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.
Research has found that following an intermittent fasting program may help improve—or even reverse—prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in some cases.
Lorcaserin was approved by the FDA in 2012 for treatment of obesity in adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher.
One of the most common signs of PCOS — ovarian cysts — are also frequently seen in women with hypothyroidism. If you have ovarian cysts and your doctor suspects that you have PCOS, make sure that he or she evaluates your thyroid before diagnosing you with or treating you for PCOS.
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