The thyroid connection : why you feel tired, brain-fogged, and overweight - and how to get your life back

by Myers, Amy (Physician),

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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 , 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.

The new thyroid epidemic
Understanding your thyroid
Working with your doctor
They Myers way
The Myers way step by step.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "People who feel overweight, sluggish, or depressed can find solace and advice in this holistic look at disorders of the thyroid, the hormone-secreting gland that effects metabolism. Myers (The Autoimmune Solution, 2015), an MD who practices functional or integrative medicine and specializes in autoimmune problems, writes from her own expertise as both a doctor and a patient. When she was in medical school, she suffered from a form of hyperthyroidism known as Graves' disease, and conventional medicine failed her. She is dedicated to helping the estimated 12 percent of Americans who will suffer from thyroid dysfunction in their lifetimes to avoid a similar fate. She suggests many dietary approaches: avoid gluten, alcohol, dairy, fast food, and caffeinated beverages; get out into natural light; and keep the temperature cool for sleeping. Myers can get a bit too technical, and readers may be wary of detoxing with supplements with names like acetyl glutathione. But most of her advice is sound and doable, including buying chemically untreated organic bedsheets, and aimed at being kinder to an overwhelmed body.--Springen, Karen Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Thyroid gland -- Diseases -- Popular works.
Thyroid gland -- Diseases -- Treatment -- Popular works.
Weight loss -- Physiological aspects -- Popular works.
Publisher New York :2021
Edition First Little, Brown Spark paperback edition.
Language English
Description viii, 423 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780316272858
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