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Thyroid Guide To Hair Loss: Conventional And Holistic Help For People Suffering Thyroid-Related Hair Loss Paperback – July 16, 2008
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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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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.
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.