Deep sorrow and Condolences–Dr. John C. Lowe has passed on.

With great sorrow and condolences to all his family, I want to announce that Tammy Lowe, wife of John C. Lowe, has announced the passing of this beloved man and courageous champion for better thyroid care, Dr. John C. Lowe.

Please offer your condolences and praise of Dr. Lowe and all his accomplishments in the name of better thyroid care, by commenting on this blog. I will alert Tammy to it. If you are reading this via the Email Notification, click on then title of the post to put you back on the actual blog, and comment there.

A Special Tribute to my Husband,
Dr. John C. Lowe
1/22/1946- 1/9/2012
by Tammy Lowe

It is with deep sadness and a broken heart that I write this letter to inform you that Dr. John C. Lowe died suddenly January 9, 2012 due to complications following a head injury that he sustained on November 14, 2011.

I’ve spent the last few days searching for the right words to share this news and to honor the man that I have known and loved for the majority of my life, but the words seem so small and insubstantial to the man that he was. One only has to read the many pages of,, and to know that John’s passion and dedication to the field of thyroidology and fibromyalgia was his reason for getting up every day and spending countless hours boldly offering his strong opinions in the field. There were no vacations in our life together, no tee times on the golf course, no boating on the beautiful waters or walks on the sandy beaches in Florida where we live. His happiest moments were spent at the desk he loved, surrounded by his many wellread, tattered books, and typing the words that would eventually make their way to the websites for his readers to find them. They say a genius is someone of great intelligence and I do believe that John was a genius in his field. His greatest magnum opus, of course, was The Metabolic Treatment of Fibromyalgia, the textbook that took him 10 years to write. Imagine the dedication to complete such a task.

In the final months since his head injury – John was able to accomplish several things despite impaired vision in his right eye and a broken collar bone. He proudly completed a forward to a book titled ‘Recovering with T3‘ by Paul Robinson and a forward for the book, The Hormone Zone, by Dr. John Robinson. He also conducted an interview for Dr. Mark Swanson that will soon be published. And finally, he was also working to complete his own book, ‘Safely Getting Well With Thyroid Hormone’ and was preparing to have it in print within a few weeks.

The website’s will remain as they are. His compassionate words will still be there. I will try to find the newsletter that he was working on and send it (incomplete or finished by my hand). The Thyro-gold will also continue to be available. John believed in it so strongly. I will try to find the clinical trial results and post them for the benefit of those who rely on the product. There are so many documents that he was writing that remain unfinished but I will do my best to sort through them and share them when I can.

What final words can I offer to you all at this sad time? For those of you who knew him personally, who spoke with him on the phone, who met him face-to-face, shook his hand or offered a hug in gratitude – you will join our daughter Michele and me in sorrow as we face this tragic loss together. For those of you who never had the privilege to know my husband personally, but read his writings, just know that he believed in his research and hoped that someday the TSH testing would be abandoned as the standard practice for thyroid health and that healthcare would return to the science-based treatment that it should be.

Remember the scientist that he was and continue to share his work with others who need it. Remember his voice for those
who felt they were never heard when they were in need of direction. Remember the extraordinary man that he was and help me maintain his everlasting presence.

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92 Responses to “Deep sorrow and Condolences–Dr. John C. Lowe has passed on.”

  1. Garvin Leonard

    I have been searching for John (Johnny) for several years. I lost track of him but recently found a business card that he gave me when we just happened to see each other in a small ‘mom and pop’ store near Freeport, Fl. We worked together for a few years at Monsanto in Pensacola and were best friends in basic trainning in Ft Polk Louisiana. We did so many things together…he was always using his mind to create new adventures. I am so sad to learn of his passing. His Mother, Evelyn, raised a fine man. So many wonderful memories.

    • Janie Bowthorpe

      Hi Garvin. That is cool that you knew Dr. Lowe. A lot of newly diagnosed hypothyroid patients know nothing about him. He was a champion for T3 in our treatment, which we need, and so much more. He is sorely missed.

  2. Brenda Riggan

    I knew John when we were younger and He played the drums at a place called Wagon Wheel in Atmore Alabama and a Physiologist From the time we met, till almost the time he passed We were Very Close Friends. John was a Wonderful Person and I am so glad that you Tammy, and He were married. He Loved You so Tammy and You both had a Daughter together and He had to have been ecstatic and so proud. I still can not believe he is gone. You are also a Wonderful person, Great, and Kind .This is late coming to you and I am sorry. I would love to talk with You One Day. God Bless You and Your Daughter, I know he was so proud of Her. Hope you are doing well. Brenda

