Is Your New Year's Diet Already Sabotaged by a Hidden Thyroid Problem?

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An estimated 27 million people have thyroid conditions, yet the majority of them are undiagnosed. As many make resolutions to lose weight in the New Year, millions don't realize that they are already doomed to fail because their thyroid condition is undiagnosed -- or improperly treated. "The Thyroid Diet," a New York Times and Amazon.com best-selling book, offers the tools and information to get properly diagnosed, effectively treated, and successfully lose weight, despite a thyroid problem.

An estimated 27 million people have thyroid conditions, and the majority of them are undiagnosed. As 2006 gets started, with many people making resolutions to start yet another diet, many don't realize they are already doomed to fail because they are among the millions of undiagnosed -- or improperly treated -- thyroid patients.

Thyroid disease is not as easy to diagnose and easy to treat as doctors suggest. The New York Times best-selling book "The Thyroid Diet" tackles this issue, making it easier for people with thyroid disease to recognize the risks, signs and symptoms and get the diagnosis and treatment that will convert diet disaster into winning at weight loss.

Thyroid diagnosis can be a challenge during the typical five-minute managed care visit with most doctors, and the minimum treatments offered may not resolve symptoms sufficiently to allow for successful weight loss. "The Thyroid Diet," by patient advocate Mary Shomon, features a comprehensive "Symptoms Checklist" to take to the doctor, along with detailed guidelines on how to get diagnosed and treated.

Says author Shomon, a thyroid sufferer herself: "Even after the best possible thyroid treatment, however, millions of patients still can't lose weight. In The Thyroid Diet, I share the unique approaches thyroid patients need to follow, with information on treatments, foods, supplements, herbs, nutrients and exercise that will fast-forward readers to the point where they can lose weight -- starting today."

"The Thyroid Diet" was on the New York Times Best-Seller List, was an Amazon.com top 10 "Diet and Weight Loss" Bestsellers of the year list, and reached #5 on the Amazon main bestsellers list. The book is going strong, in its 10th printing, and providing diet help and health information for thousands of thyroid patients around the world. A free chapter is available for download at the book's website, http://www.goodmetabolism.com -- along with other helpful excerpts.

In "The Thyroid Diet" readers discover...

  • Why more than half of the almost 30 million Americans with thyroid problems haven't been diagnosed
  • The 3 physical signs that almost GUARANTEE a dieter has an undiagnosed thyroid problem
  • Why a doctor isn't likely to test for this common diet saboteur, and what can be done
  • Why frequent "mini-meals" may be the WORST thing for a weight loss effort
  • The new herbal remedy from Africa that can dramatically cut appetite, without dangerous side effects

"The Thyroid Diet" discusses optimal dietary changes, focusing on the "low-glycemic" diet -- the newest thinking, and the healthier evolution of the low-carb craze. Readers also learn about optimal timing of meals for maximum hormonal impact, thyroid-damaging foods to avoid, helpful herbs and supplements, and more.

The book contains several different eating plans, food lists, and a set of delicious and healthy gourmet recipes. Handy worksheets aid in weight loss tracking, and a special resource section features websites, books, and support groups.

Mary Shomon has transformed her own health challenges into a role as a nationally-known patient advocate, founder/editor of a series of health newsletters, and as founder/editor editor of the Internet's most popular thyroid website, http://www.thyroid-info.com. In addition to "The Thyroid Diet," she is author of a number of popular, best-selling books on health, including "Living Well With Hypothyroidism," "Living Well with Graves' Disease and Hyperthyroidism," "Living Well With Autoimmune Disease," and "Living Well With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia," all published by HarperCollins, as well as the "Thyroid Guide to Fertility, Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Success." Shomon edits a popular thyroid newsletter, "Sticking Out Our Necks." Since 1997, Shomon has also been the Guide to Thyroid Disease at the About.com network of sites, where she has written thousands of articles on thyroid disease, that are published at http://thyroid.about.com online. A member of the Endocrine Society, she is also one of the first patient members of the American Academy on Physician and Patient.

"The Thyroid Diet" is available at local and online bookstores such as Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. More information is available at the website: http://www.goodmetabolism.com.

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