The Complete Thyroid Health and Diet Guide: Understanding and Managing Thyroid Disease

Nikolas Hedberg and Danielle Cook. Robert Rose (Firefly, dist.), $24.95 trade paper (384p) ISBN 978-0-7788-0504-5
Hedberg, a naturopathic and chiropractic physician, and Cook, a dietitian, provide a clear, comprehensive understanding of thyroid problems and what natural approaches might be used to normalize them. The book covers anatomy and function of the thyroid, how thyroid disease is diagnosed, the causes of thyroid dysfunction, usual treatments, and diet as a therapy to complement conventional medical treatment. It also includes 150 recipes recommended for a healthy thyroid and nutritional strategies to maximize the metabolism. Interspersed in the book are case histories, illustrations, summary tables, definitions, and health tips. The authors suggest non-medical treatments, but they caution readers to continue with prescribed medication and to discuss any changes in their treatment with their doctors, suggesting that even those using conventional medical treatments could benefit from the nutritional strategies outlined in the book. This is a useful addition to consumer health literature that should help those with thyroid problems better understand and make lifestyle and dietary changes to improve their health. (May 2015)
Reviewed on: 12/21/2015
Release date: 04/01/2015
Genre: Nonfiction
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