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4 Must-Read Books for Those With Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

There is no shortage of books related to Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.  In fact, if you visit Amazon and do a search for “Hashimoto’s, you’ll see that there are dozens of books related to this topic.  I’ve decided to create a post listing my top 4 book recommendations for those with Hashimoto’s, and I welcome you to share your top book recommendations in the comments below.

1. All books from Dr. Izabella Wentz.  Since Dr. Wentz has written three books related to Hashimoto’s it might have made more sense to title this blog post “6 Must Read Books for Those with Hashimoto’s” and to list them individually.  But I decided to group all three together, although if I was only able to recommend one of her books it would be her first one (Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause [1]), followed by her “Hashimoto’s Protocol [2]” book.  Both of these are packed with valuable information, and everyone with Hashimoto’s should read these books (and based on the number of reviews she has received, it seems that most people with Hashimoto’s have read both of these books!).

2. Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms?  When My Lab Tests Are Normal by Dr. Datis Kharrazian.  This book was released in 2010, but most of the information is still relevant.  I’m sure some reading this are familiar with the relationship between Th1 and Th2-dominance and autoimmunity, and Dr. Kharrazian was the one who first taught me this.  I can’t say enough about Dr. Kharrazian’s brilliance.  I’m pretty sure he was one of the first practitioners who discussed the relationship between the brain and thyroid health, and if you want to learn even more about the brain you’ll definitely want to check out his book “Why Isn’t My Brain Working?: A Revolutionary Understanding of Brain Decline and Effective Strategies to Recover Your Brain’s Health [3]”.   I have learned so much from Dr. Kharrazian over the last decade, and I would love to see an updated version of his thyroid-related book!

3. Hashimoto’s Triggers [4] (by yours truly).  Obviously I’m going to be biased about my book, which I released in February of 2018.  But I want everyone to know that I didn’t want to release a book on Hashimoto’s just so I can say I had a book on the topic.  In fact, whereas in 2011 I felt like I rushed the release of the first edition of my book “Natural Treatment Solutions for Hyperthyroidism and Graves’ Disease” (I spent more time on the 2nd edition, which was released in 2013), with my Hashimoto’s Triggers book I probably took too much time to put it together, as initially the plan was to release it in 2015, but I just kept adding to it and finally released this massive 600+ page book in 2018.  So my goal wasn’t just to release another book on Hashimoto’s, as I wanted to put together the most comprehensive book on finding and removing the triggers associated with this condition.

4. The Paleo Approach [5] by Sarah Ballantyne.  This book doesn’t focus on Hashimoto’s, but instead discusses the science behind the autoimmune Paleo (AIP) diet.  It’s an excellent book, and since AIP is a common diet people with Hashimoto’s follow I figure I’d include it in the list.  It’s worth mentioning that Sarah Ballantyne was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, although I’m pretty sure her diagnosis came after “The Paleo Approach” was released.  If you’re not interested in learning about the science behind the autoimmune Paleo diet, but are interested in autoimmune Paleo recipes, then I would check out Sarah Ballantyne’s “The Paleo Approach Cookbook [6]”, and another great resource is “The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook: An Allergen-Free Approach to Managing Chronic Illness [7]” by Mickey Trescott.

What Book Would You Recommend?

I’d love to hear what book you would recommend to those with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis?  Perhaps you agree with some of my choices in this blog post, but I’m sure there will be some people who have their own favorites.  Either way please post your recommendations in the comments below, and feel free to come up with your own top 4 or 5 list.  And for anyone who has read my book (Hashimoto’s Triggers) I’d love to hear what you thought of it.