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  • Paperback: 134 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 16, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1438251254
  • ISBN-13: 978-1438251257
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #201,541 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Mary Shomon is a nationally-known patient advocate and best-selling author of 10 books on health, including "The Thyroid Diet: Manage Your Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss," "Living Well With Hypothyroidism: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You...That You Need to Know," "Living Well With Graves' Disease and Hyperthyroidism," "Living Well With Autoimmune Disease," "Living Well With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia," and the "Thyroid Hormone Breakthrough," all published by HarperCollins. Since 1997, Mary has been the Guide to Thyroid Disease at About.com, owned by the New York Times, located at http://thyroid.about.com . Mary also publishes email and print thyroid patient newsletters, as well as other information at her web sites, http://www.thyroid-info.com and http://www.thyroidbreakthrough.com.

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I'm Mary Shomon, and I'm a patient advocate, author, communications consultant, wife and mother. I've tried to transform my own struggle with thyroid disease into an advocacy campaign on behalf of patients with chronic diseases such as thyroid disease, autoimmune conditions, hormone imbalances, and weight gain, among others.

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 About.com Thyroid website, and as editor of my popular patient thyroid news report, Sticking Out Our Necks.

In my patient advocacy role, I try yto bring 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 gone 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), Thyroid Hormone Breakthrough (2005), The Menopause Thyroid Solution, The Thyroid Diet Revolution, and the Thyroid Guide to Hair Loss.

I have served as the Guide for the popular About.com Thyroid site -- formerly part of the New York Times, and now part of Ask.com -- launching the site in early 1997, and managing the site and working as its sole researcher/writer since that time. That site, Thyroid.about.com, along with my advocacy site Thyroid-info.com, are among 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 two decades 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.

I am also co-star of the PBS television special, Healthy Hormones: Mind-Body Fitness, with fitness expert Teresa Tapp.

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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By English Teacher on September 5, 2008
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Everything actually relevant to thyroid-related hair loss in this 134 page "book" could have been covered in five pages. I was very disappointed. Just stick with information on the author's website and save your money.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 6, 2009
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..Just like the other reviewer said: nothing new in this book that isnt discussed on her site. Save your $$$.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Shana85 on October 21, 2010
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I was extremely let down by the "book". It seems more of a collection of `copy and paste' information found on Google. The only information I found relevant to hair-care was the use of Primrose Oil. Very, very disappointed....
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By BeeTee on November 22, 2011
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This book contains basically the same information as on the author's website (quite clearly cut-and-paste, in fact). However, I did find the organization of the book much easier to follow than the endless linking of pages on a website. My feeling is this book is targeting patients who have been diagnosed with a thyroid problem and are suffering hair loss; however, decent-sized sections of the book don't even relate to thyroid-related hair loss.

For those who are not terribly informed about what the thyroid is, thyroid disease, optimum TSH levels, etc there is a section you will find informative. There is a section that helps you determine if you do have a thyroid problem, a sort of symptoms checklist. Again, it felt like by virtue of the title of the book, the average reader has been diagnosed with thyroid related hair loss.

The most helpful section of the book is the one that discusses the various thyroid treatments and supplements. She does list supplements that "may" help but there are no recommended amounts which I would have found helpful. She does quote experts, and I felt like that is information missing that could have been included. As someone who has been on Synthroid for six months with little hair loss improvement, I found the section on asking your doctor about T3 drugs to be helpful. I also liked the section with advice about what not to eat or which vitamins NOT to take within a certain window of taking medicine. My endocrinologist had covered this but I was overwhelmed with information at that point so I found this helpful.

As others have said, you probably can save your money and find the information on the website. I did feel like this book is overpriced for the overall size of the book and the amount of relevant information it contains. If you have tried reading the website but found it confusing OR if you have an older parent or relative who isn't of the generation to research online, this book will be helpful.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Inquisitive Buyer on July 16, 2013
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I wish I had read these reviews before I purchased this book. (Luckily, I bought the PDF version, so I only wasted $2.99.) I was expecting to read about detailed solutions to hair loss caused by thyroid issues through diet, supplements, etc. that real women had developed and found success with. What I got instead was a term paper on hair loss in general, and a laundry list of products and medications followed by descriptions and claims regurgitated from those products' websites. A previous review stated that the entire book could be reduced to five pages. I'd go a step further... all you need to know is that the author found success by taking Evening Primrose Oil supplements. That's it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Annie Pope on January 21, 2014
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The writing is sort of sixth-grade level. The booklet contains too much self-promotional text.

The content can be found through quick research on the topic throughout the web. It is just a recap of facts and information you can find if you do a little research on the topic. Nothing new. Nothing with much analysis. Looks like it was written in a hurry.

Just read her online columns and online content. You don't really need to buy the book. There's not much here that you can't get online.
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