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    Mary J Shomon(Author)

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The Thyroid Diet: Manage Your Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss

The Thyroid Diet: Manage Your Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss

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  • PDF | 400 pages
  • Mary J Shomon(Author)
  • William Morrow Paperbacks; 7/18/04 edition (August 17, 2004)
  • English
  • 4
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  • By Victoria Shephard on March 16, 2009

    I liked this book. I think that too many people who review this book are looking for the magic pill that will not just fix their thyroid, but magically make it easy to lose weight. Let's get one thing straight - even with your thyroid meds optimized, weight loss is still something that you have to work at, just like everyone else on the earth. And if your meds aren't optimized it is even harder.So yes, Ms. Shamon does "rehash" the diet and exercise advice - these are necessary to everyone who wants to lose weight. She has compassion for those who aren't optimized and struggling with issues that make it harder for thyroid patients to lose weight - pain and fatigue that make exercise hard, a lower metabolism than the average person no matter what you do, etc.She does address many issues that often appear in those weight thyroid disease, such as gluten sensitivity, yeast overgrowth, and adrenal issues. She addresses facts and myths about thyroid disease, and gives a little diet test to help you decide which way of eating is going to work best for you. I scored high on the carbohydrate section which means I need to eat lower carb.The book mostly focused on people who are hypothyroid, mostly because most people who are hyperthyroid eventually become hyper through either removal of their thyroid or radiation to kill their thyroid, plus weight gain is more common in hypothyroidism than hyper.For those who are hyperthyroid, you would be better off with Ms. Shamon's book Living Well with Graves' Disease and Hyperthyroidism.She starts off with basic information on what hypothyroidism is and gives a quick self-test. The more items you check, the more chance it is that you have thyroid disease (either hypo or hyper).The next chapter includes a short (too short I think) discussion on optimal TSH levels. She does not address optimal Free T3 or Free T4 levels, but does discuss these as blood tests you might want to have done.She gives advice of supplements and herbs that might aid with weight loss (again, there is no magic pill), including prescription pills, how to get in exercise even with pain and fatigue, and an eye opening calorie worksheet that estimates your base metabolic rate. Mine is incredibly low - around just 1200 calories a day! There is a large recipe section for those who like to cook. Each recipe includes calories, and grams of fat, carbohydrates, and protein.At the back of the book is a huge section of resources. It has everything from helpful books and magazines, diet tools, allergy testing labs, cookbooks, fitness and exercise, help finding a good doctor, and help finding a personal trainer.

  • By F. Harrak on October 29, 2013

    this book is WOW....It comes with so many helpful resource, it was a prayer answered book. I don't have Insurance so I couldn't afford to get the complete test for my thyroid, too expensive! And this book just half a way through it the author actually give you some phone numbers and website to help with the cost!!! IS THAT REAL??? YES!!! I couldn't believe it either. I did my complete test for fraction the cost of the original cost I was given if I had done it without the offer!!! I am still in the process of finishing the book and I cant wait to see how much more there is in it!!! Thank you Mary so much for caring so much about your readers

  • By Reno on May 20, 2015

    this is basically just a diet book in which she throws a lot of the 'thyroid' word around. Common information, nothing specific to current thyroid research

  • By DooleyNoted on November 4, 2009

    This book is good for someone who is trying to figure out if they have a thyroid problem or not, but wasn't good for me - I have known I had thyroid issues for over 14 years now. I was really hoping for a book that would tell me what foods were good to eat and which ones to avoid for my Hypothyroidism. This book really didn't help me at all. A good majority of the book talks about how to discover whether you have a problem with your thyroid or if it is something else and how to talk to your doctor about it. The rest of the book does have eating recommendations, but they are based on a wide variety of other plans. For instance, the book mentions "experimenting" with different eating plans to find out what works best for you and she goes into giving you guidelines on low fat diet, low carb diet, low calorie diet, low sugar diet, etc. All this information I knew before purchasing this book.

  • By jane salter on May 29, 2007

    I had recently been diagnosed with a hypothyroid and was not getting alot of information from doctors nor were they taking the diagnosis seriously--this book informed me about the condition and the myriad of approaches that are available to treat it including a small section on holistic approaches--the author is a patient advocate and has been relentless in her pursuit of the latest information on medication and diet--I had gained 24 pounds in less than a year and with the help of this book and it's diet and excercise approach I have now lost 14 pds in 2 1/2 months and feel like I will get the rest of the way doing exactly what Mary advocates.

  • By Estella on August 15, 2011

    I cannot believe that I just paid money for a book that does little more than presenting thyroid problems, quoting other books, listing diets and web links ... but, I guess, there are a lot of desperate hypothyroid patients like me looking for solutions and for every desperate human being there's someone selling something ! My advice - also to me - if you're going to buy a book rather than look up the stuff online, for free - at least get one written by an actual doctor ! (by the way, all the editorial reviews on the book's Amazon page are on a reciprocity basis, as those people's books or products are all praised in this book....) What a scam..

  • By sharon a., Seattle on March 9, 2013

    A short magazine article regarding thyroid problems is more informative. I was expecting nutrition tips and lots of food recommendations to stimulate thyroid production. I was completely disappointed. I would be more specific, but threw the book into a recycling bin after I read it. Unusual for me as I usually donate books to our community senior center, but I didn't want anyone else to waste their time with this book.

  • By Elizabeth W Morse on December 31, 2014

    this book has some really great information that is useful even if you are not having thyroid issues. It really explains how your metabolism works. This is not a one size fits all diet plan. She offers different options so you can find an eating pattern that works for you.

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