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The Paleo Thyroid Solution: Stop Feeling Fat, Foggy, And Fatigued At The Hands Of Uninformed Doctors - Reclaim Your Health! Paperback – September 8, 2016
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The Paleo Thyroid Solution dispels outdated, conventional thyroid wisdom still practiced by uninformed doctors, and provides the in-depth guidance necessary to solve hypothyroidism, achieve vibrant health, and optimize thyroid fat-burning hormone metabolism. Over 200 million people worldwide and 20+ million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, but 60% are undiagnosed and unaware of their condition. Undiagnosed or mistreated hypothyroidism can put people at risk for serious conditions, such as: depression, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, gynecological issues (infertility/miscarriages/fibroids/PCOS etc.), hormonal imbalances, adrenal fatigue, anemia, and other diseases.
The Paleo ThyroidSolution provides the only lifestyle and weight loss plan specifically targeted for maximizing thyroid hormone metabolism in harmony with paleo/primal/ancestral health principles.
In The Paleo Thyroid Solution, you will learn:
- Primal/paleo protocols for naturally optimizing and even possibly reversing low thyroid function
- How to work with your doctor to get the correct blood tests to diagnose hypothyroidism and accurately interpret results
- How to work with your doctor to optimally treat hypothyroidism with thyroid hormone replacement
- How to find a good doctor or work with your current one to diagnose and treat Reverse T3 issues (including T3-only treatment)
- How to lose the insidious fat and weight gained from hypothyroidism
- An MD’s perspective on why and how some doctors are uninformed and still practicing outdated thyroid protocols (in-depth commentary from integrative physician Dr. Gary E. Foresman, MD)
- Robb Wolf, New York Times Bestselling Author
"After 20 years of hacking my own biology to gain more energy than I've ever had, and lose 100 pounds along the way, it's become really clear that your thyroid is your body's energy thermostat. Undiagnosed subclinical thyroid deficiency is a huge problem holding back tens of millions of people from becoming all they can be. Elle Russ has put the pieces together for you in The Paleo Thyroid Solution."
- Dave Asprey, Creator of Bulletproof Coffee, New York Times best-selling author of The Bulletproof Diet and Head Strong
"The most impressive thing about Elle Russ' approach to thyroid conditions is that she speaks from a realm of deep experience and with a voice that truly and obviously reflects her own experiences and her subsequent care and empathy for others who are struggling with thyroid issues. She is someone who has been in the trenches and is able to offer practical, useful and proven tips you can easily implement." - Ben Greenfield, New York Times Bestselling Author
"If your thyroid is sputtering, health can take a nosedive. In The Paleo Thyroid Solution, Elle gives you the tools you need to take your health and happiness into your own hands."
- Abel James, author of The Wild Diet
"This book has the capacity to help millions of people with thyroid-related conditions heal the right way and avoid the pitfalls of misguided medical treatment."
- Mark Sisson, bestselling author of The Primal Blueprint
"My patients who stay on the paleo/primal path have the best success. The Paleo Thyroid Solution can help everybody achieve optimal thyroid hormone metabolism."
- Dr, Gary E. Foresman, MD
"In the confusing world of health and nutrition, The Paleo Thyroid Solution offers simple and easy protocols that can have a great impact on ones journey to wellness."
- Gabrielle Reece, New York Times Bestselling Author and Fitness Expert
"Elle Russ in The Paleo Thyroid Solution shares her deeply personal and tenacious quest for health in order to help you survive the struggle you will likely face in finding a physician who is more vested in finding the right prescription for your health, than the highly inflexible "standard of care" that dominates most of today's medical practices and endocrinology. But she doesn't stop there. Elle arms you with both the lifestyle and lab test information you need to empower your recovery―and just as importantly―maximize lifelong health and happiness."
- CJ Hunt, Filmmaker The Perfect Human Diet
About the Author
Elle Russ is a writer, health/life coach, and host of the Primal Blueprint Podcast. She is becoming the leading voice of thyroid health in the burgeoning Evolutionary Health Movement (also referred to as Paleo, Primal, or Ancestral Health). Elle has a B.A in Philosophy from The University of California at Santa Cruz and is a certified Primal Health Coach. She sits on the advisory board of The Primal Health Coach Program created by Mark Sisson, bestselling author ofThe Primal Blueprint. Originally from downtown Chicago, Elle lives and plays in Malibu, CA. You can learn more about her at http://www.elleruss.com
Elle wrote The Paleo Thyroid Solution after consulting with over two dozen endocrinologists, internal medicine specialists, and general practice MDs...but her thyroid condition was only getting worse - and nothing from doctors resembled a solution, or even hope.
Exasperated and desperate, Elle took control of her own health and resolved two severe bouts of hypothyroidism on her own – including an acute Reverse T3 problem. Through a devoted paleo/primal lifestyle, intensive personal experimentation, and a radically modified approach to thyroid hormone replacement therapy…Elle went from fat, foggy, and fatigued – to fit, focused, and full of life!
