Online Sources of Thyroid Information

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Originally published on 5th December 2017
Last updated on 22nd September 2019

The Invisible Hypothyroidism isn’t the only source of information out there, for thyroid patients. Before I started this very website, I read up about my new diagnosis and what it meant, on what must have been hundreds of websites and articles.

Here are the resources I have created for you:

Filtering other websites can be daunting, so I’ve summed up a list of other places to check-out below.

Those mentioned below are not necessarily endorsed by myself and I cannot control the content or opinions expressed on external websites. They are listed for you to explore. 

In alphabetical order:

Amy Myers MD

Amy Myers, MD is a two-time New York Times best-selling author and an internationally acclaimed functional medicine practitioner who specialises in empowering those with autoimmune, thyroid, and digestive issues to take back their health and reverse their condition. Her books are listed below.

The Autoimmune Solution book
The Autoimmune Solution Cookbook book
The Thyroid Connection book

Autoimmune Mom

The website Autoimmune Mom was born out of a frustration from a lack of online information about autoimmune conditions.  Believing there must be a way to develop content that dug into current research and examined deeper questions, the site began to take shape. The website answers many frequently asked questions when you live with an autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto’s.

Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust

Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust is the first national charity in the UK dedicated solely to the support of patients with Thyroid Cancer. They offer dedicated online help to thyroid cancer patients, a ‘buddy’ to help you through treatment and an online forum.

Chris Kresser

Chris Kresser, M.S., L.Ac is a functional and integrative medicine practitioner, writer and author. His website is one of the top 25 natural health sites in the world and has an endless amount of detailed articles. His book is linked to below.

Unconventional Medicine Book

Dr. Datis Kharrazian

Datis Kharrazian, PhD, DHSc, DC, MS, MMSc, FACN, is a clinical research scientist, academic professor, and a functional medicine health care provider. He has a whole wealth of information on his website and is well-renowned for his work in Hashimoto’s. His book, is hugely popular.

Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests Are Normal book

Dr. Jolene Brighten

Dr. Brighten is a women’s health expert, coining the term ‘Post Birth Control Syndrome’, and sees many thyroid patients in her day to day practise in clinic. Her articles and book are down to Earth, relatable and refreshing. She’s a wealth of information on women’s health and hormones.

Beyond The Pill Book

Dr. Nikolas Hedberg

Dr. Nikolas Hedberg is a respected and praised functional medicine practitioner and chiropractor. He has lots of great articles, blogs and even podcasts on his website.

The Complete Thyroid Health and Diet Guide book

Dr. Sara Gottfied, MD

Sara Gottfried is a board-certified gynaecologist, and author of three New York Times bestselling books. She covers all things hormones, including thyroid, adrenal and sex hormones.

The Hormone Cure book

Hashimoto’s 411

Hashimoto’s 411’s goal is to educate and empower Hashimoto’s patients to treat the underlying autoimmune condition and thereby reduce symptoms and prevent further decline in health. They have a forum that Hashimoto’s patients can use for support, as well.

Holtorf Medical Group

The Holtorf Medical Group specialises in optimising quality of life and being medical detectives to uncover the underlying cause of symptoms, rather than just prescribing medications to cover-up the symptoms. Therefore, their website showcases this level of  knowledge with scientifically backed up articles which are shared often across social media sites.

Hypothyroid Mom

Dana at Hypothyroid Mom went through a traumatic experience because doctors failed to monitor her hypothyroidism correctly, resulting in her loss of an unborn child. So she began blogging and advocating in pursuit of changing thyroid treatment and subsequently, lives. She covers all sorts in the articles on her site, taking a functional medicine viewpoint, often featuring doctors as content providers. Hypothyroid Mom wrote a book with fellow thyroid patient advocate Mary Shomon.

Your Healthy Pregnancy with Thyroid Disease: A Guide to Fertility, Pregnancy, and Postpartum Wellness book

Jeffrey Dach MD

This site contains lots of articles about the science and biology behind hypothyroidism and various issues with T4-only medication and things that conventional medicine practitioners may be missing. Extracts from this site are credible enough to present to your doctor in confidence.

Mary Shomon: Thyroid Patient Advocate

Mary Shomon has a very popular Facebook page and writes for various websites. She’s an advocate for both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism patients. Mary Shomon has a few very popular books:

Living Well with Hypothyroidism book
The Thyroid Diet Revolution book
The Thyroid Diet book
The Thyroid Hormone Breakthrough

Miss Lizzy 

Miss Lizzy shares her personal story of hypothyroidism and what has helped her recover her health.

Recovering with T3

Paul Robinson at Recovering with T3 created the Circadian T3 Method (CT3M), for those who do not feel better on T4-only medication such as Levothyroxine. His work can be found on his website Recovering with T3, as well as in his three books:

The Thyroid Patient’s Manual book
Recovering With T3 book
The CT3M Handbook

Sick To Death!

Sick to Death is a video/film project by Maggie Hadleigh-West; a film exposing the corruption in the medical world, surrounding thyroid disease. Maggie works tirelessly, seeking to improve the medical establishment’s response to thyroid disease. Sick to Death is a brazen call-to-action film, which seeks to understand and change this disturbing medical reality.

Stop The Thyroid Madness

STTM focus mainly on the power of Natural Desiccated Thyroid for the treatment of hypothyroidism and is built on patient experiences, encouraging thyroid patients to share their stories and learn from one another. STTM’s book is hugely popular.

