***UPDATE: BUMPER STICKERS ARE HERE! You will also note a way to pay immediately for either bumper stickers or t-shirts, using a new, growing and SECURE site that transfers money from your bank to the STTM account on the site. This is a preferred alternative to PayPal with much less hassle. NOTE: IF YOU USE IT, you will need to use Contact Me to let me know the information on the Order Form.
A gal suggested I also have bumper stickers in addition to the t-shirts, and I think she’s right. I have a bumper sticker on my car of Calvin peeing on a particular brand of T4 (I can’t sell those since I name the brand–lol). But it definitely catches attention! Just the other day, as we had parked our car in front of a Walgreens, a gal came up with her camera to take a photo of the bumper sticker. She laughingly explained that she works in the pharmacy and wanted to show it to the pharmacist.
And I have to wonder how MANY view that bumper sticker when I am sitting in line behind a red light, or parked somewhere. It has to create thought. And that is exactly what we ALL want–to create thought in this T4-obsessed, TSH-worshipping society.
You will see four different kinds of bumper stickers on this site before March, and I will announce them here. Three use good ole tongue-in-cheek humor. WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Stop the thyroid madness!
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6 Responses to “Bumper Stickers are coming! And they work!”
YOUR NOT ALONE!! FIND A DR THAT KNOWS THYROID AND THAT IT DOENST ALWAYS SHOW ON BLOOD WORK!!!
IT HAPPENED TO ME AND NOW I HAVE A DR WHO KNOWS BETTER.
Also can’t wait! Love this idea! Its about time the general public is made aware of the growing epidemic of hypothyroidism, how devastating it can be, and why it is seemingly one of the only autoimmune diseases that is just completely overlooked and dismissed. I hate to think it might be because it has been looked upon as a “woman’s disease”…but something tells me that that is probably the exact reason why.
Will the bumper stickers be shipped to Canada? I hope so, I’d use one. The problem with thyroid disease versus diabetes, in my opinion, is the lack of marketing potential. Just stand at a pharmacy (I have nothing against them, #1 daughter is a pharmacist), and look at the array of glucose meters, pens, etc. and the variety of glucose-free candies, and it becomes obvious. There is much more $$ to be made from diabetes patients.
Correction: That may have been Dr. Broda Barnes (“Hypothyroidism: The Unsuspected Illness”) instead of Dr. Jefferies, actually.
Can’t wait to have one, too! 🙂
It’s a great idea, not only will it trigger more knowledge about synthetic/T4 only versus natural thyroid hormone treatment, but it may also raise general knowledge about the much higher incidence of hypothyroidism among the population worldwide than currently admitted by the medical establishment.
Dr. Jefferies (“Safe Uses of Cortisol”) and Dr. Peatfield (“Your Thyroid and How to Keep It Healthy: The Great Thyroid Scandal and How to Survive It”) estimate that up to 40% of the population will eventually develop hypothyroidism at some point in their lives!
Prof. Hotze (not to be confounded with Dr. Steven Hotze from the U.S.!), a german specialist in thyroid treatment, arrives at an estimate of 12% of the population suffering from Hashimoto (an auto-immune disorder which causes hypothyroidism), based on conservative cifers from the U.S. (see http://www.schilddruesenpraxis.de/nl_200605.shtml).
That is a much higher percentage than for example people suffering from diabetes (estimated at 6-8% of the population).
Yet look at how much attention diabetes gets from the medical establishment and the media, while hypothyroidism is almost unknown to the general public (let alone to doctors)!
Janie, I’m so thrilled that you are getting bumper stickers! yay! I cant’ wait to see them!