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    Well, I can understand the storage issues — keeping the pills, over time, in a hot, humid environment is not a good idea. That’s understood. In fact, the insructions seem to indicate that storing them in a bathroom medicine cabinet is not even a good idea (humidity from the bath/shower). Nevertheless, not drinking a warm beverage shortly after taking the pill is a puzzler. Think about it: the human body is both hot (almost 99 degrees) and moist…… Once you’ve swallowed the pill, I cannot understand why it makes a tinkers worth of difference if you follow things up in a few minutes with a warm beverage. Unless that beverage contains iron, calcium, and other things which are known to bind with the hormone and prevent absorption, what possible harm could warmth bring? Tea? Coffee? I’ve never heard that the “chemicals” in them bind with thyroid hormone. For the record, for the past ten years I have had a cup of coffee or tea within fifteen or twenty minutes of taking my replacement hormone. And my replacement levels are just fine. I operate on the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” theory. So I will continue to drink my morning coffee/tea. If, on the other hand, I were having problems with replacement hormone levels, I would take a step back and try eliminating the coffee/tea to see if that were the culprit. And, of course, if YOUR doctor has advised against it (which mine has not), follow your doctor’s instructions.

    Bobbi — NGDF Online facilitator

    Bobbi — NGDF Online Facilitator