The Definitive Guide for Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause is a groundbreaking manual that will provide the reader with a roadmap to identify and remove the triggers associated with causing thyroid autoimmunity.
Learn to “Dig - At - It”
Identify The Triggers & Discover Your Root Cause
Steps to Recovery
Learn how to utilize Dr. Wentz's DIG-AT-IT approach, a systematic method that helps to identify triggers.
Implement a healing protocol that tackles the triggers.
I have has Hashimoto' for well over 10 years and struggle everyday with symptoms of pain, fatigue, brain fog, insomnia, anxiety, brittle hair and nails, losing hair, dry skin, you name it! My labs have recently gone all over the scale ( from 0.3 to 50.0). So basically, the Hashi's is very active and out of control. I do take Armour which is the best med I have tried. But I have always thought there has to be something else that can control this roller coaster ride I have been on...this book explains what is happening to my body and suggests lifestyle changes that could help elevate major symptoms.
After reading only the first half of the book. I understand more about the disease and how to lessen the effects it has on my body. I can not say enough about how informative the book is. I have sticky notes, highlights, and book marks all throughout!!
The book has established it credibility with pages of research, peer-reviewed research, and helpful cross references of books by others who share unlocking the mystery of Hashi's.
I recommended it to everyone who wants to know what is going on with their thyroid and what you can do to ease its effort to keep up with your body. I am so glad I got the book and am going to send on to my endo. For him to read-- thanks for sharing your experience in order to help others.
Izabella Wentz, a pharmacist, tells of her journey with this disease, but also teaches you who, what, where, when, why, and how of this disease and it's treatment. Having dealt with 13 doctors in 9 years myself, this book CHANGED my life as well as the FB support group that recommended it. If you or someone you know has this disease, you won't get much help from the medical community, you have to be your own advocate. PLEASE, spend the couple of bucks that will enable you to find your food triggers and help yourself. It is SO worth it! Izabella also responds to her emails, and you can make an appointment for a consult with her as well. Good luck to you in your healing process.
This book is a MUST read if you, or anyone you love, has autoimmune thyroid disease. Dr. Wentz, in addition to her professional knowledge, is a Hashimoto's patient herself. In that light, I have confidence in the advice she gives and the steps she recommends taking, especially as she has undergone many of the processes herself in her own journey to reclaim her health. As a healthcare worker with years of experience myself, including time in endocrinology, I have never heard any medical professional address Hashimoto's as the life-altering autoimmune disease that it is, until now. Dr. Wentz's book is a compilation of many layers of information that you won't get from your doctor, a comprehensive "go-to" guide that you won't find anywhere else, and gives one hope that there is SOMETHING that can be done to get your life back. As the title says, this book addresses all the potential root causes, or "triggers" of Hashimoto's, from viruses (such as Epstein-Barr) to leaky gut and food intolerances, to excess iodine intake, and so much more! While I cannot say whether or not one can actually reverse their Hashimoto's, I can say that Dr. Wentz's book will give you all the knowledge and tools you'll need to begin your journey back to the "old you". Let the healing begin!
Dr. Wentz is so incredibly knowledgeable about Hypothyroidism, especially Hashimoto's. It is all about finding and treating the root cause (underlying cause), and how one get learn to do this. Such a complex autoimmune condition, but explained in such an easily understandable way. If a person with this autoimmune condition really and truly wants to recover, and learn how to live a productive, happy, and peaceful life, this book is a must. I don't think I could have learned as much as I have, had I not read this doctor's book. She is a true advocate for patients. It is an excellent and valuable resource to read, and study...at all levels in the development and intervention of Hashimoto's. I think I will be able to learn much, and help others too, by continually referring to specific instructions and explanations now. I have learned an incredible amount of information, and have even taken notes. I have shared information about this with those that I know, like why one can still gain weight, what tests are best, and even why this disease is often misdiagnosed. It's one of those books where one can keep it, re-read it, and use it always as an invaluable resource. That is exactly what I plan to do with it too!
Love this book - wholehearted thanks to the authors who brought in awareness of hashimoto's (freq. labeled as low thyroid).
I am one of the unfortunate ones who have been plagued with multiple autoimmune issues (so along with it is the food restriction) and the recent one being Hashimoto's. although the doctors kept saying borderline thyroid symptoms. Now I understand why I felt miserable after being on even natural thyroid hormones. It is not just an overstressed adrenal, it is also the "type" of thyroid issue which is greatly explained in this book. I am 40 next year and I feel like I am already giving up on living life to the maximum potential, and this book (just finished today) is giving me great hope that with proper supplements at proper times, I can be ok..
My naturopath follows exactly the same supplement protocol - have been on it for a month. So I am hoping for the best..
Now if there is a solution for my issue addressed anywhere:
1. I can only tolerate vegetarian. Allergic to pork, Beef and fish...so animal protein is a big issue. I can, may be include eggs (but according to Dr.K eggs can be an issue for hashimoto)
2. Gluten sensitivity - off wheat, spelt, oats, barley, rye and also corn, quinoa.
3. No to soy and goitrogenic veg and nuts - so no cabbage, spinach, and all that...
4. No nightshades due to another inflammatory autoimmune disorder.
5. Thinking of stopping dairy for a while..as I see in many books and websites that dairy is a major trigger for Hashimoto if taken repeatedly.
I am left with rice, lentils, legumes, almonds, coconuts, olives, and some veg. It scares me to even think my range of food choices has become so limited all of a sudden due to this awareness. While I am all geared with this knowledge to make my life better, it is overwhelming indeed.
This book is the best I have read so far related to Hashimoto's. Many sites and books, with all good intentions, do confuse a lot with typical hypo and adrenal issues that the focus is less on what actually is going on in a Hashimoto case. I am very very grateful to the author(s) for giving me hope.