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

Will Intermittent Fasting Help Your Type 2 Diabetes?

Research has found that following an intermittent fasting program may help improve—or even reverse—prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in some cases.

Prescription Appetite Suppressant Reduces Risk of Diabetes

Lorcaserin was approved by the FDA in 2012 for treatment of obesity in adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher.

Let’s Just Call Him ‘Unbreakable Doug Plaut’

Doug Plaut appears on the Emmy-nominated hit Netflix show “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” but it’s his story of overcoming thyroid cancer at a young age that makes him unbreakable.

Is it PCOS, or Hypothyroidism — Or Both?

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.

Can Dairy Products Reduce Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk?

Does eating dairy products reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes? Find out how eating milk, cheese, and yogurt can affect your hunger and appetite.

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.

The Less Well-Known Symptoms of Diabetes

Most people know about the common symptoms of diabetes like thirst and excessive urination. Do you know about the less well-known and often overlooked symptoms?

The Most Bizarre Diabetes Cures and Remedies

People have been promoting all sorts of "cures" for diabetes since ancient times. Let’s take a look at some of the most bizarre diabetes remedies of all time.

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.

You Might Have an Underactive Thyroid if…

If you’re feeling extra tired or can’t seem to lose weight despite your best efforts, you might have an underactive thyroid. Check into these 12 symptoms of hypothyroidism.