Synopses & Reviews
Low thyroid is one of the most misdiagnosed medical disorders, manifesting itself with a wide array of symptoms--from weight gain and chronic fatigue to severe depression and infertility--that are often dismissed or attributed to other conditions. A doctor-nurse team, the Shames present a proven holistic approach which first helps readers determine if they suffer from low thyroid and then reveals common environmental and emotional triggers as well as the foods, vitamins and natural remedies that strengthen the thyroid. The authors also reveal the connection between low thyroid and autoimmune disease and explain the best standard and alternative treatments, suggesting ways to work with health practitioners. By illuminating and simplifying a complex dysfunction that is all too common, this valuable book will help readers live a life of optimal energy and hormonal balance.
Fatigue; weight gain; depression; arthritis; high cholestrol; low sex drive; skin, digestive, and female problems; abnormal blood pressure -- all may be symptoms of low thyroid, one of the most misdiagnosed disorders in America.
Thyroid Power can help you determine whether you're one of the millions who suffer from low thyroid. It discusses food, vitamins, and natural remedies that support thyroid health;explains how to avoid environmental and emotional triggers; and offers tips from thyroid support groups. By following this clear 10-step program and working with your health practitioner, you can channel the incredible power of your thyroid into greater health and well-being.
About the Author
Richard L. Shames, M.D., is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. A founding member of the American Holistic Medical Association, he has served as adjunct faculty at UCSF Medical Center and Florida Atlantic University and is a general practitioner in Boca Raton, Florida, and Mill Valley, California, specializing in thyroid treatment.Karilee Halo Shames, R.N., Ph.D., is a clinical specialist in psychiatric nursing and a certified holistic nurse. She is an assistant professor of nursing at Florida Atlantic University. For many years, she has organized and led thyroid recovery support groups. The Shames family lives in Boca Raton, Florida.