Stop The Thyroid Madness book

The Butterfly Effect Blog 

The Butterfly Effect Blog is a health and wellness website dedicated to providing research and patient-to-patient advice on healing and dealing with chronic illness. It is created by Victoria, who has Hashimoto’s. She created The Butterfly Effect to spread awareness of autoimmune-related, chronic health conditions, providing a patient perspective on health, natural medicine, and more. 

The National Academy of Hypothyroidism

The NAH is a non-profit, multidisciplinary medical society dedicated to the dissemination of new information on the diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism, mainly in the USA. It is run by a group of thyroidologists, headed by Kent Holtorf M.D., David Brownstein, M.D., Denis Wilson, M.D., Michael Freidman, N.D., and Mary Shomon. Articles and blogs on all things thyroid are written in an easy to understand manner.

Thycan Survivors

The mission of Thycan Survivors is to more accurately represent the survivorship of thyroid cancer by increasing awareness, advocacy, and understanding.

Their belief is that if thyroid cancer survivors are supported with survivor-focused awareness, advocacy and understanding, they will be able to become their own advocates and create change in medical and social fields.

ThyroidChange

ThyroidChange is an organisation that seeks to improve the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid conditions. They are a grass-roots movement for better thyroid care. Thyroid Change have a website full of useful articles written by doctors and other thyroid advocates.

Thyroid Code 

Dr. Zana Carver is a college professor who specialises in teaching Human Anatomy and Physiology. She has research experience in exposure science and pharmacokinetics (how chemicals move within the body). She also happens to be a thyroid cancer survivor who has had no choice but to learn about all the ways in which thyroid hormone replacement can never truly replace the natural hormonal balance and regulation.

Zana has been disappointed with the long time it takes for good research to be translated into medical “standards of care.” It is, therefore, her mission to find the most helpful and relevant research. It is also Dr. Carver’s mission to translate and contextualise this research for students, thyroid patients, and the general public.

She also has a book:

The End of Chronic Fatigue: How to Have Endless Energy & Feel Fantastic book

Thyroid Mom

Although not as active as other thyroid advocates and writers, Thyroid Mom does have some very thought provoking blogs on congenital hypothyroidism (when it is present at birth) and the effects of this on the child and parents.

Thyroid Nation

Thyroid Nation focuses on uplifting readers with positive articles and stories that present information learnt from personal experiences. A lot of the articles are also based around lifestyle changes and factors that can greatly improve thyroid health. There is also a radio show/podcast.

Thyroid Patient Advocacy

Another UK charity, TPA is an independent organisation that also work towards establishing better diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism in patients. Dr Barry Durrant-Peatfield is a Trustee and Dr Kent Holtorf a Medical Advisor. There are countless hugely informative articles written by various doctors and healthcare professionals on the site, with information for both patients and doctors. Dr Durrant-Peatfield’s book is below.

The Great Thyroid Scandal book

Thyroid Pharmacist, Izabella Wentz

Izabella Wentz is a well respected pharmacist who also developed Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism. Through her own determination and knowledge as a medical professional, she has managed to reverse her autoimmune condition by implementing several lifestyle and diet changes. She has a very large following on Facebook especially and her books are loved by many patients.

Hashimoto’s Protocol book
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis book
Hashimoto’s Food Pharmacology: Nutrition Protocols and Healing Recipes to Take Charge of Your Thyroid Health book

Thyroid Refresh

Thyroid Refresh is an online platform that makes living a thyroid healthy lifestyle into a game. Thyroid30 is a 30-day wellness adventure that focuses on living a healthier thyroid lifestyle.

Thyroid Sexy

Thyroid Sexy is an online community created and run by Gena Lee Nolin, actress and model most famous for her appearance in Baywatch. After being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism in 2009, Gena started sharing her experiences and building a community online as well as authoring a book:

Beautiful Inside and Out: Conquering Thyroid Disease With A Healthy, Happy, “Thyroid Sexy” Life 

Thyroid Survivor Network

The Thyroid Survivor Network offers online support groups on Facebook for fellow thyroid survivors to come share their experiences, gain knowledge and find support.

Thyroid Transitions 

Nadha at Thyroid Transitions was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and subsequently became hypothyroid after having her thyroid gland removed. Posts and information on this website promote a more mindful and conscious way of living, encouraging you to thrive with thyroid disease.

Thyroid UK

Thyroid UK, a charity, work on improving the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disease and are often at the front of campaigns and studies.

Tired Thyroid

Tired Thyroid was created by Barbara Lougheed, a thyroid patient who was left hypothyroid after radioactive iodine treatment for Graves’ hyperthyroidism.  Her goal is to educate people about the fallacies that exist about thyroid treatments.  Her book boasts great reviews;

Tired Thyroid: From Hyper to Hypo to Healing book

Have any to add to this list? Let me know in the comments. 

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Written by Rachel, The Invisible Hypothyroidism

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4 thoughts on “Online Sources of Thyroid Information

  1. Words cannot express how wonderfully written and valuable, “Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate”, is to people who struggle with their thyroid health. I gave the book a 5-star review for being a thorough and helpful resource but more importantly, written for thyroid patients from a thyroid patient. Rachel has a wonderful ability to connect with her reader and I was hooked from the first page! My favorite parts are Rachel’s conversation with her doctor after going on NDT and the letter for the friends and family of thyroid patients. Your book should be included along with all of these wonderful thyroid resources.

  2. I read the Watts Report some years ago which made me realise that we are not being treated medically as correctly as we should be and which gave me confidence to look for more information, very grateful to Rachel for her tireless efforts on our behalf

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