The Thyroid Solution
by Ridha Arem, M.D.
The Doctor-Developed, Clinically Proven Plan to Diagnose Thyroid Imbalance and Reverse Thyroid Symptoms
A Revolutionary Mind Body Program for Regaining Your Emotional and Physical Health
Completely Revised 2007 Edition
Dr. Arem’s popular book is available from Rodale and Amazon and at most major book stores.
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The Thyroid Solution features real-life challenges that thyroid patients face on a daily basis, ranging from depression to mood swing disorders, PMS symptoms, escalation of menopausal symptoms, miscarriages, infertility, sexual dysfunction, post partum depression, and relationship problems. It teaches you how thyroid imbalance will cause you to have weight problems that continue to affect you even after your thyroid imbalance has been corrected with treatment. It will provide you with the most comprehensive program for successful weight loss with treatment for your thyroid condition, including the use of thyroid medications, diet, exercise, herbs, and supplements.
You will learn that your genes can make you susceptible to an immune attack on the thyroid resulting in Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (the most common cause of underactive thyroid) and Graves’ disease (the most common cause of overactive thyroid). However, environmental factors can tip the scale. What you eat, antioxidants, stress, radiation, pollution, and other environmental factors are major culprits in the occurrence of autoimmune thyroid disease. Stress can trigger thyroid imbalance, and thyroid imbalance can keep you from dealing with stress effectively. The Thyroid Solution also covers the treatment choices that help you reach mind and body wellness. Once your brain and body have been deprived of thyroid hormone or overtaxed with excess thyroid hormone, you may continue to suffer from a wide range of symptoms such as fatigue, depression, anxiety, and impaired cognition. The Thyroid Solution provides practical, conventional, and holistic approaches to cure these lingering effects. The book provides you with a comprehensive mind-body treatment program that helps you heal your spirit and body.
The Thyroid Solution discusses at length women’s wellness, interactions between female hormones and the thyroid, the pros and cons of hormonal replacement therapy, the benefits of estrogens, and the best ways of taking hormones.
It also describes sophisticated thyroid hormone treatments for underactive thyroid, which include combinations of two thyroid hormones, T4 and T3. T3 hormone, the most active form of thyroid hormone, is especially helpful for patients suffering from depression and low energy. This treatment and others can cure your persistent symptoms. In his book, Dr. Arem emphasizes mind-body techniques and proper intake of vitamins and antioxidants. He will teach you about lifestyle choices that help you prevent and alleviate thyroid imbalance, including the optimal diet for thyroid health.
The Thyroid Solution teaches you how to address other hidden causes of lingering symptoms including pituitary fatigue caused by growth hormone deficiency, adrenal fatigue, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and sleep apnea, to name a few.
Thyroid hormone is crucial for proper communication between mind and body. It constantly interacts with the immune system and the brain to regulate your mood, energy, hormonal, and emotional balance.The Thyroid Solution describes in detail all the facts of the disorders and the many ways to achieve and maintain optimal health if you have a thyroid imbalance.