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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/

Latest by Mary Shomon

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Complications

Pregnancy Complications and Your Thyroid

What you need to know if you’re planning on becoming, or are pregnant.

Pregnant woman raising the risk that her child will get diabetes by eating cookies and a croissant.
Risk Factors

Gluten During Pregnancy Linked to Diabetes

Can a gluten-free diet during pregnancy reduce your child's risk of diabetes? Find out if you should cut gluten out of your diet while you're pregnant.

Mother and newborn infant at the hospital.
Complications

Thyroid Problems After Pregnancy

How to know whether it’s just typical postpartum fatigue and hair loss, or if it’s a larger thyroid problem.

senior woman tracking her glucose levels.
Doctor & Patient

Do You Really Have Type 2 Diabetes?

You're doing everything right and your type 2 diabetes treatment *still* isn’t working. If you don't actually have the condition, you could face serious complications.

Reaching for a can of soda.
Nutrition

Diabetic? Why You Should Avoid Diet Drinks

Turns out sugar-free drinks come along with a whole separate set of risks for people with diabetes. Find out how much is too much.

13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don't Do book cover
Stress

Girl, Get Out of Your Head

It’s like *Girl, Wash Your Face*, but applies so easily to women with chronic illness. So, basically, it’s a page-turner, and your new mantra.

Mature woman experiencing hot flashes.
Alternative Treatment

My Melatonin/Maca Menopause Miracle

Could these natural remedies help your hot flashes and other symptoms?

Woman getting a blood test taken at a lab.
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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Medication

Weight Loss Drug Reduces Diabetes Risk

If you have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, pay attention to this study that discovered this weight loss drug can lower your blood sugar and diabetes risk.

Lifestyle

Wendy Williams, Oprah, and Sofia Vergara Are All Guilty of Tainting the Reality of Living With Thyroid Disease

Sadly, Williams isn’t the first celebrity to twist the reality of thyroid disease — Oprah Winfrey and Sofia Vergara also gave skewed views of this issue that affects upwards of 20 million Americans — and their guidance to the thyroid community could do more harm than good.