The Thyroid Diet: Manage Your Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss

The Thyroid Diet: Manage Your Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss

by Mary J. Shomon
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The Thyroid Diet: Manage Your Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss by Mary J. Shomon

For more than 25 million Americans it may be, due to the metabolic slowdown of a malfunctioning thyroid gland. The Thyroid Diet will help many previously unsuccessful dieters get diagnosed and treated -- and proper thyroid treatment might be all that's needed to successfully lose weight. Even after optimal treatment, however, weight problems plague many thyroid patients. For those patients, The Thyroid Diet will identify the many frustrating impediments to weight loss, and offer solutions -- both conventional and alternative -- to help. Discussing optimal dietary changes, thyroid-damaging foods to avoid, and metabolism-supporting herbs and supplements, it contains several different eating plans, food lists, and a set of delicious and healthy gourmet recipes. With handy worksheets to use in weight-loss tracking and a special resource section featuring Web sites, books, and support groups, here is vital help for millions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605294834
Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date: 06/28/2009

About the Author

Diagnosed with a thyroid disease in 1995, Mary J. Shomon has transformed her health challenges into a mission as an internationally known patient advocate. She is the founder and editor in chief of several thyroid, autoimmune, and nutrition newsletters, as well as the Internet’s most popular thyroid disease website, www.thyroid-info.com. She lives in Kensington, Maryland.

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Thyroid Diet 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My headline says it all. My endocrinologist needs to read this book. This book gave me ESSENTIAL information that I need to have and haven't had for the 4 years since I was diagnosed with thyroid disease. I read this book in 3 days. It was so informative, interesting, and even compelling. If you have thyroid disease, please read this book. You will be happy you did.
Seven7s More than 1 year ago
I have suffered first from hyperthyroid and now from hypothyroid, and I have always been misdiangosed. I read this book, highlighted all the points I could never "say" for myself, because of the "brain fog" and showed them to my doctor. He kept my book for a week and read it himself. He has a greater understanding of the thyroid now as well!! This was a great book that will help anyone who may read it.
jennyrodriguez More than 1 year ago
I think Mary has her heart in the right place when she wrote the Thyroid diet. However, as a patient who has an underactive thyroid for years, the book falls short on giving all the information that I need. For example, I just read the Perfect 10 Diet which addressed thyroid in more details, and had more information. For example, The thyroid Diet falls short from discussing the negative effect of a high protein diet such As atkins that I was following on thyroid or the role of Splenda that I also used. It is a good book, but falls short on giving all the right information for me to improve my thyroid or health.
CASmith More than 1 year ago
It is not simply enough to introduce weight loss programs; Shomon also examines conditions, processing of food, metabolism, blood sugar, allergies, etc., in an easy to understand language. The book I just bought was published in 2004 and needs to be updated. Opinions currently differ on subjects such as basal temperature, test thresholds, etc. Numerous types of diets have come and gone since that time. The information provided, however, was still very helpful.
Vero_Was_Here More than 1 year ago
I got this book after been diagnosted with underactive Thyroid disorder. I was looking for something comprehensive, written by someone who seemed to be at least more knowledgable than this. This book was the standard diet vomit that is in every diet book you pick up. It didn't get into the compromises or real tips on what you should do about soy products and what you should supplement cruciferous with...this book left me very dissappointed.
stylist-08 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It was very easy to understand. and the recipes were good.
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