Books to read: (all available on Amazon)
Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms if my Lab Tests Are Normal? – By Datis Kharrazian. Unfortunately it looks like this book is out of print already! Sad because it was excellent. If the current $70 price tag Amazon puts you, there seems to be some useful information on his website www.thyroidbook.com and his blog www.thyroidbook.com/blog
Hope for Hashimotos -By Dr. Alexander Haskell. This is the only book I’ve ever seen with a focus solely on Hashimotos. It was excellent and explained the reasons behind the symptoms of Hashimotos- it was the first time that it made sense to me. Also note that the leading cause of hypothyroidism in the U.S. is Hashimotos- so if you are hypothyroid, you very well may have Hashimotos as well, but you don’t know it because Doctors in general don’t do the additional testing since mainstream Doctors treat it as if Hypothyroidism and Hashimotos are the same thing, when in fact that’s totally not true. Also, his website is www.hopeforhashimotos.com with some great introductory videos.
Stop the Thyroid Madness – By Janie A. Bowthorpe. Janie’s book is excellent and exposes the poor choice of tests mainstream doctors are using that is causing a lot of hypothyroidism to go undiagnosed. Many patients are sent on their way being told “your thyroid tests are normal,” while in fact, if proper testing had been done, or the proper parameters for what’s “normal” was used, many more cases of hypothyroidism could be found and treated properly. She also discusses in detail the use of Natural Thyroid, also known as Desiccated Thyroid or Pig’s Thyroid as a very successful treatment for those with hypothyroidism over straight T4 meds (which most of have to be pretty useless to the diminishing of their symptoms). Her website is LOADED with information you can read, all for free: www.stopthethyroidmadness.com
Recovering with T3 – By Paul Robinson. This book discusses in detail this man’s own experience with recovering his energy despite his thyroid issues with the use of T3 medication, also known as Cytomel or Cynomel. While most people with hypothyroidism are treated by mainstream doctors with T4 meds (the storage form of thyroid medication), many alternative doctors, and anyone who knows anything ;), are using T3 meds (the active form of thyroid hormone- that your body can actually use right away to give you energy). This gives you an in depth look at this picture. It’s quite a hefty book and I’m still working my way through it. I can say though from personal experience that T3 worked wonders for my energy and helped me to feel normal again. It was a night and day difference before I started taking them.
www.Drlowe.com – this is a website, not a book, filled with wonderful information by the late Dr. Lowe on thyroid and adrenal problems. He really helped me personally before he passed away with my adrenal fatigue and gave me the tools necessary to figure out what was going on with my body at different points along the way. His Q&A page is FILLED with really good information if you want to learn more about adrenal fatigue and thyroid problems.
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