The time is here to take back your health! The books I’m including in my book club can be your guide to recovery! Something for everyone! Take a peek at the books you want to make sure to snatch up and add to your collection.
Hashimoto’s Protocol: A 90-Day Plan for Reversing Thyroid Symptoms and Getting Your Life Back – Dr. Izabella Wentz
I am so excited about the upcoming release of my new book, Hashimoto’s Protocol! If you have my first book, Root Cause, you’ll know that the information I share is actionable and can change the course of your life—and your health—forever. Let’s work together to make it happen!
Our bodies, in their infinite wisdom, work very hard to protect us from overwhelm, fatigue, stress, and even the challenges of environmental toxins, inflammatory foods, and hidden infections. They do this through a set of tiny but powerful glands called the adrenals. They sit one on top of each kidney and produce a hormone called cortisol. The thyroid’s job is to regulate how much energy we burn or conserve. When we’re under a lot of stress (or other exposures that we need a lot of energy to manage or repair from) the adrenals—through cortisol as a messenger—tell the thyroid to save energy…and voila! The thyroid slows down to protect those precious energy resources and we end up with hypothyroidism. Also, because the adrenals control inflammation and our response to infection, when our adrenal system is in overdrive, or we have depletion in that system, our ability to control our immune system becomes compromised. We can get both reactivation of old infections like EBV that can affect thyroid function, as well as autoimmune reactions that can lead to Hashimoto’s.
In Aviva Romm’s new book, Adrenal Thyroid Revolution, she gives you the blueprint to identify what pathways might be leading to your thyroid challenges and how to turn these around by creating a new environment in your body that reminds your thyroid it’s safe to burn energy. This allows your immune system to heal and shines a clear light on thyroid and adrenal testing, when thyroid hormone supplementation (medication) is needed, and how to use it wisely.
Heal Your Pain Now: The Revolutionary Program to Reset Your Brain and Body for a Pain-Free Life – Dr. Joe Tatta
With Hashimoto’s, we’re often left to deal with other painful, autoimmune conditions that affect our daily lives. Dealing with pain on a constant basis can suck the joy out of any event—big or small. Did you know that you can help heal your pain by (literally) using your brain? Sometimes our emotions can get the best of us in challenging situations. When you add thyroid disease into the mix which (already affects our mood and emotions), the result can be very overwhelming—and physically painful. You don’t have to hurt anymore.
In his book, Dr. Joe Tatta has created a program to help you get rid of the pain and start enjoying the little things in life again. This book takes you through nutritional and lifestyle choices that could be exacerbating your pain and shows you a new path to take. There are many types of support he offers in Heal Your Pain Now: self-assessments, meal plans, recipes, and exercises to help you be successful on your goal to live pain-free. So, as you’re healing your thyroid, you can heal your pain along the way.
Clean Skin from Within: The Spa Doctor’s 2-Week Program to Glowing, Naturally Youthful Skin – Dr. Trevor Cates
Dry skin is a common complaint of people with thyroid disease. In addition, those with autoimmune conditions (like Hashimoto’s) are prone to skin conditions such as psoriasis and vitiligo (where patches of skin lose pigmentation). It can be frustrating to deal with skin issues while you’re trying to heal your thyroid at the same time.
In Clean Skin from Within, Dr. Trevor Cates presents guidelines and recipes to transform your skin from the inside out. Have you ever wanted to create your own healthy cleansers, toners, exfoliants, and masks? This is your chance!
Her 2-week program will help you clear your mind and energize your body naturally. Once you complete the program, both your skin and your soul will be polished, perfect, and ready to glow. Don’t we all want that? What’s even more exciting is that Dr. Cates is giving away free copies of her book Clean Skin from Within for a limited time (just pay shipping!)
The average person is exposed to many chemical and metal toxins that impair thyroid function.
They do this several ways: decrease the absorption of iodine; inhibit production of T4 in the thyroid; inhibit conversion of T4 to the 4 times more active T3; impair mitochondrial response to T3 so that ATP production does not increase.
