Synopses & Reviews
Your adrenal glands play a key role in helping you control stress and maintain energy throughout the day. When these small but important glands malfunction, you may start to notice the telltale signs of adrenal fatigue. Decreased energy, weight gain, mood changes, inability to handle stress, and a weakened immune system are just a few of the symptoms of adrenal imbalance. It can slow you down, interfere with your overall sense of wellness, and even make you feel depressed.
If you suspect that adrenal imbalance is causing symptoms for you, this book will help you figure out what's going wrong and partner with your health care provider to find solutions. In Overcoming Adrenal Fatigue, you'll find clear self-evaluations and treatment guidelines that will empower you to take charge of your adrenal health through nutrition, vitamins, herbs, bioidentical adrenal hormone supplementation, and self-care practices. This complete guide to optimizing adrenal health will give you the tools you'll need to get your symptoms under control and regain the energy to enjoy your active lifestyle.
The complete program in this workbook will help you:
- Rebuild fatigued adrenals with balancing herbs and supplements
- Eat for all-day energy and improved concentration
- Practice mindfulness and relaxation techniques to reduce stress
- Learn about medications that can help
“As a clinician who has worked with adrenally fatigued patients for more than fifteen years, this is the book I have been waiting for! This is a concise, practical guide for truly healing the adrenal glands. Not only does Kathryn Simpson provide an excellent in-depth section on the causes and symptoms of adrenal fatigue, she also clearly outlines the optimal diet, supplements, and herbs that can help reverse this condition. If you feel fatigued or burnt-out, follow the steps outlined in this guide and you will change your life! This is definitely a book I will recommend to my patients and to anyone suffering with this all-too-prevalent condition.”
—Robin Marzi, RD, nutritional consultant
“After years of treating my patients with traditional therapies, I had the good fortune to meet Kathryn Simpson. After reviewing her extensive research and anecdotal experience, I decided to give hormonal treatment a try with my patients, and the results were amazing. Degenerative disease and even conditions like MS, fibromyalgia, and lupus responded to treating adrenal fatigue with bioidentical hormones and diet and lifestyle changes. Anyone with an inflammatory condition or disease should have their adrenal function tested. All it takes is a simple blood test.”
—William B. Van Valin, II, MD, Chief of Staff, Emeritus at Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital
“Misdiagnosis is rampant in today's world. Maybe you don't have multiple sclerosis, maybe you don't have bladder problems, maybe you don't have arthritis, or chronic fatigue, or neuropathy… maybe it's your thyroid! So many are being treated for diseases they don't have. In today’s world, you have to do your own research. The Women’s Guide to Thyroid Health
is the most informative, thorough guide to understanding the thyroid you will ever read. Discover why you are not feeling well. Kathryn Simpson has done the work; you will be the beneficiary. This is the best book explaining the thyroid that I have ever read.”
“This book is an excellent overview of endocrine function in women, with particular emphasis on the importance of thyroid activity. The reader will be well informed of the critical interaction between multiple bodily functions and endocrine activity. A must-read for men and women who seem to be suffering the effects of ‘normal’ aging. A hormone adjustment may result in a more enjoyable and healthy life. This work can potentially be a true life-changer for thousands of Americans.”
—Scot A. Brewster, MD, cardiac surgeon at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, CA
“In her latest book, Kathryn Simpson has brought to us a wonderful, understandable approach to thyroid dysfunction. As a neurologist and sleep disorders specialist, I am impressed how little the medical community at large investigates this common set of disorders and even more impressed with how passive therapy usually is. With this book as a guide, anyone can easily understand thyroid-related symptoms, be empowered to undergo appropriate testing, and intelligently evaluate the response to replacement therapy.”
—Victor Rosenfeld, MD, neurology department head at the Sansum Clinic in Santa Barbara, CA
“For years I suffered from exhaustion, depression, weight gain, and hair loss. I tried everything I could think of—diet, prayer, positive thinking—but I just kept getting worse. I was at the end of my rope. It wasn't until I spoke to Kathryn Simpson at her clinic that I came to understand all my symptoms were due to hypothyroidism and finally got help. I started on thyroid medication and have resolved all my symptoms.”
—Betsy Covert, patient
“I was fortunate to have a doctor who implemented Kathryn Simpson’s research in his practice. I had suffered with lupus for over five years, seeing specialist after specialist, with symptoms that were getting progressively worse. After going through the testing and evaluation program, it turned out that I had a serious thyroid deficiency as well as a parathyroid disorder. After both were treated, all my symptoms resolved and have been completely gone for over a year now. It's a miracle!”
—Regina Frazier, patient
Hormone scientist Kathryn Simpson presents Overcoming Adrenal Fatigue, a step-by-step plan designed specifically for those suffering from adrenal imbalance. With this valuable resource, readers will learn to assess their symptoms and create a personalized plan for restoring adrenal function, balancing cortisol levels, and improving their quality of life.
In The Women's Guide to Complete Thyroid Health, readers explore their family health history, assess their symptoms, and, along with their healthcare providers, create a personalized testing and treatment plan designed to restore healthy, balanced thyroid output.
You're already an expert on your thyroid symptoms. Why not become an expert on solutions? Although your doctor is an invaluable resource, taking charge of your health care is the best way to discover treatments that work, make the most of your medical appointments, and restore your thyroid balance.
Because hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and other thyroid problems affect every woman differently, The Women's Guide to Thyroid Health takes a personal approach. Together with your doctor, you'll evaluate your symptoms and use that information to create a personal treatment plan. Use this book to help interpret test results, understand your options for hormone therapy medication, manage side effects, and discover simple nutrition and lifestyle strategies that can keep you looking and feeling well. By informing yourself and partnering with your doctor, you'll get the results you are looking for.
About the Author
Kathryn R. Simpson, MS, was an executive in the biotech industry when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Research led her to discover that her symptoms were caused by multiple hormonal deficiencies—including low adrenal and thyroid hormone levels. She resolved all of her debilitating symptoms by rebuilding her adrenal function and supplementing low hormone levels.
Simpson received a bachelor’s degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and a masters of science degree from the University of Southern California. She founded a specialty hormone clinic to treat hormone imbalance and diseases such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, and fibromyalgia. Today, it is dedicated to ongoing endocrine research and education. Simpson is CEO of Cerulean Pharmaceutical, which researches and develops therapies for the treatment of endocrine-related disorders. She is author of The Perimenopause and Menopause Workbook, The MS Solution, and The Women’s Guide to Thyroid Health, and lives in Los Olivos, CA, with her husband, Robert, and three sons, Tyler, Kyle, and Myles.