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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Since being diagnosed recently in January 2013 I've been searching for more information on Hashimoto's Disease. I was excited after finally knowing that while I have this disease, that I can fix things to make my life a bit easier. With Izabella Wentzs' research and knowledge that's been compiled in this book, it's surprised me with how many factors that bring it all the pieces of the puzzle together with the triggers I've personally had. Anything that jumps out at me in the book with what I've been seeing in myself, I highlight it in my book and keep reading. The graph of the process of Hashimoto's is straightforward, the amount of information in this book is nothing short of astounding. I feel like such a lucky person to have gotten diagnosed when I did and running into this book with endless amounts of information and knowledge.
Thanks Izabella for not quitting on this book. Words cannot express my gratitude. Thank you blazing a trail in this grey area and wanting to make a difference in the lives of others not only through your profession but through this book as well. Thanks to you I can troubleshoot my symptoms much easier without the guesswork so I can live better than what I have. This is just the beginning but I'm glad I have this book to help me with my personal journey.