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Your Thyroid and How to Keep it Healthy: Second edition of The Great Thyroid Scandal and How to Avoid It

Your Thyroid and How to Keep it Healthy: Second edition of The Great Thyroid Scandal and How to Avoid It [Kindle Edition]

Barry Durrant-Peatfield
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In this updated (2012) second edition of this acclaimed book, you will learn how to recognize thyroid dysfunction and its many associated problems. Do you have a constant battle with weight? Do you have inexpicably high cholesterol? Do you feel cold and tired all the time? Is your hair thinning? Do you feel very low, or even depressed? Do you have a fertility problem? Dr Durrant-Peatfield will help you to assess your symptoms systematically and then take an active part in your own treatment, which may include understanding digestive and nutritional issues, including food intolerance and systemic candida.

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76 of 77 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So informative 30 Aug 2009
I bought this book on the recommendation of a friend. I've felt for a long time I've got all the symptoms of hypothyroidism but blood tests came back 'normal'. Dr Peatfield explains clearly & precisely why the standard tests are inadequate and tells you how to scientifically diagnose hypothyroidism yourself and possible alternatives with regards to treatment.
I would recommend anyone who suspects they have a thyroid related condition to read this book.It takes you step by step through the physiology (even I could follow this), why things go wrong, signs and symptoms and treatment. It gave me the confidence to go back to my doctor armed with tests I had done myself. I have felt more enpowered about my situation since reading the book as I feel informed (probably better informed than many GP's on this particualr issue)and confident that even if I cannot get treatment via my GP (who insists I go back for more blood tests even though I've had more sensitive tests done myself) I know where I can go to get the treatment I need to ensure my condition does not get any worse.
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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A life saver - literally 11 Jun 2008
By Anne
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This book probably does save lives. It's very easy to read - just as though Dr Peatfield is talking to you - and it gives you all the information you need about thyroid and related problems. It's quite brilliant.
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97 of 100 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Your Thyroid and how to keep it healthy 10 Mar 2009
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This book is excellent in the way it is written and the life saving content. After reading the book I also consulted with Dr. Peatfield, who is an exceptional, insightful and very kindly gentleman. Like many others I have suffered at the hands of the NHS for over 30 years (was put on thyroxin 20 years ago with no benefit) and now feel very hopeful as I embark on the adrenal support followed by the Armour thyroid. It is tragic and shocking that the General Medical Council so restricts G.P's today and I hope and pray that individuals will one day receive the treatment they rightly deserve and so badly need via their NHS G.P's. For years I have tried to tell G.P.'s the problem was my thyroid but as related by Dr. Peatfield in this book, if blood tests look normal they do not see the possibility of the synthetic thyroxin not actually working for the patient despite ongoing symptoms, which eventually leads to adrenal fatigue. The reasons are all very clearly explained in this book. If only more doctors would have the courage, knowledge and strength of character that Dr. Peatfield has to challenge 'the system', many more people would regain their health and maybe the General Medical Council would finally see sense. My offer to lend my G.P this excellent book was declined!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thyroid manual 8 April 2010
Brilliant book in that it addresses the problems that can occur with thyroid and adrenal problems which are not taken seriously by the established medical profession, and goes on to offer alternative solutions which you can obtain with a little persistance on the web. I have turned back to this book over and over again over the last few months. Yes I have a thyroid problem which I am now overcoming with the help of the advice from this book.

My family thought I was mad at first when I started treating myself but the difference in how I am now from 2 months ago is not something they can argue with - back to the old me apparently! This was the book that gave me the anwers. I cannot say that the advice given would work for everyone with a problem but it did work for me.
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142 of 149 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great book for laymen 11 Nov 2007
This is a very helpful book and the most valuable part for me was the very small section (only one page) about having to build up the adrenals first - easy to overlook, as I almost did.

Be warned: if you have had low thyroid for a while (in my case over two decades while the NHS told me all my tests were "normal" - partly thanks to this book and also thanks to Mark Starr's book) then you will almost certainly have adrenal fatigue, which has to be addressed first, as the body needs working adrenals to use thyroid properly (this is a simplistic explanation).

I am giving the book only four stars because it does not contain clear enough indications of dosages. For instance, in the tiny section on adrenal supplementation, it refers to Nutri tablets but ignores the fact that Nutri offers two strengths of adrenal support tablets, one containing about three times the dose of the other. When it says you might need to take two or three, which one does it mean? Why not mention actual dosages, instead of vaguely referring to "two or three tablets"? [later note: when I finally got around to having a consultation with Dr Peatfield, who was immensely knowledgeable and experienced and helpful, he had me work slowly up to between 400-600mg which was much more than I would have guessed from his book]

P.S. Subsequent recommendations:

- The MUST-READ book on low thyroid is "Stop the Thyroid Madness", passionate and practical, it explains that the most-used thyroid test is inaccurate and why synthetic thyroid does not work and also provides detailed advice on support for the adrenals. The stopthethyroidmadness website has huge amounts of practical information and advice too.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for anyone interested in thyroid health
Well written & easy to understand book for anyone interested in thyroid health, whether for themselves or for clients (as a complementary therapist)
Published 3 days ago by juanita39
4.0 out of 5 stars VERY GOOD AND FAST SERVICE
So far, highly informative and educational!

Haven't finished the whole book but will soon. Will recommend to friends of course!
Published 10 days ago by Raquel Hernandez
3.0 out of 5 stars Your Thyroid and how to keep it healthy
Not bad but not well laid out and not nearly so helpful to me as the other book on thyroid problems which I bought many years ago. Read more
Published 20 days ago by gill jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars Very well written
I have been recommending this book to my customers, I have seen Dr Peatfield, and he is an amazing man, and helped me a great deal
I would thoroughly recommend this book.
Published 1 month ago by Monica Mcsherry
4.0 out of 5 stars very helpful
Barry knows this field like no one else and is not afraid to tell it as it is.

A must read for anyone with thyroid problems. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Rainforest Barbie
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book
This is written by a doctor so contains concise information relayed in a sensible fashion which is easy to read and understand.
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. J. Gardner
5.0 out of 5 stars Popular book for this subject
This book was recommended to me from several sources, including personal recommendation.
It took a few weeks to arrive, but arrived in good condition. Read more
Published 1 month ago by DA
5.0 out of 5 stars revealing
I read many vital facts about thyroid problems that are not ever mentioned by GPs but should be known about by the patient so they can know how best to help themselves.
Published 1 month ago by noddy
3.0 out of 5 stars Thyroid Information
Very handy for looking up problems if you suffer from a thyroid malfunction. Covers all topics. Interesting and educational. Would recommend.
Published 1 month ago by Theresa Spencer
5.0 out of 5 stars Common sense and well written sensible no nonsense.
Well written. Common sense. Puts the GPs and a lot of other medical practitioners to shame which obviously Big Pharma is controlling.
Published 3 months ago by Wendy M Garbett
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