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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 by Mary Shomon

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Myths

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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Prevention

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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Tests

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.

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Lifestyle

Which Foods are Bad for Thyroid Patients?

Beware of some vegetables, soy, gluten, and canned foods, among others.

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Living With

Your Holistic Diabetes Comfort Kit

These natural remedies can complement your care and be the wellness boost you need for mind, body and soul.

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Kitchen Must-Haves for People With Diabetes

Stock your kitchen with these staples to make life with diabetes easier, healthier, and tastier.

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Complications

Little Treats for Happier Diabetic Feet

Diabetes can do a number on your feet—but these patient-approved products will pamper, soothe, and heal.

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Nutrition

Super Snacks for Hypoglycemia

Need a quick blood-sugar boost? Stock up on these snacks and stash them everywhere!

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Risk Factors

Thyroid, Psoriasis, and Psoriatic Arthritis: How Autoimmune Conditions Are Related

Why does having psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis also raise your risks for thyroid conditions? Find out how these autoimmune conditions are related.

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Living With

What Is Thyroid Eye Disease?

Better known as Graves’ eye disease, this disease affects up to half of all people living with Graves’ disease.