Beware of Thyroid Diet Books and Weight Loss Supplements That Are Not Only Good For Making Money for The Authors and Billion Dollar Supplement Corporations. Just Say No Thanks.
This website personality claims to be an expert in thyroid disease. She pushes her books which are not aimed at thyroid patients but on obese people thinking thyroid is why they are fat. The claim on the cover of this book claims 30 Americans have thyroid -based weight problems. This is totally false and leads the unsuspecting person with a weight problem to think thyroid is a major cause of obesity. Thyroid weight gain is small and is reversed with replacement therapy with LT4. If you see a 300 pound person that is hypothyroid and see them 6 months later after full replacement therapy they will weigh 286! They WERE hypothyroid and the thick fluid and some fat due to hypothyroid now is corrected. They are still obese. This type of book fosters the myth that thyroid is a cause of obesity. Thyroid deficiency is a short term slight weight gain problem totally corrected with full thyroid replacement therapy. You don’t need supplements or a self serving book to correct your weigh gain from hypothyroid just your doctor’ sScript for L Thyroxine. If you are still overweight then look in the mirror and see the real reason you are obese. You will delude yourself thinking it is thyroid when all the research points to other causes.
Endocrine societies list this personality as one of the worst on the web for spreading inaccurate information, and selling books.
Save your money and don’t buy thyroid support supplements or misleading books touting
“The Thyroid Diet” There is no such thing as a thyroid diet. Only control of iodine intake
by avoiding supplements laced with iodine.
Richard Guttler MD,FACE,ECNU