Sources of Thyroid Information

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Originally published on 5th December 2017
Last updated on 17th January 2019

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

However, filtering websites can be daunting, so I’ve summed up a list of places 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. 

Do remember that you’ll find lots of information and resources in my book, too. 

In alphabetical order:

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.

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. You can find his book here.

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.

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.

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, and I’ve reviewed her book The Hormone Cure on my website already.

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 Mary Shomon (can be seen here).

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. Once a hyperthyroidism patient who had her thyroid gland ablated, she’s an advocate for both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism patients. Mary Shomon has a few very popular books:

Living Well with Hypothyroidism
The Thyroid Diet Revolution
The Thyroid Diet

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, Recovering With T3 and The CT3M Handbook. Paul also has helpful videos on his YouTube channel and can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

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 and can be found here.

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.


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 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.

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 Adviser. There are countless hugely informative articles written by various doctors and healthcare professionals on the site, with information for both patients and doctors.

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
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Tired Thyroid

Tired Thyroid was created by Barbara Lougheed, a 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

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.

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4 thoughts on “Sources of Thyroid Information

  1. 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

  2. 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.

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