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Tired? Fuzzy Brained?
Can't Lose Weight?

An undiagnosed, or improperly treated thyroid problem could be sabotaging your diet and weight loss efforts.

from patient advocate, Mary Shomon

If you are one of the millions of Americans who is trying to lose weight -- but not succeeding -- you may think you're just not exercising enough, or you're eating too many carbs, or you need to eat less and less. The reality is, some of us can practically stop eating, and exercise around the clock, and we still don't lose weight! If you complain to your doctor, you'll probably be told you're lazy, you need more willpower, or it's just age. What they're not telling you is something that I'm going to tell you now.

You could have a thyroid problem -- a dysfunction in the small, butterfly-shaped gland in your neck that is crucial to your metabolism.

While some doctors erroneously dismiss thyroid disease as just another lame or lazy excuse for being overweight, the reality is that for millions of overweight people, thyroid disease is a very real reason behind weight problems.

And learning about thyroid disease and its symptoms, and how to get diagnosed, can be the key!

Finding out about -- and getting proper treatment for -- your thyroid problem can help address the underlying cause of your weight gain, restore your hope and health, and allow healthy diet and exercise to finally work the way they should!
Oprah's Thyroid Problems

Mary Shomon is a powerful force in educating consumers on how to optimally manage the pervasive problem of thyroid disease and now she provides an outstanding extension of her work in her latest book The Thyroid Diet, which is an amazing collection of useful and practical tools to help the 2/3 of overweight Americans finally regain control of their weight.

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An Estimated 50 Million People Have An Underactive Thyroid. Most Aren't Diagnosed. You Could Be One of Them. In addition to weight gain -- or difficulty losing weight -- symptoms of an underactive thyroid can include fatigue, brain fog, constipation, low sex drive, feeling cold, hair loss, and many other symptoms.

Doctors frequently write off these symptoms as due to stress, depression, PMS, not enough exercise, and aging.

In fact, if you go in complaining about hypothyroidism-like symptoms, you're more likely to leave the doctor's office with a prescription for an antidepressant, than a lab slip for thyroid tests!

Consider these important issues discussed in The Thyroid Diet:

  • Recent studies have estimated that as many as 50 million people have an underactive thyroid. At the same time, more than half of all Americans are overweight.
  • The majority of thyroid patients in the U.S. are undiagnosed.
  • Women are seven times more likely than men to develop thyroid problems. A woman, in fact, faces as much as one in five chance of developing a thyroid problem during her lifetime.
  • Obesity, heart disease, and diabetes -- which can result from undiagnosed, untreated hypothyroidism -- are at all time highs.
This brings up a critical connection: some people struggling with a weight problem -- and women in particular -- are facing even more of an uphill battle than everyone else, because they are dealing with an underlying thyroid condition -- one that is both undiagnosed and untreated.

Did You Know?

One study found that as many as 40% of overweight people had evidence of a dysfunctional thyroid, a problem that could be contributing to your weight gain in the first place, and to your present difficulty losing weight. Other practitioners believe that the actual numbers are much higher!

Face The Facts!

However you look at it, there are millions of people who can't lose weight, and who are hypothyroid -- but don't know it! Are you one of them? The Thyroid Diet will help you figure out that important health information!


If You're Having Trouble Losing Weight, You Can't Afford to Ignore This Book. More than 50 million Americans have diagnosed -- and undiagnosed -- thyroid conditions, which almost always end up in slowing down your metabolism. The Thyroid Diet is helping many previously unsuccessful dieters finally get diagnosed and treated -- and proper thyroid treatment may be all that's needed for you to successfully lose weight.

Even after optimal treatment, however, weight problems plague many thyroid patients. If that sounds like you, The Thyroid Diet identifies the many frustrating impediments to weight loss, and offers solutions--both conventional and alternative--to help.

The Thyroid Diet also discusses optimal dietary changes, including how a low-glycemic, high-fiber, lower-calorie diet may help, optimal timing of meals for maximum hormonal impact, thyroid-damaging foods to avoid, helpful herbs and supplements, and more.

The book contains several different eating plans, food lists, and a set of delicious and healthy gourmet recipes. With handy worksheets to use in weight loss tracking, and a special resource section featuring websites, books, and support groups, you'll find the vital help you need.


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