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Stephen Langer , James F. Scheer
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1 Oct 2000
Discover the amazing secrets of the thyroid gland and learn how managing it can control arthritis, obesity, depression, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, circulatory conditions, impotence, and Alzheimer's disease. Fully updated, this classic work presents simple, effective ways to manage one's thyroid and make the most of life.

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: NTC Publishing Group,U.S.; 3rd Revised edition edition (1 Oct 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0658002937
  • ISBN-13: 978-0658002939
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.3 x 1.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 627,551 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I am pleased that so many readers have benefitted from our book.I still feel that thyroid problems should be ruled out in any chronic health condition for which a causative factor has not been delineated.Please remember to have your Dr. order a TSH,as well as antithyroid antibodies every time you receive a diagnostic evaluation for any chronic disorder. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"One of the most important books of our time . . . a perennial bestseller [that] shows you simple ways to understand and manage your thyroid gland so that you can make the most of your life physically, emotionally, and mentally."
--From the foreword by Dr. Dwayne Dyer

"Not only is Solved: The Riddle of Illness the best thyroid book, it is, by far, the best health book I have ever read. It saved my life!"
--Lee Swanson, president, Swanson Health Products

"The new edition of Solved: The Riddle of Illness reveals how to cope with stress that lowers thyroid function, depletes energy, and contributes to weight gain. Don't let undiagnosed hypothyroidism rob you of your zest for living!"
--Richard Passwater, Ph.D., author of Supernutrition: Megavitamin Revolution.

Solved: The Riddle of Illness reveals how low thyroid function, often overlooked or misdiagnosed, can be the underlying cause to a multitude of ailments. Author and thyroid expert Dr. Stephen Langer shows you simple ways to improve your overall health through diet, lifestyle changes, and natural alternatives, as well as a full range of medical options. You'll learn how to:

  • Get to the root of your health problems and find the healthiest way to treat them
  • Diagnose your condition and get the medical care you need
  • Deal with obesity, infertility, depression, and more, safely and effectively
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is my life saver ! 9 Aug 1998
By A Customer
I consider myself very lucky for finding "Solved: The Riddle of Illness" in the Recently, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, and only because I had enough guts to ask my doctor to check my thyroid for possible problems. Before the diagnosis, I had so many symptoms "without the cause" that, in late thirties, I thought my life is slipping away. The suggested cure was "lose weight and take it easy." In other words, it was indirectly suggested that "everything is in my mind." If I only had this book then! I could've escaped from much misery and anxiety that is hard to describe even in thousands of words! "Solved: The Riddle of Illness" is my best friend now. Stephen E. Langer, M.D & James F. Scheer discus hypothyroid problems and their symptoms clearly, thoroughly, candidly. (One author has the condition.) I admire the authors for showing respect to the ordinary people's medical intelligence and give the! m an incredible tool - the knowledge of illness - to better their lives. It is one of the best health books I've ever read. Five star scale is not sufficient to rate it. My visits to an HMO doctor's office last five minutes, and this book will stay with me forever. All the information shared gave me understanding of the debilitating illness. Now, I have hope that there is much I can do to control it and eventually to come back to normal life. Thank you, Stephen E. Langer and James F. Scheer, from the bottom of my heart! I recommend this book to everyone who has unexplainable depression, fatigue, who lost love of life, or who is simply genuinely interested in staying healthy. Not just 75,000 copies but millions should be printed and discovered by such lucky readers like me.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book may save my life... 4 Jan 1999
By A Customer
A friend suggested I read the book because all my complaints point to Hypothyroidism. My rheumatologist did a complete blood work up on my Thyroid and everything came back normal. A few months later I complained to my regular doctor and he did blood work and it too came back symptoms prove otherwise!!
I am beginning to doubt the doctors who have told me I have CFIDS and FMS and I should leave things as such. I think there is so much more they are overlooking. My normally thick and healthy wavy hair is coming out in clumps and it could beard a man at the end of the week with what I find in the drain, my pillow, in between my fingers when I scratch my dry and itchy scalp and in my hair brush!!
Whenever I read the list of symptoms that are common with hypothyroidism, most, if not all of them are applicable to me. If your doctors don't listen to you the first time, take this book with you and stick it in his/her face. Let them know that it is possible to have a thyroid problem, even if the conventional ways of proving it, are saying you don't!! I am doing that and am hoping to finally get to the bottom of this medical riddle!!!!
I plan to take this book with me when I see the doctor next week and hopefully it will open his eyes to what is really plaguing me.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good review of nutritional approaches 18 Sep 1997
By A Customer
Solved: The Riddle of Illness (Second Edition), by Stephen Langer, M.D. and James Scheer highlights the authors' tremendous knowledge of nutritional medicine. If you want information on how to supplement your thyroid hormone treatment
with nutritional approaches, this book has excellent information. From the book:

"Certain facts of life about nutrition and the thyroid have been known for the past twenty or thirty years. Yet they have never seen print in anything but medical publications, and there only rarely. One of this book's missions is to fill in the broad knowledge gap -- to make you and your doctor aware that how and what you eat may be slowing down or speeding up your thyroid or even injuring it."

Too many doctors tell you there's nothing you can do except take your thyroid hormone to be well. But this book allows you to help enhance your wellness by providing the proper nutrition your thyroid needs. In many ways, it really is an update of Broda Barnes book "Hypothyroidism, the Unsuspected Illness." Dr. Langer considers Dr. Barnes work the inspiration for his current practice and this book.

A very useful part of this book is the final chapter, "For Doctors Only." If you have an open- minded physician willing to be a partner with you in your wellness, giving her or him a copy of this chapter could be useful.

Mary Shomon, Editor, The Thyroid Disease Website and Newsletter, [...]
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is great! 20 April 1998
By A Customer
I have Hypoglycemia, nothing seemed to help until i read this book and found out how inportant the thyroid really is! A must read for the Hypoglycemic!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars thyroid disorders 3 Sep 2010
By Edgar
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This book is one I would recommend to others. It gives a great deal of information about thyroid disorders and particularly hypothyroidism/myxoedema. There is another book I would recommend by Dr. Barry Durrant-Peatfield; Your thyroid and how to keep it healthy. Both books provide a great deal of very useful information for those people who have these health problems. They enable you as a thyroid dysfunction sufferer to manage your disorder and function a little more normally.

I would like to point ANYONE who suffers any sort of body dysfunction to read these books, since it is highly likely you MAY be suffering hypothyroidism. The symptoms of this disorder are endless. The number of people affected by this disorder is grossly under estimated. I particularly point my finger at anyone who has been told their cholesterol levels are rising. The reason is due to hypothyroidism, in 99% of cases. In which case do not take Statins drugs if they are offered to you, since they are contraindicated if you have hypothyroidism and you will only know this if you take your basal temperature and pulse recordings. There are alternatives to Statins. The first is to treat your hypothyroidism and your rising cholesterol levels will resolve, the other is Niacinamide or Vit B3, etc. Check out Duane Gravelline and his many books on the subjectof Statins.

If you consider you may have hypothyroidism do test yourself using the basal temperature method. The thyroid function blood test or TSH is unreliable and will not diagnose all sufferers. Read the books for more inofrmation on the reasons why.

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