Mary Shomon is a former writer for Verywell Health covering thyroid disease. She transformed her 1995 thyroid diagnosis into a mission to educate and empower others struggling with thyroid and hormonal conditions.
Mary is a leading force on hormonal and thyroid health in social media, with communities at:
Mary also hosts seminars on thyroid disease.
Mary holds a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
As many as 60 million Americans have thyroid conditions, and most aren't diagnosed. Among those who know they have thyroid problems, the majority don't even feel well. Clearly, something needs to be done to help patients get diagnosed accurately and quickly, and once diagnosed, receive effective treatment.
Unfortunately, doctors tend to think of thyroid disease as a mundane, easy to diagnose, easy to treat, one-size-fits-all problem. Patients, however, recognize that the truth is far more complex, and that effective treatment requires innovation, and often includes not only conventional approaches, but nutritional and lifestyle changes.
Information, empowerment, and support is essential. Providing these necessary components is my focus for this site.
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