Mary Shomon

Patient Expert

Mary Shomon is a patient advocate and New York Times bestselling author who empowers readers with information on thyroid and autoimmune disease, diabetes, weight loss and hormonal health from an integrative perspective. Mary has been a leading force advocating for more effective, patient-centered hormonal healthcare. Mary also co-stars in PBS’ Healthy Hormones TV series.

Mary also serves on HealthCentral’s Health Advocates Advisory Board.

Mary Shomon's Books: https://www.mary-shomon.com/books Websites: http://www.Mary-Shomon.com https://www.ladadiabetesguide.com/

Conditions Covered:Thyroid Health, Diabetes, Weight Loss, Diets, Food & Nutrition

Latest by Mary Shomon

Is it Hypothyroidism, or Something Else?

The best way to know if you have hypothyroidism, or any thyroid condition, is to get bloodwork done. But if you have a hunch that you have hypothyroidism, check out these symptoms, diagnosis details, and treatment options.

Melatonin Levels Linked to Lower Diabetes Risk

Type 2 diabetes risk may be affected by the level of melatonin in the body. Learn more about how this common sleep supplement affects hormonal health.

Eating Gluten in Pregnancy Linked to Diabetes Risk in Children

Can a gluten-free diet during pregnancy reduce your child's risk of diabetes? And is it safe to cut gluten out of your diet while you are pregnant?

Can Chiropractors Really Treat Diabetes?

Can chiropractors legitimately treat diabetes? Are these programs a scam? Learn what a chiropractic program for diabetes can and can't do for you.

The 10 Most Famous Women With Thyroid Disease

Stars, they’re just like us, right? Aside from the fact that they’re famous, these women battle fatigue, weight gain, and anxiety just like the rest of us battling thyroid disease.

Having a Hysterectomy Can Wreak Havoc on Your Hormones

The hormonal changes that take place after a hysterectomy can greatly affect your thyroid — whether you already have thyroid conditions, or even whether it sparks the thyroid condition. In fact, a hysterectomy increases your risk of developing thyroid cancer.

Is Thyroid Disease Putting a Damper on Your Game — or Enhancing it?

Thyroid conditions can affect both the physical and mental abilities of athletes. As always, proper treatment is key — but be warned that too much treatment can lead to doping controversies.

Why Taking Sulfonylurea Drugs Could Be a Problem

Sulfonylurea drugs are dangerous for people who have latent autoimmune diabetes (LADA). Learn about these medications and how they affect type 2 diabetes.

Hypoglycemia: 10 Signs of Low Blood Sugar

Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, has several common causes in people with diabetes. Learn about these signs to prevent dangerous complications.

What You Need to Know About Older, Lower-Cost Insulin

Older insulins are a low-cost alternative to expensive new insulins. Learn about NPH and Regular insulins, where to get them, and how to use them.