Dear Pharmacist: I want to get healthy this year. I have all sorts of problems that plague me and I’m curious to know, if you were my “doctor,” what labs would you have me do to uncover the root cause? — A. C., Newark, N.J.
Some of you spend money on tests that don’t matter, like the standard thyroid test called “TSH” or thyroid stimulating hormone. The TSH test does not indicate cellular (tissue) levels of thyroid hormone, meaning what’s all over your body. TSH is a hormone produced in your brain, but your brain and body don’t match up.
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