  3. Ronald Matsusaki

    January 8, 2020
    I am so sorry to be so late in my condolences, but I found out about Dr. Lowe late this this year from a new Messenger friend, Arthur Robinson. I empathize so very much.
    I am an emergency physician with a very strong interest in cardiology and hypothyroidism, between which there is a huge overlap.
    If this site is still being reviewed, please forward to Dr. Lowe’s wife and family that I know the dedication involved in her husband’s work fighting a half-century belief in TSH and levothyroxine, and the huge resistance (euphemism) he faced. Having now read Mrs. Lowe’s description of her husband, I know understand how he put together the focus and energy to construct the paper I am currently reading: “Stability, Effectiveness, and Safety of Desiccated Thyroid vs Levothyroxine: A Rebuttal to the British Thyroid Association.”
    Over here in Canada, there is overwhelming belief that the 2012 ATA/AACE Guidelines are some sort of “law” and that deviation from it constitutes some sort of “violation.” I suspect that the ATA/AACE Guidelines purpose was not honorable, but, their Introduction (pp 998 & 999), which I believe was just a disclaimer, stated the Guidelines were not intended to replace physician judgement. Yet, if the Guidelines are law, there is very little allowance for judgement.
    I am cross-referencing the references in Dr. Lowe’s rebuttal to the BTA with those in the ATA/AACE Guidelines and find similarities.
    I applaud Dr. John Lowe for his dedication, his fight, and his compassion (Arthur Robinson told me some things about Dr. Lowe).
    Anyway, if there is ANY way that I can help carry DR. Lowe’s work forward, I am more than willing to do so.
    I regret that I did not have the honour to meet Dr. Lowe.

    • Janie Bowthorpe

      What you could do is write an article or guest blog post for the widely read Stop the Thyroid Madness website as to what you stated–that the AACE/ATA guidelines were not honorable, that they were not intended to replace physician judgment, and etc. THYROID PATIENTS NEED a medical professional to stand up against what is going on. What hypothyroid patients have to go through is abominable even today.

  4. Linda phillips

    I first met John in Glendale Calif. When he was in college. He was a very special friend. So sorry to hear that he has passed away.

  5. Ed Arnold

    Tammy: John’s passing was a huge loss, especially, to all the thyroid patients who literally regained their lives due to his work. One thing that is puzzling me is that I would expect John’s great wisdom to live on in his written works. However, I have found it is currently impossible to purchase a copy of “Tyranny of the TSH” from any of the usual book sources like Amazon, Openlibrary, etc. Is there any plan to make his books available again at some point in the future?

  6. Rjoz

    I went to college with John and took a road trip with him. He was a very cool guy, always.

  7. Karen

    Can thyrogold still be bought, have hypo/hasti and would like to switch to thyrogold, an where can it be bought? Thanks

    • Jamie

      @Karen, I’m using it and have bought it. Just google ThyroGold.

  8. Peta Cunningham

    Dear Tammy
    I have only just been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and have been researching everything I can find. I cannot begin to say how sad I am to hear your beloved husband has passed away. I was in the process of finding contact details to tell him how relieved and overjoyed I was to find an extract of his work on Thyroid UK. I know it has given me hope – and from what I have read about John, he was an amazing man, a brilliant Doctor and tireless researcher. I send you my heartfelt condolences. Peta, Scotland UK.

  9. Kris Kern

    I’ve been recommending my clients with FM seek out Dr Lowe’s information for years. It’s only because I’ve just been doing it twice in the last week that I discovered his passing and was shocked to find out. I’m in Australia and know that his work and dedication to getting his message out has helped many people around the world recover from misery and suffering. So sad to know that he’s gone.

  10. Ellen

    Back 10 years ago, after a total thyroidectomy 98 and 15 doctors later, I finally said I know “I am sick I must have fibromyalgia” and starting searching the web and found Dr. Lowe’s website paving the way to health or better yet bringing the dying back to life. It was a long sought out answer to my agony all those years. It is with great sadness to learn about his death and to know what grief this has brought Tammy. I want to say thank you to them both. I only found out recently that Dr. Lowe passed because I periodically distribute his website for others around the web that post about their suffering from lack of adequate thyroid replacement. May heaven have a special place for John C. Lowe and all that join him.

  11. Robin Dyess

    Dear Mrs. Lowe;
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. A great loss to all of us!! I am very grateful for the understanding and wisdom Dr. Lowe has left us with! It will help thousands…what a great legacy! I have been in the stream of understanding the thyroid after many diagnoses, the last was amyloidosis, and no answers or direction for help. I have just ordered Thyro-Gold and can’t wait to heal myself inspire of what Dr.’s have said, or NOT said! 🙂 I have HOPE for the first time in 57 years! Thank you for continuing to fight to keep the path to the knowledge Dr. Lowe found open for all who will benefit! Extravagant Blessings….

