump!
Radio 4's "Inside Health" again...I have already complained to them once. Listening today to their two weeks ago broadcast, they had on a Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist Dr Mark Vanderpump of The Royal Free Hospital. I knew it was downhill all the way when he was asked the question "so, is the synthetic thyroid hormone exactly the same as our natural hormone"? "YES" he says !!!!!!! He also advocates "Our Holy Miracle Of The Infallible TSH Test" (
for those of you who haven't yet seen it) as THE test that "we all go by". and finished off of course by "you can find further help and advice by following our links" which of course lead us to The British Thyroid Foundation! Oh dear, what work we all still have to do!
This programme reaches millions, it is available for a year after broadcast so it reaches more millions, this stuff is very damaging and I think if some of us on here could complain then we would have at least put a bit of pressure on.
The programme presenter is Dr Mark Porter. Here is the link to the programme if you want to hear it for yourself, it is on toward the end. www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0...
The place to make a comment is on their actual website, not on the "listen again" podcast. I wrote to Dr Porter last year in March after a similar programme. His response then was that it was too late to do anything about it now, (having only The British Thyroid Foundation on the link....) Well, there's no excuse as to why TPAUK and Thyroid Uk were not on there this time!! I think if members of the forums wrote saying how much TPAUK and Thyroid Uk had helped them it might help to get our organizations on their links. It does help to state that the organizations are Charities, that can make people more ready to listen.