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.
Can a gluten-free diet during pregnancy reduce your child's risk of diabetes? And is it safe to cut gluten out of your diet while you are pregnant?
The hormonal changes that take place after a hysterectomy can greatly affect your thyroid — whether you already have thyroid conditions, or even whether it sparks the thyroid condition. In fact, a hysterectomy increases your risk of developing thyroid cancer.
Thyroid conditions can affect both the physical and mental abilities of athletes. As always, proper treatment is key — but be warned that too much treatment can lead to doping controversies.
Older insulins are a low-cost alternative to expensive new insulins. Learn about NPH and Regular insulins, where to get them, and how to use them.