  12. Robert Fredericks

    I am now reading The Metabolic Treatment of Fibromyalgia and am disappointed to learn of Dr. Lowe’s death. I have a long standing interest in metabolism and have spent over 30 years considering the interactions between calciotropic hormones and thyroid resistance. I find that Dr Lowe and I share the same concerns regarding the need for evaluation of the evidence from a metabolic perspective. It now appears that the deeper processes that are foundational to his work are coming to light and I had hope that a collaboration would ensue. Is there anyone who is interested in the exploration of the advances in technology that bring to light the mechanisms that can inform the appropriate personalization of metabolic principles for patient care?

  13. Amanda Kay

    I am so sorry to hear of this tragic loss and my thoughts and prayers are with Tammy, Michele and the wider family. Unfortunately I didn’t know about what had happened until I posted an email via the website, which had been cited through an online forum.

  14. Peggy

    To his wife, Tammy, and his daughter, Michele, I offer my deepest condolences. There are few who are as dedicated and compassionate as he was, and whose life’s work was to improve and enrich he quality of life for their patients. In reading the comments, I was touched by the woman who said that she received a call at 2:00 am because Dr. Lowell was worried about her. As the old adage goes, “actions speak louder than words.” That one simple but very compassionate and uncommon (for others in the field) action, demonstrated the depth of his dedication to his profession and his patients. May God comfort you as you come to terms with this terrible loss, which is a loss not only for you, but for humanity as well.

  15. Carrie Cohill

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    Click on the link below. Then choose a blue dot to read a past version of Dr. Lowe’s websites.

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  16. Bobbie Ingersoll

    What a shock that he is gone. I finally bought his book last October, 2011. I have nothing but gratitude for this man’s work, which played a huge role in leading me out of the depths of illness the AMA had left me in after thyroid ablation for Graves’ Disease. Because I have 5 children and 8 grandchildren, and know how hereitary this disease is, Dr. Lowe’s book, The Metabolic Treatment of Fibromyalgia, is one of the most protected within my collection of books on thyroid illness. He has contributed hugely to the betterment of many thousands of people worldwide.

  17. Evelyn Wood

    In addition to my grief at Dr. Lowe’s death, I find it sad that the Dr. Lowe webpages and lifelong work are gone and it’s very difficult to find his information. Fortunately, I DID save some webpages to my computer. However, I wonder what companies were so threatened by his research and information.

    (From Janie:

  18. Karen Stell

    I am so shocked and saddened to hear of Dr. Lowe’s passing. I am crying. He was truly a brilliant doctor. John saved my life. He was already writing his book when a friend of mine suggested I give him a call. I finally called him after I had exhausted every treatment available, and when the pain from Fibromyalgia was so bad I felt I could not go on. I left a message on his voice mail and finally fell asleep. He called as soon as he got the message at 2 am. He wanted to make sure I was all right. He was very compassionate. He told me he would treat me. I had hope again. Thanks to his treatment I have lived 15 years longer and going strong. Thank you for your sacrifices and support. I pray God will comfort your family and give you peace.

  19. Keni Neal

    A tremendous loss to the community of those interested in effective thyroid treatment!

    Myself and many others I know have benefited greatly from his research and from using Thyro-Gold.

    We are almost out of Thyro-Gold and desperately need to order more. Does anyone have information about the availability of Thyro-Gold?!!!



    From Janie: To order, call 1-888-281-5170

  20. David Wells, D.C., L.Ac., M.S. (Human Nutrition)

    I am shocked and saddened to hear of your loss. I have used Dr. John Lowe’s book as the basis of my own study and treatment of thyroid disorders in my patients. I teach courses to acupuncturists on natural treatment of thyroid disorders, drawing heavily on Metabolic Treatment of Fibromyalgia. Whenever I get a request from someone who has read a thyroid article on my website, I refer them to Dr. Lowe as I do not treat except in person. What a loss! You have my sincere condolences.
    David Wells, D.C., L.Ac. M.S., (Human Nutrition)

  21. Geri

    His T3-protocol designed as fibromyalgia treatment recoverd my wife fully from chronic Lyme. We’re indefinitely grateful to Dr Lowe, a real genius and visionary researcher.

  22. Jenny

    I wanted to make sure that you and your readers were aware that Dr Lowe’s site at was apparently absconded by extended family who took legal action to control his estate. Orders that you make on the old site get no response, no reply and will not be fulfilled. I had to pursue via the distributor in Kansas some word as to what was happening and they said that the website had been basically shut down except for the purchase buttons that were allowing people to still order although none were being fulfilled through them as longtime distributors of the products and that they were out of stock. Paypal provides a lengthy process to retrieve money from these people who aren’t even bothering to respond to anyone trying to purchase supplements. I am still waiting for my refund.
    His wife Tammy Lowe has moved the site to a new location
    She can be reached at the new website or by email at tammy @
    She has been wonderful about explaining what has happened and been a great help and support, hopefully the new site will have a way to donate to her ongoing work and she will be able to complete and publish the last book that she and Dr Lowe were working on at the time he died. Best of luck.

