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Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests Are Normal: A Revolutionary Breakthrough In Understanding Hashimoto's Disease and Hypothyroidism Paperback – February 2, 2010

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Dr. Datis Kharrazian's "Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms When My Lab Tests Are Normal?" presents a revolutionary breakthrough in understanding Hashimoto's and hypothyroidism. By connecting the dots, Dr. Kharrazian is pioneering the future approach to supporting thyroid disorders. Given its complexity, especially when it comes to autoimmunity, it is no wonder that the immune system is uncharted territory for many medical professionals. Dr. Kharrazian draws on his years of clinical experience for specific recommendations to help nutritionally address abnormal chemistries. --Aristo Vojdani, PhD, MSc, MT

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Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? was written to address the true causes of hypothyroidism in this country and how to manage them. The vast majority of hypothyroid cases are being treated inappropriately or misdiagnosed by the standard health care model. Through my exhaustive research and clinical experience, Dr. Kharrazian has discovered what really causes hypothyroidism and how to manage it.


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  • Paperback: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Morgan James Publishing; 1 edition (February 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600376703
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600376702
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (403 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #587,470 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr. Kharrazian's material is way beyond the stuff they teach in medical school.
--Ron Manzanero, MD
Austin Integrative Medicine
Austin, TX

Dr. Datis Kharrazian's new book has revolutionized my practice in countless ways. He has done some of the most groundbreaking research I have seen in the healthcare field. He has constructed that research into an easy to use system that is allowing me to impact, in a profound way, a patient population that is largely ignored by the healthcare system. Dr. Kharrazian's approach to chronically ill patients is nothing short of genius, and the content found in this book is setting the standard for how patients with low thyroid are supported. It is a must read for any practitioner or patient searching for real answers as to why their health continues to decline.
--Brandon Credeur, DC
Denver, CO

What I learned about identifying thyroid disorders from Dr. Kharrazian has been invaluable to my practice. I recently had a woman with all the typical thyroid symptoms but after blood tests and scans, doctors found nothing wrong. Using Dr. Kharrazian's method I was able to identify an autoimmune thyroid condition, which caused her thyroid-stimulating hormone to fluctuate. I was also able to restore thyroid balance to some people whose doctors recommended natural methods to help the thyroid; these natural methods only exacerbated the problem. With so many people suffering with thyroid issues, Dr. Kharrazian's book is a timely lifesaver.
--Donna DiMarco, CN, LNC
Pompano Beach, FL

What I have learned from Dr. Kharrazian has changed my entire practice. I am seeing many more chronic patients, and I am getting amazing results. It is astounding how many people have undiagnosed Hashimoto's. People with this condition are the largest part of my practice. I love working with them because they are so responsive to support. When you help them, they tell everyone what you did for them. I would never have been able to understand how to properly care for these patients without the incredible knowledge from Dr. Kharrazian. I am eternally grateful for his vast knowledge of autoimmune disease.
--Mark Flannery, DC
HealthWise Chiropractic and Nutrition
Simi Valley, CA

I have been attending Dr. Kharrazian's seminars for two years, and each one is better than the last. Much of what he teaches is leaps ahead of what is being done with conventional medicine. Kharrazian's approach is the latest in medical research and as cutting edge as it gets.
--Jim Chialtas, LAc
San Diego, CA

Since I met Dr. Kharrazian in 2006, my practice has evolved into one I could not have imagined. His work in evaluating thyroid disorders has given me the tools necessary to affect a person who has all the low thyroid symptoms but normal test results. Thank you, Dr. Kharrazian, for your passion in research and education in developing a clinical approach outside of the traditional, theoretical model we all have been following in our practices.
--David G. Arthur, DC, DACNB
Mountain Health Chiropractic and Neurology Center
Englewood, CO

Wow, as practitioners we want to get to the cause of our patients' ailments. This information is leading edge and gets to the cause of the problem.
--Paulette Coates, ND
Lakewood, CO

Prior to attending Dr. Kharrazian's classes, I was not seeing consistent results in my health or the health of my patients using the traditional alternative approach to thyroid problems. I was unable to understand or explain what was occurring in our bodies. Each class I attend is a giant step up in understanding science-based thyroid care, functional endocrinology, and blood nutrition analysis. Dr. Kharrazian's classes will change the face of alternative healthcare.
--David Peterson, DC
Wellness Alternatives
Town and Country, MO

I have attended all of Dr. Kharrazian's seminars. His approach has caused me to rethink how I approach thyroid treatment. This is excellent material.
--Robert Mathis, MD, ABHM, CNS, MCP
Santa Barbara, CA


Datis Kharrazian, DC, DHS, MS, MNeuroSci, FAACP, DACBN, DABCN, DIBAK, CNS

Dr. Kharrazian earned his Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of the State of New York and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Southern California University of Health Sciences. Graduating cum laude, Kharrazian was distinguished with the Mindlin Honors at Entrance Award, the Dean's List, and the Delta Sigma Award for Academic Excellence. He also earned a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and a Master of Neurological Sciences degree from the Carrick Institute of Graduate Studies. He received a Doctorate of Health Sciences degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for his work in nutrition and neuroendcrine-immunology.

He is a member of the American College of Nutrition, The Institute for Functional Medicine, the American Chiropractic Association Council on Nutrition, and The Endocrine Society. He is a Diplomate of the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists, a Diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, a Diplomate of the International Board of Applied Kinesiology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Neurology.

