Latest by Mary Shomon

The Best and Most Popular Thyroid Books

Sixteen of the best books about living with (and dealing with) thyroid disease, for those who are newly diagnosed, pregnant, have Hashimoto’s disease, and so many more.

Are You at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

Are you one of the millions of people at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in the future? Learn about the common signs and symptoms that increase your risk.

The Best Diets for People With Thyroid Disease

One of the most challenging aspects of thyroid disease is weight gain and retention. Following the right diet can help you lose weight and gain energy!

Parathyroid Problems: Hypoparathyroidism and Hyperparathyroidism

Parathyroids are the pea-sized glands located on your thyroid gland that produce additional hormones to help regulate your body’s calcium. So what do you do when they start acting up?

Why Is Thyroid Disease the Butt of the Joke?

Comedians and jokesters have turned “fat-shaming” into “thyroid-shaming,” and it’s not OK.

Men Can Get Thyroid Disease Too

Though it's eight times more likely in women, men can still get thyroid disease. Here are the symptoms, complications, and treatments men should know about.

Reverse T3: A Roadblock to Thyroid Succes

Conventional endocrinologists don’t test for reverse T3 (RT3), but it can play an important part in your thyroid function, and can be set off by something as simple as stress.

Hypothyroid With High Cholesterol? You Don’t Have to Be

If you are hypothyroid and have high cholesterol, treating your underactive thyroid could resolve your cholesterol problems. Find out what your cholesterol levels should be, and the best treatment options.

Is Your Thyroid Causing Sleep Problems?

An underactive or overactive thyroid is associated with a variety of sleep-related symptoms. A look at some of the ways that hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can affect your sleep, and some solutions to help ensure a good night’s rest, every night.

Hashimoto's and Your Gut

If you’re living with Hashimoto’s, research shows that you have significantly different gut microbiota, which means that you may need to take these five actions to better gut health.