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Richard Shames MD & Karilee Halo Shames PhD, RN, authors of Thyroid Power

"Mary Shomon is one of our strongest, most knowledgeable patient advocates. This work on the thyroid and diet is a powerful tool for anyone who has struggled with this disorder. My congratulations to Mary for creating a striking success in the often confusing world of nutritional therapy. She is logical, organized and consistent. Her approach works."
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"Whether you have an unknown thyroid problem that is impeding your weight loss, or you know your thyroid condition is contributing to being overweight, The Thyroid Diet is essential reading. Mary Shomon offers practical and effective solutions that will help millions finally conquer their weight problems."
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Books written or recommended by patient advocate Mary Shomon

The Thyroid Diet: Manage Your Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss
by Mary J. Shomon
A New York Times and Amazon.com Best-seller, a semi-finalist for the prestigious Quills Awards, and an Amazon.com Top Pick for 2004 in multiple categories! The Thyroid Diet is the first book written to help thyroid patients -- and those who don't even know they have a thyroid problem yet -- to effectively lose weight. The book features 400 information-packed pages of help in your weight loss effort, including: Diet Planning Worksheets; Eating Plans; Food Lists; Gourmet Recipes; Information on Safe & Helpful Supplements and Herbs; and more. Read the first chapter online, now, and get more information.
400 pages, HarperResource; 1st edition, August 2004
ISBN: 006052444-8
List Price: $14.95

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Living Well With Hypothyroidism: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You...That You Need to Know
by Mary J. Shomon
2005
ISBN: 0060740957
List Price: $14.95

The second, updated/revised edition of this bestselling book, which went to more than 20 printings after its first edition in 2000, and has been a consistent best-seller, including on Amazon.com. The book is a comprehensive guide for people with an underactive, inactive, autoimmune or surgically-removed thyroid. Both alternative and conventional diagnosis and treatment help. Special chapters on pregnancy, weight loss, depression and thyroid cancer, and a detailed resources appendix. More information, the table of contents, Introduction and reviews online now.

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The Thyroid Hormone Breakthrough: Overcoming Sexual and Hormonal Problems at Every Age
by Mary J. Shomon
This November 2006 release from HarperCollins helps you identify, diagnose and resolve thyroid-related hormonal problems, including early or late puberty, PMS and menstrual problems, low sex drive, infertility, recurrent miscarriage, problem pregnancies, perimenopause and menopausal symptoms, and more. If you suspect that your symptoms are something more -- and that they are connected -- Thyroid Hormone Breakthrough provides a comprehensive guide, filled with practical advice, that will beat hormonal havoc, and return to good health. And, if you're a thyroid patient, Thyroid Hormone Breakthrough offers guidelines on how to resolve and overcome thyroid-related:
  • Low sex drive
  • Menstrual problems and PMS
  • Infertility and recurrent miscarriage
  • Morning sickness
  • Post-partum low milk supply and inability to nurse your newborn
  • Post-partum fatigue, depression and hair loss
  • Perimenopause and menopausal symptoms
432 pages, Collins/HarperCollins; 1st edition, November 2006
ISBN: 006079865-3
List Price: $14.95

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Living Well With Graves' Disease and Hyperthyroidism
by Mary J. Shomon
2005
ISBN: 0060740957
List Price: $14.95

For the millions of people who suffer from Gravesí disease or hyperthyroidism, the process of assessing the symptoms, getting diagnosed and sorting through the myriad of treatments is a daunting task. Living Well With Graves' Disease and Hyperthyroidism presents readers with a comprehensive resource that spans from diagnosis to treatment to life after treatment. You'll find the history and science behind the disease, along with checklists of risks, signs and factors, combined with honest case studies and testimonials. An indepth review of treatment options, including a complete alternative/holistic/nutritional approach, an integrative (conventional plus alternative) approach, antithyroid drug approach, radioactive iodine treatment, and surgical approach.

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Thyroid Guide to Hair Loss
by Mary J. Shomon
Millions of Americans are suffering from hair loss due to undiagnosed thyroid disease. And thyroid patients with continuing hair loss problems need practical solutions to resolve their hair issues. This 100-page Guide helps hair loss sufferers understand the problem, get proper thyroid diagnosis and treatment, and slow, stop or even reverse thyroid-related hair loss.

