The connection between thyroid health and diet is becoming increasingly clear.
In the second part of the “Your Body In Balance” series with Dr. Neal Barnard and “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll, the pair explore the research available on thyroid function and nutrition.
Dr. Barnard delves into the differences between hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism and the foods to avoid for each condition. He also tackles the effect dietary change can have on Hashimoto’s and Graves’ disease.
Then, Chuck is joined by three people from all different walks of life who overcame their thyroid issues and are featured in the Your Body In Balance book.
Dr. Mike Cowan is a neurosurgeon who enjoyed staying active and competing in sports. Mike thought that he was a pillar of health until one day his bloodwork showed an underperforming thyroid.
Wendy Sax is a film producer who began gaining weight unexpectedly and noticed that her hair was turning brittle. She experienced dramatic mood swings that often left her with feelings of deep depression while also feeling surges of restless energy. It wasn’t long before doctors diagnosed her with a hyperthyroid.
Jeanne Schumacher is a chemistry teacher who also began packing on pounds, but instead of having a jolt of energy, she felt sluggish and was sick all the time. She had become a frequent flyer in the doctor’s office. Her turning point came when she was rushed to the hospital with a 105-degree fever and sky-high blood pressure.
Although they lead much different lives, they do have one thing in common, each are now living vibrantly and healthfully following a closer examination of the foods they were eating.
Their stories of transformation are amazing!
Their stories are just a few of the many featured in Dr. Barnard’s new book, Your Body In Balance, which will be released on February 4.
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About The Book
In Your Body in Balance, Dr. Barnard describes how food and hormones play a powerful role in:
- Fertility and menopause: Learn how foods affect the hormones that play a role in fertility, premenstrual syndrome, endometriosis, menstrual cramps, and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Learn how a plant-based diet can help manage menopause and reduce symptoms, including hot flashes.
- Sex-hormone related cancers: Read the science behind how foods affect estrogen and testosterone levels and the roles they play in breast, prostate, and other forms of cancer.
- Balancing the thyroid: Read about the surprising effects of diet on hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
- Type 2 diabetes: Learn about how a healthy, plant-based diet can restore insulin function and help manage type 2 diabetes.
- Regulating metabolism: Learn how a plant-based diet can boost metabolic rate and affect how body fat is stored and burned.
The book also gives readers practical tips and resources, including answers to frequently asked questions and 65 hormone-balancing recipes developed by Lindsay Nixon.
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