From the Back Cover
AT LEAST 10% OF THE POPULATION SUFFER FROM SYMPTOMS CAUSED BY AN UNDERACTIVE THYROID (MILD HYPOTHYROIDISM). COULD YOU BE ONE OF THEM?
Most common in women over 40 – although many men do develop thyroid problems – it can cause symptoms which include weight gain, muscle pain, fatigue and hair loss.
Many people with an underactive thyroid gland comment that they 'wake up some time after their eyes are open'. The thyroid is your metabolic clock and when the gland is inefficient, your metabolism does not usually recover from sleep until around midday.
Difficult to diagnose with the standard blood tests, sufferers are all too often told by their doctors that their problem is 'nerves' or 'depression'. Martin Budd explains:
• How to tell if mild hypothyroidism is your problem
• how the symptom picture will vary from person to person
• taking your temperature – a valuable self-diagnostic test
• thyroid hormone treatments and animal thyroid extract
• your diet and helpful nutritional supplements
Martin Budd N.D., D.O. is an experienced Naturopathic Consultant who specialises in blood sugar disorders and thyroid conditions.
About the Author
Martin Budd ND. DO. is a registered Naturopath, Osteopath and Acupuncturist. He is the author of Diets to Help Diabetes. He has recently completed naturopathic sections of over 75 health conditions for an 8 volume series entitled Medica (Duncan Baird).