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STICKING OUT OUR NECKS -- SEPTEMBER 2009
Thyroid News for People Who Want to Live Well
"We're Patients...Not Lab Values!"~ Patient Advocate Mary Shomon




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COMPOUNDED NATURAL DESICCATED THYROID: AN OPTION FOR PATIENTS WHO CAN'T GET NATURE-THROID OR ARMOUR THYROID

The available supplies of natural desiccated thyroid drugs like Nature- Throid and Armour Thyroid are running out. So, if you don't want to switch to synthetics like Synthroid, what choice do you have? Actually, many thyroid patients are turning to compounding pharmacies to get their thyroid medications. Here's how to get a prescription for compounded natural desiccated thyroid medication properly written, and filled by a compounding pharmacy. Learn more now.

SHARE YOUR PERIMENOPAUSE/MENOPAUSE THYROID STORIES -- AND WIN FREE COPIES OF THE MENOPAUSE THYROID SOLUTION!

My friends Katie Schwartz and Liz Schau -- the great minds behind DearThyroid.com -- have graciously agreed to run a fun and empowering DearThyroid contest! Share your best "thygraphs" -- one or two paragraph stories that relate to perimenopause/menopause, and your thyroid -- and you'll have a chance to win a number of free copies of The Menopause Thyroid Solution, my new book just published in August. Find out all the details about the contest -- and you may win a free copy of The Menopause Thyroid Solution -- over at http://www.DearThyroid.com and http://wp.me/pvxuF-qJ.

THYROID PODCAST WITH KATIE SCHWARTZ AND LIZ SCHAU OF DEARTHYROID.COM

Speaking of the ladies at DearThyroid, I was honored to be the first guest on their new thyroid podcast, "Tales From Thyietnam." During the one-hour podcast, which you can download to listen to on your favorite MP3 player/Ipod or listen to online, Katie, Liz and I dished about, as they put it, "the business of thyroids, and thyroid patients getting the business from their thyroids and endocrinologists!" Katie and Liz have a great way of connecting to thyroid patients, and terrific senses of humor, and I loved the chance to spend the hour with them talking about thyroid patient advocacy, and how we can feel and live well. Listen now.

HORMONE HELP FOR WOMEN OVER 40

Have you gotten your copy of my new book, The Menopause Thyroid Solution yet? If you're over 40, this book has essential information to help you balance thyroid, adrenal and reproductive hormones during the rollercoaster of perimenopause and menopause. Read a chapter, check out the table of contents, and download a free Risks and Symptoms Checklist for perimenopause/menopause, and thyroid disease, all at the book's website. Visit the site for more information on the book, and information on how to get your copy.

AN UPDATE ON THE EFFORTS TO SAVE NATURAL DESICCATED THYROID DRUGS LIKE ARMOUR AND NATURE-THROID

What's going on with natural thyroid? It's a question we've been asking since the spring, and it came to a head this summer. Here's a recap.

SAVE NATURAL THYROID COALITION: LATEST NEWS

The Save Natural Thyroid Coalition now has more than 4500 members, and we've formed a Steering and Strategy Committee, including some of the leading physicians, advocates, lobbyists and attorneys from around the nation and the world, who have an interest in protecting patient and practitioner rights to natural desiccated thyroid drugs. I would invite you to check into the Save Natural Thyroid Coalition's web page, which is continually under development, at www.savenaturalthyroid.com

There is also a great deal of information exchange going on at the Save Natural Thyroid Coalition Facebook page, where we're talking about pharmacies that can fill prescriptions, compounding options, and other ways to survive the next months of shortage, while we also explore opportunities for activism to help protect our rights to natural thyroid. The Save Natural Thyroid Coalition Facebook page is located at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-Natural-Thyroid/121680434089

For those who prefer a listserv format, we have more than 1,200 people on Yahoo, having similar conversations about availability and activism. To join the Save Natural Thyroid Coalition Yahoo list, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Save-Natural-Thyroid

DR. JOHN LOWE DEBUNKS DR. RICHARD GUTTLER'S CONTROVERSIAL CLAIMS ABOUT NATURAL DESICCATED THYROID

Researcher Dr. John Lowe, editor of the journal "Thyroid Science," has made it his mission to get to the truth of issues surrounding thyroid diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Lowe's latest analysis focuses on the science behind natural desiccated thyroid (NDT) drugs, and the criticisms of natural thyroid made by a controversial and frequently volatile California endocrinologist, Richard B. Guttler, who for decades has been an extremely vocal and volatile opponent of natural thyroid drugs, synthetic T3 medications, and patient rights to choices in thyroid hormone replacement medication. According to Dr. Lowe, his paper provides more evidence that [Dr. Guttler's] allegation against NDT is false. I believe it is crucial to the health and well-being of many hypothyroid patients that Guttler open-mindedly acknowledge the falsity of his claim..." Find out more about Dr. Lowe's analysis.

12TH INTERNATIONAL THYROID CANCER SURVIVORS' CONFERENCE SCHEDULED

The Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association (ThyCa) is holding its 12th international Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Conference. This year, they are returning to Boston -- where the conference was first held in 1998 and 1999. The event is scheduled for October 16-18, 2009, and will be held at the Sheraton Ferncroft Hotel near Boston, Massachusetts, at 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, Massachusetts. The event is slated to include more than 100 informational sessions focused on various aspects of living with thyroid cancer. Find out more about the sessions, and how you can still sign up to attend this annual event.

