Updated September 03, 2004from Mary Shomon
Here are my best recommendations for books and guides about thyroid disease, the type of materials that can help you get diagnosed, treated, and return to optimal wellness!
BOOKS SPECIFICALLY FOCUSED ON PATIENTS
If you are looking for patient-oriented, empowering books that combine conventional and alternative approaches to the most common thyroid conditions, then your best bet is a book written by a thyroid patient. These books combine information with the personal information and insight you'll only find from people who have themselves experienced thyroid disease.
Hypothyroidism -- Living Well With Hypothyroidism: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You . . .That You Need to Know by Mary J. Shomon
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Graves' -- Graves' Disease: A Practical Guide by Elaine A. Moore, Lisa Moore
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Graves'-- Healing Options: A Report on Graves' Disease Treatments by Kate Flax
Autoimmune Disease-- Living Well With Autoimmune Disease: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You . . .That You Need to Know (Includes Hashimoto's, Graves' disease, and related autoimmune conditions), by Mary J. Shomon
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SPECIAL CONCERNS OF PATIENTS
Thyroid patients have a number of special concerns, and these guides can help resolve these critical issues.
Weight Loss -- The Thyroid Diet: Manage Your Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss by Mary J. Shomon
Pregnancy, Fertility, Breastfeeding -- Thyroid Guide to Fertility, Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Success by Mary J. Shomon
THE ENLIGHTENED PRACTITIONERS
When you want thyroid information with an enlightened perspective, several practitioners have created some groundbreaking books that don't just rehash the same old conventional information.
Thyroid General -- Thyroid Power: Ten Steps to Total Health by Richard Shames, MD and Karilee Halo, Shames, RN
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Thyroid General -- Solved: The Riddle of Illness by Stephen Langer, M.D. and James Scheer
Thyroid General -- The Thyroid Solution by Ridha Arem, M.D.
Thyroid General -- Overcoming Thyroid Disorders by David Brownstein, M.D.
Thyroid General -- Thyroid Balance: Traditional and Alternative Methods for Treating Thyroid Disordersby Glenn S. Rothfeld
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