|I’ve been a licensed pharmacist for 24 years, and a Functional Medicine practitioner for 15 years. In particular, I love Mother Nature’s medicine cabinet and think our planet Earth provides every “drug” we need. Do I ever advocate the use of pharmaceuticals? Absolutely, medications can be a blessing at certain times. My mission is to teach you about natural options that work as well, or better than medications. At 49 years old, I now totally ‘get’ that vibrant health is our most important blessing and feel like we’re in this together. I LOVE to write, and it’s my greatest joy to create works of art for your health. Because I have intense training in human biochemistry and metabolic pathways, I know exactly how natural herbs and drugs affect your body. The Functional Medicine perspective married with my pharmacy background and combined with 20 years as a caregiver gives me incredible perspective on ways to get YOU better!|
|Izabella Wentz, PharmD set out to find lifestyle interventions for Hashimoto’s, and has dedicated the last three years of her life pouring over countless medical texts, recent research publications and alternative treatments, as well as, making herself a human guinea pig during those tests, of course,respecting the scientific method as best as she could to show impact. Author of the Best-Selling Book, The Root Cause, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause.|
|Dr. Kevin Passero is a Naturopathic Doctor with private offices serving Annapolis and Washington DC. His mission is to spread the knowledge of Natural Medicine and holistic living to improve the health of our planet and people that live on it.Green Healing Wellness Center represents the changing tide in healthcare today. We focus on strengthening the inherent ability of the body to achieve and maintain health. By focusing on health management, rather than disease management, Naturopathic Medicine offers long term health solutions while reducing the possibility of potentially dangerous side effects or complications. Supporting health builds a more resilient body that inherently becomes less susceptible to the disease process in the future.|
|Patient advocate and author Mary Shomon transformed her 1995 thyroid diagnosis into a mission to educate and empower others struggling with thyroid and hormonal conditions. Mary has written a number of best-selling books on thyroid disease, hormones and weight loss, and is a nationally-known patient activist. In addition to her work with About.com, Mary founded Thyroid-Info.com and has published the popular Sticking Out Our Necks thyroid newsletter since 1997.
Dr. Broda Barnes
Dr. Broda Barnes was a thyroid pioneer. His book “Hypothyroidism: The Unsuspected Illness” is a must read for every person with hypothyroidism. TheBroda O. Barnes, M.D. Research Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to education, research and training in the field of thyroid and metabolic balance.
Dr. Kent Holtorf
Dr. Steven Hotze
Dr. David Brownstein
Dr. David Brownstein is one of the foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. He is the author of the books “Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It” and “Overcoming Thyroid Disorders”. Dr. Brownstein’s YouTubechannel provides in-depth helpful videos on thyroid health and iodine.
Dr. Alan Christianson
Dr. Alan Christianson is a Naturopathic Doctor who specializes in natural endocrinology with a focus on thyroid disorders. He is the author of the books “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease” and “Healing Hashimoto’s: A Savvy Patient’s Guide”. Here are Dr. Christianson’s thyroid videos on YouTube.
Dr. Sara Gottfried
Dr. Datis Kharrazian
Dr. Datis Kharrazian is author of the great book “Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests Are Normal”. I recently read his new book “Why Isn’t My Brain Working?” and loved it! Here is the Why Isn’t My Brain Working Blog.
Dr. Izabella Wentz
I am a bookworm. I had the pleasure of reading Dr. Izabella Wentz’s new book “Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause”. I loved it!
Dr. Weston “Wiggy” Saunders
Dr. Mark Starr
Dr. Mark Starr’s book “Hypothyroidism Type 2 – The Epidemic” is a must read, especially for those who suffer from hypothyroidism symptoms but their thyroid lab tests are normal.
Dr. Jeffrey Dach
Dr. Dach specializes in bioidentical hormones, natural thyroid, and natural medicine. His website Jeffrey Dach MD provides informative articles on thyroid health.
I am a longtime fan of Dr. Mercola. He was voted the 2009 Ultimate Wellness Game Changer by the Huffington Post, and has been featured in TIME magazine, LA Times, CNN, Fox News, ABC News, Today Show, and other major media resources.
Dr. Mark Hyman
Dr. Mark Hyman has dedicated his career to identifying and addressing the root causes of chronic illness through a whole-systems medicine approach known as Functional Medicine. He is a New York Times bestselling author and an internationally recognized leader in his field. I love his UltraWellness YouTube videos on hypothyroidism.
Dr. Kelly Brogan
Dr. Kelly Brogan is reforming psychiatry with her Kelly Brogan MD Holistic Women’s Health Psychiatry website. She writes about the connection between thyroid and mental health. Her Kelly Brogan MD YouTube channel also includes helpful videos.
Chris Kresser, licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of integrative medicine, provides great information on hypothyroidism on his site Medicine of the 21st Century.
Dr. David Clark
Dr. Clark’s Brain Based Blog provides comprehensive information on thyroid health with particularly helpful information on Hashimoto’s. Dr. Clark also has an excellent YouTube channel with a series of videos entitled Hidden Causes of Low Thyroid Symptoms.
Sarah Wilson is an Australian author, TV host, blogger and wellness coach. She’s the former editor of Cosmopolitan magazine and was the host of the first series of MasterChef Australia. Sarah has Hashimoto’s and she writes excellent articles on thyroid disease. I love following her!
Crazy Thyroid Lady
Carol Gray, the Crazy Thyroid Lady, wrote a great book “WOW, Your Mom Really is CRAZY”. Carol provides her readers with the latest thyroid news.
Butterflies & Phoenixes
Sarah Downing was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. She is a wonderful writer. Her chronic illness blog Butterflies & Phoenixes spreads positivity and hope. When you read her articles you feel that you are not alone.
Thyroid Disease–one day at a time…
Thyroid Disease–one day at a time is a Facebook group for those dealing with thyroid issues. Founder Beth Jones describes it well, “Some days I just need to talk/vent about my day, the good and the bad!”
Thyroid Loving Care
Jen Wittman from Thyroid Loving Care is a Holistic Health Care Expert and Thyroid/Autoimmune coach. She created The Radical TLC Solution, a six week program that teaches patients the diet and lifestyle changes that improve thyroid, autoimmune, and inflammatory disease and sets them up for a healthy, vibrant life long-term.
I love following Hashimoto’s Healing by Marc Ryan. Marc also interviews leading experts for his Hashimoto’s Healing Video Blog for members. I had a great time being interviewed by Marc about Hashimoto’s & Pregnancy.
Micah Boy Genius
A 5-year old boy named Micah (aka Micah Boy Genius) has both Congenital Hypothyroidism and Autism. His story is gripping and reminds us to always watch our children for signs of thyroid disease. Children are never too young to be tested. Thank you to Micah and his family for sharing their story on Hypothyroid Mom – Hypothyroidism and Autism: The Story of Micah Boy Genius.