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The Thyroid Solution

Health and Weight Loss Advice for People Suffering from Thyroid Conditions

BACKGROUND Start the Diet Now Advertisement

The thyroid secretes hormones that influence the metabolism, which in turn can affect how easily you lose or gain weight. The Thyroid Solution is a book by Ridha Arem, MD, for people who suffer from thyroid problems.

According to the author, low levels of thyroid hormones cause a number of symptoms in addition to making weight loss more difficult. These symptoms include anxiety, hair loss, high cholesterol, rapid heartbeat, infertility and depression.

The book offers an eating plan that claims it will lead to "automatic" weight loss. However, weight loss is not the main focus of this book.

The Thyroid Solution: A Revolutionary Mind-Body Program for Regaining Your Emotional and Physical Health by Ridha Arem was originally published by Ballantine Books. A new edition, The Thyroid Solution: The Doctor-Developed Clinically Proven Plan to Reverse Thyroid Symptoms is now being published by Rodale in conjunction with Prevention magazine.

PRO
  • A comprehensive look at thyroid conditions and new treatments
  • May have health benefits in addition to weight loss
  • May offer a solution to those who feel too tired to workout
  • Helps patients understand how food affects the thyroid
  • Helps patients feel empowered
CON
  • Not a substitute for an individual medical consultation
  • A book may not provide the kind of social support many need to lasting weight loss results
DIET and NUTRITION

The Thyroid Solution sends some time explaining how different kinds nutrients affect the thyroid. Dr. Arem makes suggestions about which foods supplements are best for those who suffer from low thyroid disorders, and what things should be avoided.

EXERCISE

Thyroid imbalances can lead to feelings of depression and fatigue, which compound to make patients disinclined to exercise. Seeking treatment for thyroid problems can help boost energy, which can help them get moving again.

CONCLUSION

Although this book may be marketed as a weight loss book, it has really been written for readers who suffer from thyroid conditions. That said, the book is well-researched and can be extremely helpful to these who want to better understand and treat the problems that can be caused by thyroid imbalances, including weight gain and a slowed metabolism.

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