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This review is from: The Thyroid Diet: Manage Your Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss (Paperback)I know what its like to be a hypothyroid sufferer and I also appreciate what its like when your GP sends you away and tells you that you are beginning early menopause and I can understand how, out of desperation you will log on to amazon searching for information. Having read this book from front to back, I am of a very strong opinion that people who are not qualified doctors should refrain from writing books which are complete and utter drivvel. I had a full thyroid removal and have suffered from hypothyroid difficulties which is when I bought this book. Unfortunately the author recommends a ton of vitamens and health supplements to improve your thyroids performance, if you dont have a thyroid to improve then this book is not for you. She mentioned a ton of symptoms which I myself suffer with but not really what to do about them. She discusses the fact that, in general, GPs do not spot and act on your hypothyroid issues, she also talks about taking your tablets in the morning way before food and which foods to avoid in the morning etc. In brief, her dietry advice is cut out caffeine, sugar and fat and increase your excercise. The one piece of good advice she gave is to compose a list of all your symptoms so you can confront your doctor with all your symptoms in one go.
IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH YOUR THYROID DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK!! ASK YOUR GP TO REFER YOU TO AN ENDOCRINOLOGIST!!! these people are the real experts in hormonal problems and metabolic issues. I saw Professor Clayton who told me to take my tablets on an empty stomach in the evening, instead of the morning and my problems have improved 10 fold already.
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Initial post: 1 Jul 2010 21:44:34 BDT
Suzanne Sturrock says:
a good honest review.
Posted on 7 Feb 2011 00:58:59 GMT
Seeker of Knowledge says:
Thank you very much, your review and comments are extremely helpful.
Posted on 21 Jun 2011 12:54:12 BDT
Angela Armstrong says:
The Thyroid Diet: having just read your review of the above mentioned, it interested me that you have seen great improvement since taking your medication in the evening on an empty stomach, rather than morning first thing as advised by my endocrinologist (who also suggested I was beginning early menopause). I am currently taken euthyro 50g daily and have seen little improvement with weight loss, any other advice or suggestion would be appreciated, as doctors seem unable to answer or know what to do with me.
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Nov 2011 10:38:00 GMT
Ms. C. M. Hough says:
So sorry i'm so late in replying. Im taking thyroxin and as the book says it is imperative that it is taken on an empty stomach and that you DO NOT eat for a couple of hours after taking the tablet as it can affect the effect of the medication. The book reccomends foods to avoid after taking your tablet and vitamins and supplements to take to help increase the effectiveness of your tablets when taking food so close to taking the tablet. My problem is I need breakfast before I leave the house so it is too difficult to take on an empty stomach and keep an empty stomach for a couple of hours following. When I saw Professor Clayton I was having various problems like the shakes because i needed breakfast and 3 periods a month etc. Professor Clayton just said your evening meal no later than 7pm and take tablet on an empty stomach. I take one tablet a day so it didnt really matter whether I took the tablet in the morning or the evening.
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2012 16:02:14 GMT
Mrs. Tara D. Webb says:
Hi, I was just wondering who Professor Clayton was and how I could get in touch with him? I was diagnosed with an under active thyroid a year ago and I'm on levothyroxine. I just wanted to ask if it would benefit me to take my tablet in the evening as well, because like you I find it hard to take my tablet in the morning then go two hours without eating.
In reply to an earlier post on 21 Mar 2012 19:16:42 GMT
P. P. says:
Hi, thank you so much for this review and for all you've written. I've had a total thyroidectomy as well and I'm still suffering with things. Your review and suggestions helped me a lot and I think I need to find a different endocrinologist who can understand me and my need better. I am fed up with feeling exhausted and depressed by 5-6 in the evening! I need somebody who can suggest a solution!
Posted on 7 May 2012 23:09:25 BDT
J. M. Simons says:
I had a thyroidectomy back a few years ago, I am a sufferer of graves disease, I have recently changed my consultant and he advised me to take my thyroxine at night, unlike the other consultant who told me to take them in the morning - since taking them at night for the first time in 4 years my medication has been reduced from 300mg per day to 225mg which is brilliant news, I feel much better in myself too. The only struggle I have is weight issues - so any info anyone has to help this would be greatly appreciated.
In reply to an earlier post on 8 May 2012 09:55:30 BDT
P. P. says:
I am having problems with my weight. Maybe have a look at this http://thyroid.about.com/od/loseweightsuc
Posted on 15 Jul 2012 19:51:20 BDT
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