Mary Shomon is a former writer for Verywell Health covering thyroid disease. She became a hormonal health and thyroid advocate after her 1995 diagnosis of Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism. Mary is the author over a dozen books, including "The Thyroid Diet Revolution: Manage Your Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss."
Mary holds a bachelor's degree in science from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
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 my writing and advocacy work.
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