Mary Shomon

Mary Shomon

Patient Advocate

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.

Latest Articles by Mary Shomon

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Thyroid Health

Should You Avoid Milk When Taking Daily Thyroid Medication?

Millions of thyroid patients taking levothyroxine cautioned to avoid milk with their medication.

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Thyroid Health

The Controversy Over Natural Desiccated Thyroid Drugs

Why are natural desiccated thyroid drugs like Armour Thyroid and Nature-throid so controversial? It’s information that thyroid patients need to know.

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Thyroid Health

Hypo- Vs. Hyperthyroidism: Understanding Your Blood Tests

Learn more about blood tests for thyroid disease, and about hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.

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Thyroid Health

Hashimoto's, Thyroid, and Celiac Disease: Is There a Link?

Having a sensitivity to gluten, whether Celiac or not, can increase your chance of developing thyroid disease.

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Why Some Endocrinologists Oppose Natural Thyroid Drugs

One of our thyroid patient experts weighs in with her opinion on this controversial thyroid treatment.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

10 Top Myths About COVID-19

Confused about everything you've been reading and hearing about the outbreak? We've got the facts you need.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What Social Distancing Really Means (and Why Everyone Needs to Do It)

From long coronavirus contagion periods (before and after symptoms) to the urgent need not to overwhelm our healthcare system, these are the reasons you need to embrace social distancing right now.

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Thyroid Health

DIY Thyroid Tests: What to Know Before You Go It Alone

Home thyroid test kits and direct-to-consumer lab services let you skip the doctor and check your hormone levels yourself. Find out when it make sense and why you still need your M.D.