  23. Margaret

    I visited Dr. Lowe’s site today because I wanted to supplement my Armour with Thyro-Gold, and didn’t realize that this exceptional doctor was no longer with us, until I revisited STTM. What a shock to us all, to his lovely family that supported his incredibly caring work for those with pain that most doctors would not even begin to investigate. Sorrow, coupled with gratefulness, is in my heart, for the work that Dr. Lowe started, and hope that it continues. God Bless.

  24. rose

    I am deeply saddened by the loss of this great doctor, who brought us go much love and care, along with his great knowledge and commitment to saving our lives. Thank you for sharing his love and commitment by keeping this site alive for all of us. Be peaceful, knowing that his dedication and brilliance live on after him, in each of us. We are so thankful to have known him, or known of him. Bless you both; always~

  25. Jennifer

    With tears in my eyes, I write this hoping that his wife, understands how greatly appreciated her husband and her own (no walks, vacations, outings) dedication and sacrifice are appreciated. For those of us who suffer with thyroid issues and the dibilitating lifestyle that mainstream doctors torture us with, doctors like your husband who defend the rights, lifestyles, and health of all of us suffering mean the world and quite frankly our lives. Thank you. I am deeply sorry for your loss.

  26. Michele Hamblin

    Tammy, I spoke with you and your husband about three years ago via phone. Both of you were very kind and helpful. I had just fallen ill when I had spoken to you and was deeply confused. Through the last few years, I have been to several doctors for chronic fatigue/lyme issues, but my thryroid issues still exist. The thought kept entering my mind a few weeks ago to go back to Dr. Lowe, review his website, and call again with questions now that I understand a bit more. I also had hoped maybe I could get my current doctor and him in touch. I was so very saddened when I googled him and saw that we had lost him. I was actually feeling kind of selfishly about it. Like, suddenly I felt very strongly in my mind calling him again would be the right thing and he is not here. Then I realized that many times, strong ideas come from God. I do believe God is guiding me along the path to health and it’s so odd, I got the urge to call him right around the time he passed. But I have grown spiritually since my illness began, and I have learned that very little is coincidence. It is God. I believe God is still allowing him to be of help, and he has a special place in heaven. We are all only here for a brief time in reality and we are supposed to help others during our time on earth. He has been of help to countless people and, also, thanks to your help and willingness to keep his information available, he can continue to help many more. I do hope I have not offended you with such spiritual talk.

  27. Helen Macdonald

    Dear Tammy, I was shocked to hear the news, I can only imagine how devastating it must be to you and your family. John was a pioneer, he was a genius in his field, and what’s more, a kind and gentle man. I always enjoyed talking with him and came away learning so much. He will be sorely missed by all those he helped. Deepest condolences to you and your family.

  28. Monica Koziol

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Dr. Lowe. I spoke with him when my mom and I needed help with Hashi’s a few times in the past and looked forward to his newsletters and papers of research. They showed both his compassion for people’s ails and brilliance! Please accept our condolences.

  29. Monica Koziol

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Dr. Lowe. I spoke with him when my mom and I needed help with Hashi’s a few times in the past and looked forward to his newsletters and papers for research. They showed both his compassion for people’s ails and brilliance! Please accept our condolences.

  30. Alana

    I’ve been so shocked and saddened by this news. Dr Lowe was one of the few people in this world that helped me feel sane when everyone else was telling me I wasn’t. I remember hearing him speak on those 2 STTM Talkshoe episodes (soon after I discovered STTM and the real reasons for all of my symptoms – 15 years after I started experiencing them – 8 years after being diagnosed with hypothyroidism and put on thyroxine), saying, amongst many other very interesting things, that he had done scientific research that proved that the TSH and FT4 tests did not significantly correlate with metabolic rate and that FT3 only mildly correlated with metabolic rate. I’ve been waiting for it to be published ever since and hope it still is one day (if it hasn’t been already?). But even if it isn’t published – the fact that he worked so hard to try and prove this sort of stuff gave me great hope of a much brighter future for myself and all the other thyroid/fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue patients around the world. His passing is a great loss to us all and he will be greatly missed. May his legacy live on through others… may change in the way thyroid conditions are diagnosed, treated and managed change for the better and soon.

    My sincere condolences to Dr Lowe’s family and friends.

  31. Mary Grice

    I am deeply saddened to hear the news of Dr. Lowe’s passing. Thyroid patients have lost a friend and champion who dared to challenge mainstream medicine’s “one size fits all” treatment of hypothyroidism. My sincere condolences to his family and friends, and to the many thyroid patients who mourn this tremendous loss.

