The Thyroid Connection: Why You Feel Tired, Brain-Fogged, and Overweight -- and How to Get Your Life Back

The Thyroid Connection: Why You Feel Tired, Brain-Fogged, and Overweight -- and How to Get Your Life Back

by Amy Myers,
     
 

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From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Autoimmune Solution, a comprehensive, accessible overview of thyroid problems that will help you learn to identify the warning signs and finally take back your health.

Are you exhausted all the time, plagued by brain fog, and unable to lose weight? Do you struggle with insomnia, panic

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From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Autoimmune Solution, a comprehensive, accessible overview of thyroid problems that will help you learn to identify the warning signs and finally take back your health.

Are you exhausted all the time, plagued by brain fog, and unable to lose weight? Do you struggle with insomnia, panic attacks, and tremors? But does your doctor insist that your labs are normal, and that you just need to eat less and exercise more? As anyone who has been there knows, nothing is more frustrating, stressful, and emotionally draining than feeling unwell and being told you're fine by the very person who is supposed to heal you.

The truth is, your symptoms could be caused by a thyroid disorder—the hidden cause behind a wide array of health problems that can threaten to ruin your life. Thyroid dysfunctions like Hashimoto's disease, hypothyroidism, and hyperthyroidism affect at least 20 million Americans and yet conventional medicine frequently misses the diagnosis. The scariest part? Most doctors won't even order thyroid tests unless you specifically ask.

Now, in The Thyroid Connection, Dr. Amy Myers teaches you how to take your health into your own hands. Dr. Myers, originally misdiagnosed herself, understands the struggles of thyroid dysfunction firsthand. Fortunately, she also knows how achievable recovery and well-being are, and just how to get you there. In The Thyroid Connection, she explains the science behind thyroid problems, as well as how to work with your doctor to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment. Complete with a 28-day action plan tailored to your specific condition, along with advice on diet and nutrition, supplements, exercise, stress relief, and sleep, The Thyroid Connection is the ultimate roadmap back to your happiest, healthiest self.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
09/01/2016
The thyroid gland plays a major role in regulating metabolism. When it doesn't function properly, fatigue, weight gain, and mental sluggishness may occur. A thyroid gland that is overactive or underactive, usually owing to autoimmune disease, is a common occurrence that is often misdiagnosed because the symptoms can be subtle. Physician Myers (The Autoimmune Solution) has thyroid disease; she trained at the Institute for Functional Medicine, which emphasizes holistic treatment. After explaining how the thyroid functions and interacts with other glands, the author offers a 28-day plan to help improve thyroid function and encourages patients to work with their physicians for optimal results. The regimen includes foods that don't cause inflammation, dietary supplements, stress reduction, exercise, and sufficient sleep. She suggests eliminating gluten, dairy products, and plants in the nightshade family (though some of these may be added back later). Myers also suggests eliminating environmental toxins such as heavy metals and molds. Her tone is casual and conversational, but the presentation borders on that of an infomercial. Appendixes offer a letter for readers to share with their physicians along with information about blood work, detoxifying the home, and biological dentistry. VERDICT Useful for those with thyroid disease who want to add alternative therapies to their regime.—Barbara Bibel, formerly Oakland P.L.
From the Publisher
"In THE THYROID CONNECTION, Dr. Amy Myers dismantles myths and exposes the truth about thyroid dysfunctions—some of the most misunderstood disorders plaguing millions of Americans."—Frank Lipman, MD, author of The New Health Rules"

As a sufferer of thyroid dysfunction herself, Dr. Myers writes with a compassion and understanding that is not only comforting, but hugely inspiring."—Terry Wahls, MD, author of The Wahls Protocol"

Dr. Myers's plan is one of the most accessible, inspiring, and effective programs I have ever encountered. Anyone with a diagnosed, misdiagnosed, or even undiagnosed thyroid disorder will benefit from reading THE THYROID CONNECTION."—Robb Wolf, author of The Paleo Solution"

Who doesn't want to eat delicious foods, have more energy, and feel their absolute best? You don't have to upend your life to see amazing results—you just have to read THE THYROID CONNECTION."—Mark Hyman, MD, Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine"

Dr. Amy Myers is the hero that 20 million Americans suffering with undiagnosed thyroid disorders have been waiting for. THE THYROID CONNECTION is a revelation."—Dr. Josh Axe, author of Eat Dirt"

Thyroid disease is incredibly prevalent and affects every organ system in the human body. In THE THYROID CONNECTION, Dr. Amy Myers skillfully and eloquently guides us to the understanding that our lifestyle choices play major roles in determining thyroid health and function. Her message is empowering for those with thyroid issues as well as those who want to maintain thyroid health and resistance to disease. This book belongs on the reference shelf for anyone wishing to remain healthy!"—David Perlmutter, MD, author of Grain Brain and Brain Maker"

In THE THYROID CONNECTION, Dr. Myers paints a picture of how thyroid dysfunction can subtly contribute to health problems, and then brightens that picture with a brilliant, comprehensive plan to solve your thyroid problems once and for all."—Dallas Hartwig, coauthor of The Whole30

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316272865
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
09/27/2016
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
129
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Amy Myers, MD, is a specialist in autoimmune diseases whose career was set in motion by her own experience dealing with autoimmune issues. Dr. Myers graduated cum laude from the Honors College at the University of South Carolina and earned her medical degree at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. After completing her residency in emergency medicine at the University of Maryland, she founded the nationally renowned functional medicine center Austin UltraHealth, where she currently serves as medical director. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Autoimmune Solution.

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