Mary ShomonPatient 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.
Latest by Mary Shomon
What you need to know if you’re planning on becoming, or are pregnant.
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.
How to know whether it’s just typical postpartum fatigue and hair loss, or if it’s a larger thyroid problem.
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.
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.
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.
Could these natural remedies help your hot flashes and other symptoms?
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.
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.
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.