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Solved: The Riddle of Illness Paperback – April 1, 2000
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From the Back Cover
"One of the most important books of our time . . . a perennial bestseller [that] shows you simple ways to understand and manage your thyroid gland so that you can make the most of your life physically, emotionally, and mentally."
--From the foreword by Dr. Dwayne Dyer
"Not only is Solved: The Riddle of Illness the best thyroid book, it is, by far, the best health book I have ever read. It saved my life!"
--Lee Swanson, president, Swanson Health Products
"The new edition of Solved: The Riddle of Illness reveals how to cope with stress that lowers thyroid function, depletes energy, and contributes to weight gain. Don't let undiagnosed hypothyroidism rob you of your zest for living!"
--Richard Passwater, Ph.D., author of Supernutrition: Megavitamin Revolution.
Solved: The Riddle of Illness reveals how low thyroid function, often overlooked or misdiagnosed, can be the underlying cause to a multitude of ailments. Author and thyroid expert Dr. Stephen Langer shows you simple ways to improve your overall health through diet, lifestyle changes, and natural alternatives, as well as a full range of medical options. You'll learn how to:
- Get to the root of your health problems and find the healthiest way to treat them
- Diagnose your condition and get the medical care you need
- Deal with obesity, infertility, depression, and more, safely and effectively
About the Author
Stephen E. Langer, M.D., is a renowned thyroid expert and the author of Solved: The Riddle of Weight Loss. James F. Scheer has authored and coauthored 15 books on nutrition and health.
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If you, or a loved one has, or suspects, thyroid disease, you must read this book. 'SOLVED: THE RIDDLE OF ILLNESS,' will take you through every body system, explaining the role of the thyroid in maintaining health and balance. If you just wonder if you have thyroid disease, you will be introduced to the 'Barnes Basal Temperature Test,' which you can perform at home, that is often indicative of hypothyroid. You will also be armed with all of the symptoms, to do a self assessment.
I can't recommend this book highly enough. If I had read it sooner (yes, nurses are terrible patients), I would have been more pro-active in addressing my own thyroid issues, instead of attributing symptoms to the aging process. Now some secondary complications may, or may not, be reversible. For example, I have been having significant night blindness. My Dr. did not mention an association with thyroid disease when I mentioned these symptoms, but in reading this book I discovered (to paraphrase) 'that many patients complain of 'night blindness.' It is generally caused by deficient vitamin A metabolized retinine A, which requires the thyroid hormone for its generation.' I've been a nurse for over two decades and did not know that the thyroid could be involved with night vision, and, I can guarantee that most of my colleagues don't either. Who knew! This is only one example of the words of wisdom---the pearls, you will find in this book, that you might not find anywhere else, that are so integral to managing your health.
Please read this book and share it with others. Do not do as I did, and deny symptoms, until they are literally destroying body systems. Have your thyroid checked, and if you have thyroid disease, make sure you take charge, and treat it aggressively. This book will show you how! I personally feel it should be mandatory reading for all health care professionals, as well. I know I will be sharing mine.
Most recent customer reviews
Recommend it to anyone who suspects they may have a thyroid problem.