Synopses & Reviews
More than 14 million Americans suffer from thyroid disorders. Now, for the first time, comes a comprehensive guide from an M.D. and a noted medical writer that explains all of the traditional and alternative methods available for treating hyper- and hypo-thyroidism.
After twenty-five years at the forefront of the complementary medicine movement, Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld provides the tools patients need to take charge of their own treatments. Thyroid Balance answers every question the thyroid patient might have, including how to:
-- Recognize a thyroid condition
-- Find a good doctor
-- Know what tests help identify thyroid conditions and what the results mean
-- Distinguish between hypo, hyper, autoimmune, and subclinical conditions
-- Integrate conventional and alternative treatments
-- Determine what to do when treatment fails
-- Control weight gain and loss
-- Manage a thyroid condition's interaction with other problems
-- Understand and manage the thyroid's impact on a woman's cycle and fertility
Table of Contents
The thyroid butterfly : delicate and elusive -- Why you feel the way you do -- The metabolic matrix of your endocrine system -- Thyroid function and dysfunction -- Metamorphosis : a good diagnosis can transform your life -- Traditional and alternative thyroid testing methods -- Thyroid conditions : living out of balance -- Hypothyroidism : low and out of balance -- Hyperthyroidism : high and out of balance -- Sluggish thyroid, stressful adrenal? -- The autoimmune connection -- Thyroid therapies -- Treatment approaches for underactive thyroid -- Treatment approaches for overactive thyroid treatment approaches -- Therapeutic balance : finding the right treatment for you -- What do you do when nothing seems to work? -- What do you do if you want to stop treatment? -- Restoring thyroid health : living in balance -- Nutrition : foods that help, foods that don't help -- Keeping your weight in balance -- Managing your thyroid with other serious health problems -- Fertility, thyroid, and a woman's cycle -- Energy in balance : getting into a healthy synchronicity.