The Thyroid Solution (Third Edition): A Revolutionary Mind-Body Program for Regaining Your Emotional and Physical Health

The Thyroid Solution (Third Edition): A Revolutionary Mind-Body Program for Regaining Your Emotional and Physical Health

by Ridha Arem
The Thyroid Solution (Third Edition): A Revolutionary Mind-Body Program for Regaining Your Emotional and Physical Health

The Thyroid Solution (Third Edition): A Revolutionary Mind-Body Program for Regaining Your Emotional and Physical Health

by Ridha Arem


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An updated and expanded edition of a trusted resource, which explains how to use diet, exercise, stress control, and hormone treatments to maintain thyroid health

The Thyroid Solution is a must-read for anyone who suffers from thyroid disease. Written by a medical pioneer and leading authority in the field of thyroid research, this groundbreaking book offers Dr. Ridha Arem’s practical program for maintaining thyroid health through diet, exercise, and stress control—and through his revolutionary medical plan, which combines two types of hormone treatments and produces astounding results. This revised edition includes information on

• the discovered links between thyroid issues and fatigue
• a unique treatment program to overcome the physical and mental effects of thyroid disease
• the best ways to combat Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Graves’ disease
• optimal treatment of thyroid imbalance before, during, and after pregnancy
• strategies to minimize cardiovascular risks related to thyroid disease
• how thyroid hormone affects weight, metabolism, and eating behavior

Featuring a thyroid- and immune-system-friendly diet for healthy and successful weight loss, inspiring patient histories, and interviews that document the dramatic success of Dr. Arem’s bold new treatments, The Thyroid Solution remains the essential resource for doctors and patients on maintaining thyroid and immune-system wellness.

Praise for The Thyroid Solution

“Dr. Arem uncovers the root causes of thyroid disease and lays out an innovative program to help you overcome thyroid dysfunction.”—Amy Myers, M.D.

“Clear, comprehensive, and incredibly useful . . . the best thyroid resource I have ever read.”—Kathleen DesMaisons, Ph.D., author of Your Last Diet!

“Quite simply the best thyroid book on the market today . . . Dr. Arem validates what I have found in my practice for more than twenty years, especially the importance of T3. I highly recommend this book.”—Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D., author of Screaming to Be Heard: Hormone Connections Women Suspect . . . and Doctors Still Ignore

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425286401
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/20/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 432,563
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Ridha Arem, M.D., is a clinical professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. For years he served as chief of endocrinology and metabolism at Ben Taub General Hospital and medical director of the endocrine laboratory at Houston Methodist Hospital. He currently runs a practice specializing in thyroid disorders at the Texas Medical Center.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the 2017 Edition ix

Introduction xv

Part I The Emerging Mind-Thyroid Connection: How a Tiny Endocrine Gland Intimately Affects Your Mood, Emotions, and Behavior

1 Thyroid Imbalance: A Hidden Epidemic 5

2 I'm Tired of Being Tired: Could It Be My Thyroid? 19

3 When the Immune System Strikes the Thyroid 39

4 Stress and Thyroid Disease: Which Comes First? 55

5 Hypothyroidism: When the Thyroid Is Underactive 72

6 Hyperthyroidism: When the Thyroid Is Overactive 90

7 Getting the Proper Diagnosis 110

8 Thyroid Imbalance, Depression, Anxiety, and Mood Swings 131

9 Medicine from the Body: Thyroid Hormone as an Antidepressant 153

Part II No, You Are Not Making It Up: Common Emotional and Physical Interactions

10 The Struggle with Weight Gain and Sluggish Metabolism 169

11 Hormones of Desire: The Thyroid and Your Sex Life 189

12 "You've Changed": When the Thyroid and Relationships Collide 203

13 Overlapping Symptoms: Adrenal Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Hypoglycemia, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 216

Part III Women's Thyroid Problems: Your Symptoms Are Not All in Your Head

14 Premenstrual Syndrome and Menopause: Tuning the Cycles 239

15 Thyroid Balance for Healthy Pregnancy 257

16 Postpartum Depression: The Hormonal Link 269

Part IV Overcoming Thyroid Disease: The Journey to Wellness

17 Treating the Imbalance 281

18 Curing the Lingering Effects of Thyroid Imbalance 307

19 Living with Thyroid Eye Disease 330

20 My T4/T3 Approach 344

21 The ThyroLife Diet for Successful Long-Term Weight Loss and Healthy Metabolism 357

22 My Thyroid Mind-Body Program 373

Acknowledgments 401

Notes 403

Resources 441

Index 451

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