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 am not usually one to gush in reviews but I have to say, that Izabella and Dr Nowosadzka have done some incredible work compiling and analyzing ALL and I mean ALL of the information you need if you are on the path of suffering from an auto-immune condition. If you are living less than a full life and are motivated to do the work to change it, there is so much information in here that I am carrying it with me everywhere I go. Just implementing 2 of the hundreds of suggestions that are expertly laid out in this book, has already had a major impact. I am not needing a nap after meals! I am actually getting ready to go see a doctor and I am ready to ask the questions I need to get me to a symptom free existence. At the very least of all that is offered here is hope for long time sufferers like myself. The fact that life beyond sheer exhaustion and frustration is possible and is incredible. I am so impressed with not only how the information is laid out but how easy it reads. The fact that Izabella is a pharmacist, lends so much clarity to such a dense, overwhelming, and daunting experience of getting to the bottom of hypothyroid and arrest autoimmune attacks. If you are suffering, get this book. You will not regret it.
HASHIMOTO'S THYROIDITIS: LIFESTYLE INTERVENTIONS FOR FINDING AND TREATING THE ROOT CAUSE brings together the most up-to-date and helpful research and information available on Hashimoto's Disease.
I was diagnosed at the beginning of 2011, at the age of 23. Since then, I've spent hours upon hours, researching everything I could find online related to this disease. I was determined to beat my disease if at all possible! I've read the Stop The Thyroid Madness site, Mary Shamon's thyroid-info website, Dr. Alexander Haskell's book, Dr. Datiz Kharrazian's book and his diet recommendations, read what Jack Kruse has to say... I've looked into the GAPS diet, the paleo diet, the autoimmune paleo diet, and researched intestinal permeability and how to heal it. I've searched high and low to find success stories of other patients who have successfully put their Hashimoto's into remission. Eventually, I found the Hashimotos 411 FB group and found a bunch of other people who had done their research as well and were on a good path of healing as a result.
My point: I spent TWO YEARS and HOURS to find all the info present in this book. Back then, I searched to find such a book, and none was available. Much of this info wasn't even "out there" a couple years ago. I kept waiting for something to be missing from this book, but no, it was all there. Every related topic was covered with conciseness, thoroughness, and detail. If you have Hashimoto's, don't feel well, want to feel better, and don't know where to start, I highly suggest you buy this book. It will save you a ton of time, and if you implement what you learn, it will quicken your healing journey. And for those of you who are already healing, it's still an amazing reference manual to have. Even if just to give valid ation that you really are on the right path! I'm so thrilled to have this book, it still seems too good to be true! :)
I would suggest though, if there is ever a second printing, and an updated version, that the author include more advice/info on finding a good functional/integrative/holistic Dr. to work with, which testing is available and from which labs, how to navigate testing solo or with your Dr., etc. The book is already so packed and full of thorough information on everything else though, that I know it would have taken up a lot more room to do so.
I can see how maybe someone just getting diagnosed and with no background on all of this might be a little bit intimidated and not know where to start as far as implementing the advice and knowledge , unless they have a self-driven and self-starter personality/temperament. Knowledge is power, and is the first step. After that, the rest will come through research and talking to the right people online.
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!
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!
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.