The Best Thyroid Books for Patients

Books about thyroid disease designed for all types of thyroid-related concerns

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If you have thyroid disease and are looking for materials that can help you get diagnosed, treated, or return to optimal wellness, check out this compilation of the best books and guides for living with thyroid disease.  

Books Geared Towards Patients

If you are looking for patient-oriented, empowering books that combine conventional and alternative approaches to the most common thyroid conditions, then your best bet is a book written by a thyroid patient. These books combine information with the personal information and insight you'll only find from people who have themselves experienced thyroid disease.

Living Well With Hypothyroidism: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You . . .That You Need to Know

By Mary J. Shomon

This book provides information about what hypothyroidism is as well as the signs, symptoms, and risk factors of the condition. If you've already been diagnosed, the book provides information that can help you live your best life with hypothyroidism—from understanding different prescription medication types to alternative treatments. 

Graves' Disease: A Practical Guide

 By Elaine A. Moore and Lisa Moore

This book provides a wide variety of information meant to address the concerns of those living with Graves' Disease. Topics covered include basic information on the disease, the thyroid and its hormones, related autoimmune disorders, the healing process, special considerations for pregnant women, and others. 

Living Well With Autoimmune Disease: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You . . .That You Need to Know

By Mary J. Shomon

This is a guide to treating multiple autoimmune conditions Including Hashimoto's, Graves' disease, and other related autoimmune conditions,

The Thyroid Diet: Manage Your Master Gland of Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss

By Mary J. Shomon

Frustrated by a lack of weight loss? This book can help you optimize your diet and your thyroid, making it possible for you to lose that stubborn weight. 

Books Written By Practitioners 

When you want thyroid information with an enlightened perspective, several practitioners have created some groundbreaking books that don't just rehash the same old conventional information.

Thyroid Power: Ten Steps to Total Health 

By Richard Shames, MD, and Karilee Shames, RN

Thyroid Power provides a 10-step program designed to improve your thyroid health through natural remedies, avoiding stressors, and working with your healthcare practitioner. 

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Solved: The Riddle of Illness 

By Stephen Langer, MD, and James Scheer

Solved discusses how thyroid disease may be the underlying cause or contributing factor to over 60 ailments including obesity, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and cancer.

The Thyroid Solution

By Ridha Arem, MD

The Thyroid Solution offers a mind-body approach to identifying and curing thyroid imbalances. Dr. Arem covers diet, exercise, stress control, and hormonal therapies as a combined effort designed to improve thyroid health. 

Thyroid Balance: Traditional and Alternative Methods for Treating Thyroid Disorders

By Glenn S. Rothfeld, MD, Mac

This book, written by a medical doctor with a Master's degree in acupuncture, provides information about traditional and alternative therapies meant to treat thyroid disease.