A few years ago I started looking at the mechanisms through which T3 works. In my brain when I’m developing a model in my head, it needs to resemble a gently moving mobile; you know those things over a baby crib. It has to make sense, it has to look beautiful. I’ve always pictured everything in nature almost as a fractal.
I had noticed in some personal experiments that T3 reminded me of eating butter. A lot of the same symptoms T3 seemed to solve where the same symptoms butter seemed to solve. Things like that make me incredibly curious.
When you are looking at hormones it becomes tempting to read so much about the positive benefits of one hormone that you convince yourself that actually taking that hormone is a good idea. It is easy to look at the positive benefits of a substance and quickly forget to ask the question what is causing a flux in this particular hormone to begin with?
It is very easy to forget the flux and the balance. I picture in my head a glass full of different colored dyes all remaining separate yet blended together at their edges in beautiful gradients.
Even more important is that when you look at hormones, you can’t just look at the flux of different hormones to understand them. One hormone is always pushing or pulling another through a cascade. To really get down to the understanding of hormones and their function, you have to get down to the microscopic level where organization starts. What is it about multicellular organisms that makes all of the cells organize, what makes them work together, how do they know where to go? How does a blood cell know it is a blood cell, how does muscle cell know it belongs in your muscle instead of your brain. How come your toenails grow straight out instead of curling under and growing back into your toe? How come sperm cells know to attach to the egg instead of attaching to an epithelial cell?
Everyday curious minds are working on solving these mysteries. It is fascinating how much we know really. Utterly staggering. Almost every question I’ve ever cared to ask at one point or another has been studied in some form or fashion, or at least part of the question has been studied.
These days what we are lacking most of all are creative people who can move objects in space in their brains. These days people are super concerned with data points instead of prediction power. Prediction power is the ultimate test for any theory. And as I’ve said many times if you don’t have prediction power or if your model can’t predict an exception then it’s time to go back to the drawing board.
You have to constantly back check everything from the microscopic to the macroscopic. You can never be too careful in coming to conclusions. Especially when it comes to your own health.
As I said, it made me incredibly curious when I noticed that T3 solved the same problems butter seemed to solve. So I began looking for a connection. I have a lot of posts I’m supposed to be writing and for now they will be put on hold. From here on out I will be focusing on writing about the connection between T3 and butter.