Thryoid Health: Favorite Links

This is a great site for general health and nutrition information. Membership is free, and a bulletin board and email newsletter are available. I haven't spent much time on the "beauty" half of this site, but the suggestions for transitioning to a diet high in raw fruits and veges is balanced and very inspirational.

Enzyme Essentials
The Enzyme Essentials website has a lot of information on the power of enzymes to improve digestion and health.

Chet Day
Chet's site played a big part in my own journey to wellness. He publishes a great library of articles on health and nutrition. Chet also offers a free weekly newsletter. A great place to learn and explore nutrition's role in good health.

My favorite health "secret" is juicing, and the best prices and selection I've found if you need a juicer is Juiceandgrain.com.

Hallelujah Acres
This site offers a unique Christian perspective on foods for health. Rev. Malkmus has been dedicated to spreading the gospel of natural healing since he was cured of colon cancer at the age of 40. The site features a good library of articles, but I do have one caution. Malkmus' motto is "You don't have to be sick," which I think promises a bit too much. A raw food diet can be amazing in its healing effects, but it isn't a "magic bullet" for everything.

Dr. Andrew Weil
Dr. Weil offers one of the most honest and balanced sites on the net, integrating alternative and traditional medicine. Check out the archives of his "question of the day" or search by topics for his unique perspective.

A Naturopath Suggests How to Treat Thyroid Problems
This excellent article was originally published in the Twin Cities Wellness newspaper. In it, Mark Dargan Smith, N.D., Ph.D., a naturopath from New Mexico, discusses diagnosing and treating thyroid problems, including suggestions for glandulars, vitamins, etc. He also explains how to take your basal temperature, warns against microwave radiation and mentions thyroid massage therapy.

Can thyroid replacement hormones cause side effects?
It's the standard line: "My doctor says there are no side effects from taking levothyroxine." But is this true? The standard disclosure statement for a popular brand of levothyroxine sodium makes it clear that side effects are possible, even though (hopefully) rare. So it may not be your imagination...

Check out the excellent information at druginfonet.com for the disclosure statement included in prescriptions for levothyroxin.

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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