Basic Articles on the Thyroid and its Disorders
Links, books and articles to help you protect your thyroid health.

The Internet has a wealth of information on thyroid disorders. Here are some of the best:

  • The Thyroid Foundation of America
    This nonprofit group has published several excellent articles on the thyroid:

    Thyroid Problems: Too Little Hormone, an easy-to-understand review of hypothyroidism which is a good place to start your reading.

    Hypothyroidism , another straightforward brochure on the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism.

    Graves' Disease , a good introduction to this common thyroid problem.

    Hyperthyroidism , an introduction to the overactive thyroid, its symptoms and treatments.

  • San Jose/Good Samaritan Medical Group
    This excellent, easy-to-read article, Living with thyroid disease , is written from the perspective of the patient.

  • American Women's Health Association
    This site offers a very readable overview of Thyroid Conditions , including the interesting story of Olympian Gail Devers, who suffers from an underactive thyroid.

  • The Diabestes and Hormone Center of the Pacific
    This clinic publishes a Thyroid Page which is an excellent introduction to thyroid disease, and contains a lot of information along with several educational graphic images.

  • MedicineNet
    This medical web site presents a overview of Hypothyroidism which contains a lot of info, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Also includes discussions of Hasimoto's Disease and thyroid cancer.

  • Thyroid Foundation of Canada
    Another national nonprofit which offers a wealth of information, including

    Thyrobulletin article reprints.

    Thyroid Health Guides .

    The Thyroid Gland: A General Introduction.

Other Resources

  • Alt.support.thyroid
    This newsgroup is a great place to post your questions and read about thyroid disease. Their Home Page includes Frequently Asked Questions and a links section.

    You can also reach alt.support.thyroid through DejaNews, a very useful site for accessing newsgroups.

  • The Thyroid Mailing List
    This list discusses all aspects of thyroid conditions and diseases and tells you how to subscribe for the free Thyroid mailing list

  • American Thyroid Association This nonprofit organization offers patient brochures, suggested books, and links to patient-oriented support organizations on their Patient page.

  • National Graves Disease Foundation
    This group publishes information for Graves' patients at their Home Page and site of Frequently Asked Questions About Graves' Disease.

Articles from an Alternative or Nutritional Health Perspective:

  • Dr. Andrew Weil
    Dr. Weil, author of "Spontaneous Healing" and "8 Weeks to Optimum Health," offers this article on Thyroid Problems from his online medical database.

  • Dr. John Allocca
    This interesting in-depth article was written by a Medical Research Scientist from New York. He presents A Review of Hypothyroidism, including symptoms and treatment, taking your basal temperature, synthetic T4 vs. Armour desiccated animal thyroid, suggestions for vitamins, minerals and herbs, and a discussion of the connection between hypothyroidism and hypoadrenalism.

  • Krispin Sullivan, Certified Nutritionist
    I like this site onThyroid Disease Support Information, which includes a great deal of information on nutrition and thyroid.

  • Michael Schachter, M.D., P.C.
    Healthworld Online presents this very good overview of the The Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypothyroidism, including a discussion of symptoms, how to take your basal temperature, a discussion of Armour vs. synthetic T4 hormone replacement, and a discussion of T4 to T3 conversion problems.

  • David L. Hoffman, M.N.I.M.H.
    According to his bio, a M.N.I.M.H. is a "medical herablist." David Hoffman publishes an good overview on Hyperthyroidism

Clinical Information

Many articles on the net contain scientific and clinical information which may be difficult for the layman to understand but are a tremendous resource for those doing serious research.

My Favorite Books
I read a lot, but these are the books I trust. If you're feeling lousy and are confused about food choices, these books will give you hope and new direction. If this web site has been helpful to you, you can help us by ordering a book now through Amazon. Here's wishing you good health!

Prescription for Nutritional Healing is a wonderful reference book, written by an MD and a certified nutritional consultant. The book suggests sound nutritional strategies for coping with more than 250 diseases, including hypothyroidism. You'll turn to this book again and again!

In the Complete Book of Juicing, Dr. Michael T. Murray (one of the world's leading authorities on natural medicines) reveals how fresh fruit and vegetable juices can help combat cancer, aging, arthritis, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, kidney stones, ulcers, and other health conditions. Over 150 easy recipes included.

I love the balanced approach presented by Annemarie Colbin in Food and Healing. She analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of a number of alternative diets, explains the remarkable healing qualities of specific foods, and describes how to tailor a diet approach that is right for you.

Fit for Life changed the way I think about food. If you're confused about what to eat, you'll appreciate the simple, natural advice in this book. This is the book I buy and give to friends who ask me the secret of my good health.

Living Well with Hypothyroidism is a great resource for those of us dealing with the condition. In her book Mary Shomon discusses symptoms, conventional treatments and alternative treatments, including new research on the value of adding T3 to the more traditional T4 hormone replacement. Very helpful!

Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices is the first and still the best book on why and how juicing restores health. The book was written by Dr. Norman Walker, who literally invented juicing and reportedly lived well past 100. This affordable little book contains very specific advice for treating hypothyroidism and many other conditions, and is available in most health food stores.


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