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This book explains Hypothyroidism in an easy-to-understand way and covers why you may not be seeing any improvements on T4 only medicine, e.g. Synthroid, Levoxyl, Levothyroxine.
I’ll reference back to this book and what I’ve learnt from it throughout my blog posts.
After following the Stop The Thyroid Madness website, referring a lot to the info when I switched from Levothyroxine to NDT and reading the great reviews for the book on Amazon, I decided to order it.
Overall, the book is written in a simple-to-understand way, which is great for those of us who aren’t medical professionals and ironically struggle to take in what we read, due to thyroid brain fog (a very common symptom).
You can really feel that author Janie Bowthorpe has written the book with passion to help others gain the confidence and knowledge they need to help themselves get better. However, some may interpret it as being ‘preachy’ or particularly negative about T4-only medications.
It starts with an introduction about why Janie chose to write the book and each chapter, brilliantly written, gradually introduces us to more aspects that are well-worth knowing, about having hypothyroidism. The first few chapters are written simply, with very basic information about having the condition and some history behind it and as it progresses, it gets that little bit more advanced, but without you really realising. She’s wrote it in such a way as to slowly build your knowledge from that of a beginners to advanced, without much effort on your part.
The book itself covers why T4-only medicines do not help everyone and why staying on them could be causing you to stay hypothyroid with ongoing symptoms. It also covers how to order/ask for the correct lab work you require as a hypothyroid patient, how to safely make that switch to NDT and what exactly the fuss with NDT is. It has lots more useful information, including supplements and dietary info also.
I use this book with my doctor to adjust my NDT dosage and it is ultimately what helped me get my health back on track. My private GP loves the Stop The Thyroid Madness info.
You can get a copy of this book from Amazon on the link below and also check out the other books that may be helpful to you in my bookstore, here.
My score: 4/5
Have you read this book? What did you think?
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Rachel Hill is the highly ranked and multi-award winning thyroid patient advocate, writer, speaker and author behind The Invisible Hypothyroidism. Her thyroid advocacy work includes authoring books, writing articles, her email newsletters, blogging and speaking on podcasts, as well as being a founding board member for the American College of Thyroidology and The WEGO Health Patient Leader Advisory Board. Rachel has worked with The National Academy of Hypothyroidism, The BBC, The Mighty, Yahoo, MSN, ThyroidChange and many more. She is well-recognised as a useful contributor to the thyroid community and has received multiple awards and recognitions for her work and dedication. She has authored two books: ‘Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate‘ and ‘You, Me and Hypothyroidism‘. Rachel is British, but advocates for thyroid patients on a global scale.