  32. Anne HeLal

    Dearest Tammy, I finally checked my email today and how saddened and shocked I was to read your letter. I cried today as I shared the news with my daughter’s doctor, several close friends and my husband. He felt I should share with you that your husband was such a blessing to my daughter, then 8, and an answer to prayer for direction and healing for her in her “thyroidless” little world! He consulted with me several times via the phone and was instumental in helping me, as her mother, figure out just what was wrong, as she had t4 conversion issues, and needed t3 to become well. It was a scary time as she was even beginning to have heart issues as her organs were not getting the t3 they needed for her body to function properly. He was a light of sanity and clarity in a dark tunnel….like a “guardian angel” to my little girl who was born without her thyroid gland. I told my husband that there is no doubt that he is an angel in Heaven with a big crown and a glowing robe, as God knows and rewards a sincere and beautiful heart and kindness and caring for others, especially to a child, such as mine! Alexis Grace HeLal(he has a picture and file about her somewhere I’m sure)is now 11 and healthy in every way…. Thanks to God and to Dr. Lowe and a few other caring souls out there whom He has sent our way! I just wanted you to know that he made a difference in a little girl from Texas’ life! Please know that we are praying for you and your daughter in this time.

  33. Enrique Candioti

    Tammy I feel like crying right now. OMG! We lost a true legend and a genius. I had a long phone consultation with John a few years back and it changed my life. He was an incredible wealth of knowledge to all of us.

    Please accept my deepest condolesences. John will live forever in our hearts and will never be forgotten.
    Love and light,


    • Lubna


      I am suffering with Hypothyroid for last 18 years. I kept going to many different doctors but none of them helped me. My symptoms never go away. Finally, I found a chiropractic and she told me that I have Auto Immune Problem which is effecting my thyroid and she gave me Thyro- Gold to try. I am taking it and feeling better.


  34. Susan Halbert

    We did not meet personally but talked on the phone. He gave me hope and helped me to carry on.
    I wish his family strength in the days ahead.
    God bless you.

  35. anuvardeen

    God will raise him to heaven, as he is a geneous man in the world who gave cure to all the people suffering from thyroid madness.

  36. Erin

    Dr. Mercola and I were so saddened to hear Tammy.
    I am truly sorry.
    John helped us with many thyroid questions and even took the time to give me advice on hyperthyroidism that my old cat with which my cat had been recently diagnosed.

    We had talked in emails of meeting you two and so sorry it never happened.

    My thoughts, prayers and lots of strength to you during this time.


  37. Annie

    What a sad day to hear this news.My condolences his familly
    en ewery one who are close to hem. We all will miss A briliant men wich helped many of ours, with Fibromyagia and Thyroid resistance.Dr.Lowe will be olways with us !’
    Never forgotten always in our hart. (Annie uit Holland )

  38. Andrea

    Dear Tammy – So sad to hear this news. My sincere condolences to you and Michele, you must miss Dr. Lowe terribly. The information your brave, outspoken, brilliant husband gave to those of us with thryroid and fibro issues was unsurpassed and helped so many, including me. Thank you for keeping the website and other activities of Dr. Lowe going so that his voice can continue to give hope to so many who need it. He will be missed… and his wisdom will live on. Andrea

  39. Amy

    I am so very sad to hear of Dr. Lowe’s passing. The man was brilliant. I sincerely believe that his information about fibromyalgia saved my life. I had so many health problems, so much physical pain and depression. It was awhile before I found that my TSH showed normal but ft3 was near the bottom and cortisol levels nearly flat-lined. Everything Dr. Lowe wrote about applied to me, and his information brought me back to life. I was so lucky to have found him and will never ever forget him. My condolences to Tammy and family members. Amy

  40. Terence Wade

    I owe much to Dr John C. Lowe. Although I never met him, I knew and trusted him because of what he wrote. His words guided me when my journey was very dark and the road ahead was a bit scary.

    Reading the Dr’s words were somehow comforting and were in a way a beacon. A light at the end of the long, always frustrating road many of us find ourselves traveling on.

    Pouring through the many letters sent to Dr Lowe is where much of the treasured information can be gleaned.

    what will be missed most is his eloquent refutation of the misinformation about thyroid hormones and TSH!!!

    The discovery of Dr Lowe’s recommendations for supplements is another of the many life changing bits of information to be found anywhere on the web.

    I still use the dosage he recommends, and in many cases the actual brand of supplement.

    If you are not familiar with the information on his site do yourself a favor and look into it.

    We have lost one of the Great doctors and researchers of our times.

    with a saddened heart

    Terence Wade

  41. Julie

    I’m really shocked to hear of this sad news, Dr Lowe’s wisdom and knowledge has helped me understand my own thyroid condition, for which I am eternally grateful for. Let his work live on and benefit many others. Condolences to Tammy and Michele, he sounds like a wonderful man.

