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on 27 March 2013
I bought this book and returned it. There are many books which are more informative and more helpful than this one; Dr Peatfield's book for a start; Mark Starr M.D. for another.
Hypothyroidism is far more common than 1:20 and many people remain undiagnosed, misdiagnosed and untreated as a consequence of the TSH blood test. This test is inadequate and will only diagnose a small proportion of those who suffer. Those who do suffer and the TSH remains within 'normal' reference range will be labelled hypochondriacs or with one of the 'new' disorders which grew up at the same time the TSH blood test was adopted; Fibromyalgia, C.F.S., M.E., Post viral Fatigue, psychosoma, etc.
Further do not let your dr titrate your thyroid supplement dose according to the TSH blood test either, you will remain undertreated and continue with symptoms as a result. You can feel better again; educate yourself and you will find out how.
Dr Toft has admitted the TSH test leaves some people undiagnosed and he has the ability to do something about it but fails to; in which case he is failing so many sufferers who will live a life of misery as a result.
This book is not good enough; there are many better books around if you want to get well again and further if you have one of those 'new' disorders I spoke about do read the books I mentioned above. Best of luck.