- Publisher : Primal Nutrition, Inc. (September 8, 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 300 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1939563240
- ISBN-13 : 978-1939563248
- Item Weight : 1.48 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.7 x 0.7 x 8.9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #655,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #153 in Endocrine System Diseases
- #187 in Thyroid Conditions
- #2,100 in General Women's Health
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I first learned of the book on Mark's Daily Apple, and pre-ordered it. It was coincidence that Elle's book was being previewed just when I needed it most. In the course of a year, my health had rapidly deteriorated, with no specialized medical practitioner able to help me. I developed digestive issues (including an ulcer), had acne, gained 30 lbs in three months (in spite of running 6 mile/day, six day/week, plus weight training 3x/week, using a standing desk at work for at least 8 hours/day and clean eating protocol of 1200 calories that I tracked daily), not had my period in four years (I'm now 46 but not menopausal), was irritable, etc. Any number of endocrinologists, gastroenterologists, GYNs, internists poked, prodded, probed, scanned, drugged, and X-rayed me four ways to Sunday, each concluding "I don't know what's wrong. I cannot help you." I'm not sure if this was worse or better than the other constant refrain/admonition that I had to "exercise more and eat less." There is nothing more demoralizing than when your body starts doing things that you can't control and "experts" abandon you and/or blame you.
When the book arrived, I devoured it in a matter of hours over a weekend. (I've since re-read it at least once and regularly consult it. It is dog-eared, paper-clipped, and marked with stickies.) This book is well-written (much better than the "classic" Stop the Thyroid Madness), and very informative. It presents the information in a clear manner, and provides many practical examples and tips for understanding what might be happening to your body, as well as tools for how to address your concerns with various resources. I didn't know, for example, that I could order my own blood tests. Armed with that knowledge alone, I was able to provide evidence of what I had suspected for some time: that the excessive (400 mg twice daily) of levoxyl that I had been put on was actually making my problems worse, not better. It unlocked so many "mysteries" for me; as I read Elle's experiences, I kept thinking, "Oh my gosh, that's ME!" When my doctor refused to acknowledge that my RT3 level of 77 (ratio to T3 was 6) was one of several (ongoing) signs of problem, I switched doctors and fortunately found someone who understood and appreciated the evidence (symptoms and blood work) which together formed a picture that I had learned was real and not in my head, thanks to Elle. Beginning with my first visit, I challenged my new him (still do), insisting on explanations (Why do you recommend this? Why don't we try that?) and proposing alternatives to consider. I have much more say in my treatment now because I am conversant in a way I wasn't before, and I owe most of that to Elle and her book. I have also been fortunate enough to talk to and email Elle a few times, as well, allowing us to go deeper into my specific case. (Like Elle, I had not only an RT3/thyroid problem, but also yeast overgrowth in my gut.) With her guidance, I insisted on other blood tests which again showed deficiencies that needed to be addressed. I have recently worked with my new doctor to go on T3 only therapy for a period of time to finally rid my system of excessive RT3. I believe I'm finally - after more years than I probably even knew I was sick - on the right path.
I know that the path to full recovery will not be as quick as I would like it to be, but I'll get there. Elle has been wonderful with her time and with sharing her knowledge and experiences with me and so many others. I cannot recommend this book and Elle's guidance highly enough.
Skip forward more than 40 years. Multiple doctors have tested my thyroid due to various symptoms but they always said my thyroid was fine and I just needed to accept that we all gain weight as we get older, or I was tired because I work too much or maybe I was depressed. They never did explain how those things justified anemia, low blood pressure, a slow heart rate, a B-12 deficiency or the feeling that I was being strangled if I wore a turtleneck or necklace. I didn’t feel depressed but they seemed to think that was irrelevant.
Since the docs had data and numbers, I believed them when they said my thyroid was fine. That didn’t mean I was willing to accept their outlook for me, so I would research my symptoms, adjust my vitamins, increase my exercise and lower my calorie intake even more. I’d get better for a while, but eventually, I'd bottom out into exhaustion yet again and some combination of symptoms would return.
I heard about this book via the Primal Blueprint website. Elle's description of her struggles were scarily similar to mine and I found I had symptoms I had never thought of as symptoms - it was just how I'd always felt. I went back through my lab history and found that EVERY doctor I'd seen had tested for TSH only. I contacted my primary care doctor and requested a specific set of tests based on this book. The results showed my TS3 at the very bottom of the range, with TS4 in the low to mid range while reverse TS3 was at very high. TSH was still fine.
My current doctor said the tests were normal, but this time I contacted an integrative medicine doctor to get a second opinion. The new doctor spent 90 minutes going through my history, checking prior labs and running a few more basic tests. The doctor noted that I had 21 symptoms of hypothyroidism, including completely non-responsive reflexes, and based on my test results and symptoms, I had ‘severe hypothyroidism’. The new doctor prescribed NDT, starting at a quarter grain. Even after only a few days at an extremely low dose, my energy levels are noticeably improved.
I’ve got a ways to go with getting my levels optimized, plus my new doc suspects adrenal problems too so more tests to come. However …. it feels like I'm finally on the right path to a real solution, and if I hadn’t read this book, I’d still believe my thyroid was functioning as it should. Thank you Elle!!! Seriously … your book provided better and more complete info in a weekend than I’ve received in 40 years of medical advice.
To the Amazon readers: If you haven't noticed .... I wholeheartedly recommend this book. And a good integrative medicine doctor.
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I agree with the author that current default tests are useless and dont tell the full story.
would recommend this book to anybody