  42. Terry Barnard

    Tammy, I am so very sorry for your loss. I was shocked to get your e-mail yesterday and hear about Dr. Lowe’s passing. I have been using his protocol for self-regulation of my thyroid function for the last 3 or 4 years. His Thyro Gold product gives me new life every single day. I am so grateful for the work he did in his lifetime. The T3 cause has lost a giant but gentle voice toward getting this treatment back into the mainstream. Although I never met him, please know that his passing has touched me, and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your support and partnership with him and toward this cause. My deepest sympathy, Terry

  43. debra

    I hadn’t intended to post here….my sorrow is just so great; so overwhelming. It is directly in proportion to my gratitude toward Dr.Lowe (and Tammy) as I feel that they gave me my LIFE back. It was ultimately the combination of Dr. Lowe’s help, the information Janie provides in STTM (book and website), Bette Dowdell and Dr. Teitlebaum that I have gone from bedridden to “living” again, but it was Dr. Lowe and his many hours of phone consultation and compassion that set it all in motion and kept it there. In case Tammy is not reading her personal mail right now but is coming here to read condolences, I am re-posting my words to her as more than anything, I wish there was something, anything, I could do to ease her way through this terrible, terrible loss. So Tammy, this part is for you and to all others posting here, thank you for YOUR compassionate words and know that my heart goes out to each of you as well:

    Oh my God, Tammy…….Oh my God…..I am sitting here in such shock, such sorrow, such disbelief…….I feel truly as if this hits me very, very personally even though my contact with John had only been by phone.

    In the many hours of conversation I shared with him, he shared with me a little bit about his love for you and the gift you were in his life. I know that the two of you were partners in all that you did and I cannot even begin to imagine the magnitude of your loss. My heart aches; it physically hurts, for you and certainly for your daughter.

    A head injury. I just cannot fathom that John sustained a head injury……it seems so…..I don’t even know how to articulate it…..just so unreal, given that he spent so many, many hours trying to help me with mine. I cannot tell you how brokenhearted I feel to think he is no longer on this plane to help me and the thousands and thousands of others that he has helped through his commitment and passion to wellness.

    I wish I had words to offer you Tammy; words that could in any small way provide some sort of comfort to you, but I have none. Having only recently reconnected with the love of my own life–the man who has become partner to me in all that I do and all that I am striving to become–leaves me with an even greater sense of what this loss must feel like to you. All I know for sure is that through John’s words and through my own “sense” of the two of you, I know that you and he were the best of all that can be in a relationship between two people.

    I am so sorry and wish there was a way to wave a magic wand and heal your heart.

    With my very deeply felt sympathy,


  44. Natalie

    Very sad news to read Tammy’s email. Dr Lowe was indeed a shining light in the field of Thyroid and Fibromyalgia research and he will be sorely missed, although I hope someone can continue to follow through on his theories. My thoughts go out to his wife, daughter and extended family and friends. Rest In Peace.

  45. Danielle

    Condolences to the family of this great man. May his work inspire others to follow in his steps of bravery and purpose. The world needs more doctors – more people – like him and it is a true tragedy to have lost him.

  46. Judith Franklin

    no words can ever be said or wrote to thank him for what he has done for so many. god bless him .

  47. Mare Moore

    I’m deeply sorry to learn of this sad news. My sincere
    condolences to the Lowe family and am sending lots of zen, comforting thoughts and prayer their way to hopefully help get them through this dark time. May their better memories and abiding love of this great man sustain and uplift them!
    S. Ontario, Canada

  48. Arlene

    So sorry to hear about the passing of this great Doctor. I live in Northern Ireland, and listened to his podcasts all the time, he talked such sense, and hopefully some of his knowledge will be kept alive by yourself and his colleagues…. so sorry

  49. Mary

    I was so sad to get the email from his wife late last night(I was on his mailing list too) Such a shock! I think in some ways we all have reason to be grateful to this man and his life’s work. There are a lot of us here, including me, who are getting the T3 medication we need as a direct result of using his excellent rebuttal of the BTA/BTF statement to argue our case with the endo’s. We need more like him and his loss will have an enormous impact on the fight to get rid of the useless TSH test and ‘Levothyroxine covers all conditions’ attitude that, even today, remains the mantra of so much of the medical profession. RIP Dr. Lowe, I never knew you personally, but you had a huge effect on my life for the better and I thank you for that…

  50. Chrissy

    So very sorry to hear the terribly sad news…it is an unfair world when someone who spent their whole time trying to help others is taken so early. Dr Lowe must have helped many, many people with his treatments, and I am only one of them. He gave me enough information/knowledge to ask the doctor here for different treatment, which was so much better. Thank you so very much..always appreciated.
    Sincere condolences to all the family…hope you are able to continue his work.