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Living Well With Autoimmune Disease: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You...That You Need to Know
by Mary J. Shomon
A bestseller with more than 15 printings, this is a complete guide to understanding the mysterious and often difficult-to-pinpoint autoimmune disorders-- and finding the conventional and alternative keys to diagnosis, treatment, recovery...and even prevention or cure. Find
more information, Introduction chapter and reviews online now.

ISBN: 0060938196
List Price: $14.95

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Living Well With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
by Mary J. Shomon
A groundbreaking source of help and hope for the estimated 6 to 12 million Americans, the majority women, who suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and/or Fibromyalgia. Shares the tools you need to create a personalized plan for living well with these illnesses. Looks at the bigger picture, exploring a myriad of theories and treatment options--from conventional therapies such as medication and vitamins, to alternative approaches including yoga and massage.
416 pages, HarperResource; March 2, 2004
ISBN: 0060521252
List Price: $14.95

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UltraMetabolism : The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss
by Mark Hyman, MD
An innovative approach to weight loss that takes into account the impact of the thyroid, stress, and the new field of nutrigenomics. I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to lose weight, and thyroid patients in particular.

Published March 2006 by Scribner
368 pages

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Thyroid Power: 10 Steps to Total Health
by Richard Shames, MD and Karilee Halo Shames, RN, PhD
A practical guide that helps thyroid patients address some important issues related to their health. The book is particularly strong on the mind-body aspects of hypothyroidism, and nutritional approaches for optimal general and thyroid health. More information

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Feeling Fat, Fuzzy and Frazzled
by Richard Shames, MD and Karilee Halo Shames, RN, PhD
Help balancing the three aspects of hormones -- thyroid, adrenal and reproductive hormones -- for optimal health.

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What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You About Hypothyroidism
by Kenneth Blanchard, MD, featuring an introduction by Mary Shomon
Talks about Dr. Blanchard's unique approach to treating hypothyroidism.

Published January 2004 by Warner Books
352 pages

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graves.jpg - 15893 Bytes Graves' Disease: A Practical Guide
by Elaine Moore Elaine A. Moore with Lisa Moore
Published in 2001 by McFarland & Company, Inc.
A helpful guide for people who have Graves' disease or are hyperthyroid, the book offers both conventional and alternative guidanace on treatment for an overactive thyroid, looks at the pros and cons of radioactive iodine, explores antithyroid drugs, and more.
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Solved: The Riddle of Illness
by Stephen Langer, MD and James Scheer
An excellent look at alternative and nutritional approaches to persistent hypothyroidism symptoms such as fatigue and depression is offered by this popular thyroid doctor, and one of the nation's top nutrition writers. More information

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The Thyroid Solution: A Mind-Body Program for Beating Depression and Regaining Your Emotional and Physical Health
by Ridha Arem, MD
One of the earlier doctor-written thyroid books, The Thyroid Solution's greatest strength is in the research and analysis of the relationship of thyroid disease to brain chemistry, and resulting depression, anxiety disorders, mood disorders and other mental and emotional effects, which is covered in great depth.
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"Nothing else has worked in the past and I was more than a little skeptical that anything would work at this point. But I have already lost about 14 pounds in less than two months! It is amazing. I feel wonderful...I almost don't feel like I'm doing anything that deprives me at all. Thank you Thank you Thank you, a million times. Thank you.
Carrie R.

I couldn't wait any longer to thank you for your help and book "The Thyroid Diet". I have been hypothyroid since 1998 and have battled my weight for years. I've weighed as much as 230 pounds. I finally decided I had to take matters in my own hands and ordered your book. I started your diet and in 3 weeks lost 15 pounds and felt and looked better than I had in months!!! SO - I just had to write and tell you that you have saved my life...THANK YOU!!!!!
Kendra G

"Exactly 9 weeks ago today I weighed in at 144 lbs. Today I weighed in at 121!!! Those twenty three pounds have been with me for almost ten years and nothing was moving them. I had tried Atkins and after some weight loss I would stall on the scale, as soon as I ate again I would gain all the weight back and then some. I loved the diet plans and modified them to my benefit. I just want to say thank you for all your effort in thyroid information. I receive your newsletters and love the updates and am thrilled with the weight loss."
Linda






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