I needed to read this book. Many of the symptoms I myself have been experiencing are mirrored in this book about the rampant thyroid disease that plagues us yet is often misdiagnosed or completely ignored by doctors who are not well versed in the subject. And what a shame, too, because so much pain and suffering, as the stories in this book document, can be avoided if the thyroid got far more attention than it does.
Steven F. Hotze has made it his mission to get this important and often life saving information to the public, via his books, and his Hotze Health and Wellness Center in Houston, Texas, where he and his colleagues treat hundreds of men and women who have been ignored or humiliated by a medical profession that often slaps us on drugs we have no need of, rather than do the hard work to find out exactly what is wrong. And sometimes, what is wrong is very simple to fix, as this book states.
Throughout the book are important research studies and findings showing that historically, thyroidism has been responsible for much of our heart disease and obesity and even chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, but so few in the medical field will listen to patientsí symptoms, instead relying on blood tests that are often inaccurate in really identifying a thyroid problem. Yet, when treated for thyroid in the proper way, patients experience newfound health and wellness. Itís a no-brainer.
The book is chock full of great information and will have many readers demanding more from their own doctors as they recognize symptoms they suffer with. What disappointed me, though, is the lack of any real suggestions for how we can make changes at home, such as how to do a yeast-free diet or naturally increase our metabolism. Instead, the author focuses on going to his health center as a means of treatment, which for most of us is impossible. I would have liked a solid chapter on how we can help ourselves with diet, exercise, and more specifics about what we can do without the aid of our doctors to keep our thyroid on track.
But this is still a priceless guide for what could be millions of sufferers of an imbalanced thyroid and metabolic system who are not being helped by their own doctors, or have been on drugs for other issues having nothing to do with the actual cause. Knowledge is power. Read and learn. Keeping the thyroid at optimal functioning could change your entire life for the better.