  51. Cindy Lake

    I am so sorry to hear about Dr. Lowe, I cried when I received the email this morning. He literally saved my life and taught me so much. I spoke with him several times over the years, he was such a brilliant man. He will be greatly missed. May you find peace and comfort in knowing you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  52. joanna

    im soo sorry this happen to a person that put his all to help people with thyroid issues..not too many people take out time to study adrenal..and thyroid issues..he will definitely be hes with the angels..god bless u and ur family..

  53. Justine raphael

    Like many who have commented before me, I feel an enormous debt of gratitude to Dr. Lowe for showing the way through the insanity that is standard thyroid care. I have sent many people to his site, friends and clients, and will continue to do so, as his information is clear and compelling and his support for those of us directing our own care was unstinting. It is heartbreaking to lose such an amazing man in his prime–I can only offer my hearfelt thanks to Tammy and Michele for sharing him and his work with us,

    May his memory be a blessing.

  54. RiaTheDeer

    Oh my goodness! What sad news! A truly remarkable human being who cared deeply about the cause. In time he will become legendary and a visionary. Let’s hope with his passing the news spreads faster and the mainstream medical profession sees how much good he had created.
    With love from Australia

  55. Jan Stahl

    This news stunned me. I am very saddened by the loss of this pioneer in the treatment of thyroid and fibro. Dr. Lowe will be missed, he along with Janie Bowthorpe saved my life. Dr. Lowe is gone, but will never be forgotten. I thank God every day for the work he has done to try to get people well. Thank you Tammy Lowe for supporting your husband in the work that consumed so much of his time. I appreciate it because your husbands work saved my life. Forever greatful.

  56. muriell macleod

    So loved and so needed and will be so so missed.

    Tammy and Michele you have been so blessed to have been loved by such a caring man. I hope the attributes to him will give you both some comfort.

    Yes I believe in God but, sometimes, I get so angry when one of the ‘beautiful people’is taken.

    Thank you for sharing him.

  57. Val Little

    Dear Tammy! Your husband saved my life! I will always be grateful to Mary Shomon for mentioning him in “Living Well with Hypothyroidism” I am more than grateful to him for helping me get well!I was so sick from thyroid adrenal issues that I did not think I could go on! I e-mailed him one day when I was depressed and he got right back to me with suggestions! His genius was second to his compassion! He really did care about getting his patient’s well at all cost! He did know how to do it! Sorry for your loss Tammy and Michele! Dr Lowe will surely be missed by many! I know his work will live on!

  58. Theresa

    Such a sad day. My deepest condolences to Dr. Lowe’s family.

  59. Marianne (Mazzy) christie

    I am deeply shocked and saddened. My condolences to both yourself, Tammy and your daughter Michele. He was a very respected man in the thyroid and fibromyalgia world and he changed so many lives. His legacy will live on forever

  60. Michelle Weiler

    I can’t begin to express my sorrow over the death of this great man and I can only imagine that mine is a drop in the ocean of what his family is feeling now. Please know that there are many many people, myself among them, who would not be alive today were it not for Dr. Lowe. His writings put me on the path to finding the answers to years of suffering. My deepest gratitude for everything that he accomplished and my deepest condolences to those who will miss him the most.

  61. Natasha

    We miss you already Dr Lowe… your work has been the guiding light in the darkness of thyroid disease. We salute you for your bravery for standing up for us and for providing us with invaluable knowledge and the key to unlock the door to good health. Thank you for being such an approachable, warm and kind hearted genius! My thoughts are with Tammy, Michele and all the Lowe family at this extremely difficult time.

  62. Barbara

    I am so sorry for his family, friends and all who will so miss this wonderful person who has been such a great help to so many. This is a great loss.

  63. Jill

    To Dr Lowe family and friends, I’m so sorry for your loss. Finding Dr Lowe’s site is what saved my life in a world of sub standard thyroid care. I’ll be eternally grateful for the knowledge I gained from his expertise that helped me become well again.

    Thank you Tammy for your letter letting us know the personal side of such a man…

  64. Ruth Feldman

    Dear Tammy, what a blessing your John was for so many people. The loss is great, but his work will continue to help others. Your personal loss is heartbreaking; may God give you solace.

  65. Mauricio Martinez and Monica Garza

    Dear Tammy, we are very sad for this news. For us Dr. John C. Lowe was of great help and he made our lives more enjoyable, healthy and happy. We want to give you our sincere condolences to you and your family.

  66. Autumn

    My very deepest condolonces. What a wonderful legacy he has left to all of us.

  67. M.J.

    Tammy and Michele, So sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing your great man with the world. He made it a better place and helped so many of us. May God bless you!

  68. Stephanie Buist, ND HC

    I am so sorry to hear that we have lost Dr. Lowe. His works were instrumental in giving me the courage to fight for natural thyroid which allowed me to recover from thyroid cancer. Because of his wisdom I have recovered and am able to help others. His life touched so many hurting people. Tammy and Michele please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

  69. Colleen Coble

    I was SO grieved to get Tammy’s email. Dr. Lowe saved my life, literally. I bought his book for my primary care doctor and I followed everything he said. My fibro was gone, thanks to him. I’ve sent hundreds of people to his website over the years. He will be sorely missed!

