One of every eight women has a thyroid disorder, an incidence five to eight times higher than men. The thyroid produces the "master hormone" that controls everything in the body. One of the biggest reasons the thyroid slows down is because of iodine deficiency and aging.Read more...
One of every eight women has a thyroid disorder, an incidence five to eight times higher than men. The thyroid produces the "master hormone" that controls everything in the body. One of the biggest reasons the thyroid slows down is because of iodine deficiency and aging.
The wide-spread use of medications delivers poor outcomes. Many patients with thyroid disorders are desperate for help, looking for alternatives to conventional medicine. This book provides a thorough understanding of why the thyroid may be out of balance and what to do about it.
Each chapter breaks down the different body systems and how they relate to thyroid disorders. The author provides an in-depth look at autoimmune thyroid disease, which is the most common cause of thyroid disorders. The second half of the book is filled with thyroid-healthy recipes and nutritional strategies to ensure that metabolism is running at a high level.
This book also has nutritional strategies to help the healthy thyroid work even better.
- ISBN-13: 9780778805045
- ISBN-10: 0778805042
- Publisher: Robert Rose
- Publish Date: April 2015
- Page Count: 384
- Dimensions: 9.9 x 7 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-12-21
- Reviewer: Staff
Hedberg, a naturopathic and chiropractic physician, and Cook, a dietitian, provide a clear, comprehensive understanding of thyroid problems and what natural approaches might be used to normalize them. The book covers anatomy and function of the thyroid, how thyroid disease is diagnosed, the causes of thyroid dysfunction, usual treatments, and diet as a therapy to complement conventional medical treatment. It also includes 150 recipes recommended for a healthy thyroid and nutritional strategies to maximize the metabolism. Interspersed in the book are case histories, illustrations, summary tables, definitions, and health tips. The authors suggest non-medical treatments, but they caution readers to continue with prescribed medication and to discuss any changes in their treatment with their doctors, suggesting that even those using conventional medical treatments could benefit from the nutritional strategies outlined in the book. This is a useful addition to consumer health literature that should help those with thyroid problems better understand and make lifestyle and dietary changes to improve their health. (May 2015)