"The Thyroid Solution Diet: Boost Your Sluggish Metabolism to Lose Weight" by Ridha Arem, M.D., Endocrinologist, Will Be on Shelves January 8, 2013

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Arem Wellness and the Texas Thyroid Institute (Houston, TX) are proud to announce the release of The Thyroid Solution Diet (Atria; Release date: January 8, 2013).

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For so long, it has been believed that losing weight successfully and long term can simply be achieved by eating less and exercising more. Unfortunately, it is not always as simple as that. Science is now discovering that when a person becomes overweight, regardless of what caused or fueled the weight gain, they begin to suffer from a complex, multi-hormonal disorder that perpetuates weight problems and weight loss resistance. The hormonal imbalances that ensue as a result of weight problems cause metabolism (ability to burn fat and generate heat) to become slower. The body's metabolism and appetite are controlled by powerful chemical signals, some of which are produced by endocrine glands and tissues in the body (hormones). A very delicate system regulates the levels and efficiency of these hormones as well as their interaction with the hypothalamus, the body fat regulator.

As an endocrinologist specializing in thyroid disorders and metabolism, and author of the bestselling book, The Thyroid Solution, Dr. Ridha Arem has treated thousands of patients struggling with weight. Thyroid problems and weight issues go hand in hand and this made him seek out a solution for how people with even the slowest metabolisms can successfully lose weight and regain control of their health and their lives. Thyroid hormone and leptin, metabolism boosting hormones, work in concert to regulate metabolism but Dr. Arem views thyroid hormone as "the touchstone of metabolism" because it is the hormone that regulates how much fat is burned even at rest. Thyroid hormone also affects appetite centers in the brain, influences food choices, promotes fat burning and affects all metabolism regulating chemicals in the body. Even leptin works through thyroid hormone. When a person becomes overweight, calorie burning hormones including leptin and thyroid hormone struggle to work efficiently and thyroid hormone inefficiency or resistance in the body causes metabolism to become more sluggish as people gain weight. Dr. Arem designed the Thyroid Solution Diet (a perfected high fiber, low-glycemic, high protein Mediterranean diet) to boost thyroid hormone efficiency and reverse leptin resistance. Leptin, a hormone produced by fat cells, tells the brain how much body fat a person is carrying. Leptin reduces appetite and speeds up metabolism. Making leptin more efficient is so crucial for weight loss. The Thyroid Solution Diet helps rebalance other hormones as well such as ghrelin, insulin and growth hormone. Ghrelin unlike leptin, promotes weight gain. When ghrelin levels are high, appetite increases and metabolism slows down. Dr. Arem's diet minimizes ghrelin's effect on weight.

The Thyroid Solution Diet is a low-glycemic diet because consistently eating low-glycemic meals will reduce inflammation in the body and minimize sugar and insulin surges and this improves leptin and thyroid hormone resistance. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas in response to sugar (glucose) signals the liver and muscles to process glucose. When people have too much sugar in their bloodstream, it is not processed by the liver or muscles well and instead, it gets converted into fat. The Thyroid Solution Diet offers structured, easy to follow meal plans that include specific food combinations to be eaten at each meal and protein mixes for the best metabolism boosting amino acid profile.

In Dr. Arem's new book, "The Thyroid Solution Diet: Boost Your Sluggish Metabolism to Lose Weight" (Atria; Release Date: January 8, 2013), details this innovative well balanced science-based diet and his metabolism boosting 20/10 exercise program (30 mins of exercise a day). His new book provides a large number of delicious diet recipes so you can enjoy healthy and tasty foods while losing weight. It details the right supplements to take and how to detox. This easy to read book also teaches how to recognize and get the right treatment for hormonal imbalances such as thyroid hormone imbalance, PCOS, menopause, low testosterone, and growth hormone deficiency that could be hidden reasons for weight problems. Using the most advanced research in the field of hormone and metabolism, the Thyroid Solution Diet is effective for anyone struggling with weight whether they have a thyroid imbalance or not.

"The Thyroid Solution Diet embraces the principles of a low glycemic index, Mediterranean and high-protein diet, a combination proven by science to be the best diet for long-term health as well as weight control. It's not only easy, it's delicious." — Professor Jennie Brand-Miller, author of The Low GI Diet

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