The worst appear to be PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), cadmium and mercury, but new research may find other toxins that are even more damaging to the thyroid.
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) inhibit the production, activation, and utilization of thyroid hormones. This means that even though a person’s blood thyroid hormone levels may be in the “normal” range, as far as the cells are concerned, they do not have enough energy. So, people with elevated levels of PCBs feel fatigued all the time.
Dr. Joe comes to the rescue with his new book The Toxin Solution. It reviews how to avoid toxins, as well as outlines the 4-step process to: repair your gut; restore your liver; revive your kidneys; and a full-body detox (in time for Spring).
JJ Virgin knows all about hoping for the best and not even thinking about the worst. Through her real-life tragedy, she was able to hang onto the positive mindset that helped get her and her son to where they are today. She shares it all in her new book Miracle Mindset.
You can look at your health the same way. Sometimes it can feel like getting healthy is hopeless; you’ve been to doctors who just turn you away. You may even think it would take a miracle for you to feel like yourself again. However, maybe if you could look at your situation a little differently, you may see your Hashimoto’s diagnosis as a way to improve your overall life. Allow JJ to show you how she was able to stay positive and stand up for what she knew was right—even in the most dire of circumstances. Use this to facilitate your own empowerment to healing.
Younger: A Breakthrough Program to Reset Your Genes, Reverse Aging, and Turn Back the Clock 10 Years – Dr. Sara Gottfried
At age 44, Dr. Sara Gottfried got a research opportunity few people would want. She performed a simple blood test of how fast she was aging, and she failed. More on that in a moment but part of her problem was her thyroid wasn’t working as it should. It turns out that when your TSH is greater than 2.0 μIU/mL, you may be aging too fast.
The test was for telomeres, the protective caps on your chromosomes that determine how your cells are aging. Dr. Sara was aging 20 years faster than her chronological age, according to her telomeres.
Dr. Sara’s telomeres, thyroid, and body needed rescuing, so she dove into the science and created a breakthrough protocol to slow down aging. Younger comes out March 7, 2017. I highly recommend that you preorder Dr. Sara’s book and read more about it by clicking here.
You know that I teach diet is so vital to thyroid health, so I’m always looking for more tools that are helpful to the Hashimoto’s community. The New Fat Flush Plan by Ann Louise Gittleman takes a fresh and novel approach to the root causes of weight loss resistance and autoimmune disorders, including thyroid issues. It presents a strong case for how sluggish and congested bile negatively affect the thyroid. This backs up recent research conducted by the Tampere University Hospital in Finland that found that people with reduced bile had a seven times stronger likelihood to also suffer from hypothyroidism.
How Can I Get Better? An Action Plan for Treating Resistant Lyme and Chronic Disease – Dr. Richard Horowitz
Dr. Richard Horowitz’s How Can I Get Better? An Action Plan for Treating Resistant Lyme and Chronic Disease contains important scientific updates on Lyme, other borrelia species, associated co-infections (such as Babesia, Bartonella and Tularemia) with a new chapter on pulsing and “persisters.” This chapter explains in detail the science on biofilms and persister formation for borrelia, and explains how to use new “persister” protocols in those failing traditional treatments. How Can I Get Better? also contains updates on the MSIDS model and how it impacts chronic diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Autism, ALS and autoimmune diseases, including Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. New research on bacterial and viral infections, environmental toxins, and imbalances in the microbiome affecting autoimmune processes are highlighted, with a detailed addendum for health care practitioners explaining how to prescribe both classical and integrative therapies for those who are still chronically ill. Over 800 scientific references support diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.
Smart Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils: Natural Solutions for a Healthy Family, Toxin-Free Home and Happier You – Mariza Snyder
Many people are looking for alternatives to toxic chemicals to use in the home. Essential oils are a great alternative, but getting started with them is a bit of a steep learning curve. I really like Dr. Mariza Snyder’s Smart Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils.