Instaread Summary, Analysis & Review of Amy Myers's The Thyroid Connection Why You Feel Tired, Brain-Fogged and Overweight— and How to Get Your Life Back
Five out of five stars
Given the role that it plays in regulating so many aspects of body functioning, having the thyroid gland malfunction leads to systemic problems. Furthermore, the problems that are a consequence of a thyroid gland malfunction can appear to have other causes. Finally, some of the problems of the thyroid are autoimmune diseases, where the thyroid is attacked by the body’s immune system. Given all of this, it is hardly surprising that thyroid malfunctions are often misdiagnosed or simply missed altogether.
In situations like this, the sufferer can take some control of their treatment by learning about the problems and investigating the ways others were able to treat their problems by altering their lifestyle. Like nearly all other medical conditions, thyroid malfunction is improved by reducing stress, eating better and being active. For some, dramatically reducing the consumption of certain foods has led to a dramatic improvement.
The book being summarized is about “self-treatment” of a thyroid condition as well as being more proactive when meeting with medical practitioners. One of the simplest actions that you can take is to learn about the condition and if it sounds likely that you have a malfunctioning thyroid, asking for the proper tests to be performed.
I found the summary interesting, as it demonstrated that the book is not one of the self-help medical books that are worse than useless. In fact some of them can be dangerous. While not everyone will be helped, for some people, reading this summary will be the first step in improving their lives. Reading and understanding quality medical information is one of the ways that a person can improve their medical care. As is correctly mentioned in this summary, there are simple ways that a person can safely and effectively self-medicate.