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 triggered by a thyroid disorderthe 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, you'll discover:
- How to work with your doctor to get the correct diagnosis
- What blood tests to ask for, as well as what they mean
- How to find the right type and dose of supplemental thyroid hormone for you
- The role of gut health, diet, toxins, infections, and stress in thyroid dysfunction
- A complete 28-day plan to jumpstart your health and reverse your thyroid symptoms
Complete 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.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.40(d)|
About the Author
Amy Myers, MD, is a specialist in autoimmune diseases whose career was set in motion by her own experience dealing with Graves' disease. Myers earned her medical degree at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and is the founder and medical director of the nationally renowned functional medicine clinic Austin UltraHealth. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Autoimmune Solution.
Table of Contents
Part 1 The New Thyroid Epidemic
Chapter 1 The Thyroid Crisis 19
Chapter 2 You Can Be Helped 38
Part 2 Understanding Your Thyroid
Chapter 3 What Is the Thyroid? 63
Chapter 4 The Autoimmune Connection 83
Part 3 Working with Your Doctor
Chapter 5 Why Your Doctor Gets It Wrong 101
Chapter 6 How to Ask Your Doctor for More 121
Part 4 The Myers Way
Chapter 7 The Power of Food 149
Chapter 8 Tame the Toxins 170
Chapter 9 The Infection Connection 197
Chapter 10 The Stress Solution 208
Part 5 The Myers Way Step by Step
Chapter 11 The Myers Way Thyroid Connection Plan 233
Chapter 12 The Myers Way Thyroid Connection Twenty-Eight-Day Plan 270
Chapter 13 The Myers Way Thyroid Connection Plan…for Life 313
Chapter 14 The Myers Way Thyroid Connection Plan Recipes 318
Appendix A Letter to Your Doctor 367
Appendix B Home Detox 371
Appendix C Biological Dentistry 375
Appendix D Do I Need Chelation? 379
Appendix E Coping with Toxic Mold 381
Selected Bibliography 385