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"At last, a magnificent breakthrough in the management of excess weight."
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."
Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, DN-C, RH, co-author of Herbal Defense

"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."
Stephen Langer, MD, Berkeley, CA Author of Solved: The Riddle of Illness and Solved: The Riddle of Weight Loss

"Mary Shomon does it again! "The Thyroid Diet" brings you all the latest information on the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disease, which is largely unrecognized and untreated. She brings help and hope to millions who have despaired of ever losing weight and regaining their energy."
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A New York Times Bestseller

An Top 10 Health Book of the Year

Featured Cover Story in Woman's World

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Reached #5 on the Amazon Top 100 Bestseller List

Mary Shomon is the nation's leading thyroid patient advocate, and author of a number of best-selling books on thyroid disease. Mary has also been Guide to the Thyroid Site -- part of the New York Times Company -- for 10+ years. Talk to her now.


Talk to Mary Shomon

Nationally-known thyroid patient advocate and best-selling author of The Thyroid Diet and Living Well With Hypothyroidism

I'm Mary Shomon, and I'm a patient advocate, author, communications consultant, wife and mother who has transformed my own struggle with thyroid disease into an advocacy campaign on behalf of patients with chronic diseases such as thyroid disease, autoimmune conditions, chronic fatigue, among others.

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I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis in 1995, and now research and write about these conditions and their impact on health and weight. Since early 1997, I have served as founder and Guide for the award-winning Thyroid website, and as editor of my popular patient thyroid news report, Sticking Out Our Necks.

My patient advocacy focus brings much-needed attention to underdiagnosed and often overlooked health issues. My desire to cut through medical jargon and deliver information to my fellow patients in a form they can understand resulted in my first health-related book, Living Well With Hypothyroidism: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You . . . That You Need to Know, which was first published in 2000 by HarperCollins, and has been a best-seller, going to more than 20 printings before a 2nd Revised Edition was published in 2005. The book was a Prevention Book Club Selection, and Amazon Top-Selling health book, and its popularity launched a new series of consumer health books for publisher HarperCollins.

I am also author of the New York Times best-selling book The Thyroid Diet: Manage Your Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss. (2004) "Thyroid Diet" was also a semi-finalist for the prestigious Quills Awards in 2005.

I am also author of Living Well With Graves' Disease and Hyperthyroidism" (2005) Living Well With Autoimmune Disease"(2003) Living Well With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia," (2004) and the Thyroid Hormone Breakthrough" (2006). My newsletter for thyroid patients, "Sticking Out Our Necks," was founded in 1997, and has become a popular resource for patients in both its email and print form.

I have served as the Guide for the popular Thyroid site -- now part of the New York Times Company -- launching the site in early 1997, and managing the site and working as its sole researcher/writer since that time. That site,, along with my advocacy site, are the Internet's most popular and visited sites dedicated to thyroid disease.

I've been featured in hundreds of television, radio, newspaper, magazine and web interviews, including appearances on ABC World News Tonight and CBS Radio Networks, and interviews in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Ladies Home Journal, Health, Cooking Light, Elle Magazine, Woman's World, and the Los Angeles Times, to name just a few.

In my decade of consumer advocacy, I have never hesitated to take a stand on behalf of patients, and my independence from drug companies and medical/patient organizations that are funded by the pharmaceutical industry has allowed me to maintain an unbiased, truly patient-first advocacy effort.

My ability to communicate important health-related information reflects 20 years of experience designing social marketing, grassroots outreach, consumer marketing and public information campaigns while working in the social outreach, advertising and public relations industry -- designing campaigns for clients as diverse as furniture retailer IKEA, the World Bank, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Before I began writing in the health area, I also published several humor books. I co-authored the humor book, Scratching the Net: Web Sites for Cats published by Andrews McMeel in 1998, and wrote the Washington, DC bestseller, The Single Woman's Guide to the Available Men of Washington, published in 1993.

I have a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.

Do You Find Yourself Saying:
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Help Answer My Thyroid Questions...NOW!?"

If you're worried about your health...about finding the right doctor...difficulty getting diagnosed...thyroid symptoms that aren't going away...where to find answers to hard questions about thyroid disease and your health, I have an option you should seriously consider.

Let's face it, most doctors don't have the time to brainstorm with us about what conventional and treatment approaches ideas to research, or where to go for the best thyroid treatment. How can you get the information you deserve?

I can help.

In a one-on-one telephone coaching consultation, we'll brainstorm your thyroid questions, and I'll share ideas and resources with you on where to get more help so you can feel and live well.

If you have just one or two questions, then we can have a 30-minute consultation. If you have a whole list of things to discuss, we can set up a 60 or 90 minute session, or even a series of coaching sessions. Just the two of us, on the phone, brainstorming practical -- maybe even life-changing -- solutions to your health challenges.

You are invited to set up a phone consultation -- usually, I can schedule your session in the next 48 hours! -- to explore your thyroid questions, and map out a plan to help you enjoy better health.

You have important questions, and getting answers to those questions is a key step that can help you tackle your thyroid problems and improve your health.

One important reminder -- since I'm NOT a doctor, I cannot offer specific medical advice, interpret your medical tests, or provide medical counsel. But I can and will guide you to resources, experts, information sources and more that will help you feel better!

Don't hesitate!

Call now toll-free 1-888-810-9471 to book your phone appointment, or fill out the following form. (Note: This form is only for booking phone consultations. I get thousands of emails a week, and am unable to provide advice, personal responses, coaching or customized research by email.)

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As an experienced spokesperson for patients, I can address the topics of thyroid disease, weight loss, metabolism, autoimmune diseases, patient empowerment, the Internet and health, for television, radio or print interviews. Members of the media can email me or call my publishing/publicity office at 1-888-810-9471.


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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.
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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!!!!!
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"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."

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