  70. karen

    i agree with every one else here . what will we do now without dr lowe! i am so glad i somehow who knows how stumbled upon sstm ,dr lowe ,and thyrogold[ that ive been taking ever since read about it. ] this is so terrible ! i am very grateful to dr lowe and so sorry about this news

  71. Margaret Powell MA., DC,, Dipl.Ac

    What a huge loss. I am so proud to have shared with him a profession and a passion for Functional Medicine. What phenominal energy he brought to his presentations!

  72. colleen

    I was just talking about him this morning to my husband about all the work he’s done and how I was able to learn how to treat my condition because of Dr. Lowe. I’m so sorry to hear this news, he was a remarkable man, and he has helped many, many people.

  73. Patricia Gregory

    It is such a shock and I send my condolences to his family. He is unreplaceable. It is a great loss to all of us who have found knowledge and help from Dr. John Lowe and Thyroidscience.

  74. Catherine

    Dr. Lowe changed everything for me. I live in Europe where thyroid experts are far and few between. One day, I read Mary Shomon’s book “Living well with hypothyroidism” and it contained an interview with Dr. Lowe. After reading it several times, I knew that synthetic thyroxine wasn’t the only option (which was what the doctors told me over and over again). So I set out to find alternative solutions, and eventually did – all thanks to Dr. Lowe. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by many thyroid patients who have struggled to regain their health.

    Catherine, Germany

  75. Valerie

    Please accept my deepest condolensces for the loss of a great man that gave many hope in their darkest days. He was worth all the lives of the medics that give us no hope. I hope that his work will awaken them. It is a great loss to us all that the good die young,I am very sad indeed.

  76. Venizia

    I am shocked and so sad for Tammy and their family all who worked for him. I am also sad for those of us who benefited from his amazing knowledge. He gave me confidence to try T3 only. I hope there is some way that Tammy can get the rest of his book together so many more patients and those struggling to get better will benefit from it. I thank Janie for giving me the opportunity to speak with Dr. Lowe when she was interviewing him on the radio. I felt fortunate to have that opportunity. It is a very sad day for all of us! God bless Tammy, her family and all of us who will miss this very special human being.


  77. Zoe

    The world has lost a giant. I am incredibly grateful for all that he contributed to so many of us.

  78. Barbara

    Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your wonderful husband John. He was a pioneer in the field of thyroid medicine and of its true understanding and thus he helped so many desperate people. His work was greatly appreciated and his influence will echo through the generations to come.

    RIP Dr Lowe & thank you for your outstanding contribution to the health of so many.

  79. Sarah Downing

    I’m very sorry to hear this, Tammy. Thank you, Dr Lowe, to all those you helped with your innovative and open-minded treatment approaches. Wishing you and your family strength to get through this tough time as best as possible.

  80. Rosemary Fearnley

    Such sad news. He will be very much missed. Deepest sympathies for the Lowe family.

  81. Jody Merritt

    I am so sorry for Dr. Lowes families loss. He must have been a great man to have reached out to so many strangers. I first heard about his work many years ago when I was struggling to find answers to my own health issues. He was my only lifeguard at the time. I learned the things I needed to know to help myself when no other doctor would. Thank-you for all you have done Doctor Lowe to further the knowledge of thyoid illness. You will be greatly missed.

  82. Lisa Barnes Murray

    Gosh Jane! I’m sad to know this too. He was a beautiful caring man with a gentle spirit and full of WISDOM! His clarity on HOW to know if you have pituitary hypothyroidism. I took NOTES as I’m sure others did, and felt helped in my own research. He was a genius for sure and we are all better in some way after hearing him.

  83. Ben

    OMG! He was the only sane voice in a wilderness of crackpots.


  84. Bethanie

    To the Lowe family, my deepest sympathies to you. Your husbands research has greatly improved my life and I am thankful for him. May you all find comfort and peace through this time.

  85. Colleen

    So sorry to hear this news. May he RIP. May his family find peace and comfort in their time of sorrow. May they also know that he will live on in every single patient he has already helped and in all those to come.

  86. Patricia Dunlop

    Tammy, I am so sorry to hear of the death of your dear husband. I feel I owe my good health to him as I use and frquently promote the use of his ThyroGold for complete recovery from hypothyroidism. Using it has been the only way that I have regained my own health. I am also indebted to him for all the knowledge he has shared on his websites. He has taught me so much about understanding and treating hypothyroidism. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

  87. Cheryl Alvey

    So sad to hear this- What a wonderful human being and hero to thyroid sufferers everywhere! He will be missed.


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