Author(s): Izabella Wentz
Hashimoto's thyroiditis effects nearly 10 percent of the U.S. population--that's almost 31 million people And while this autoimmune disorder is the leading cause of hypothyroidism, it is still greatly misunderstood. Luckily, when Dr. Izabella Wentz found out she had Hashimoto's in 2009, she was unable to accept the common prescription that comes with this diagnosis--a lifelong effort to mask her symptoms through medication. Determined to find a better way, she used her medical background as a pharmacist to research the underlying causes of her condition, and then she published her results in a New York Times best-selling guide called Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. This self-published book sold over fifty thousand copies, becoming one of the go-to sources for understanding the theory and causes of Hashimoto's.
Now, in Hashimoto's Protocol, Dr. Wentz has brought together updated research, patient stories, and practical action steps to create an assessment-based, 90-day protocol that gives readers a personalized roadmap to a healthy life. It is filled with quizzes to help readers dig down to the root cause of their immune system imbalance, which could be anything from an imbalanced gut to underactive adrenals to an infection. By focusing on simple lifestyle interventions based on readers' specific root causes, this book helps dismantle the vicious symptoms of Hashimoto's piece by piece. In these pages, readers will learn how to remove triggers, restore equilibrium, and allow the body to rebuild itself, so they can feel better, reduce their thyroid antibodies, and even take their condition into remission.
In the last few years, as more information has surfaced about autoimmunity, the internet has become a breeding ground for misinformation, which has led to a great deal of confusion about Hashimoto's. Because proper treatment needs to be based on the root cause of each individual's condition, what works for one person may not work for another. Hashimoto's Protocol will provide a much-needed sigh of relief for people trying to wade through the noise.