Dr. Kharrazian is one of a handful of doctors of chiropractic that has been awarded the designation of Fellow of the American Academy of Chiropractic Physicians. This distinction is only awarded to those in chiropractic that have demonstrated outstanding skills in diagnosis and patient management by the Academy, which is sponsored by the two most prestigious chiropractic universities nationally.

He served on the Postgraduate Education Faculty for Parker College of Chiropractic from 2000-2002, and as a supervising clinician for the division of clinical internship at the Southern California University of Health Sciences.
Dr. Kharrazian is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at the Carrick Institute and conducts educational programs for the Postgraduate Department of the University of Bridgeport.

Dr. Kharrazian has spent hundreds of postgraduate hours in sports medicine education and was recognized by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician and by the Commission of the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Dr. Kharrazian has instructed more than 4,000 hours of postgraduate education in laboratory analysis, diagnosis, and nutritional management and is currently conducting more than 50 seminars per year to doctors throughout the world. His publications include numerous professional papers, several clinical manuals, and more than 30 educational audio recordings on various topics.

He is a product development consultant to the nutrition industry and has been involved with the formulation of widely used nutritional products such as metabolic creams, nutritional and herbal formulas, sublingual hormones, and metabolic foods. Dr. Kharrazian restricts his private practice in San Diego to caring for people with chronic and challenging immune, endocrine, and neurological disorders.

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480 of 507 people found the following review helpful By Nenah Sylver on November 29, 2009
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Datis Kharrazian has done some groundbreaking thinking, research, and writing. He excels in putting together some very complicated data, from a variety of disciplines, into a coherent protocol that addresses not only thyroid disorders, but all autoimmune issues.

First, of the over 50% of people in the United States who suffer from hypothyroidism, the vast majority have an autoimmune condition that's attacking the thyroid. So while the end RESULT is hypothyroidism, the CAUSES are many and varied, and other systems are affected as well. To name just a few other interconnected systems and problems: leaky gut/poor digestion; adrenal exhaustion, which leads to malfunction; impairment of the liver (where the unabsorbable T4 thyroid hormone is converted into the more active and absorbable T3 thyroid hormone); and of course, environmental pollutants or heavy metals such as mercury, which can damage every system in the body.

The problem with giving people thyroid hormone is that it may not address what caused the hypothyroid symptoms in the first place. (Note I said "MAY not address"; some people do very well taking natural thyroid hormone or a synthetic T3/T4 compound.) First, says Dr. Kharrazian, address the causes of the autoimmune response, and the thyroid problem will take care of itself.

One of the most important things to do is avoid gluten, a sticky protein found in wheat, barley, rye, spelt, triticale, semolina, and durham (and sometimes oats, when they're contaminated with wheat). According to the authors of Dangerous Grains (different book now), half of the US population may be intolerant to gluten.
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1,429 of 1,543 people found the following review helpful By Kerry Drury on March 16, 2010
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I'm a lay person who has had thyroid disease for 43 years. The idea of going gluten free if you have autoimmune thyroid disease is nothing new, but withholding that information as a way of luring thyroid patients to buy the book goes precisely to why Dr. Kharrazian's book-form infomercial is a turn-off for me.

Dr. K is obviously very bright and articulate. The bottom line of the book? Go to see his specially trained practitioners (read chiropractors) who have taken his seminars; they are the only ones who can sell his secretly formulated supplements. Those are likely to be the same chiropractors who have just rated this book 5 stars. What happened to the good old days when people wrote just a plain old book....not a plan for a pyramid empire? I just could not get past it.

On Dr K's web page I listened to the radio interview where he didn't present himself as a chiropractor, but rather as someone holding a doctorate in medical research. I pictured him in the halls of a medical center conducting studies. I was quite impressed until I googled the school he went to--it's an online one. While I'm sure he wrote a dissertation on the subject of medical research, I'm equally sure this is NOT the hard science research degree Dr K would like to have us believe it is. In my opinion, his research for this book shows it by its paucity of references to sound studies. I'd be more impressed if he hadn't trumpeted his online "doctorate" at all.

I found the help I was looking for, but not from this book, which targets the vast number of people--especially women--not doing well, suffering from the seeming vacuum of knowledge among physicians and endocrinologists treating autoimmune thyroid disease and resultant adrenal stress.
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UPDATE Sep2014: The Hashimotos Institute is offering a free webinar on the cutting edge Hashimoto's information next week Sept 15-22. Check their website hashimotosinstitute. This is not geared toward medical professionals but rather anyone interested. I am not affiliated with this institute in any way. Enjoy.

UPDATE for those looking for help with autoimmune, fatigue, etc. I find helpful Ayurvedic doctors experienced in balancing hormones and lymphatic system for better results. The Ayurvedic specialist I prefer is Vijaya Pratha MD, 619-260-1012, 3330 3rd Ave, Suite 304, San Diego, CA. John Douillard's website lifespa is probably even better with many articles, audios and videos for free that educate on lymphatic-autoimmune connection and you can purchase a telephone consult from him if you are not in the Boulder, Colorado area. Organic India's March 2014 newsletter is on Thyroid. Manjistha (available from Amazon) is a great affordable gentle way to start getting your lymphatic, digestion, and elimination systems working correctly and then your body automatically corrects autoimmune conditions and other disfunction and becomes healthier.

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A HEALTHY gluten-free diet is REQUIRED in Datis' protocol and may actually be the only change the reader needs to get a healthy thyroid and lose the hypo/hyperthyroid symptoms.
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