“Statistics show that there are roughly 15 million people in the US with autoimmune thyroid disease. Approximately 12.5 million of these have been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and 2.5 million of these with Grave’s disease,” remarked author, Michelle Corey.
The thyroid gland is located at the front of the neck. It secretes thyroid hormones that control metabolism, including growth and energy releases. If the thyroid gland is overactive or sluggish, it can cause a variety of physical, emotional, and psychological symptoms. The body’s defense or immune system is what keeps us healthy to fight infections, allergies, and food sensitivities.
The concern is when the immune system has an overactivity that influences the thyroid gland causing the body to attack and damage its own tissues as foreign, which is called autoimmunity. Autoimmune thyroid diseases like Grave’s disease is where the immune system produces antibodies that cause excess amounts of thyroid hormones or hyperthyroidism into the blood. In another example, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease that the immune system produces antibodies that destroy the cells producing thyroid hormones. If Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is left untreated, it can cause hypothyroidism.
According to the medical field, there is no cure for autoimmune disease. Medicine today approaches most disease by suppressing or blocking the issue. Therefore, treatment for autoimmune thyroid diseases may be managed temporarily with drugs, hormone supplements, or surgery to remove the thyroid.
In “The Thyroid Cure,” Michelle Corey shares her personal story, her program to reverse autoimmune thyroid conditions, facts from research, and of others’ testimonials. She dedicates her book to the millions of autoimmune suffers on the planet, empowering them to be their health advocate and learn about what doctors may not know. This is a whole new way of understanding health and disease by recognizing one’s biochemistry. And, by taking action, health can be restored by adjusting their diet and living lifestyle. The author also shows you how to find and work with a practitioner, if necessary.
This book is well-written with scientific knowledge for readers with autoimmune diseases and readers in the health and science field alike. The topics include an awareness of the causes, transformation with the thyroid cure repair program, and the mind-body connection. There are interviews with doctors that are curing autoimmune conditions. For more information or references, she provides recommendations and resources available.
As a reader, Michelle takes me on a journey through her experience, topics of health, nutrition, and healing. One important section that caught my attention the most was about the thyroid cure repair program. In that section, learning how to optimize nutrition, heal the gut, and restore the liver (which is our fat burning machine) was applicable for me to try to implement myself. My handy pen was kept in the book, along with the bookmarker so that I can highlight and scribble notes of relevant information down. And, I do admit that I have re-read some topics over again for a deeper understanding and connection.
I would highly recommend this book as it is a worthwhile read. Michelle has outlined all the research and kept concepts simple with ample anecdotes for comprehension. As a result, I was discussing more this book, my health, and health in general with others. Some of them have clinical backgrounds, and some of them are like me, who are unfamiliar about thyroid or autoimmune diseases, are gaining more awareness and support. Anyone can benefit from reading this book. It is a must-read!
Julie Liu Readers Bureau, Fellow
Edited by Jesus Chan
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