Your Thyroid Problems Solved

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Warning that thyroid disease is far more common than originally thought and that many thousands of people worldwide remain undiagnosed, this revealing study offers holistic guidance for recognizing and treating thyroid gland problems. With detailed guidance on how to effectively diagnose and manage thyroid disease, such as the blood tests needed for checking thyroid function, chemicals that impair the thyroid, essential nutrition and eating plans to improve thyroid disorders, dealing with weight gain on thyroid ...

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Overview

Warning that thyroid disease is far more common than originally thought and that many thousands of people worldwide remain undiagnosed, this revealing study offers holistic guidance for recognizing and treating thyroid gland problems. With detailed guidance on how to effectively diagnose and manage thyroid disease, such as the blood tests needed for checking thyroid function, chemicals that impair the thyroid, essential nutrition and eating plans to improve thyroid disorders, dealing with weight gain on thyroid medications, and natural thyroid hormone replacements, this is an essential guide for those wanting to know if they have the illness or those struggling to deal with the disease on a daily basis.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982933602
  • Publisher: SCB International, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2011
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 665,965
  • Product dimensions: 8.18 (w) x 5.36 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandra Cabot is the medical and executive director of the Australian National Health Advisory Service. She graduated with honors in medicine and surgery from the University of Adelaide in South Australia in 1975. As part of her extracurricular medical training, she studied herbal medicine and nutritional medicine. Dr. Cabot began her medical career in 1980 as an obstetrician-gynecologist and practiced in Sydney Australia. During the mid 1980s she spent considerable time working as a volunteer doctor at the Leyman hospital, which was the largest missionary hospital in India. Her first book, titled Women's Health, was an authoritative holistic health guide. Subsequently she wrote several more groundbreaking books including The Liver Cleansing Diet, which has sold well over two million copies worldwide. She has written twenty-two other health titles.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1 Thyroid gland basics 9

Function of the thyroid gland 10

Hormones secreted by the thyroid 11

Chapter 2 Thyroid diseases that cause an under active gland 14

Incidence of thyroid disease 14

Symptoms of hypothyroidism 15

Hashimoto's thyroiditis 16

Iodine deficiency 18

Iatrogenic hypothyroidism 25

Secondary hypothyroidism 25

Case history: The thyroid gland and ageing 26

Chapter 3 Thyroid diseases that cause an overactive gland 28

Symptoms of hyperthyroidism 28

Graves' disease 29

Drugs used to treat an overactive thyroid gland 30

Case history: Hyperthyroidism 34

Thyroid storm 36

Thyroid eye disease 37

Toxic multinodular goitre 39

Thyroiditis 41

Pituitary adenoma 42

Drug induced hyperthyroidism 43

Chapter 4 Other thyroid diseases 44

Goitre 44

Thyroid nodules 48

Case history: Thyroid nodules 54

Thyroid cancer 56

Chapter 5 Thyroid disease and pregnancy 67

Postpartum thyroiditis 67

Hypothyroidism in pregnancy 70

Chapter 6 All about thyroid tests 72

Thyroid blood tests 72

Thyroid ultrasound 80

Nuclear thyroid scans 81

Thyroid biopsy 81

The thyroid neck check 82

The temperature test 83

Chapter 7 Medication used in the treatment of hypothyroidism 85

Conventional treatment of hypothyroidism 85

Substances that interfere with thyroid hormone medication 86

Thyroid resistance: when your medication doesn't seem to be working 89

Factors that impair the conversion of T4 into T3 92

Alternative thyroid hormone medication - including compounded natural thyroid hormones 93

Case history: Fine tuning the thyroid gland 95

A comparison of different forms of thyroid hormone medication100

Chapter 8 Diseases associated with thyroid disease 104

Infertility 104

Autoimmune disease - including coeliac disease 107

Cardiovascular disease 112

Osteoporosis 114

The parathyroid glands 115

Depression 116

Fibromyalgia 118

Other conditions associated with thyroid disease 118

Chapter 9 Substances that have an effect on the thyroid gland 121

Medications that affect the thyroid 121

Nutritional supplements that affect the thyroid 123

Herbs and the thyroid 125

Foods that affect the thyroid 127

Chemicals and pesticides that adversely affect the thyroid 129

Heavy metals and the thyroid gland 135

The effects of radiation on the thyroid gland 140

Cigarettes and the thyroid 142

The effects of oestrogen and adrenal hormones on the thyroid 143

Chapter 10 The nutritional treatment of thyroid disease 146

Treatment of autoimmune disease 146

The bowel detox 147

Gluten and dairy free diet 149

The liver detox 159

Case history: Hidden thyroid disease 165

Essential minerals for the thyroid gland 168

Healthy fats for the thyroid gland 172

Correcting oestrogen dominance 175

The heavy metal detox 179

Stress reduction 182

Chapter 11 Thyroid hormone trouble shooting - tips & tricks to restore your thyroid health 184

Thyroid hormones normal but still suffering with symptoms 184

Thyroid dos and don'ts - beneficial foods plus foods to avoid 186

Thyroid solutions-overcoming common problems associated with thyroid disease 187

Conclusion 193

Glossary 195

Helpful websites 199

References 200

Index 204

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