Thyroid Diet–as it is called on its cover despite the discrepancy on its title page–by Jason Scotts is a fact-packed book about the inner workings of the endocrine gland system. I have had a thyroid condition for many years, but I learned some new things about how the hormones produced by the thyroid gland and other glands interact with each other. Also, all these hormones are affected by things like stress, diet, and genetics. The thyroid controls the metabolism of foods to produce energy. If it does not function as intended, weight gain and fatigue can occur and these are the first symptoms often noticed, as well as cold hands and feet and thinning of hair and nails.
Moreover, if a thyroid condition is undetected or untreated, it can lead to diseases like Type II Diabetes, heart disease, goiter, or even thyroid cancer, as well as obesity. The thyroid can become overactive (hyper) or underactive (hypo) and both are dangerous. Thyroid cancer is often referred to as “the easy cancer to cure,” but in reality it can be fatal just like any cancer, so it is nothing to trifle with.
Jason Scotts initially began researching to help the members of his family with thyroid issues. He is a strong proponent of another book, The Thyroid Solution Diet, by another author, and hints at tips, strategies, and recipes from that book. Many natural methods can be used to help the thyroid, but if the metabolism cannot be regulated with foods and supplements a person must get medical attention for their thyroid gland. This is a good informational book but I would like to see it go into more detail and provide more information.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for this review.