THYROID PATIENTS SHARE HOW THEY'VE SUCCESSFULLY LOST WEIGHT

If you're a thyroid patient who has successfully lost weight, what was your secret? Did you follow a low-fat, low-carb, low-glycemic, or low- calorie diet? (Or all of the above?) Did you exercise, and if so, what sort of exercise did the trick, and how much? Did you follow a plan, like Atkins, South Beach, Fat Flush, the Thyroid Diet, Nutrisystem, Jenny Craig, or Weight Watchers? Or did you come up with your own personalized approach? Share your diet secrets, tips and tricks, and find out what worked for other thyroid patients.




FACES OF LOW DOSE NALTREXONE

Patient advocate and "Honest Medicine" health blogger/writer Julia Schopick has just published a new book, The Faces of Low Dose Naltrexone. The 116-page book is available as an ebook for free download. The Faces of LDN was created in honor of International Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) Awareness Week (ILDNAW) (October 19-25), and offers information on the LDN story. LDN, a drug approved in the 1980s for treatment of drug and alcohol addiction -- is being used successfully at very low dose levels to treat a variety of immune-related illnesses, including autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, lupus, and autoimmune thyroid diseases, and new studies are learning more about uses for this medication. Julia Schopick is making the book available to anyone who would like to download it for free. You can read more about it at her blog, or download the book now in PDF format.

NOTES FROM MARY: JOIN ME AND 80 WORLD-RENOWNED MAESTROS THIS OCTOBER

Dear Readers,

I am delighted to invite you to my unique, free teleseminar entitled "Is Your Thyroid Making You Fat?" on October 12th, 8:00 pm ET, 5:00pm PT. This is the second time I'm offering this free seminar, which looks at the whether an underactive, slow thyroid may be the hidden factor -- the saboteur -- that is making it impossible for you to lose weight, even with proper diet and exercise. You can get more information at: http://maestroconference.com/engage/MaryShomon

My teleseminar is one of more than 80 trainings during MaestroMonth -- a truly amazing offering in October from world-class leaders such as Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Michael Port, T. Harv Eker, and John Gray (full list below).

The trainings in health, personal growth, business, spirituality and societal change feature more than a dozen NY Times bestselling authors, all helping you to unleash your full potential. I'm excited to be part of this group and to introduce you to more of their work.

The calls offer not only valuable content but also a fully interactive experience on MaestroConference, a new technology that allows you to engage me and other participants as if we're in a live workshop, with breakout groups and more. I believe people learn best when they're interacting or dialoguing about what they're learning, which is what MaestroConference makes possible.

Register Now to gain access to my teleconference and up to two other free calls during MaestroMonth. You can also participate in as many calls as you like with a $1 trial membership. In addition, there are eight free gifts from participants and sponsors.

Feel free to forward this offer to friends and I hope to see you on my call! http://maestroconference.com/engage/MaryShomon

P.S. Maestro Month features the following teachers:

* Health: Deepak Chopra, John Gray, Candace Pert, Olivia Newton John & John Easterling, Judith Orloff, Marilyn Schlitz, Joan Borysenko, Norman Shealy, Eric Pearl, Len Saputo, Mary Shomon, Jennifer MacLean, Lee Gerdes, Mona Lisa Schulz

* Personal Growth: Debbie & Arielle Ford, Dan Millman, John Assaraf, Hale Dwoskin, Vishen Lakhaini, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Dave Ellis, Brian Johnson, Mike Robbins, Tripp Lanier & Jayson Gaddis, Zen DeBrucke, Amy Ahlers

* Business: T. Harv Eker, Michael Port, Robin Sharma, Lance Secretan, Chip Conley, Ray Blanchard, Jeff Hoffman, David Finkel, Lynne Twist, Mari Smith, DC Cordova, Cynthia Kersey, Tom Zender, James Malinchak, Bettie Spruill, Rinaldo Brutoco

* Spirituality: Marianne Williamson, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Andrew Cohen, James Twyman, Genpo Roshi, Andrew Harvey, Carter Phipps, Lisa Schrader, Paul & Patty Richards, Ron Alexander, Lauren Mackler, Paul Hoffman, Ellen Debenport, Nicole Daedone, Stephen Dinan & Devaa Haley Mitchell

* Societal Change: Gregg Braden, Seane Corn, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Jean Houston, Starhawk, Aqeela Sherrils, Azim Khamisa, Steve Bhaerman, Fred Johnson, David Cooperrider, Anodea Judith, Lynne McMullen, Richard Rudd, Miki Kashtan, Stacey Lawson

* Special track for Entrepreneurs: Sharon Drew Morgen, Morgana Rae, Ken Foster, Leesa Barnes, Garrett Sutton, Larry Ousley, James Burgin & John Ward, Steve Maxwell, Leslie Grossman, Brian Burt, Dave Buck

* Special series for Facilitators: Harrison Owen, Juanita Brown & Nicole Boyer, David Isaacs, Diana Whitney, Christine Whitney Sanchez

Live well,

Mary

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"Sticking Out Our Necks" email edition is published regularly by Mary Shomon, patient advocate and New York Times best-selling author books on health, as well web sites, newsletters and other health advocacy communications.

Mary Shomon is the author of: The Menopause Thyroid Solution: Overcome Menopause by Solving Your Hidden Thyroid Problems * The Thyroid Hormone Breakthrough: Overcoming Sexual and Hormonal Problems at Every Age * Living Well With Hypothyroidism * The Thyroid Diet: Manage Your Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss * Living Well With Graves' Disease & Hyperthyroidism * The Thyroid Guide to Hair Loss * Living Well With Autoimmune Disease * Living Well with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
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